Face-to-face Training in Lisbon

Participants took part in two innovative courses at UNL to boost their careers by practising entrepreneurship with local experts and entrepreneurs. The aim was for them to get the skills needed to succeed in today's labour market and live the BLUES experience!



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The programme

Apart the knowledge they got with the MOOC, participants applied to take part in the face-to-face course to get to the next level.

Their objective was to get the skills to design, launch and lead a startup or an innovative business project.



Face-to-face sessions of the second pilot course at University Nova of Lisbon (Portugal):

From September 27 to December 16, 2019.

All sessions from 6pm to 8:30pm, at the Rectory of NOVA University Lisbon.

Session 1: Welcome & Team Building Formation // September 27 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Session 2: Contact with Entrepreneurs – success cases // October 1 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 3: Selection of Business idea // October 7 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 4: Value proposition & Market analysis // October 11 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 5: Business Plan // October 15 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 6: Financial Analysis I // October 22 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 7: Financial Analysis II // October 24 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 8: How to finance your business // October 28 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 9: Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship // November 4 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 10: Business Plan (discussion of ongoing projects) // November 11 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Session 11: Contact with Entrepreneurs – the bumpy road of entrepreneurship // November 18 // 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Session 12: How to present an idea successfully // November 25 // 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Session 13: Visit to incubators // December 2 // 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Session 14: Pitch trial // December 9 // 6 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Session 15: Final pitch & end of program // December 16 // 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Face to face sessions took place at:

Campus de Campolide
1099-085 Lisboa
Tel.: +351 213 715 600


These were the modules for the face-to-face BLUES programme:

MODULE 7: Experience entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial local context

1. How to build a team

2. How to make practical experience about entrepreneurial mindset and environment

3. How to choose an incubator, program, or mentor

4. Developing entrepreneurship environment

MODULE 8: Overall entrepreneurship overview

1. Summary of the MOOC modules

2. Clarifying the dilemma

3. Apply the Business Model Canvas

4. Discussion

MODULE 9: Entrepreneurship practice implementation

1. Developing literacy in legal issues

2. How to make a business plan, step by step?

3. Different tools in how to finance your business

MODULE 10: Entrepreneurship theory and practice overview

1. How to make a presentation?

2. How to write an essay?

3. How to Pitch?



The programme was delivered by experts from the academic and entrepreneurship worlds, with experience in management, financial analysis, business model canvas or SWOT analysis.

Participants worked with local mentors who have real, hands-on experience in the entrepreneurial world and the set up and development of start-ups. They helped the teams to define, analyze and apply the learnt tools.


Prof at FCT - NOVA (Faculty of Technology and Sciences)

Fernanda Llussá

Prof at FCT - NOVA (Faculty of Technology and Sciences)

António Grilo

Associated Prof and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - NOVA

Lara Ligeiro

HR specialist at Mobipium

Lourenço Booth

Career Management and Entrepreneurship Development at NOVA - FCSH

Nuno Arantes-Oliveira

Entrepreneur, Academic, Advisor | Life Science and Healthcare

Helder Lopes

Advisor for Innovation and Value Creation Strategies at NOVA
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Financial Analysis

Diana Franco da Silva

Partner at Market Engine
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Financial Analysis

Miguel Miranda

Partner at Market Engine

Isabel Rocha

Pro-rector at NOVA University
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