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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 Sao Paulo Spring 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 Sao Paulo Spring 2019 Founder Institute today.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 185+ 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 4,000 Graduates raise over $900M 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 Diego Simon (Founder and CEO, Viva Decora), Guilherme Cabral (Investor & Founder of N G C)Marco De Biasi (Managing Partner, LAAS), and Nima Kazerooni (Managing Director, Founder Institute Brazil).

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 Veiga: Coordenador de Empreendedorismo FIAP, FIAP
  • Alexandre Dinkelmann: CO-FOUNDER, ONYO
  • Antonio Carlos Soares da Costa Junior: Co-founder & CEO, Runrun.it
  • Bernardo Piquet: Gestão de Ativos de Propriedade Intelectual, Nex CoWorking
  • Bruno Moretti: Partner/Creative Directo, Blanko
  • Bruno Nardon: Founder, MD, Kanui
  • Bruno Batalha: Product Manager, Skore
  • Bruno Zacharias: Director, Elephanti
  • Bruno Dequech Ceschin: Co-founder & CFO, Jupter, FI BR
  • Bruno Okamoto: CEO, EUNERD
  • Camila Florentino: Founder & CEO , Celebrar
  • Camila Holpert: CEO, Studio Ideas
  • 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
  • Claudio Gianturco Gulisano: Managing Partner, Lean Business Research (www.leanbr.org)
  • Dalbi Arruda: CIO , Copersucar S.A.
  • Daniel Ibri: Co-Founder & Partner, Mindset Ventures
  • Daniel Dinelli: Angel Investor
  • Daniel Dinelli
  • Daniel Tutida: Co-Founder, EUNERD
  • 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 Martin: Founder & CEO
  • Diego Perez: Legal, Compliance & Co-Founder, StartMeUp Crowdfunding
  • Diego Simon: Founder & CEO, Viva Decora
  • Dimas Timmers: Founder, Nindoo.ai
  • Dov Bigio: Gerente de Produtos, Locaweb
  • Edson Ferro: Representante Regional ABMEN SP. Mentoria de Negócios., ABMEN
  • Eduardo L’Hotellier: CEO, GetNinjas
  • Elinton Bobrik: CMO, Netpoints fidelidade s.a.
  • Emiliano Abad: co-founder, KeepClear
  • Erik Cavalcante: Partner, VoxCapital
  • Erik Fontenele Nybø: Head of Inspiration, EDEVO - Escola de Negócios, Inovação e Comportamento
  • Erik Santana: Erik Santana, FestaLab
  • Evandro Salles, Pulsar Investimentos
  • Fabio Silva: Corporate Venture Head and Co-founder, StartMeUp Crowdfunding
  • Fabio Zoppi Barrionuevo: Gerente Inovaçao Corporativa, SEBRAE
  • Fabio D´Novaes: Co-Founder e CEO, Born Global Partner
  • Felipe Trevisan: Founder and CEO, Reabra
  • Felipe Wasserman: CEO, PETITE BOX
  • Felipe Novak: Sócio, Juridoc
  • Felipe Oliva: Founder & CEO, Squid
  • Felipe Brasileiro: co-founder & CMO, Prafuzo
  • Felipe Novak : Sócio, Negromonte & Prado
  • Felipe Dos Santos: Co-Founder, Play2sell
  • Fernando Bresslau: Partner
  • Flavio Pripas: CEO, Bitinvest
  • Francesco Weiss: Co-Founder & CEO, eRa - Retail Analytics
  • Gabriel Pinto: CTO, iFood
  • Gabriela Accorsi: CPO e Co- Founder , La Decora
  • Gerson Areas: Co Founder, Navigators Digital Agency
  • Giuseppe Pinelli: CEO e Co Founder, Pinelli Schifani & Caronia
  • Guilherme Bonifácio: CEO, Rapiddo
  • Guilherme Maciel: Partner, Amrop 2GET
  • Guilherme Junqueira: Gerente Executivo, Associação Brasileira de Startups
  • Guilherme Cabral: Founder/CEO, Vacalabs
  • 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: Co-founder, Play2Sell
  • Lilian Natal
  • Lito Rodriguez: Partner, DWX Par
  • Lizzy Zanlutti: CEO, Blockmaster
  • Lucas Lima: Sócio, Men´s Market
  • Lucas Melo: Co-Founder, MindMiners
  • Luis Novo: CEO, SuperNova Labs
  • Luisa Cusnir: COO & Co-Founder, N2B Brasil
  • Luiz Henrique Noronha: Venture Capital Associate, DNA Capital
  • Marcelo Mitre Filho: Investment Analyst, Provence Capital
  • Marcelo Mac Fadden: Socio Fundador, Programmer's
  • Marco Gorini: CEO, Din4mo Inteligência em Negócios Sociais
  • Marco De Biasi: Managing Partner , LATIN AMERICAN ANGELS SOCIETY
  • Marcos Mylius: CEO, Sales Coaching
  • Marcos Olmos: Managing Director, CM Capital Markets
  • Marcos Bentes: Founder, Capital Plan
  • Maria Zanforlin: Founding Partner, Bambuza Capital
  • Marina Proença: Co-Founder, SuperNova Labs
  • Marlon Luft: Program Manager, GWC
  • 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 Braga, SuperNova Labs
  • Paulo Floriano: Founder, Neue Labs
  • Pedro Chiamulera: Fundador, Clearsale
  • Rafael Belmonte: Co-founder, Netshow.me
  • Rafael Moret: Diretor Comercial, Trustvox
  • Rafael Sampaio: Partner, RampUp - Business Transformation
  • Raquel Molina: CEO, Futuriste Tecnologias Inovadoras
  • Ravi Gama: CEO
  • Renato Kiyama: Diretor de Aceleração, Artemisia
  • Ricardo Ruffo: Co-founder, Design Echos
  • Ricardo Normand: Founder, V Coach
  • Roberto Speicys Cardoso: CEO, Scipopulis
  • Roberto Soria: Head of Professional Services LATAM, Thomson Reuters
  • Robson Catalan: Co-founder, Eduk
  • Robson Del Fiol: Partner Transformation Architect, KPMG
  • Rodolfo Ohl: Empreendedor - SurveyMonkey, Monster e Catho
  • Rodrigo Dantas: CEO, Vindi
  • Rodrigo Huback De Azevedo: Founder/CEO, ISBrasil
  • Rodrigo Bindes: CEO e Co Founder, Nutrifresh
  • 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, Simone Soares Comunicação Estratégica
  • stefan schimenes: Founder, Investorise
  • Tatiana Pezoa: CEO, Trustvox
  • Thiago Alvarez: Founder, GuiaBolso
  • Thiago Paiva: Head of Acceleration
  • Thiago Pereira: Founder, Advisor BPO
  • 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 Sao Paulo Spring 2019 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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