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Now is the time to rebuild: the world needs 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, this is the time to act. 2020 brought havoc to our health, our society, and our economy, and what remains is a world filled with reshuffling industries and new problems that need to be solved. As we embark on 2021, we each have an 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 Parana Virtual Fall 2021 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 Parana Virtual Fall 2021 Founder Institute today.

Virtual Update: To ensure everyone’s health and safety, this program will be held online. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.

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

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 this “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: Head People and Culture, Madeira Madeira
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Adriano Krzyuy: CTO, Inovais
  • 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
  • AndrewAAndrew Crawford: Director of Finance & HR
  • Ariel Patschiki: Partner & Product Director, EBANX
  • Arnaldo Rabelo: CMO, Rmind Consultoria
  • Asshaias Felippe: Founder, Solintel
  • Benjamin Yoskovitz: VP Product, HighlineBETA
  • Brahim Neto: Founder & CEO , MZ Tecnologia
  • Bruno Doneda
  • Bruno Medeiros: Fundador, Lake Tahoe Ventures
  • Bruno Dequech Ceschin: Co-founder & CFO, Jupter, FI BR
  • Bruno Strzoda: Growth Specialist , Growth Machine
  • 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: Coordinator, Aceleradora Hotmilk PUCPR Campus Londrina
  • 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 , Madeira Madeira
  • 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
  • Emerson Albino: Partner, Marins Bertoldi Advogados Associados
  • Emilia Chagas: CEO, GrowthHackers
  • Evandro Bazan: Partner, JMB Advisors
  • Ezequiel Kwasnicki: Solution Architect - Ecosystem Developer, IBM Argentina
  • Fabio Bacarin: Co-Founder & Partner, Contabilizei
  • Fabio Couto Rosa: Director, Pousada Solar Aguas do Ivai
  • Felipe Gomide: CTO Brazil, Mirum Agency
  • Felipe Matos
  • Fernando Ott: CTO, Polen
  • Fernando Mallmann: Head of Marketing and Partner, Orma
  • Fernando Botelho: President, F123
  • Fernando Bresslau: Partner
  • Filipe Cassapo: Executive Manager, International Innovation Center of SENAI
  • Flavio Ferrer
  • Flavio Tavares: CMO, GolSat Tecnologia
  • Flavio Negrão: COO Founder, OmniChat
  • Francis Trauer: CEO, Nerdweb
  • Francisco Millarch: Founder and CEO, Rentcars.com
  • 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, Yoobe.me
  • 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
  • Helmuth Hofstatter: CEO & Founder, LogComex
  • Hemerson Ravaneda: Empreendedor, Mentor, Conselheiro de Empresas e Startups, Rmind Consultoria
  • Ilan Kriger: Co-founder, CEO, Social Wave
  • 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, JobsJobs
  • Karina Rehavia: CEO, Ollo.is
  • Kayuá Freitas: Director of New Business, Moskit CRM
  • Leo Tostes: Co-founder , Haze shift studio
  • Leo Moura: Head de Growth Marketing, www.mycon.com.br
  • Leonardo Jianoti: Founder & CEO, CWB Capital
  • Leonardo Orth: Partner, Vernalha, Di Lascio, Mesquita & Associados
  • Leone Crescenzi: Ceo & Founder, Palco
  • Leticia Preuss: Regional Manager , Endeavor Paraná
  • Lívia Brandini: Founder & CEO, Kultua www.kultua.com
  • 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 Minini
  • 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, FI BR
  • 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, FI BR
  • Orlando Laragnoit: CEO & Founder, Listely
  • Oto Mazziotti Moreira: Head of Business, Everywhere Analytics
  • Paloma Lecheta: Director, Founder Institute Brazil
  • Pamela Manfrim: Diretora de Desenvolvimento, Apetit Serviços de Alimentação
  • Paulo Sérgio Gusmann: Director, ADVB/PR
  • Pedro Cruz: CoFounder, Navegg
  • Pedro Wolff: Corporate Law | Venture Capital | M&A | , Graboski Advogados Associados
  • 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
  • Rafael Martinelli De Oliveira: CEO, BMR Medical Ltda
  • Rafael Soares: CEO, Oven Pizza
  • Rafael Nishita: Advogado, Marins Bertoldi Advogados
  • Rafael Slonik: Co-Founder, Sweeme
  • Rafaello Pedalino: CEO, advocacia.co
  • 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 Bonaldi: Ceo, SleepUp
  • 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
  • Robson Del Fiol: Partner - Líder de Emerging Giants & Digital Marketing Strategist, KPMG Brasil
  • Robson Privado: COO & Co-founder , Madeira Madeira
  • Rodolfo Spigai: Partner, Caetano de Paula & Spigai Advocacia e Consultoria
  • Rodrigo de Alvarenga: CEO, HAG.Group / HAG USA / HAG EU / HAG LATAM
  • Rodrigo Schiavini: CEO & Founder, SmartHint
  • 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, Volpe Ventures
  • Shahab Kaviani: Co-Founder, Chief Entrepreneurs Office, CoFoundersLab
  • Sobhan Daliry: CEO, Grupo NZN
  • 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
  • Tiago Gavassi: Founder, PANIC LOBSTER
  • Tiago De Dalvi: CEO & Founder, Olist.com / Solidarium
  • Tompson Beling: Gerente de Planejamento Financeiro / Controladoria , Rack Centre
  • 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  4,500 Alumni raise over $950M 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 Parana Virtual Fall 2021 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  


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