Hello again, it has been some time since our last Lisbon post. Hope you are all doing great! During these last months, the world has been experiencing challenging times, but we have been working hard and preparing some nice things for you. During a coffee break, we came up with the idea of showing Portugal through our lens. And no, this is not a classic demonstration of touristic Portugal during summertime. We wanted to show why the “low season” is so attractive. We truly believe that winter in Portugal is one of the best in the world and perhaps it has much more to offer than the summer months. So, we came up with the idea of starting our YouTube channel — Draper Road. And our first season will be about Winter in Lisbon, and how incredible it can be!
Portugal could be the perfect place for you to spend your winter days, and our YouTube channel is here to give you a closer look at the entrepreneurial journey that is waiting for you.
Why Spend Winter in Lisbon with DSH?
Having a mild climate during winter, with plenty of sunshine, Lisbon can offer several activities that can boost your productivity and get you to skyrocket in your working routine. Besides that, we believe that not only the country but its people and environment could make a huge difference in your daily life and activities. Why? Well, as you know, the winter months in Europe are usually grey and cold. Thereby, all additional sources of motivation are very welcomed. And where to look for that if not in a well-organized coliving space where you can meet great people, gain new skills and get support for building your MVP. DSH Lisbon is known for providing its entrepreneurial guests with amazing networking sessions, online events, investment opportunities, and academy courses. You can participate in our Pitch Events for an international audience of investors and aim for the ticket size your company needs. If you are kickstarting your business and you need some extra knowledge, you can enroll in our online Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship Course. All of our programs and initiatives are aligned with three pillars: Community, Ventures, and Academy.
Our goal is:
Be productive yet socially active!
Not only having great space and people around you but also the country itself might be the perfect place for you. During the winter season, Portugal is less crowded, which is an amazing thing, as it allows you to experience all that it can offer! Walks in the charming Lisbon neighborhoods, visiting museums and different spots are definitely more accessible and enjoyable. But we also know that accommodation and prices, in general, are something that can make a difference, and we have some good news — everything is less expensive during these winter months!
“Build a life you don’t need a vacation from.”
Lisbon is booming with digital nomad events, places where you can network and enjoy your work days, but also feel guilt-free, as you are getting closer to achieving your goals! Speaking of events, Portugal has one of the most widely known ones, Web Summit or “The world’s largest technology conference”. Plus, Portugal also hosts the Lisbon Investment Summit, Canopy Demo Nights, The European Summit and Entrepreneurship week by Made Of Lisboa.
Okay, so now that you know about events, we believe that you should also be familiar with the investment opportunities here. Who are accelerators and incubators in Portugal? Having in mind that the number of above-mentioned ones is growing constantly, so far we would love to mention — Startup Lisboa, BGI-Building global innovators, Fábrica de Startups, Instituto Pedro Nunes, and Anje.
Draper Road is here — what to expect?
The idea of starting a YouTube channel came out as an adventurous way of expressing our journey in DSH Lisbon. Living and working in a country like Portugal only made it more amusing to begin this journey with our guests, and show you all those charming corners of the capital.
The first season is here to showcase the entrepreneurial lifestyle during these winter months while getting to know Lisbon with locals. Amazing, isn’t it?
What makes this journey so special is that you will get all the insights of how it is to run your business here; what are the Pros and Cons of living and working in Portugal; how to stay motivated and productive during these challenging times; but most importantly, why spending winter in Portugal would be an incredible entrepreneurial experience for you!
“A mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions”.
Welcome to the Winter in Portugal — may it be the best one so far, because we know that we will give our best to make it be!