Open Coffee Lisbon #007 Web Summit Special

Open Coffee Lisbon is a friendly informal networking event at @ Startup Lisboa for entrepreneurs, professionals, locals, guests, people in the startup community, and students in Lisbon.⁣

Your host for our Web Summit special event will be Richard Lucas ,Founder of Open Coffee Lisboa

Big thanks to our volunteers, Olga, Giselle and Celia who supports us from the Startup Lisboa side.

Give that we usually sell out without the Web Summit we are implementing “door policy” of giving priority to those who a) volunteer and b) demonstrate some other kind of value. You must apply here as well.

You may find a mentor, investor, client, co founder, employer, vendor, inspiration or a friend.

Please post your contact details and a link to your Linkedin and/webpage in this group chat for this event. People who post here will be given priority.

We meet this time at 09:30 AM sharp. Everybody gets up to 2 minutes to present:

  1. Who they are and what they are doing
  2. What they want
  3. How they can help others

At 10:30 AM we stop hosting and you can talk to people who are most interesting to you.

We are focused on business and social entrepreneurs, the startup community and anyone else who is doing something interesting or wants to get involved in other people’s projects. You can talk about any project/topic.

Open Coffee Lisbon is an “un-meeting” without a speaker or agenda. We are focused on attendees gaining value from other attendees. The rules, tools, structure and moderation aim to facilitate this goal.

⁣⁣What is the BIG idea behind Open Coffee? We want to help people create useful business connections.⁣ Everyone is welcome to our meetings, and we especially love first-timers.⁣ ⁣We want to make sure that if somebody coming from an unsupportive background/country has the courage to join, they will notice that we are glad they came because we welcome them. If you feel shy, you can also just listen but we encourage you to talk.

Each attendee can also get to show their LinkedIn page or website through our channels and showcase their idea.⁣

This event is based on the Open Coffee Krakow format, run by Richard Lucas and others in Krakow Poland since 2012. If you want to help and get involved in making this gathering a regular part of the Lisbon eco-system please let us know here

When you sign up to our events we add you to our mailing list so we can tell you about more free events run by volunteers . If you don’t want us to do that don’t give us your email. If you change your mind you can leave the Substack mailing list at any time.

Since October 2023 we have started receiving support from the Lisbon Community Fund which means we should be able to offer free coffee! We want to thank Lisbon Unicorn Capital and 351 Portuguese Startup Association.

Thanks for Startup Lisboa for the venue, particularly João Nunes Rosado, and Célia Outeiro.

Startup Lisboa has been supporting startups in their first years of activity for more than 11 years, providing entrepreneurs with support structure – mentoring, strategic partnerships and perks, access to investors, office space, networking activities and a community based on knowledge and sharing. +500 startups after Startup Lisboa is the leading incubator in Portugal.


  • Date : November 14, 2023
  • Time : 9:30 am - 11:30 am (America/New_York)
  • Venue : Startup Lisboa Rua da Prata 80 · Lisboa