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Sunday
Jun032012

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Events

It has been a while since our last post, but let’s try to catch up with some nice past and upcoming events that I am involved with. Those are not exactly typical startups events, but they show how this culture is finally gaining a higher importance in some institutional environments in Brazil. 

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O sucesso das empresas filhas da Unicamp  (Unicamp/Unitec - Limeira/SP – May 25)

Workshop Inovação na Prática – NIT Mantiqueira (São José dos Campos/SP – June 5)

Inova Campinas (Campinas/SP – June 11-12)

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Thursday
Mar292012

Unicamp Challenge 2012 & University of Cambridge to offer an Entrepreneurship Workshop

Last year we have extensively covered the first edition of Unicamp Challenge at Innoveur. After all the great results, the university's Innovation Agency (Inova Unicamp) launched the second edition a couple of weeks ago. In 2012, the business model competition targets undergrad and grad students from all over the country. The deadline to apply is March 30.

Entrepreneurship Workshop by University of Cambridge (April 4)

Shailendra Vyakarnam, Diretor of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning of University of Cambridge, will talk about entrepreneurship, business development and will support the teams to develop their business models, giving feedback for their elevator pitches.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Entrepreneurship expands way beyond São Paulo in Brazil

The entrepreneurship wave that we have been following up in Brazil is definitely gaining force all over the country. Initially with most of the news coming from São Paulo, the last events and news prove that this movement is here to change the market, not just a city or state.

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Sunday
Mar252012

Mobile Premier Awards (Video)

Now you can have a taste of what happened during the Mobile Premier Awards on February 27, 2012, in Barcelona, checking out this nice wrap up video. I'm on the stage, in the end of the video with Cris Campilla (AppCircus), James Pearce (Facebook) and the winners BearCare, MafutaGo! and TouchyBooks.
Sunday
Mar252012

Brazilian E-Commerce reaches over US$10 Bi in sales

In the last year, most of the investments in the Brazilian startups targeted e-commerce businesses, including investments from some of the most traditional funds in the world, such as Tiger Global, Accel Partners, Intel Capital, RedPoint Ventures, just to mention a few. The numbers of this industry announced last week by e-bit confirms the potential.

According to the report presented by e-bit’s CEO Pedro Guasti, the Brazilian e-commerce reached R$ 18,7 billions (about US$ 10.5 billion) in sales in 2011, a 26% net growth compared to 2010. The emerging middle class represents 61% of the new 9 million e-consumers, that expended R$350 (about US$ 195) on average. Last year, 32 million consumers have bought at least once via web.

 

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