Grit Daily Sixth Annual Speaker’s and Media Dinner
An “oasis” during Web Summit, this sit-down benefits startups, with a combo of FastCo, Hackernoon, BlockTelegraph & Grit Daily & investors.


When: 7:00PM -10:00PM WET (Lisbon PT time), Nov 14.

Where: Monte Mar Lisboa (Restaurante), the waterfront venue serving Portuguese seafood dishes & Mozambican food in a stylish, modern setting. This is a proper sit-down dinner that does not disappoint. The desserts are tops.

Who: Grit Daily News, with special guest, Dr. Abdalla Kablan: Serial entrepreneur, fintech-expert, and TEDx – London.

What: Multi-course, sit-down meal with good Portuguese food, wine, a welcome drink, and speakers, VIPs, and moderator-media from Web Summit. Expect good flow — not chained to your seats, and an opportunity to meet all 45 -50 VIPs in the room.

Full description:

Are you in Lisbon for Web Summit? Want to kick back among top names in town — both notable and good people — for the 6th annual Grit Daily series of speaker’s dinners?

Are you in to really good food? (Really, they take care of us at Monte Mar.)

Look no further. And this particular dinner features investor and start-up judge from Web Summit, Dr. Abdalla Kablan, 50+ startup investor and Grit Daily Founder and Executive Editor Jordan French, Dataconomy’s Elena Poughia and Hackernoon’s Stewart Rogers, David Meltzer, Maha Abouelenein, John Biggs (fmr Gizmodo & TechCrunch and now Grit Daily), videographer extraordinaire Ali Powell (fmr. TechCrunch and CoinDesk), John Koetsier (Forbes), Jager McConnell (Crunchbase), Alisa Cohn, Nenad Marovac (DN Capital), Jon Soberg (MS&AD Ventures, Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures), Stephan Maurais (Indico Capital), Eric Schurenberg, and others.

You’ll likely be drinking throughout, since there’s much to celebrate. In this year’s dinner, you’ll hear from serial entrepreneur Dr. Abdalla Kablan, investor at Web Summit, who also is a judge on past Web Summit startup pitch competition stages.

Welcome drink and toast with Grit Daily Group Founder , Jordan French.

Start with Duoro region blanco and tinto wine pours, along with different types of bread and balsamic with olive oil.

Mix de Entradas

Cogumelos recheados com queijo de cabra e presunto “bellota”

“Bellota” smoked fine ham and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Camarões panados ao alho e gengibre

Prawns with garlic and ginger

Prato Principal

Caril de camarão e quiabos com arroz basmati

Aromatic prawn curry with okra served with basmati rice

Caril de galinha com amendoim

Aromatic chicken curry with peanut sauce

Mix de Sobremesas

Fine desserts

Bolo de chocolate com pralinê de avelã e sorbet de laranja ecardamomo

Chocolate cake with hazelnut praline and orange and cardamom sorbet

Carpaccio de ananás com mel e lima

Pineapple carpaccio with honey and lime

Café ou chá

Coffee, decaf, or teas, along with wine served throughout.

Please do stay hydrated. Feel free to meet and talk with everyone. Chef Jaoa takes care of us in the Portuguese, social-food tradition.

Organizer: Grit Daily News

  • Date : November 14, 2023
  • Time : 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Europe/Lisbon)
  • Venue : Monte Mar Lisboa - Restaurante, Lisboa - Lisboa