Ambassador - Aveiro
Plínio Chaves is a dynamic and multifaceted professional deeply immersed in the entrepreneurial and academic spheres of Portugal. As the Founder and Host of PodEmpreender Portugal since June 2020, Plínio has dedicated himself to showcasing the best of entrepreneurship beyond the major cities of Portugal. His podcast is a testament to his commitment to exploring and celebrating innovative ventures throughout the country. In addition to his role at PodEmpreender Portugal, Plínio has been making significant contributions to the Universidade de Aveiro since November 2019. As a Técnico Superior, he plays an integral role in managing and organizing a wide array of events such as XPERiMENTA, Academia de Verão, Festivais de Outono, CampusJazz, Prémios UA, and the university's anniversary celebrations. His efforts extend to a variety of cultural, scientific, institutional, and corporate events. Plínio's achievements at the Universidade de Aveiro include overseeing the "Visitas à UA" program and managing the student-ambassador program. He is also the creative force behind the conception and production of PodcastUA. His collaborative spirit shines as he works with other teams on projects like "UA nas escolas," managing the university's social media presence, maintaining sections of the university's website, and promoting the university to the Brazilian audience. Further demonstrating his passion for entrepreneurship and community building, Plínio has been a Leader Organizer for Startup Weekend since June 2019. He played a pivotal role in organizing the 1st Startup Weekend Aveiro, although the initiative is currently on pause due to the pandemic. Plínio Chaves is a figure synonymous with innovation, leadership, and community engagement in Portugal. His work spans promoting entrepreneurship, enhancing academic life, and fostering a vibrant startup ecosystem in the region.