ouse party and good times. Picture by Eric Nopanen

10 ways to keep your online community engaged (or to throw a great house party)

08.09.2020

There’s nothing like a good house party, right? You’re not alone. I feel you.
Well, let me tell you there are at least 10 ways a good online community is somewhat like a good house party. For clarity, and as program manager, I will use the example of Maze X, an impact startup accelerator based in Lisbon, Portugal, to explain how we have succeeded in getting the party started and going. I hope these action-oriented tips help you to create great community engagement — or throw an amazing house party after the pandemic.

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.

5 tips for shifting a startup accelerator programme to online

5 tips for shifting a startup accelerator programme to online

04.06.2020

Confronted with COVID-19, my team and I had to move the accelerator to online ASAP. Here are some of the main lessons we’ve learned throughout the preparation process.

How to find the best impact startups across Europe: 3 guiding steps

How to find the best impact startups across Europe: 3 guiding steps

03.06.2020

Scouting is a fancy word that usually refers to the activity of “looking for people with particular skills”. In the case of Maze X and in this article, this definition is somehow incomplete for us. The way we look at scouting is more on building a relationship with extraordinary founders that are solving the most pressing social and environmental issues.

Meet the new cohort of Maze X, the pan-European impact startup accelerator

Meet the second cohort of Maze X

11.05.2020

10 innovative solutions that range from clean electricity, sustainable fishing, and the inclusion of dyslexic people.

maze x first cohort

How are Maze X startups dealing with the current crisis?

30.04.2020

While it is still a hard task to predict the level of change we are facing in the many socioeconomic pillars that rule our society, we are certain that challenging times lie ahead for most of us. The impact investing ecosystem is no exception to what is coming.

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.

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.

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

Hospital da Luz Learning Health joins Maze X

25.06.2019

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.

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 first cohort

Meet the first cohort of Maze X

07.05.2019

9 innovative solutions that range from water- and energy-saving, sustainable fashion, sharing economy and the inclusion of migrants and refugees.

Demo Day AMPLIFICA programa aceleração

Demo Day of AMPLIFICA’s First Edition

25.04.2019

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?

14.03.2019

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

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

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