What is Sandbox? Ask each of the more than 1000 members from more than 100 countries and they will give you a different answer. And that's the beauty of our community! It's organised in city-based hubs, but nomads represent its largest group. Its current-day organisational model was founded in 2014, but our history dates back to 2008. We define ourselves in a thousand ways but what we are is really quite simple - as you'll read ahead and hopefully come to experience in the future.
All-in-all, we are digitally connected but favour in-person interactions. We were a DAO before DAOs were cool and we try to leverage our collective resources to meet the greatest challenges of our generation. Our values of openness, authenticity, playfulness, audacity, and trust characterise every interaction in the community. Check our manifesto to learn more about us.
About the Porto Hub
In Porto, we're a group of (not so) young folks, all curious, kind, and (mildly) wild. During the day we work as entrepreneurs, journalists, politicians, artists, poets, and students. During the night we are - well - sandboxers! Which simply means we are people who share a common perspective of what the world should look like when we grow older. And we believe together we can better prepare for it.
We also aim to be demanding and prefer doing rather than saying, even if we say more than we do. We are caring and we don't feel we belong unless we give what we can. We are ambitious and fear becoming complacent. We are proactive and ready to challenge and be challenged. Are you willing to challenge us?
After all, the goal of Sandbox is to nurture a space for young pioneers from diverse backgrounds to develop meaningful relationships and discover resources. Why? Because we want to live fulfilling lives and lead positive change. And we offer a curated, but unstructured environment focused on learning and mutual support; not only in our city, but in more than 30 others around the world.
Recruitment & Open Events
We are now recruiting our 2022 batch and are looking forward to getting to know you.
The deadline to submit applications for the 2022 batch is Monday, the 4th of April, by 23:59. You can apply here if you feel like joining us! We will contact you shortly after to tell whether your application was successful and, if so, what are the next steps of the process.
In the meantime, what would you like to know about our group? What would you like to know about our members? What do you crave and what is inspiring or bothering you right now? This is what these open events are for, even if you can apply without participating in one. Still, it's always better to get to know each other in person and enjoy a nice conversation. No preparation needed, just register in advance so we can share their final location and other updates with you.
• Friday, March 25th - 18h30 - After-work meet-up - Porto downtown, location tbd.
• Saturday, April 2nd - 13h00 - Lunch meet-up - Greater Porto, location tbd.
A student of economics and a debater. Writing(,) literature and economics are his parallel passions. Too young to understand the world.
Lia Quadros Flores
When life is boring that's my fault. I'm currently colouring it with knowledge (PhD in behavioural economics), dance (lindy hop), sports (padel), music (CdM), crafts and design (and my plants!).