MAZE summer reading list

31.07.2020

Book recommendations for this summer by the MAZE team

How to set the scene for a successful Corporate/Startup pilot

29.07.2020

I’ve always been a believer in the value of Corporate/Startup relationships. Today, I am lucky enough to witness the synergies of such partnerships at MAZE, and we’ve compiled a few tips on how to set the scene for successful Corporate/Startup pilots.

Cartoon by Henry Jones on Instagram

6 lessons skateboarding has taught me about my first job

10.07.2020

Here are 6 (of many) lessons skateboarding has taught me about the adult world that I am now facing every day

Picture by Nadir sYzYgY

Want to report your impact? Here is a list to get you started

12.06.2020

Over the past few months, our team has been focused on assessing our impact: internally, as an organisation working within a community and an environment, and externally, through the projects we have been supporting. This blog post details one of the frameworks that has helped us in this endeavour, the Impact Management Project (IMP).

Fumaça is the MAZE runner award winner of 2020.

Fumaça is the 2020 MAZE runner

28.02.2020

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

Primeira reunião anual de investidores do fundo de impacto Mustard Seed MAZE

First annual unit holder meeting from Mustard Seed MAZE fund

25.02.2020

First annual unit holder meeting of the anticipated Portuguese impact venture capital fund – Mustard Seed MAZE – received its 26 investors in Lisbon.

Rita Casimiro, MAZE Head of Acceleration, at the Change NOW conference 2020 in Paris representing Maze X

Maze X at Change NOW with EdRF

14.02.2020

The first cohort of Maze X ended their acceleration experience at the Change NOW summit in Paris, a 3-day conference where the most promising impact entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and decision-makers meet. Maze X was hosted by its founding partner, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and was featured in an exhibition booth, two roundtables and pop-up events.

Bernardo, founder and CEO of MyPolis, at the Demo Day of Maze X, the pan-european impact startup accelerator based in Lisbon, in May at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Interview with Bernardo from MyPolis

12.02.2020

MAZE sat down with Bernardo, founder and CEO of MyPolis, to learn how it all came to be.

Udai D., founder and CEO of Tuki, at the launch event of Maze X, the pan-european impact startup accelerator based in Lisbon, in May at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Interview with Udai from Tuki

06.02.2020

MAZE sat down with Udai D., founder and CEO of Tuki, to learn how it all came to be.

Reinaldo Moreira is a co-founder of Springkode, a participant from the first cohort of Maze X, the impact startup accelerator

Interview with Reinaldo from Springkode

22.01.2020

MAZE sat down with Reinaldo Moreira, co-founder of Springkode, to learn how it all came to be.

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

13.01.2020

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.

Todor Lazov is a co-founder of Goodbag, a participant from the first cohort of Maze X, the impact startup accelerator

Interview with Todor from Goodbag

10.12.2019

MAZE sat down with Todor Lazov, CTO of Goodbag, to learn how it all came to be.

Interview with RNTERS

04.12.2019

MAZE sat down with Guilherme Guerra, co-founder of RNTERS, to learn how it all came to be.

Sara Gonçalves presenting Trigger Systems at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a founding member of Maze X startup accelerator.

Interview with Sara Gonçalves from Trigger Systems

22.11.2019

MAZE sat down with Sara Gonçalves, co-founder of Trigger Systems, to learn how it all came to be.

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Impact-Weighted Accounts: can accounting shift the paradigm?

15.11.2019

‘Impact-Weighted Accounts’ might be the opportunity for companies’ to include on their financial statements the impact of their activity on employees, community and planet.

Mursal Hedayat pitching at Maze X Startup accelerator program demo day event

Interview with Mursal Hedayat from Chatterbox

29.10.2019

MAZE sat down with Mursal Hedayat, co-founder of Chatterbox, to learn how it all came to be.

Maze X Startup accelerator program week 12

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 12

07.08.2019

On week 12 of Maze X, we invested our time in acknowledging and celebrating our work throughout acceleration and in planning the months ahead.

On week 11, Maze X startup accelerated welcomed Domingos Guimarães, co-founder of Academia de Codigo, to share his experience on building an international impact startup.

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 11

29.07.2019

On week 11, the founders renewed their hope on entrepreneurship with a breakfast with the fearless impact entrepreneur Domingos Guimarães and sat down for a second round of meetings with investors. Adding on to that, the founders benefited from 1-to-1 meetings with Google Adwords expert Sebastian Bartling.

Michael Parkes is the Founder and CEO of Bios, a participant from the first cohort of Maze X, the impact startup accelerator

Interview with Michael from Bios

26.07.2019

MAZE sat down with Micahel Parkes, Founder and CEO of Bios, to learn how it all came to be.

On week 10, we had Maze X Sunset 4 took place at Casa do Impacto

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 10

23.07.2019

On week 10 of Maze X, the founders learned to see GDPR as an opportunity with PLMJ. They also learned the first-hand experience from Diogo Cruz getting to Silicon valley at the age of 21.

My Polis met PLMJ for a focus group at Maze X the startup accelerator detail

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 9

15.07.2019

On week 9 of Maze X, the founders overcame the fear of selling, My Polis and PLMJ accelerated the corporate pilot and the reminiscent founders met with investors from MAZE network.

Maze X Startup accelerator program demo day event

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 8

11.07.2019

On week 8 of Maze X, the founders pitched to an audience of investors, corporates and partners at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a founding member of this startup accelerator.

Breakfast with Valérie Konde who is a entrepreneur in residene at Maze X

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 7

02.07.2019

On week 7 of Maze X, we celebrated Maze X partner and host Casa do Impacto and learn valuable tips on raising investment with Valerie Konde, our entrepreneur-in-residence.

Anna-Lena Gerber presenting SitEinander at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a founding member of Maze X startup accelerator.

Interview with Anna-Lena Gerber from SitEinander

28.06.2019

MAZE sat down with Mursal Hedayat, co-founder of Chatterbox, to learn how it all came to be.

Henni, co-founder of SitEinander, at the Pitch Practice of Maze X, the impact startup accelerator

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 6

24.06.2019

On week 6 of Maze X, the founder hustled at Pitch Practice, a 48-hour event to master the pitch to the Demo Day happening on July 4th at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Bernardo Gonçalves, founder of MyPolis, André Figueiredo, partner of PLMJ and Maria Pignatelli, Business Developer at MyPolis

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 5

18.06.2019

On week 5 of Maze X, MyPolis kicked-off the corporate pilot with PLMJ and Eric Chan, founder of Chargebee, shared a few insider tips for a successful subscription model.

Xavier Jombart, Head of Change Management at BNP Paribas, Mursal Hedayat and Guillemette Dejean, Co-Founders of Chatterbox and Fabrice Segui, CEO of BNP Paribas Portugal.

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 4

10.06.2019

On week 4 of Maze X, Chatterbox kicked-off the corporate pilot with BNP Paribas and Alexandra Monteiro, VP of People at Outsystems, shared some of the strategies that supported the growth of this Portuguese unicorn.

aze X sunsets are part of the startup accelerator community events.

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 3

04.06.2019

On week 3 of Maze X, we had two sessions with experts to talk about recruitment and culture, one of the crucial startups’ success factors and one of the most difficult to get right.

Breakfast with Miguel Santo Amaro who is a mentor at Maze X. the impact startup accelerator.

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 2

27.05.2019

After diagnostic and goal-setting, in the second week of Maze X, founders invested their time in office hours with mentors and experts to sprint towards their weekly goals. Given the diversity of the cohort, the sessions were tailored around specific topics, such as product, comms, funding, tech and strategy.

AMPLIFICA announces the final cohort of its second edition

22.05.2019

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.

Maze X Startup accelerator program launch event

Maze X startup accelerator – Week 1

17.05.2019

The first week of a startup accelerator is crucial to align expectations towards the program. Thus, the goals were set, and they were accomplished.

Maze X Startup Accelerator

Why participate in a Startup Accelerator?

14.03.2019

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

Edmond de Rothschild and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundations celebrate partnership

08.03.2019

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

08.03.2019

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

01.03.2019

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.

One-Value

The launch of One Value

23.06.2018

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

21.06.2018

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

09.06.2018

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

30.05.2018

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

01.05.2018

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

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