Francisco Costa

Red Pill, staying in Wonderland

Once again, it’s that time of the year when you look back and start to think about what you have accomplished in the last 12 months.

The first thing that pops into my mind is that I didn’t blog here at all and instead of that used twitter daily. I’ve also done some writing for TheNextWeb Portugal.


In August I’ve started to talk about some technological weekly news at Patrulha.TV with my fellow friend André Tavares. Since both of us were doing a video podcast for the first time, it was a very good experience where we’ve learn a lot about communication, we’ve met a lot of new people, played with some gadgets, and above all, had lots of fun while doing it.

I don’t think that independent online video is very relevant in Portugal but I believe teenagers will consume more video content that TV in the years to come. That being said, the way content is produced and consumed is beginning to change and internet platforms will play a major role in this chenge.

At Patrulha.TV we want to be a part of this revolution.

Another achievement I did this year was the completion of the Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship.

tymrI’ve also started an event social network During the last months it has been responsible for 95% of my time and were I spend all my focus on. I’ve traveled thousands of KMs, stole hundreds of hours to my sleep, met dozens of people and made some of the toughest decisions of my life, but finally now it’s taking shape.
This SaaS is currently in a very active development process and more features will be released very soon.
Someday I’ll write a more detailed post about all this entrepreneurial experience, that still lasts and I hope it’s only in the beginning.

p>I’ve attend some conferences and talks like Codebits, Portugal Empreendedor, SWITCH Conference, TEDx O’Porto and BarcampPT, among others, where I had the opportunity to meet inspirational individuals that I admire for a long time and mainly to enrich my network of professional contacts.

I want to believe that 2010 was just a warm-up year and that 2011 will be the year where the game really kicks off, that’s why I intend to be more active than ever and to keep on growing my skills.
I feel that I have to push harder and that’s why I’m taking again the Red Pill.