André Borges

Entrepeneur in Lisbon, Portugal

André Borges

Entrepeneur in Lisbon, Portugal

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I always felt the need of accomplish my goals with my own effort and work.
When I was 12 I decided that I should pay for my own stuff, that at the time was resumed to pc hardware that allowed me to do what I loved: Overclocking- the art of pushing hardware far beyond its limits and comparing it with other enthusiasts all over the world. With that first job I was able to make 1k€ and learned a lot while doing IT support and a lot of boring office tasks. The most important one was to learn the importance of how the tasks are given to you. I was the "little kid" and took a while to earn everyone respect. Now I'm the coolest boss in the world thankfully to that not so good "being bossed" experience.
With that money I was able to test a lot of cool stuff, develop a lot of useful skills, joined a top world overclocking team and meet amazing individuals that ended up being lifelong friendships, while keeping my eager for cutting edge knowledge and competition in check.
Moving forward to when I was 18, I got off the track to be the future super-engineer my family and all those who know me hope I would become. Entered IST for mechanical engineering but in a few weeks I was working managing workstations for the chemical department. Once again the inner voice of the techlover, and getting things to work spoke louder.

Also at the same time I started some online investment projects, some that where and still are very successful and others that made me lose a lot of the material things I've loved.
One year later with 19, I opened my first company where I've developed trading algorithms for financial markets, and got some pretty good partnerships with leading trading banks all over the world.

Latelly I've been working in a company called nozomi, were we do cool gadgets for the "Bond, James Bond", of the real world. We set out to shake the criminal investigation market and we're being sucessful doing it.

We've won the Global Startup Challenge, pitched at the Global Security Challenge London, at Venture out New York, and was a speaker in Ignite events in Portugal.

In 2012 I was also selected to be 1 of the 3 Portuguese Sandbox Global Summit participants, and now as member I'm able to keep growing

In those rare moments I'm not working you'll find me driving, making extreme sports or getting in touch with new people. Looking forward to meet you!