They may have shipped 7 last night but here are 7 reasons the Brazilian Startup Scene can still take over the world. These are 7 Incubators and Accelerators in the country and these are the hub for the great ideas that are coming out of the area.
Appies – Sao Paulo
Appies is an intelligence marketplace for developers based in Sao Paulo. Founded by serieal entrepreneur Bob Wollheim, and powered by Codeminer 42 Appies facilitates budding developers looking to increase revenues, get media deals and global business opportunities.
Startup Farm – Roaming
Startup Farm is a travelling program, reaching different areas of Brazil and inspiring new thinkers and ideas. The acceleration concept is tailored to fit Brazil’s entrance on the tech entrepreneurial scene. Within 30 days of immersion, 50 entrepreneurs work their startup project through an intense development process with a team of experienced mentors in the digital scene to help entrepreneurs to structure, model and test new startups. In the end the best startups present their projects to a panel of VC judges.
Papaya Ventures – Rio de Janeiro
Papaya Ventures is a startup program which focuses on a particular theme each year. In 2014 the theme is mobile – with topics including Mobile Business model, Programming on IoS, Android and HTML5. The Program starts in April and runs until Demo Day in October.
Tree Labs – Sao Paulo
An accelerator for digital startups – Tree Labs offers Mentorship, Networking, Consulting and Structure to help startups accelerate and grow from an early stage. All the magic happens in The Tree House, located in Sao Paulo – overseen by the tree/three founders Anthony Eijier, Cesar Mufarej and Rogerio Silberberg. Chubaba, AssinaMe and Fanatee are just some of the startups to come through the Tree Labs acclerator program.
Aceleradora.net – Belo Horizonte
Acceleradora.net was founded in 2008 by Yuri Gitahy to support startups with seed capital and management. After operating two years in internal projects, Acceleradora.net began to conduct open acceleration programs from March 2010. Some of the most notable startups to come through the program include Crowdtest, Crowdtask and Sympla.
Pipa – Rio de Janeiro
Sustainability is the core message coming from Pipa, a Rio based accelerator that aims to support entrepreneurs that are truly committed to creating high-impact businesses that generate financial, social and environmental value. This accelerator program includes mentorship, guest speakers, weekly sprints and networking events.
21212.com – Rio de Janeiro
Based in Rio, 21212 is an accelerator for digital startups looking to take the next step. After 4 months of acceleration, startups that have successfully found their market fit and have some traction (initial growth of the user base) are invited to participate in the Investor’s Demo Day, at which entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to pitch their projects to investors and funds – most of them from the US.