Luís Couto

Luís Couto holds a degree in Economics from Lisbon University (ISEG) and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Since early stages has always been involved in the association movement taking several leadership positions at AIESEC, including being part of the board in Portugal and in Germany.

On a professional level has worked in companies such as Philips, GfK, Mozambique Celular, SONAE and others. He currently is the founder and CEO of Khushi Minds, a mental health platform.

After 2 decades of working and living outside of the Center Region of Portugal, including 10 years in Mozambique, he is based back in his origins and is a proud father of 2 young daughters.

Vítor Hugo Ferreira

Vítor Hugo Ferreira, has received his PhD in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, focusing the innovation dynamics and regional catching up. He was the Executive Director of Leiria Business School in Portugal until 2020. He is an associate professor of Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and has been collaborating with some European Business Schools in Finland, Holland, Hungary and France. Since his MSc which has focused Portugal Vs China: Strategies, Competences and Innovation, he has been working as consultant in entrepreneurship and innovation projects for many different companies and Business Associations, where he has also worked as a Business Consultant and taught courses for business owners. He was co-responsible for several important studies such as the comparison of the Portuguese mold industry with the Chinese, the evaluation the education needs of Leria’s Region and the evaluation of a hydrogen-based industry in South Africa. He is author of many scientific published works, chair at GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association) and reviewer in many different conference and journals. He was also coordinator of the MSc in Management Control and co-founder of the company Look and Go. He is an invited professor at IBS – ISCTE in Lisbon and Feevale University in Brazil. He is co-founder of Plan4Sustain.

Currently he is the General Manager at Startup Leiria.

Specialties: Innovation, Creativity, Economics, Strategy

Helga Catarina Andrade

Helga Catarina Andrade is a graphic designer, living in Coimbra, working mostly across branding design, editorial design, illustration and calligraphy. In constant need to reconnect and find a way of being happy through work and projects, her work is guided by a strong belief in values, purpose and meaningful solutions.

For the past seven years has been working as a freelancer with several clients and projects, and has been working as a volunteer on long term cooperation projects for charity and nonprofit organizations.

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