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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the São Paulo Winter 2019 program!

If you could use a structured process and feedback from Sao Paulo's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the São Paulo Winter 2019 Founder Institute today.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 180+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the critical support network and structured process needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, the program has helped over 3,500 Graduates raise over $800M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

To celebrate the launch, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events in Sao Paulo, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

Since first launching in 2015, the Sao Paulo Founder Institute has helped build several promising companies in the region. The Sao Paulo program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Carlos Souza (., disrup-tech and baddak.com), Marco De Biasi (Partner), Marcos Cacalis (Head of Innovation, Otimizza Inteligência Matemática), Nima Kazerooni (Director, Brazil, Founder Institute), Rafael Campos

In addition, some of Sao Paulo's top entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors will be participating in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of mentors for the Sao Paulo Founder Institute includes:

  • Admar Neto: Co Founder, Northern
  • Adriano Consentino: Partner, PNST Advogados
  • Alan Leite: CEO, Startup Farm
  • Alexandre Dinkelmann: CO-FOUNDER, ONYO
  • Alexandre Veiga: Coordenador de Empreendedorismo FIAP, FIAP
  • Antonio Carlos Soares da Costa Junior: Co-founder & CEO, Runrun.it
  • Bernardo Piquet: Gestão de Ativos de Propriedade Intelectual, Nex CoWorking
  • Bruno Okamoto: CEO, EUNERD
  • Bruno Dequech Ceschin: Co-founder & CFO, Jupter, FI BR
  • Bruno Moretti: Partner/Creative Directo, Blanko
  • Bruno Nardon: Founder, MD, Kanui
  • Bruno Batalha: Product Manager, Skore
  • Bruno Zacharias: Director, Elephanti
  • Camila Holpert: CEO, Studio Ideas
  • Camila Florentino: Founder & CEO , Celebrar
  • Camilla Padua: Founder, TechTalent
  • Carlos Gamboa: CEO / Founder, Fisher Venture Builder
  • Carlos Kazuo Tomomitsu: General Manager, Avalara
  • Carol Gomes: Diretora de Planejamento, Touch Branding
  • Celso Malachias: CEO, DNA Hunter Recrutamento e Seleção de Executivos & Profissionais Especializados
  • Cirdes Henrique: co-founder, KeepClear
  • Dalbi Arruda: CIO , Copersucar S.A.
  • Daniel Dinelli
  • Daniel Tutida: Co-Founder, EUNERD
  • Daniel Dinelli: Angel Investor
  • Daniel Ibri: Co-Founder & Partner, Mindset Ventures
  • Daniela Coimbra Swiatek: Cofounder, MobiLab - Laboratório de Inovação em Mobilidade da Prefeitura de São Paulo
  • David Kato: COO, iFood
  • Demetrius Lima: Diretor Presidente, Sábia Experience S/A
  • Diego Simon: Founder & CEO, Viva Decora
  • Diego Perez: Legal, Compliance & Co-Founder, StartMeUp Crowdfunding
  • Diego Martin: Founder & CEO
  • Dimas Timmers: Founder, Nindoo.ai
  • Dov Bigio: Gerente de Produtos, Locaweb
  • Edson Ferro: Mentor, Inovativa
  • Eduardo L’Hotellier: CEO, GetNinjas
  • Elinton Bobrik: CMO, Netpoints fidelidade s.a.
  • Emiliano Abad: co-founder, KeepClear
  • Erik Fontenele Nybø: Head of Inspiration, EDEVO - Escola de Negócios, Inovação e Comportamento
  • Erik Santana: Erik Santana, FestaLab
  • Erik Cavalcante: Partner, VoxCapital
  • Evandro Salles, Pulsar Investimentos
  • Fabio Zoppi Barrionuevo: Gerente Inovaçao Corporativa, Sebrae
  • Fabio Silva: Corporate Venture Head and Co-founder, StartMeUp Crowdfunding
  • Felipe Novak : Sócio, Negromonte & Prado
  • Felipe Brasileiro: co-founder & CMO, Prafuzo
  • Felipe Dos Santos: Co-Founder, Play2sell
  • Felipe Novak: Sócio, Juridoc
  • Felipe Oliva: Founder & CEO, Squid
  • Felipe Trevisan: Founder and CEO, Reabra
  • Felipe Wasserman: CEO, PETITE BOX
  • Fernando Bresslau: Partner
  • Flavio Pripas: CEO, Bitinvest
  • Francesco Weiss: Co-Founder & CEO, eRa - Retail Analytics
  • Gabriel Pinto: CTO, iFood
  • Gerson Areas: Co Founder, Navigators Digital Agency
  • Guilherme Cabral: Founder/CEO, Vacalabs
  • Guilherme Junqueira: Gerente Executivo, Associação Brasileira de Startups
  • Guilherme Bonifácio: CEO, Rapiddo
  • Guilherme Maciel: Partner, Amrop 2GET
  • Gustavo Zaiantchick: CEO, Scup
  • Heitor Chaves: CEO - Founder, NOTO
  • Igor Pinterich: Líder de Planejamento e Branding, WebMotors
  • In Hsieh: Empreendedor especialista em Ecommerce
  • Juan Bernabo: Founder, Germinadora
  • Juliana Della Nina: Co-Founder and MD, BebeStore
  • Laurent Serafini: CEO, VELOURS
  • Leandro Hernández: Founder, Hyperxec
  • Leonardo Schechtmann Tonello: Venture Capital Analyst, Domo Invest
  • Lilian Natal
  • Lilian Natal: Co-founder, Play2Sell
  • Lito Rodriguez: Partner, DWX Par
  • Lizzy Zanlutti: CEO, Blockmaster
  • Lucas Momm De Melo: Co-Founder, MindMiners
  • Lucas Lima: Sócio, Men´s Market
  • Luis Novo: CEO, SuperNova Labs
  • Luisa Cusnir: COO & Co-Founder, N2B Brasil
  • Luiz Henrique Noronha: Venture Capital Associate, DNA Capital
  • Marcelo Mac Fadden: Socio Fundador, Programmer's
  • Marcelo Mitre Filho: Investment Analyst, Provence Capital
  • Marco De Biasi: Managing Partner
  • Marco Gorini: CEO, Din4mo Inteligência em Negócios Sociais
  • Marcos Bentes: Founder, Capital Plan
  • Marcos Olmos: Managing Director, CM Capital Markets
  • Marcos Mylius: CEO, Sales Coaching
  • Maria Zanforlin: Founding Partner, Bambuza Capital
  • Marina Proença: Co-Founder, SuperNova Labs
  • Marlon Luft: Program Manager, GWC
  • Mateus L. B. Teixeira: co-founder, Warp
  • Mateus Borges: co-fundador, Yepness
  • Max Nolan: Cultural Hacker, Dervish
  • Mayra Motta: CEO, Motta Consultoria Jurídica
  • Nima Kazerooni: Director
  • Paloma Lecheta: Co-founder, Peacelabs
  • Patrick Negri: Founder, Iugu
  • Paulo Floriano: Founder, Neue Labs
  • Paulo Braga, SuperNova Labs
  • Pedro Chiamulera: Fundador, Clearsale
  • Rafael Sampaio: Partner, RampUp - Business Transformation
  • Rafael Belmonte: Co-founder, Netshow.me
  • Rafael Moret: Diretor Comercial, Trustvox
  • Raquel Molina: CEO, Futuriste Tecnologias Inovadoras
  • Ravi Gama: CEO
  • Renato Kiyama: Diretor de Aceleração, Artemisia
  • Ricardo Normand: Managing Partner, V Coach
  • Ricardo Ruffo: Co-founder, Design Echos
  • Roberto Speicys Cardoso: CEO, Scipopulis
  • Robson Del Fiol: Partner Transformation Architect, KPMG
  • Robson Catalan: Co-founder, Eduk
  • Rodolfo Ohl: Empreendedor - SurveyMonkey, Monster e Catho
  • Rodrigo Huback De Azevedo: Founder/CEO, ISBrasil
  • Rodrigo Dantas: CEO, Vindi
  • Ronaldo Ribeiro: Founder
  • Rosi Rodrigues: Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Iugu
  • Rui Miadaira: CEO
  • Rui Miadaira: Fundador
  • Sean Lindy: Partner & Program Leader
  • Sergio Furio: Founder & CEO, Creditas
  • Simone De Carvalho Soares: Founder, Startkom
  • stefan schimenes: Founder, Investorise
  • Taina Decoussau: BI, Fundação Estudar
  • Tatiana Pezoa: CEO, Trustvox
  • Thiago Pereira: Founder, Advisor BPO
  • Thiago Alvarez: Founder, GuiaBolso
  • Thiago Paiva: Head of Acceleration
  • Vinicius Apoena: Managing Partner

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute is designed for founders and teams all throughout the pre-seed stage, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding. The Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Join us in Sao Paulo to build a great company in 2019. 

Apply to the São Paulo Winter 2019 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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