STARTS in MOTION – Group session on Open Source, entrepreneurship and social good


Group session on Open Source, entrepreneurship and social good

STARTS In MotionJuly 6 20205 p.m. - 6 p.m.

One more group session for teams working with Open Source models

Update: the June 16th session is postponed to July 6th, 5pm CEST. No need for registering again if already done.

This week, the teams of STARTS in MOTION will continue working on their business model

This session will explore open source and the impact of open source on business and social good. We will see that Open Source is NOT a business model, rather a philosophy, and will discuss ways open source software companies make money. Open source is NOT only software anymore and we will explore its impact on business, social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

This group session is a starting point to work further with some of the teams, during one-to-one sessions, who need to improve this aspect to develop further their project. 


5:00 – 5:30: Presentation
5:30 – 6:00: Q&A
Moderation: Aurélie Delater

Meet the expert

Gil Gonçalves

Gil Gonçalves is and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, the largest Portuguese university with activities in the realms of education research and innovation at international level, and Chairman of the General Assembly of the National Portuguese ICT Cluster (TICE.PT), an association gathering industry, academia and research in Portugal. Gil is also the coordinator of the Digital and Intelligent Industry laboratory, a research laboratory recently created at the University that brings together faculty members from different departments working together in digital innovation projects.

With an extensive experience in research and innovation, Gil has been involved in the creation of several high-tech startups. Gil is the founder of four technology-based start-ups, that used different philosophies and approaches to support their business models.

July 6th 2020 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CEST
The session is open to everyone as listeners, but the teams of STARTS in MOTION will have priority to ask their questions.