Besides the last edition of Startup Weekend and StartupFarm, Brasilia is also launching a new chapter of Anjos do Brasil, the Brazilian Angel Investing network. Carlos Augusto Ferraz, GP of Polaris Investments, leads the new branch. Other two chapters were just launched in Mato Grosso do Sul State (Ricardo Nantes, Portal Educação) and Rio Grande do Sul State (Mark Woodhead, DPTEC). Due the high demand, a vertical dedicated to this expansion is being created and I will have the pleasure to lead this initiative. More details will be announced tomorrow.
Today, Vivek Wadhwa featured the startup scene of Campinas City at The Washington Post’s article Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg? I have to confess that I am biased. I am part of this ecosystem and started Innoveur to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and investments in this high potential hub, before expanding to work closer with entrepreneurs and investors from other regions as well. You can have an overview of this ecosystem reading my blog’s launching post. We will definitely explore more this theme soon.
Wadhwa was visiting the country not just to meet the local entrepreneurs and influencers, but also for the executive program of the Singularity University hosted by FIAP and Microsoft last weekend. Definitely, another great opportunity for the local innovators.
It was a very exciting week for the local market. I am looking forward to see much more in 2012!