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Rethink what's possible in 2022: the world needs more entrepreneurs to lead the way in creating a better future, for everyone.

Whether you have already launched a startup or are still in the idea-phase, now is the time to act. As the global community moves incrementally toward an eventual post-pandemic future, today it remains filled with reshuffled industries and new problems in need of solutions. As we continue into 2022 and beyond, each and every entrepreneur has the opportunity to play a part in helping shape that better future.

That's why we are excited to announce applications are now open for the Paraná Virtual 2022 program.

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Parana's top investors and entrepreneurs to build something meaningful, then apply to the Paraná Virtual 2022 Founder Institute today.

Program Update: This accelerator will be run online with local and international mentors, with the potential for some optional in-person networking. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Parana over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs from the comfort of your home:

Parana Events: * De Founder para Founder, com Helmuth Hofstatter, CEO de Logcomex (Online) on 7:00pm, jan 26, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * Por que o Paraná é o Local Certo para Começar a Sua Startup (Online Event) on 7:00pm, fev 02, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * Fastest Growing Companies: As startups FI Brazil que mais Cresceram em 2021 on 7:00pm, fev 03, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): Global Events: * WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session: * _[Restricted Access]_ VIP Speed Mentoring: Get Feedback and Network with Top FI Mentors on 3:00pm, jan 26, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * Learn How to Create an Admired Company Brand with Fabian Geyrhalter on 3:00pm, fev 02, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * Startup Taxes & Financials 101 with Adam Spector, CEO of AbstractOps and Special Guests (Online) on 10:00pm, fev 10, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online on 10:00pm, fev 16, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * _[Restricted Access]_ Founder Leadership AMA with Wendy Ryan + VIP Alumni Networking Summit on 3:00pm, fev 17, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * _[Restricted Access]_ VIP Speed Mentoring: Get Feedback and Network with Top FI Mentors on 3:00pm, fev 23, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo): * Startup Idea Fest: Share Your Idea for Live Feedback from Experts & Potential Customers (Online) on 3:00pm, mar 02, 2022 (America/Sao_Paulo):

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute is designed to help you build an enduring business that can survive and thrive in the “new normal.” We do this by giving you a clear process, combined with constant feedback from a devoted network of international entrepreneurs and investors. Participants in the 4-month core program also get access to a lifetime of support through the Founder Institute's industry-leading free post-programs.

The Parana accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Ana Paula CamargoGustavo MellesLeonardo TostesMarlon PascoalMateus RabelloPriscila Moreira, and Rafaello Pedalino. In addition, some of Curitiba's top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating as mentors in the program, providing expert feedback and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Parana Founder Institute includes:

  • Adeildo Nascimento: Consultant, mentor and advisor in Organizational Culture, DHEO Consulting
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Alejandro Winocur: Founder/Owner, Way Beer
  • Alessandro Cesario: CEO , La Casa Comunicação
  • Alessio Alionço: CEO, Pipefy
  • Alexandre Dinkelmann: CO-FOUNDER, ONYO
  • Alexandre Yokoyama: Empreendedor e mentor de startups, ex-Googler, ex-IBMer
  • Alexandre Magalhães: Founder
  • Allan Costa: Founder, Allan Costa Palestras e Consultoria e outras 5 empresas
  • Alphonse Voigt: CEO, EBANX
  • Alvaro Cruz: Vice-Presidente Tecnologia Educacional, Positivo Tecnologia
  • Ana Paula Camargo: Human Power, JUPTER
  • Anderson Godzikowski: Board Member, Founder Gonew.Co, GooDz Capital. Columnist, Speaker, Author, Advisor, Gonew.Co
  • Anderson De Oliveira Rocha: CPO & Co-Founder, Hey, Linda
  • André Pegorer: Sócio, Nex CoWorking
  • Andre Boaventura: Chief Marketing Officer, EBANX
  • André Luiz Tamarozi: Partner, Baptista Luz Advogados
  • Andre Yui: Founder & CEO, Key Design
  • Andrew Crawford: Director of Finance & HR, Founder Institute
  • Ariel Patschiki: Partner & Product Director, EBANX
  • Arnaldo Rabelo: Diretor, StartYou
  • Asshaias Felippe: Founder, Solintel
  • Bárbara Andrade: CFO, Flapper
  • Benjamin Yoskovitz: VP Product, HighlineBETA
  • Bernardo Filgueiras Costa: Corporate Law | Intellectual Property | M&A | Ecommerce and Marketplaces, Filgueiras Costa Advogados
  • Brahim Neto: Founder & CEO , MZ Tecnologia
  • Bruna Bertino: CEO, Material Agora
  • Bruno Doneda
  • Bruno Medeiros: Fundador, Lake Tahoe Ventures
  • Bruno Dequech Ceschin: Co-founder & CFO, JUPTER & Director, Founder Institute Brazil
  • Bruno Strzoda: Growth Specialist , Growth Machine
  • Caio Mac Cord: Product Manager, EBANX
  • Camilla Padua: Founder, TechTalent
  • Carla Delponte: Founder e CEO, Mundo Adaptado
  • Carlos Souza: COO, Logcomex
  • Carolina Gilberti: Founder/CEO, Mulheres Elétricas
  • Cézar Alexandre Rodrigues Baldi: CTO, NZN
  • Clayton Guimaraes: CoDirector
  • Clayton Guimarães: Director
  • Cris Alessi: CEO, Curitiba Agency
  • CRISTIANO RUSSO: Empreendedor // Head de Inovação // Apresentador de TV, Lake Innovation Studio
  • Dalmir Ogliari Jr: Business Designer, Strategy., TASTE
  • Daniel Bernard: Founder President and CEO, NetplaN Consultoria
  • Daniel Checchia: CTO, StartupLABs
  • Daniel Bergman: Director, VAIO, Positivo Informatica
  • Daniel Semaan: CEO, Blanq Tecnologia
  • Daniel Scandian: Ceo , DHEO Consulting
  • Daniela Vianna: CEO & Co-Founder , Ephemeris Co
  • Daniela Pieralisi: CEO, Flex Learning
  • David Blake: Business Development, Gust
  • Diego Bitencourt Contezini: CMO, ASAAS.COM
  • Diego Pedalino: Entrepreneur, Founding Partner
  • Diogo Ruiz: CEO and Founder, Bluezup
  • Diogo Da Luz Vianna: Co-Founder, meva
  • Douglas Salvador: CEO, Clube do Malte
  • Eduardo Wei: director, sul ! internet
  • Eduardo Frezarin: CEO & Novos Negócios, Yazo, Grupo Frezarin
  • Eduardo Langowski: CEO, Leads2b
  • Eduardo Iwai: CPO - Investor, Alice Education
  • Eduardo Moura: Head of Compliance and Compliance Officer, Pironti Advogados
  • Eduardo Odon: COO & Founder, Material Agora
  • Emerson Albino: Partner, Marins Bertoldi Advogados Associados
  • Emilia Chagas: CEO, GrowthHackers
  • Evandro Bazan: Partner, JMB Advisors
  • Ezequiel Kwasnicki: Solution Architect - Ecosystem Developer, Founder Institute Argentina
  • Fabio Bacarin: Co-Founder & Partner, Contabilizei
  • Fabio Couto Rosa: Director, Pousada Solar Aguas do Ivai
  • Felipe Gomide: CTO Brazil, Mirum Agency
  • Felipe Matos
  • Fernanda Manzoni: Founder, Co-law
  • Fernando Ott: CTO, Polen
  • Fernando Mallmann: Head of Marketing and Partner, Orma
  • Fernando Botelho: President, F123
  • Fernando Bresslau: Partner,
  • Flavio Ferrer
  • Flavio Tavares: CMO, GolSat Tecnologia
  • Flavio Negrão: COO Founder, OmniChat
  • Francisco Millarch: Founder and CEO,
  • Frank Rolim: Frank Rolim, Founder Conecte Ai
  • Fredy Schaible: -, Rack Centre
  • Gabe Zichermann: CEO, Failosophy
  • Gabrielle Mahamud: Founder , Good Truck
  • Gelson Negrão: Presenter, Columnist and Sales Executive, Rede Massa SBT and Radio CBN
  • Genau L. Jr.: Founder & CEO,
  • Geraldo Do Carmo Thomaz Jr.: co-CEO/Founder, VTEX
  • Giovana Brianti: CoFounder & Commercial Manager, YAZO
  • Gladys Mariotto: CEO, Já entendi
  • Guido Dezordi: Founder, Lumen Design
  • Guido Jackson: Co-founder - CEO, Anthor
  • Guilherme Verri: Co-Founder , Ephemeris Co
  • Gustavo Abrão: Editor in Chief & Creator, TecMundo, Grupo NZN
  • Gustavo Mota, We Do Logos
  • Gustavo Gelli: Founder/CFO, Tatil Design
  • Gustavo Melles: Founder , Startwe
  • Gustavo Bakai: CEO, Voit
  • Helene Romanzini: Head of product marketing , Remessa online
  • Helmuth Hofstatter: CEO & Founder, LogComex
  • Hemerson Ravaneda: Empreendedor, Mentor, Conselheiro de Empresas e Startups, appegada, RMind Consulturia, StartYou
  • Ilan Kriger: Co-founder, CEO, Social Wave
  • Ilana Horta: Investor & Co-Founder, Drive me Safe
  • Ingrid Barth: Founder, Linker
  • Isabel Hoffmann: Founder and CEO, Tellspec Inc.
  • Ismael Akiyama: CEO, Akiyama Solucoes Tecnologicas
  • Jacques Benain: Diretor de Novos Negocios, Positivo Informatica
  • James Marins: Partner, Marins Bertoldi Advogados Associados
  • Jefferson Mamose: Entrepreneur & Investor, CPJ PARTICIPAÇÃO E INVESTIMENTO LTDA.
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
  • Jeison Arenhart De Bastiani: CoFounder, ForLogic Software
  • João Del Valle: Co-founder & CTO, EBANX
  • Joao Claudio Guetter: CEO/Board Member/Angel Investor, Tequesta Participacoes
  • Joaquin Presas: Founder, Pontodesign
  • Jordão Bevilaqua: Founder, Startup Xtech Commerce
  • Jorge Leal: Founder , Agres Sistemas Eletrônicos S/A
  • José Guilherme Scanavini: Co-Founder , IZagro
  • Josias Cordeiro Da Silva: CEO at JCS Group, President at World Trade Center Brazil South, serial entrepreneur and investor , JCS Group & World Trade Center Brazil South
  • Juarez Zaleski: Diretor de Criação, Mirum
  • Karen Carvalho: Innovation Projects Consultant, Defence Academy Chennai
  • Karina Rehavia: CEO,
  • Kayuá Freitas: Director of New Business, Moskit CRM
  • Leo Tostes: Co-founder , Haze shift studio
  • Leo Moura: Head de Growth Marketing,
  • Leonardo Jianoti: Founder & CEO, CWB Capital
  • Leone Crescenzi: Ceo & Founder, Palco
  • Leticia Preuss: Regional Manager , Endeavor Paraná
  • Linda Machado: Executiva , CURITIBA ANGELS
  • Lívia Brandini: Founder & CEO, Kultua
  • Lorena Pickert: Community Manager, TEDxUfpr
  • Luanna Toniolo Domakoski: CEO, TROC
  • Lucas Dzierwa De Lima: Managing Partner, Caravela Capital
  • Lucas Frare Teixeira: Co-Founder and CTO, Moskit CRM/Simbo CRM
  • Luciano Kalil: CEO, Duopana
  • Luciano Juvinski: Founder and CEO, Navegg
  • Luiz Chaves: Founder , My Niver
  • Luiz Alberto Cesar: Luiz Alberto Cesar
  • Manoel Gonçalves: Founder e CEO, Arbo Imóveis
  • Marcel Malczewski: CEO, M3 Investimentos
  • Marcelo Pinhel: CEO, Favo Tecnologia
  • Marcelo Wolowski, BZPlan
  • Marcelo Baratella: Founder, Salesmaker
  • Marcelo Zanelatto: CEO , ACESSO
  • Marcia Cavalcante: Diretora, CURITIBA ANGELS
  • Marcio Pacheco: CEO, PhoneTrack
  • Marcio Campos: CEO, PagPop
  • Márcio José Conceicão: Founder / CTO, PhoneTrack
  • Marco De Biasi: Managing Partner
  • marcos zanatti, Fortiideias
  • Marcos Semola: Director (2017-2020), Founder Institute Rio
  • Marcos Roberto Souza: Socio, Avant Investimentos e Participações
  • Marcus Figueredo: CEO, Hi Technologies
  • Marcus Dantus: CEO, Startup Mexico
  • Maria Cristina (Kika) Ricciardi: People, Cultures and Businesses in Transformation | Board Member | Innovation Boardroom Certificate | Angel Investor & Mentor for Scale-Ups, B2Mamy Aceleradora
  • Maria Teresa Fornea Caron: CEO, BCredi
  • Mariana Foresti: Regional Manager
  • Marina Beraz: Co-founder, JUPTER & Director, Founder Institute Brazil
  • Mario Seki: Co Founder, wiz
  • Marlene Marchiori: CEO, Marlene Marchiori
  • Marlon Pascoal: CTO, Arbo Imóveis
  • Matheus Gois: CEO , Hydronorth
  • Maurício Ribeiro Maciel: Lawyer, Marins Bertoldi
  • Mauricio Trezub: CEO, CiaShop
  • Michel Costa: CEO , TECHPAR Investments
  • Michelle Zibetti Tadra: Co founder, Go Genetic
  • Milena Seabra Ferreira: Conselheira, GRPCOM
  • Moacir Vieira Santos: Director, Grupo Value/Smart Value
  • Nilson Filatieri: Executive Director, Eadbox
  • Nima Kaz: Co Founder, JUPTER & Director, Founder Institute Brazil
  • Orlando Laragnoit: CEO & Founder, Listely
  • Oto Mazziotti Moreira: Head of Business, Everywhere Analytics
  • Paloma Lecheta: Regional Director - Brazil, Founder Institute
  • Pamela Manfrim: Diretora de Desenvolvimento, Apetit Serviços de Alimentação
  • Pâmela Ponce: Founder e CEO, IAPRENDI
  • Pâmela Ponce: CEO, IAPRENDI & ELA S/A
  • Paulo Sérgio Gusmann: Director, ADVB/PR
  • Pedro Cruz: CoFounder, Navegg
  • Pedro Wolff: Corporate Law | Venture Capital | M&A | , Pironti Advogados
  • Pedro Sousa: Co-Director, Campinas Chapter
  • Pedro Brandão: Designer, Pepo Carneiro Branding
  • Pedro Sella: Business Development, Parque Tecnológico Itaipu
  • Piero Contezini: CEO, ASAAS
  • Pierre Schurmann: CEO , Keiretsu
  • Priscila Assahida Moreira: Head Accelerator , Sistema Fiep
  • Rachel Horta: Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Maisha Ventures
  • Rafael Martinelli De Oliveira: CEO, BMR Medical Ltda
  • Rafael Soares: CEO, Oven Pizza
  • Rafael Nishita: Advogado, Marins Bertoldi Advogados
  • Rafael Slonik: Co-Founder, Sweeme
  • Rafaela Bassetti: Founder e Ceo, Wishe Women Capital
  • Rafaello Pedalino: CEO,
  • Rafize Santos: CEO, Badass Mentoria
  • Raquel Dallasta: Programa Centelha PR- Recurso de Subvenção Econômica, Fundação Araucária
  • Ravi Gama: CEO
  • Regina Acutu: CoFounder & CEO, Verifact
  • Renata Redondo Bonaldi: Ceo, SleepUp
  • Renata Carvalho: CEO, She’s The Boss Tecnologia Ltda
  • Renato Paquet: CEO Founder, Polen
  • Rhodrigo Deda Gomes: Editor Executivo de Conexão, Gazeta do Povo
  • Rhuan Moraes: Founder/CEO , FireFly
  • Ricardo Cabianca: Founder+CEO, NOVOVAREJO.COM
  • Ricardo Moraes: CEO, Rodhium
  • Ricardo Pereira: CEO & Head of Growth, Rookau
  • Roberto Gordilho: CEO, GeSaúde
  • Robson Del Fiol: Executive Sales & Innovation Director, XY Ventures
  • Robson Privado: COO & Co-founder , DHEO Consulting
  • Rodolfo Spigai: Partner, Caetano de Paula & Spigai Advocacia e Consultoria
  • Rodrigo Schiavini: CEO & Founder, SmartHint
  • Rodrigo de Alvarenga: CEO, HAG.Group / HAG USA / HAG EU / HAG LATAM
  • Rodrigo Marques: Advogado Sócio da área de Direito Digital, Tecnologia e Inovação, Marins Bertoldi Advogados
  • Rodrigo Contin: Ceo, Hitech-e
  • Rogério Coutinho: Founder & Ceo, Podium Tecnologia
  • Ruy Leite: CEO, SAFEB
  • Sandra Soffner Hirata: Head of People, Pipefy
  • Sandro Batista: Director, CEO, Founder Institute, Focus BC - Google, Mapify
  • Sarah Venturim Lasso: Co-founder & COO, BlueBenu
  • Sergio Escobar: CEO & Partner, BCF Ventures
  • Shahab Kaviani: Co-Founder, Chief Entrepreneurs Office, CoFoundersLab
  • Sobhan Daliry: CEO, Grupo NZN
  • Sophia Faria: Senior Managing Partner, Inventos Digitais
  • Stephan Garcia: Founder, Open Brazil
  • Tatiana Fiuza: Manager, Vlinder Estratégias para Inovação
  • Thiago Fiorin Gomes: -, Rack Centre
  • Thiago Ayres: Head, Brain Fitness Xperience
  • Thiago Zampieri: CTO & Co-Founder, Countfly
  • Thiago Eik: Associate Founder, Bankme
  • Tiago Gavassi: Founder, PANIC LOBSTER
  • Tiago De Dalvi: CEO & Founder, / Solidarium
  • Valdinei Santana: Business Hacker / CEO, weVortex
  • Vânia Discher: Partner
  • Wellington Moscon: CEO, GoEPIK
  • William Borba
  • Willian Power Homem: Founder & CEO, Houseasy
  • Yuri Sonoda: Board Member, FaceMedia & Apllos Solutions

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped over  5,000 Alumni raise over $1.5 billion funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more (see the FI 10 Year Impact Report here).

Join us in Parana to help build the future. 

Apply to the Paraná Virtual 2022 Founder Institute today, or learn more at  


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