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My name is Francisco Fonseca and I am lucky to be Coimbra Chapter Director. I am 28 years old and my hometown is Coimbra (the most beautiful city in the world, located between Lisbon and Oporto). I have made my first degree and also masters degree in Tourism, at the Faculty of Letter of the University of Coimbra. At this moment, after two years working in Lisbon in the Events Industry, I am working on creating my own company. Love my city, love my country, love to learn new things and also share my energy and knowledge with friends and other people. Please, feel free to come Portugal, to Coimbra and...coffee is on me!
Hobbies: Running, Obstacle Course Racing, Reading and Music.
Stay in touch in LinkedIn: pt.linkedin.com/in/franciscopsfonseca
My name is Vera and I’m a lucky Portuguese girl!
Why lucky? Because I live in this beautiful country, with lots of sunny days and incredible little secret spots and astonishing landscapes… Come visit us and see it by yourselves!
Why lucky? Because Portugal has so many good wines and I am a “lucky wine lover”!
And lucky again because I really love to meet new and inspiring people and getting involved in projects and events and “stuff”!
Because learning and sharing are my favourite words and day by day I become more convinced that, in life, “it’s all about relationships”!
And now I’m the lucky Coimbra Chapter Co-Director, working side by side with Francisco, such a powerful, inspiring, creative and full of resources person!
So, let’s go for it!
Co-founder at MarsBased & Director at Startup Grind BCN and Regional Director at Startup Grind. Developing business & Ruby on Rails. Ex-Deloitte, VASS, ESN. Speaks Catalan, Spanish, Italian, German & English - learning Greek. Travels around the world while delivering first-class web & mobile applications with his all-remote development consultancy MarsBased.