Encouraging Change Leaders

The Reach for Change mentorship programme 2018 was kicked off back in May with a bunch of excited mentors from QVARTZ and Vertical Strategy lined up to meet "their" Change Leaders. Reach for Change is a non-profit incubator programme for social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions for how to improve children's lives. They aim at giving [...]

The Annual Summer Party

This year's summer party started with a nourishing and activating breakfast in our beautiful office in Nordvest. Over breakfast, we discussed wins, challenges and plans for an exciting future of Vertical Strategy- stay tuned! However, all the exciting work also requires some rewarding free time to let loose. Consequently, the social part of our great [...]

Ideia Co-Working Space

At Vertical Strategy, we believe that inspirational spaces can spike innovation and creativity in all minds. That's why we were quite excited to explore new ideas when visiting one of the most vibrant co-working spaces in the Portuguese capital - the Ideia Hub. What we are bringing back home to our own space in Nordvest: [...]

Visiting Village Underground

Located next to LX Factory and near the old Lisbon docks, entering Village Underground can seem confusing and overwhelming at first. The place is composed of 13 maritime containers and 2 disabled buses arranged like Tetris and with bright colors, cool graffiti and clever details all around: A wooden swing, a bridge to get from […]

How does the Lisbon investment and startup environment compare to the rest of Europe?

We analyzed the investment and startup environment of Lisbon compared to other European Capitals. Despite a smaller size and absolute investment amounts, the number of startups per capita in Lisbon actually equals that of London – although falling far behind Amsterdam and Dublin, according to CrunchBase data. Read more about the Startup and VC landscape […]

Startup Lisboa, a family of startups

Startup Lisboa is a vital part of the startup scene in the vibrant capital of Portugal. Not only is Lisboa home to the fastest growing startup landscape in Europe, the city has also created an exceptional environment with public institutions to support almost anyone with a good idea. Startup Lisboa is no exception. While visiting [...]

Hacking the team integration process: A short cut towards performance

By Jens Marius Bjerre-Petersen I recently joined a group of growth hackers, entrepreneurs, strategist and designers called Vertical Strategy. The timing was great as I made it just in time to join the Vertication in Lissabon, Portugal where we were to socialize and explore the vibrant local startup scene. During my time in university we […]

Visit to Fabrica de Startups – Lisbon Vertication 2018

Lisbon is quickly growing as a startup hub – in part driven by low cost of highly educated labor and a comfortable lifestyle. To support the ecosystem, a range of public and private institutions have sprung up. Among these is Fabrica de Startups, a for-profit organization focussing on connecting ideas, start-ups, corporates and team members. […]

What we learn from visiting startup hubs around the world

This plane is going to Lisbon, the Pilot says out loud in the cabin. On the plane sits among others 25 entrepreneurial peeps from Vertical Strategy – on our way to Lisbon, one of Europe’s fastest-growing startup hubs to get inspired by the entrepreneurial vibe. Last year in Tel Aviv we were surprised to learn […]