These are the times for the digital-first generation to affirm their optimism in the future and to “reimagine” how society will look like from now on, mostly because of Covid-19 and the resulting consequences worldwide. Young entrepreneurs in Porto have a say in this amazing new world, namely Carlos Lei Santos and Frederico Carpinteiro, who are from Porto and have been shortlisted to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2021.
Carlos Lei Santos, alumnus of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and founder of HypeLabs, was distinguished in the Technology category. The company, established in Porto in 2016, creates peer-to-peer mesh networks between nearby devices, even without Internet.
The company's headquarters is in Porto and it has offices in San Francisco, USA, in London, United Kingdom, and also in Krakow, Poland.
It is worth mentioning that HypeLabs has recently initiated projects with world leaders in the areas of energy, space, entertainment and NGOs; in fact, at present, there is a community connected to the Internet with HypeLabs technology.
The other young entrepreneur to make it to the Forbes list in the category of Sciences and Health Care, Frederico Carpinteiro graduated at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, and founded Adapttech. The startup created the Insight, a medical device that provides a better adaptation of prosthesis by means of a medical device to lower limbs amputees. By the end of March the biomedical startup announced an investment round of over 2. 3 million euros.
It is worth mentioning that already in 2019, Forbes spotlighted another young entrepreneur from Porto, Tiago Santos and his company Wisecrop.