Getting Started in Brazil

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Some hints to get started

Government programs

A few years ago, the Brazilian government joined global startup leaders in promoting entrepreneurship through federal and state-run accelerators. These programs also strive to attract foreign talent and can be an ideal entry point for Swiss startups looking to enter the Brazilian market. Here a short overview of some of the key programs:

Start-Up Brasil
Location: Different cities (depending on choice of accelerator)
Key features: Access to funding, participation in acceleration program
Total funding: Up to 200’000 BRL

SEED
Location: Belo Horizonte (MG)
Key features: Free office space, help with visa
Total Funding: Up to 80’000 BRL

Startup Rio
Location: Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Key features: For digital tech entrepreneurs, access to funding, classes, workspace
Total funding: Up to 100’000 BRL

Some well known accelerators

21212
Wayra
Microsoft Accelerator
Acelera – MG
Outsource Brazil
ACE
Startup Farm

Some important venture capital firms

Kaszek Ventures
Monashees
Arpex Capital
Rocket Internet
RedPoint eVentures
eBricks Capital
Insight Venture Partners
500startups
BoltVentures
Trive Capital
Astella Invest

Blogs & media

startupi
Webholic
Exame PME
Startup Stars

Meetups, events & conferences

BR NewTech
Campus Party Brazil

Startup Brazil Wiki

Startup Brazil Wiki
Comprehensive report on the startup ecosystem in Brazil