Catherine Havasi MIT AI Scientist in Portugal

The U.S. Embassy invited Dr. Catherine Havasi to Portugal for a series of lectures on “Practical Natural Language Processing.” Dr. Havasi, a technology strategist, AI researcher, and entrepreneur, currently serves as a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab. Her work at MIT has spanned the fields of computational creativity, transfer and meta learning, natural ... Read More»

European Women Entrepreneurship Roadshow in Lisbon

Paving the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) June 4-5 in The Hague, the Embassy of the United States of America, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the European Young Innovators’ Forum were proud to host the Women Entrepreneurship Roadshow (WER) in Lisbon at Beta-i on Abril 4-5. During the program, ... Read More»

U.S.-Portugal MOU Establishes Pilot Program for Students and Entrepreneurs

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 12, 2019 Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Memorandum of Understanding To Establish a 12-Month Pilot Program To Build Intercultural Understanding and Provide Training at Innovative Organizations On February 11, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital of the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Funds Participation in Women2Women

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy will be funding the participation of three young Portuguese women in the Women2Women (W2W) conference, which will take place in Boston, from July 19 to July 28. After a competitive selection process, the Embassy is going to take Eduarda Gameiro, from Torres Novas, Inês Sá from Mirandela, ... Read More»

Conference “The U.S. and Portugal: a partnership for prosperity”

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, with support from the Luso-American Development Foundation ( FLAD ), hosted the conference “The United States and Portugal:  A Partnership for Prosperity – Energy Security, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Engagement” at the Gulbenkian foundation in Lisbon. The one-day conference was opened with remarks by U.S. Ambassador George Glass, ... Read More»

American Embassy and FCT sign grants to support FCT-Nova programs

As part of our ongoing collaboration with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT-Nova), on October 17, Public Affairs Officer Todd Miyahira and Dean Fernando Santana signed two grants to support programs hosted at FCT-Nova . One of the grants will support FCT Challenge 2018 edition.  FCT Challenge is a competition for pre-university students fostering ... Read More»

Junior Achievement Company of the Year Challenge Winners at the Embassy

As part of their prize, Dinis Pereira (17), Leandro Macedo (16) and Natacha Macedo (18), winners of Junior Achievement Portugal ’s Company of the Year Challenge, met with Chargé d ‘Affaires Herro Mustafa and Public Affairs Officer Todd Miyahira for lunch at the Embassy. The three second-year students in the Multimedia Professional Course, at the Martins Sarmento Secondary ... Read More»

Connect to Success (C2S) Student Presentations

From January 19 to 27, the Embassy team joined FLAD in attending a series of final student presentations to women entrepreneurs by groups of student consultants from the five Universities participating in the Connect to Success (C2S) MBA/Masters Consulting Program, including Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics , Nova School of Business and Economics , Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Porto Business School and the Faculty of ... Read More»

Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO will be in the Azores to support WOBs

Embaixatriz and entrepreneur Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO António Raposo de Lima will visit the Azores again next week to further promote Connect to Success , the program founded by the U.S. Embassy that aims to support women-owned businesses (WOBs) and promote gender equality in the corporate world. Last October, U.S. Embassy, the Luso-American Foundation for Development ... Read More»

Junior Achievement Leaders for a Day

As part of the overall youth and entrepreneurship outreach, the Embassy sponsored Junior Achievement’s Leaders For A Day initiative. On November 22nd, 26 youths shadowed business leaders, including U.S. Ambassador Robert Sherman, benefiting from the experience of their working day. At the end of the day, students and leaders exchanged their experiences on career and ... Read More»

Speed Networking on Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship

The U.S. Embassy Lisbon organized its second speed networking event for USG exchange program Alumni in Portugal along with various local business leaders on November 16, 2016.  The event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week. This speed networking event was focused on connecting and networking among alumni and business leaders whose main focus is entrepreneurship, ... Read More»

Startup Challenge Winner Announced

The shortlist of startups who participated in the Startup Challenge consisted of startups competing for prizes which will give the winner the best conditions to be successful in the U.S., including the opportunity to showcase their solutions at the Microsoft booth at the Web Summit , one year membership at a Boston accelerator, flights to Boston, and legal assistance ... Read More»

Women Entrepreneurship: Connect to Success Orientation Sessions

On October 14, the Connect to Success team traveled to Porto and Coimbra to announce the women owned businesses selected to work with teams of student consultants in the MBA/Masters Consulting Program.  In Porto, an orientation was held at UPTEC for students from the Porto Business School (PBS) and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP) for the women owned businesses with which they had ... Read More»

Workshops for WOBs in the Azores

The U.S. Embassy and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) promoted a series of “Connect to Success” workshops for women entrepreneurs, between October 7 and 10, in the Azores. Connect to Success founded by the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with FLAD, aims to support women-owned businesses and promote gender equality in the corporate world. The program already has close to ... Read More»

Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer on gender equality

Kim Sawyer, the wife of Ambassador Robert Sherman, was invited to be one of the four panelists on “Women in Entrepreneurship and Engineering” at the Frontiers Initiative before an audience of 40 people. The Frontiers Initiative is a “space” created at the Nova University Faculty of Science and Technology library that includes a panel discussion three to four times a year, and ... Read More»

Kim Sawyer at the Inspiring Women conference

Stanton Chase Portugal organized on September 28 its seventh HR Lunch under the theme “Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership.” Kim Sawyer, entrepreneur and wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, delivered the keynote address at the Inspiring Women conference. During this event, there were also debates on new trends in gender management and women’s presence in leading positions in companies. ... Read More»
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