Portuguese technology conquering the United States of America

Xhockware, Displr, Followprice and WeTruck are the four Portuguese startups that start this Wednesday an eight-week acceleration program at Carnegie Mellon University, under the inRes. Go shopping with your smartphone: make the list of missing items, buy and pay. As? Through SmartShopping, a checkout system developed by Xhockware that promises to pay for a complete shopping cart in less than a minute. The product ensures the retailer protection against theft and is compatible with the boxes of worldwide retailers, regardless of brand or technology. And it’s Portuguese. Xhockware is one of the four Portuguese teams that headed to the United States of America (USA) to accelerate the technologies and businesses they launched here. During the eight weeks they will be in Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), startups Xhockware, Displr, Followprice and WeTruck will take the opportunity to develop products and services, strengthen management and leadership skills, manage intellectual property, increase network of contacts of potential customers, suppliers, partners and mentors, among other aspects related to the business. The eight-week immersion program on North American soil is part of the 2014 edition of inRes, a business acceleration initiative in the area of ​​information and communication technologies (ICT), coordinated by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program, whose mission is to place the country at the forefront of innovation in this area. As? Betting on cutting-edge research, “excellence” in postgraduate training and a very close connection with Portuguese industry …

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LaunchCMU To Feature Technology Innovations and Startups From Carnegie Mellon Entrepreneurs

PITTSBURGH, Venture capitalists and investment experts will unite with Carnegie Mellon University entrepreneurship and technology community at LaunchCMU, a showcase for startups, cutting-edge research and innovations poised to impact the marketplace. The schedule of events includes a demonstration of new products and services and showcase talks by the innovators of successful startup companies. The program, returning to Pittsburgh for its fourth iteration, is spearheaded by CMU´s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Remarks by U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA14th District) will kick off the proceedings, accompanied by remarks from CMU President Subra Suresh, which will highlight the outstanding entrepreneurship and research culture across the campus. Founders and leaders of featured startup companies, including 4Moms, Blue Belt Technologies, Emma, and Visantica, will share technology and marketplace insights. They will be joined in remarks by esteemed CMU faculty members William “Red” Whittaker, Fredkin University Professor of Robotics and chairman of CMU spinoff Astrobotic Technology and Howie Choset, professor of robotics and co-founder of Medrobotics. The application of emerging technologies in health care, manufacturing, robotics, public safety, entertainment and other key market sectors will be displayed by more than two dozen startups including: Algorithmia, Appbase Inc., BreatheWise, CDL Warrior, Collected, ComVibe, Digital Dream Labs, DISPLR, Emerald Therapeutics, Inc., Expii, FacioMetrics, Followprice, IAM Robotics, Identified Technologies, Innovesca, Jetpack Workflow, LifeShel, Nebulus, NetBeez, PieceMaker´s, RistCall, Romeo Delivers, Treatspace, WeTruck, and XHOCKWARE…

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