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2012 was an exciting year for us, seeing our work in action, especially the success of our programs and the companies and new jobs we helped to create. We are proud to work with teams from 12 different countries, on 4 continents and we are supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-in-the-making. Because we believe in the power of results, we decided to create the Startup Pirates 2012 Annual Report. In this report, we disclose with full transparency, what we did last year, our successes and failures, our financial statements and also some fun facts. In 2013, Startup Pirates wants to reach 20 countries, organize 30 programs and help more than 1000 entrepreneurs-in-the-making. We are deeply committed to building out robust and impactful programs and support not only our Pirates, but also the startup communities where our programs take place. We’re awaiting an ambitious year, and we couldn't be more excited. May the fair winds be with us all!
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2012ANNUAL REPORT

Why join the navy......if you can be a pirate?

- Steve Jobs -

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- TABLE OF CONTENTS

01/ 06/ 11/ 16/02/ 07/ 12/ 17/03/ 08/ 13/04/ 09/ 14/05/ 10/ 15/

Mission stateMent

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staRtUP PiRates

PRoGRaM

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MetHoDoLoGY

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DiGitaL enGaGeMent

- 30 -

oUR Vision FoR 2013

- 40 -

oPeninG ReMaRks

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FoUnDinG PRinCiPLes

- 10 -

eXPansion

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staRtUP PiRates

in tHe PRess

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WitH GRatitUDe

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PiRate CoDe

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ConFeRenCes

anD eVents

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FinanCiaLs

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tiMeLine: staRtUP

PiRates stoRY

- 14 -

CoMMUnitY &

testiMoniaLs

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CULtURe

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aCCoMPLisHMents

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sPonsoRs

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PaRtneRs

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oUR teaM

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PEDRO SILVA (P. 1, 22)

HENRIQUE MARQUES DA SILVA (P. 36, 42)

FRIDAYATSIX.COM (P. 24)

DUE, S.A.

PHOTOGRAPHY

DESIGN

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- 01/ MISSION STATEMENT

Startup Pirates wants to change the world one entrepreneur at a time!

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young aspiring entrepreneurs to inspire, influence, learn from each other and work together to develop business ideas and to launch new startups. We honestly believe that young people have an important role to play in our social and economic renewal, and we are privileged to be part of this change for good.

In 2013, Startup Pirates wants to reach 20 countries, organize 30 programs and help more than 1000 entrepreneurs in the making. We are deeply committed on building out robust and impactful programs and support not only our Pirates, but also the startup communities where we have our programs.

These are ambitious goals. These are goals that make us proud and make us work hard day after day.

The future looks bright for Startup Pirates and we thank you for that.

Ins, Daniela and Rafael

02/ OPENING REMARkS

We still remember the day the name Startup Pirates revealed itself. It was in a rainy night and for 3 hours we were brainstorming about possible names. And then, someone thought about Startup Pirates and we immediately realized this was the right name for us. Almost 2 years have passed, since that crucial moment and lots of things changed. But, one thing remains the same: Our passion is still the same and more than ever we believe our work can make a difference in peoples lives.

2012 was an exciting year for us, seeing our work in action, especially the success of our programs and the companies and new jobs we helped to create. We are proud to work with teams from 12 different countries, in 4 continents and we are supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in the making.

We are delighted to bring together entrepreneurs, changemakers and

Despite the trendiness of entrepreneurship, there is a very real and tangible benefits that derives from it. Most people tend to stay on the notion of big pay day, being your own boss or becoming famous. True entrepreneurs dont pursue such goals. Theyre irrelevant to them. Money, fame and glory are byproducts of hard work. There is no shortcut to life. True entrepreneurs, on the contrary are stubborn motherf**kers that keep pushing society forward. They are those that go on and create crazy projects within their companies that end up turning the corporation upside down. They are those that invent new ways of doing old businesses, burning century-old industries to the ground in the process. They are those that with a little innovation, theyre capable of bettering the life of those around them, even without resources, even with all odds against them. Entrepreneurs bring

STARTUP PIRATES EXECUTIVE TEAM ADVISOR

DanieLa MonteiRo

ins santos siLVa ALEX BARRERA

RaFaeL PiRes

innovation, jobs, life style, bettering of old industries, revival of cities, new educational models and, above all, they push society forward. People like Startup Pirates, that care about their homeland, that care about the future of their country and push to give birth to more and better entrepreneurs. Startup Pirates that sail the seven seas to share their knowledge with different countries, entities and ecosystems. People like Startup Pirates that believe that true knowledge, innovation and potential you need to tap into the interconnected world. People that believe that were not alone, that we need each other and that we can do things better.

Alex Barrera

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- FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

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If we dont love what we do, then we are doing something wrong.

We make sure to celebrate every small win.

We focus on getting sh*t done.

Alone we arent capable of achieving our full potential. Together we are

capable of changing the world.

We ship fast and learn along the way.

The desire to create significant impact is baked into our DNA and serves as our northern-star for every

decision made.

As a non-profit organization we embrace full transparency.

Boldness, Creativity and Humility are at our core.

We are guided by a desire to create long term value.

03/ PIRATE CODEStartup Pirates wants to break some rules, but being a Pirate takes discipline and focus. So, as Pirates in the past had a Code of Conduct, Startup Pirates has its own Pirate Code:

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- 04/ TIMELINE:

STARTUP PIRATES STORYThis big adventure started as a hobby when the 5 founders got together with a similar vision and ambition. We felt entrepreneurship was a real possibility that has the power to change peoples lives and contribute to the growth of the economy. So, we decided to launch our first program that went

really well and the hobby got serious!

So far, everything went above our expectations both nationally and internationally. Just to mention some achievements, it was the year of our first program organized by a local team, the validation of our methodology, 1000 people/organizations directly engaged...

We are really proud of our accomplishments, but we cant wait for what is to come.

This is just the beginning!

2011

2012

JULY 5Startup Pirates Launch Party.

FEBRUARY 4SP @ Lisboa First program organized by a local team.

aUGUst 28SP @ PortoFirst program, first feedback and first improvement.

SEPTEMBERPitch the Parrot came to Life.Our mascot was born!

JULY 5Startup Pirates 1st Anniversary Party.

aUGUst 2First Startup getting investment.

aUGUst 11SP @ BratislavaFirst internacional program.

SEPTEMBER 16SP @ ZaragozaFirst program in Spain.

SEPTEMBER 22SP @ PoznanFirst program in Poland.

OCTOBER 26Pirates in Residence.

NOVEMBER 24SP @ Barcelona First program on Social Entrepreneurship.

DECEMBER 1SP @ Braga10th Startup Pirates program.

DECEMBER 5Campus Pirate ProgramLaunch of the Students ambassadorshipprogram.

DECEMBER 107 Perk partners closed.

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PROGRAMS THIS YEAR PARTICIPANTS

STARTUPS /PROjECTS RUNNING

PERk PARTNERS TO HELP STARTUPS GROW

9 200+

7

05/ ACCOMPLISHMENTS

DIFFERENT CITIES

INVITED ENTREPRENEURS

8

260

PEOPLE / ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTLY ENGAGED

1000

IMPACT ON

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- 06/ STARTUP PIRATES

PROGRAM

Over the course of the 8 day community driven accelerator, participants have the chance to

Attend 8 high quality workshops on topics like business model, product development, pitch, etc;

Be mentored and get connected to more than 20 entrepreneurs and innovators who will join the program;

Access our network of perk partners;Work and live with 29 other amazing Pirates.;

Be connected with investors, business angels, business leaders and VCs;

Access valuable prizes to get your startup running.

WHAT STARTUP PIRATES OFFERS STARTUP PIRATES IN NUMBERS

= One remarkable experience!

8 DAYS

2 OTHER ACTIVITIES

1 EVENT WITH THE

STARTUP COMMUNITY

8 WORkSHOPS

60 OF WORkING HOURS

2/3 SESSIONS ASk THE MENTOR

2/3 ENTREPRENEUR TALkS

30 PARTICIPANTS

25+ GUESTSMentors, investors and entrepreneus

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- METHODOLOGY

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- 07/ EXPANSION

netWoRk & ConneCt

We make sure to be present in the most important conferences and events around the world and connect with the organizations and people that share a similar vision to ours.

During the week of the program, we make sure to be present, at least, in the first 3 days to set the culture and give some support.

We work with local organizations to identify when and where we are doing the Startup Pirates programs. The engagement of the local community is essential to the success of the programs.

After the program, we want to know what was the impact of the program and we always follow-up with local organizers and participants. We are madly committed to the maximization of impact.

We give 24/7 support to our local organizers and exhaustively monitor the progress of each program.

FaCiLitate

iDentiFY

FoLLoW-UP

sUPPoRt & MonitoR

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- 08/ CONFERENCES

AND EVENTS

as PaRtiCiPants

as sPeakeRs

as oRGaniZeRs

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Global Entrepreneurship CongressMarch 2012, Uk

Next BerlinApril 2012, Germany

Pioneers FestivalOctober 2012, Austria

Campus PartyAugust 2012, Germany

InfluencerConfOctober 2012, Brazil

Mit GsWMarch 2012, Turkey

European Entrepreneurship Foundation & Startup Pirates Invite to: Something Ventured (Pioneers Festivals side event) October 2012, Austria

SWITCH Startup Competitionjune 2012, Portugal

European Pirate SummitSeptember 2012, Germany

startup nationsNovember 2012, Canada

SWITCH Conference 2012june 2012, Portugal

transeurope express 2012February 2012, Italy

Startup Pirates Meetup MaastrichtSeptember 2012, The Netherlands

Startup Pirates Meetup Cologne September 2012, Germany

WHERE WEVE BEEN

FeatURinGtotaL

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- 09/ COMMUNITY &

TESTIMONIALS

Shows you the way and provides you the freedom to take leap when you are ready.

Beshara Morris Hinnawi

I must admit I was a bit dragged so my expectations were low. But I was ecstatic, if you need anything from me for future events, count on me. Congratulations, you guys did an exceptional job, I am especially grateful to you.

Joo Melo

A connection to a whole new community, that was unknown to me at the time.

Joo Loff

45200

+ 250

+ 260

5LOCAL ORGANIZERS

INVITED ENTREPRENEURS

PARTICIPANTS20 Nationalities

PARTNERS / SPONSORS

FOUNDING TEAM

OUR COMMUNITY

I think Pirates is a great chance for early stage entrepreneurs. They have the opportunity to form a team and work intensively with them. Getting awards such as free office space gives a great incentive for them to continue working on the business.

Ben Grech

The Startup Pirates events are truly suited to anyone and everyone who cares the least about building (or joining) a startup. They give you all the tools you need to create something of your own that both inspires and prepares you to actually make it happen. You can learn a lot and be very productive in a fun and supportive environment.

Daniel Loureiro

THRILLING

COLLABORATION

ADVENTURE

AUDACIOUSNESS

COURAGE

WILD SPIRIT STRENGTHMIND

OPENINGIGNITION

PASSION

FEARLESS

FUTURE NEW IDEAS

RELATIONSHIPS

INNOVATION

ENLIGHTENING

NETWORkING

BRAVENESSSAILING

CRAZY

BOLDNESS

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- 10/ SPONSORS

RESUL was founded in 1982 and it is now a creative and imaginative company that researches, develops, produces and proposes equipment solutions for energy transport and distribution (gas and electricity), telecommunication networks, public lighting, water networks, central heating systems and also solutions for renewable energies (thermal and photovoltaic). The core business is based on growth and range expansion, from the adoption of 3 fundamental strategies:

DUE was founded in 2009 to provide services in the areas of Information Systems, Web Marketing and Communications.

It is our ambition to play a leading position in the domestic market among a new generation of creative companies that dominate the new digital world and know how to use the web to conquer international markets.

DUE has a vast experience in delivering services to distributors, primarily in the technology segment, our core business being the development of exclusive websites. DUE works constantly in revenue share models, wishing to improve the performance of SMEs clients mainly, but not exclusively.

Strong investment in the productive sector, by acquiring equity of a factory and participating in its management team (which became its major supplier);

Search for national or international prestigious companies to invest in;

Placing its offer in the global market.

PARTNERS

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- 11/ DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

Launched on July 5, 2011

Data from 2012

48.533 page views

Visites from: 125 countries

8 local websites151.500 page views

GLOBAL WEBSITE

SOCIAL NETWORkS

1st post: 11th May 2011

Hello Pirates

3255 Likes, till the

31st December 2012

1st post: 29th April 2011

Hello Pirates

945Followers on the 31st December

20122287 Total number

of tweets

15 Tweeter accounts for local events

2080 Total number of re-tweets

9Facebook groups

for Pirates

+14 Facebook pages for local events

7765Views

12 Presentations

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- 12/ PIRATES IN THE PRESS

THENEXTWEB.COM You may remember last month our own Robin

Wauters was in Lisbon at the Switch conference and

was shocked shocked! to find out there are tech

startups in Portugal.

Well, part of that story is an effort to support startups

by the non-profit band of salty sea dogs known as

Startup Pirates.

Not even a year old, the organisation has done some

fast work setting up shop and helping others to do the

same. Along with the yo-ho-hos and a bottle of rum,

it is pushing expansion through ten countries and help-

ing 1000 young entrepreneurs get their startups going.

(...)

Jamillah KnowlesJULY 16,2012

VENTUREVILLAGE.EU(...)

Recently, the city council of Lisbon launched the

Startup Lisboa initiative, a network of startup smart

incubation spaces that mix coworking spaces in the

historical center of the city with acceleration programs

that is mostly provided in partnership with not-for-

profit organisations like Beta-i or Startup Pirates.

These organisations provide several accelerator

programs like Beta-start, with mentors, coaches, ending

with a demo day, getting entrepreneurs venture capital

exposure and organise events such as Silicon Valley

comes to Lisbon to foster access to an international

network.

(...)

Andre MarquetNOVEMBER 16, 2012

BLOG.UNITEDSTARTUPS.EUStartup Pirates Bratislava Final jury live blogging

(...)

aUGUst 18, 2012

EUREKA-STARTUPS.COMEl emprendimiento est a la orden del da. En estos

tiempos revueltos, existe un consenso general en que

fomentar el autoempleo y las nuevas iniciativas que

generen innovacin y puestos de trabajo es deseable.

Pero cmo fomentar una nueva cantera de emprend-

edores?

Startup Pirates pretende dar a esta pregunta una re-

spuesta poco comn. Esta iniciativa sin nimo de lucro

naci en Lisboa en el 2011 de la mano de jvenes

universitarios interesados en potenciar la capacidad

de las personas emprendedoras para llevar a cabo sus

ideas. Cmo? Dotndolas de herramientas y criterio

para que de forma autnoma puedan validarlas y

estructurar el plan de negocio que les abra las puertas

de la financiacin.

(...)

#eurekanewsOCTOBER 12, 2012

EU-STARTUPS.COMIts Saturday morning and Startup Pirates @ Porto

second edition is coming to an end. One week of

business modeling, branding, pitching, mentorship and

teamwork is over and its time to let the teams ideas

shine.

(...)

Reinaldo Ferreira // JS CatierSEPTEMBER 11, 2012

ACCELERATORGAzETTE.COMAre you a wannabe entrepreneur hoping to find buried

treasure with your world-changing idea? Are you in

Poland? Heres your chance -- Polands HugeThing

accelerator is one of the organizers of the Startup Pi-

rates @ Pozna. If you cant make the event in Poland,

there could be a similar event coming soon to a place

near you. Startup Pirates is a world-wide movement

that aims to hold a series of one-week acceleration

programs in cities all over the world.

(...)

2012

VITA.IT Learn by doing, in a creative and informal way, boost-

ing entrepreneurship and creativity. Startup Pirates is

a one-week intensive programme aiming to empower

wannabe entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to

create a startup.

After having visited many cities around Europe, the

programme will be in Barcelona from 24 November to

1 December 2012, with a clear objective: foster social

entrepreneurship.

(...)

Cristina BarbettaNOVEMBER 15, 2012

BLOG.HOWTOWEB.COThe pirate spirit is catching on. With The European

Pirate Summit only a few days away, we found another

pack of Pirates going out to sea. The Startup Pirates

have just organized their first event in Porto, last week.

And that was only the beginning of what they, and we,

hope will be a worldwide phenomenon.

The Startup Pirates is a movement that wants to

create one-week Startup Schools around the world,

bringing together the latest discoveries in the technol-

ogy field with the experience and talent of successful

entrepreneurs.

(...)

Monica Obogeanu SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

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- 13/ FINANCIALS

SponsorshipStartup Pirates Programs

Total

* In this first year, the team invested their own time and money to make Startup Pirates a reality.

Salaries werent paid.

6 000 4 426

10 426

TransportAccommodationMerchandisingBrandRentingsWeb AppsConferencesOffice SuppliesOthers

Total

3 525 878 570 569 391 330 227 81

476

7 046

staRtUP PiRates 2012 FinanCiaL stateMents

ReVenUe

EXPENSES*

ResULts 3 380

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- 14/ CULTURE

LanGUaGes inVoLVeD

tRaVeL skYPe CaLLs

PHotos FaVoRite tooLs FUnnY FaCts

ViDeo

Catalan

English

Polish

Portuguese

Slovak

Spanish

+550

+2020 9

1

30+300

MEETINGSWe had 9 consecutive meetings at the local McDonalds before launching Startup Pirates.

PROPOSALA wedding proposal at Startup Pirates @ Lisboa.

YEARSTwo mentors met again at Startup Pirates @ Barcelona after 30 years of not seeing each other: they were friends at school and had lost contact!

46

17

FLIGHTS PER YEAR

AIRPORTS

PICTURES ON FLICkR

MINUTESOF VIDEOON VIMEO

SkYPE

GOOGLE APPS

PODIO

BUFFER

RAPPORTIVE

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- 15/ OUR TEAM

ARIANA BRS DanieLa MonteiRo JOO OLIVEIRAins santos siLVa RaFaeL PiRes

aDRiana aLMeiDa

ana CLaUDia siLVa

ana Rita oLiVeiRa

ana siLVeiRa

ANDREA BAJNOKOV

anDReia Mota

AREK HAJDUK

BEATRIz VERGUEIRO

BIANKA AJOV

CaRLa Costa

CataRina CaMPos

CATARINA FEIJO

CLaRa naVaRRo CoLoMeR

CRistina CaUteLa

DaVis GoUVeia

DioGo CaMPos

DoMinika CZeCHLeWska

ALEX BARRERA UNREASONABLE INSTITUTE

seeD CaMP

PenCiLs oF PRoMise

staRtUP WeekenD

FOUNDING TEAM OUR COMMUNITY

LOCAL ORGANIZERS ADVISORS INSPIRATION

eDUaRDa FeRReiRa

ELENA RODRGUEz BLANCO

FiLiPe CastRo Matos

FILIPE R. PORTELA

FRanCisCo Matos

FReDeRiCo Reis

HCtoR GaRD HUeRta

HUGo MaRtins

HUGo taVaRes

isa saMPaio

ISABEL MARqUES

JOO REMONDES

JORGE FONSECA

KATKA NAGYOV

LARA BRAGA

Lina FiGUeiRa

UBO aHk

LUS NUNO BARBOSA

MaRiana CRUZ

MaRta FiGUeiReDo

MICHA OLSzEWSKI

MiGUeL FeRReiRa

MIGUEL JERNIMO

MIO BEREzK

Monika sYnoRaDZka

PEDRO qUEIRS

PeANKA JURENKOV

RUi GiL

TOMS LEO TORRES

TOMASz CzAPLISKI

VtoR Costa

- 40 - 16/ OUR VISION FOR 2013

PROGRAMS IN 2013 PARTICIPANTS PROjECTS / STARTUPS(DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY)

30 1000 50

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As you may notice on this report, 2012 was a year of growth and learning.

All the results achieved lie on hard work and on our maybe naive belief that we can change the world, one entrepreneur at a time. But we wouldnt be able to get here without the support of many people.

To the all participants, local organisers, speakers, mentors, sponsors and partners, a big thank you for being part of this journey.

Were awaiting a challenging year, and we couldnt be more excited. Hope we can keep counting on you! You sure can count on us.

May the fair winds be with us all!

17/ WITH GRATITUDE

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Dr. Burton Lee, PhD MBA Lecturer, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford University; Managing Director, Innovarium Ventures

HEARTIESTCONGRATULATIONSON YOUR WORk.

[email protected] FACEBOOK.COM/STARTUPPIRATES @HeLLoPiRates

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