About 70,000 people attended the eighth edition of the Web Summit, which took place in the last three days in Lisbon. In total, 2,600 startups (a record at this event) showed themselves to the world with their latest entrepreneurship ideas. The Municipality of Porto was also present, with a stand about its municipal projects related to innovation and tourism.
Thousands of people had the opportunity to contact InvestPorto, TERA, ScaleUp Porto, VisitPorto, all projects with the seal of the Municipality of Porto, as well as participate in conversations, pitches and presentations of companies operating in the city.
Entrepreneurship, investment, talent, and tourism were the key areas that the city took to the largest European technological event. Representing the Porto City Council, the city councillor for Tourism and Internationalization, Catarina Santos Cunha, the city councillor for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Ricardo Valente, and the city councillor for Education and Social Cohesion, Fernando Paulo, participated in the event.
The municipal participation was also marked by the official launch of the Leme platform, where the Municipality will provide all the information on the various dimensions of the city's economic and social activity in more than 250 indicators: from macroeconomics to demography, from companies to real estate, from tourism to health. The information presented comes from official sources, including Banco de Portugal, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional and Rede Multibanco.