Brazil is 9th largest economy, 5th largest country, and 2nd most populous country in the Americas behind the United States with a population more than 200 million people.
Brazil market is not that easy to do business comparing to Chile or Peru, but it worth a try because it is the good opportunity for technology companies to capture a piece of the incredibly large and tech-savvy consumer base. Programs: Start-Up Brasil
is a National StartUp Acceleration Program, created by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações – MCTIC)
, managed by Softex and partnering with accelerators, to support startups. SEBRAE (Brazilian Micro-Enterprise and Small Business Support Service)
– a quasi-government agency that is focused on stimulating entrepreneurship and supporting businesses. Gust
- is the platform that helps startups to find investors. Inseed
- also helps startups and investors to meet each other. Anjos do Brazil
- is the largest angel investor network in Brazil. Artemisia
- is a non-profit organization that inspires and educates entrepreneurs. Cubo
- has different programs for entrepreneurs including workshop and mentors. Plug
- coworking space. Impact Hub
- a collaborative center of social entrepreneurs. They offer a shared workspace, inspiration, collaboration opportunities and unique ecosystem of resources. InovAtiva Brasil
- is an acceleration program for innovative businesses. ACE
- is also the startup accelerator that has been awarded 3 times in a row as the Best Latin American Accelerator. It helped more than 20 large corporations led innovative process in their industry sectors. The Startup Circuit
is a network that supports entrepreneurs. They offer mentoring, networking, investor rounds, pitch sessions, training, lectures and various support programs.