Jorge Pimenta works at IPN – Instituto Pedro Nunes as a project manager with start-ups and spin-off companies (Business Development, Strategy, Funding, VC).
Graduated in Economics from the University of Coimbra in 2001 and postgraduate in LEAN/6Sigma Black Belt Level by IPL in 2014.
2014 – to date, Project Manager at IPN - Instituto Pedro Nunes www.ipn.pt
Since 2017, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in the Master’s Degree in Informatics Engineering at FCTUC/Universidade de Coimbra.
During his professional activity he has participated in several national and European projects of cooperation and promotion of good practices in support to start-ups. Actively participates as speaker, jury and mentor in acceleration programs, in particular:
ineo Start: https://start.ineo.pt/o-evento/ineostart
BGI Building Global Innovators: https://www.bgi.pt/
During his professional activity he has participated in several national and European projects of cooperation and promotion of good practices in support of start-ups (INTERREG IVC), namely:
RYME Reactivation of SMEs: (as coordinator)http://ryme-international.org/
ACE programme: http://www.europeanace.eu/
As a trainer he was experience in creating training materials for startups in a matured stage, especially in creating the curriculum and materials for:
iStart Academy https://istart.yasar.edu.tr/
Startup Plus project: https://www.startupplus.eu/
Prior to these activities, he has 13 years of experience in various functions in business areas such as consulting, distribution and international trade, having the opportunity to work in Portuguese flagship companies: Porto Editora and Sonae.
As an entrepreneur, he’s a co-founder of Prime IT https://www.primeit.pt/