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MAZE summer reading list


Book recommendations for this summer by the MAZE team

Fumaça is the MAZE runner award winner of 2020.

Fumaça is the 2020 MAZE runner


Each year, MAZE awards a MAZE Runner. The 2020 award went to Fumaça, an independent investigative non-profit journalism project focused on human rights.

Learnings from AMPLIFICA, the early-stage impact startup accelerator in Oporto


The Área Metropolitana do Porto (AMP), along with MAZE and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, completed the third edition of AMPLIFICA, a capacity building program, that accelerated 38 impact projects since 2017 tackling areas such as at-risk youth, the inclusion of people with disabilities and the empowerment of informal caregivers. With the program, we have learned that: the selection process and stakeholder engagement are critical success factor as well as continuous mentorship support.

Hospital da Luz Saúde Learning Health are acceleration partners of Maze X the startup accelerator

Hospital da Luz Learning Health joins Maze X


Hospital da Luz Learning Health is Maze X second edition new partner. Maze X is an impact acceleration programme based in Lisbon that works exclusively with tech-based startups whose solutions are contributing to the resolution of social and environmental challenges.

AMPLIFICA announces the final cohort of its second edition


Meet the final cohort of AMPLIFICA’s second edition. The 9 selected projects will participate in the 6-week pre-acceleration programme focused on tech-based ideas that address social and environmental challenges.

SPEAK won third place at the Chivas Venture Tournament


SPEAK, the tech platform that promotes language and culture exchange of migrants, went to Amsterdam to the global final of the Chivas Venture Tournament, and won third place.

Demo Day AMPLIFICA programa aceleração

Demo Day of AMPLIFICA’s First Edition


On AMPLIFICA’s first edition Demo Day, the 9 selected startups presented the work developed to the several partner entities that attended the event at Fábrica de Santo Thyrso.

Maze X Startup Accelerator

Why participate in a Startup Accelerator?


A few things to consider before applying to a startup accelerator.

Edmond de Rothschild and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundations celebrate partnership


Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Maze X founding members, celebrate their new partnership to strengthen and disrupt the impact ecosystem in Europe

AMPLIFICA announces the 9 participants for its first edition


AMPLIFICA selected the final cohort of 9 projects for its first edition. The 6-week pre-acceleration program focused on tech-based ideas focused on solving social and environmental problems was launched on March 8th

André Figueiredo e Bruno Ferreira are THE MAZE Runners of 2019


Each year, MAZE awards a MAZE Runner. This year, there are two people who stood out for their tireless role that allowed the success of MAZE and supported projects.


The launch of One Value


MAZE partnered with European Investment Bank Institute to prepare and advance training to bankers in order to improve access to funding for socially driven organisations

2018 marks the third anniversary of the public launch of the report entitled “A blueprint for Portugal’s emerging social investment market” setting out a national strategy for investment and social innovation. The following report monitors the progress made thus far regarding the five recommendations set out three years ago.

Portuguese Social Investment Taskforce Progress Report


On June 20 2018, the Portuguese Social Investment Taskforce gathered to reflect on the progress made thus far regarding the national strategy for invstment and social innovation set out in 2015

Cross-Sector Collaboration for Better Social Outcomes evpa and MAZE

Cross-Sector Collaboration for Better Social Outcomes


European Venture Philanthropy Association partnered with MAZE to produce a report on the learnings from various examples of cross-sector collaboration for social outcomes

Junior Code Academy SIB Learnings and Outcomes

Junior Code Academy SIB Learnings and Outcomes


The main goal of this pilot project was to learn about the best way and the major benefits of teaching computer programming to young students.

Social Finance UK visited MAZE


Our friends from Social Finance UK have always inspired us to aim higher and for better outcomes. Last week, our teams gathered in Lisbon.

The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship partners with MAZE


In March, we hosted Arianne de Rothschild Fellowship for its Winter Bootcamp at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Code for All is running for the Chivas Venture award


Code for All is running for Chivas Venture $200k prize

Luís Jerónimo is a MAZE Runner


Each year, we will award a Maze Runner. Someone who is paving the way towards effective solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.


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