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Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Campinas

Posted by Joe Garza on 2017-03-14

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Campinas, Brazil. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Campinas after a successful test launch this Spring 2017 attracted over 240 potential applicants in the city.

Applications to the first ever Campinas Founder Institute are open now, and anyone interested in launching a technology company is welcome to apply at http://fi.co/apply/Campinas.

In order to celebrate the launch, the Campinas Founder Institute will host a series of free startup events for the general public - to see the full list of upcoming events, visit http://fi.co/curriculum/Campinas.

The Founder Institute is the most challenging and effective step-by-step startup launch program for talented and motivated aspiring entrepreneurs. If you are serious about launching a startup, the Founder Institute can give you the structured process, constant feedback and evaluation from expert mentors, and global network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 60 countries and 170 cities, leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more - like Udemy, Realty Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, and Appota.

Running the Founder Institute's efforts in Campinas include local startup leaders Érico Pastana (Innovation, R&D Manager and Partner, Saveway), Pedro Henrique Pimentel de Sousa (Co-Founder, Alpes Projetos), and supported by Managing Director of the Founder Institute in Brazil, Nima Kazerooni (Co Founder, Jupter).

Other technology leaders who have signed on to mentor new entrepreneurs in the first ever Campinas Founder Institute program include top founders from the city, and beyond:

  • Alexandre Magno Oliveira: Consultor, Fundação Vanzolini, PEIEX - APEX
  • Carla Cozer: Innovation & Tech Management, Sebrae/SP
  • Carlos Cêra: Co-Founder and CEO, Superlogica
  • Douglas Silva: Director, Suppera Consultoria & Marketing
  • Érico Pastana: Co-Director, Campinas Chapter, Founder Institute
  • Felipe Pirotta: CTO, MagiKey
  • Filipe Costa: CEO & Co-Founder, Novare.vc
  • Horacio Poblete: COO, Trustvox
  • Humberto Barros: Co-Founder, RecrutaSimples
  • Igor Santiago: CEO & Founder, I.Systems
  • João Pirola: Prospection Manager, Inseed Investimentos
  • Kleber Teraoka: Managing Partner, Corporate Garage
  • Kleber Bacili: CEO, Sensedia
  • Luiz Piovesana: Head of Marketing, Sensedia
  • Marco De Biasi: Managing Partner , LATIN AMERICAN ANGELS SOCIETY
  • Michele Rufatto: Personal & Professional Coach, Formare Consultoria
  • Pedro Sousa: Co-Director, Campinas Chapter, Founder Institute
  • Rafael Moret: Commercial Director, Trustvox
  • Raul Mariano Cardoso: Executive Director, Magikey and President of Campinas Startups Asociation
  • Taíla Lemos: Managing Partner , Corporate Garage
  • Tatiana Pezoa: CEO, Trustvox
  • Tiago Aguirre: Coordenador, PUC Campinas Empreende
  • And many more to be announced.
Anybody who is interested can apply to the first-ever Founder Institute in Campinas at http://fi.co/apply/Campinas. Anyone who enrolls by the Early Application Deadline on 2017-04-02 is eligible for a variety of fellowships - including the Female Founder Fellowship, which is offered to the best overall female applicant.

Learn more about the Founder Institute at http://fi.co.

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About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. If you are up to the challenge, our comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that accepts founders with day jobs and shares equity with all participants.

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 170 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs.

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Campinas

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