Felipe Ávila da Costa

Felipe Ávila da Costa

Software Engineer + MBA by Education • Entrepreneur by Heart • I Get Things Done
General Business • UI/UX Design
Porto, Portugal
Skills
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Start-ups
  • Team Management
  • Usability
  • Web Development
Experience
Infraspeak

Co-founder, CEO @Infraspeak • Co-Founder

Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform

Apr '15 - Present (5 years 10 months)

Amazing things Felipe's made
I have been getting things done all my life. At university, I led the expansion of my junior enterprise to 3 new service lines and grew the number of members from 40 to 110. I was the founding president of a computer graphics' student group and did a bunch of additional projects for the community.

After graduation (2008), I started my patch in entrepreneurship and innovation, first as CEO of the startup "The Usability Page" which became a major failure since we did all the major mistakes first-time entrepreneurs tend to do. After that I created a conference brand called Talks 2.0 (2009) that did two profitable conferences with disruptive topics at the time.

Lately (2010), I joined UPTEC's team and helped it grow from 49 startups to 250+ startups, in 5 years, to become one of the biggest incubation center in Europe.

Recently, I founded Infraspeak (2015) and Founders Founders (2016), an incubation center and community focused on scale-ups.
Education
Porto Business School

Porto Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Executive MBA 2012 - 2013

INEGI and AEP

INEGI and AEP

Workshop in Agents of Innovation and Technology Auditors 2010 - 2010

University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Year abroad under Erasmus Program in Computer Science 2007 - 2008

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Bachelor and Master in Software Engineer 2003 - 2008

Universidade do Porto

Universidade do Porto

Invited Participation in Master Programme in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship 2006 - 2007

Recommendations

Stephan Morais Managing General Partner at Indico Capital Partners recommended Infraspeak where Felipe is Co-Founder

It is very rare to find such a young startup where product market fit comes so early. Infraspeak has been groing very fast in terms of customers and was already part of the recent prestigious batch of 500 Startups in Silicon Valley. That is also due to the determination and preserverance of the Founder Felipe, who is a great negotiator and salesperson. We are very happy to have invested and find it to be one of the more promissing early stage companies of the whole country.

Rui Santos Couto Chairman at Founders Founders recommended Infraspeak where Felipe is Co-Founder

Infraspeak is a traction machine! This is the result of the combination of a great team and a great product with strong market-fit. Infraspeak really solves a big problem and the founding team knows how to make the company scale in terms of team, product and operations while the business grows. In short, Infraspeak is a great example of how a high potential business looks like!

João Daniel Araújo CEO at Attentive.us recommended Infraspeak where Felipe is Co-Founder

Infraspeak has been on an incredible journey since its inception - with Luís' technical background and Felipe's experience and hustle as CEO, they were able to reach initial revenue very quickly.
Their quick iteration cycles from customer feedback to product has allowed Infraspeak to scale internationally very quickly.
I have no doubt of the company's success going forward!