Ana Filipa Maia, representing VdA, participated in an initiative of the acceleration programme, the shIfthappens Celebration, as part of the jury that will deliberate on the winners of this programme.

The initiative took place on 14 July at the cowork A Ponte, in Loures, and aims not only to serve as a stage for the public presentation of the 13 projects that will complete the programme, but also to celebrate social entrepreneurship and impact businesses in our country.

The initiative has two moments: a first, in which all entrepreneurs will present their project in pitch format and answer the jury's questions, and a second, of Ceremony and with the intervention of the founder of Café Joyeux, Filipa Pinto Coelho, as well as with the announcement of the three winners.