[Brazil] The Startup Samba: Internet Ventures Boom in “Brasilicon Valley”

YoungUpstarts

More importantly, he knows how to sell his ideas, specifically, a picture recognition application called Clickpic which, while it has yet to be launched, has earned him a guest spot on one of Brazil’s biggest television chat shows, o Progama do Jô, or Jô’s Show.

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12 Questions: Meet Moisés Ferreira (Brazil)

crowdSPRING Blog

Moisés lives and works in Brazil. What is the deign industry like in Brazil? When I was out of crowdSPRING, was performing my art exhibitions: [link] but it was not helping much, as living art in Brazil is very difficult.

V2COM of Brazil Opens Austin Office with Plans to Create 100 Jobs

SiliconHills

“Austin is a spectacular city that, after many visits, we grew very […] The post V2COM of Brazil Opens Austin Office with Plans to Create 100 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. V2COM, a Brazilian cleantech company, announced the opening of its Austin office with plans to create 100 new jobs in the next three years. The company provides hardware, software and solutions to utility companies to manage their resources and reduce their environmental impact.

Brazil is using the law to push innovation, but here’s how it can do more

The Next Web

operations for Brazil-based Movile , a mobile platform for content and commerce. This is a step forward for the Good Law—which has already helped Brazil a lot—but private business and government need to start doing more to truly help launch Brazil’s mobile potential.

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Founders Interview: Flash Pack

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas, the co-founders of Flash Pack , a lifestyle travel company specialising in adventure trips for solo travelers in their 30’s – 40’s. .

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How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants

ReadWriteStart

Smart Cities Startups Tech Amazon Argentina Brazil Google Latin America MercadoLibre Mexico Technology in Latin AmericaLatin America’s tech-savvy workforce has attracted international companies to maintain support offices in the region for years.

Keys To Marketing In Latin America

YoungUpstarts

Start with a Look at Brazil. According to recent statistics, Brazil is a fast growing ecommerce market. It is good to note that Brazil is embracing online retail but their culture is such that they are more likely to trust retailers than a peer to peer merchant.

[Infographic] The Business Travellers’ Guide To Rio de Janeiro

YoungUpstarts

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest metropolitan city with a population of over 12 million, is probably best known for its boisterous and colorful annual Carnival which attracts more than 500,000 visitors to its wild celebrations. [ Image from Wikipedia ].

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As an American angel investor, what would it take for you to invest in a Brazilian startup?

Gust

Invested Interests angel investor brazil invest startup I would be unlikely to invest in a Brazilian startup at this time because I have absolutely no background or knowledge of the local market, I don’t speak Portuguese, I would be unlikely to be able to attend board meetings or even visit the company, and finally because there are issues relative to double-taxation under US and local tax codes that make many international investments challenging.

Brasil won

deal architect

Brazil has been winning millions of hearts in the last month. Kudos to Germany for that amazing victory. But it was just a game. Like that of my nephew who had a fabulous week there during the FIFA WC.

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PagPresente

crowdSPRING Blog

This week, our small business spotlight comes to us all the way from Brazil (quick shout out to our team of Brazilian software engineers, Jonas and Adriano!). Currently, PagPresente only exists in Brazil, but they are looking to expand. Awesomeness business Interviews Technology Brazil gift giving small biz small business web apps

Gust Quarterly Startup Map

Gust

What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States?

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Weekend Stuff: The Polymath Pilgrim Progress

deal architect

a) This one made it to Leonardo Shikida in Brazil in good shape. The Polymaths have been making their way around the world. b) This one arrived to Harish Malani in India “severely jetlagged”. Barnes and Noble generously offered him.

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Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Gust Quarterly Startup Map

Gust

What about India, or Brazil? If you could pick the top five countries with the most newly created startups, which countries would you choose? The United States? With thousands of new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles on Gust each month, we’re excited to share with you some of the major findings that are happening in the startup world. To capture the global reach of startup growth, we’ve put together the Gust quarterly startup map.

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Reasons For Surge In Mexico’s Private Equity Industry

YoungUpstarts

Brazil has taken a back seat. This final point isn’t necessarily related to Mexico’s improvements, but there’s no doubt that Brazil’s status in private equity has aided the country.

Why it’s not easy to break into the Brazilian tech market – a chat with Boo-box’s Marco Gomes

The Next Web

Marco Gomes is the founder of social media advertising company Boo-box , which reaches 60 million people in Brazil monthly with ads from clients like Google, Unilever, Volkswagen and Microsoft. TNW: Through Boo-box, you have access to vast audience is Brazil.

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Why are digital music merchants ignoring emerging markets?

The Next Web

Yet many of the big digital content distribution platforms like Pandora and Netflix are not available in countries like Brazil, Turkey and India (Spotify just.

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New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

Many Startups Stumble on International Cultures

Startup Professionals Musings

Some years ago Brazil had a major balance of payments deficit. Therefore Brazil made it difficult to import products from abroad. Corporations were encouraged to export from Brazil to generate foreign currency and they were allowed to keep a portion of the foreign currency.

Control your euphoria!

Berkonomics

Completion of a software project by the remote workers in (Philippines, Brazil, Armenia, fill in the blank… Just name a country whose daytime is our nighttime.) One thing a senior manager can count on is that someday, something will go right, very right.

Gust Startup Trend Map

Gust

At first glance we can see the US contains the majority of new startups, with a significant 60%, but Canada, India, France, and Brazil are closely following and worth to keep an eye on for future startup growth. For example, India has the highest percentage of startups in the Education industry, with almost 10%, while other startup leaders such as Brazil have a greater focus on the Industrial/Energy sector. Gust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012.

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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012

Gust

This trend is mostly led by a decrease in product ready internet web service companies in the US, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and with an increase in concept stage companies in Spain, India, Brazil and the United States. For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising.

[Singapore] Location Based Marketing Association Launches Local Chapter

YoungUpstarts

LBMA currently covers North America (Toronto, Montreal, New York, Atlanta and San Francisco), EMEA (Amsterdam and London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), as well as an upcoming chapter for South America (in Brazil).

Focus Focus Focus

Feld Thoughts

One of the guys in the group from from Brazil. In my mid-20s I was part of an amazing experience called Birthing of Giants. It was a gathering of 60 entrepreneurs over four days (for three years) who were all under 40 and founders of companies with more than $1m in revenue. It was the first time I discovered my peer group and while I was young (24 years old) and small ($1m in revenue) I felt like I immediately fit in. He had this delicious accent and intense passion whenever he spoke.

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Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers. Some go as far as stating, flat out, that MBAs don’t make for good founders.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

Media and event company Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world.

FedEx Launches Small Business Grant Contest In Singapore And Hong Kong

YoungUpstarts

It will be first introduced to in Hong Kong and Singapore in Asia Pacific, along with Brazil, to be the first three global markets outside of US, and with plans to be rolled out to additional markets in the future.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Richard Feynman , the famous physicist, spent a great deal of time in Brazil learning the bongos, and, he dabbled in safe-cracking. Innovation is Learning. For many years I kept the concepts of innovation and learning in separate boxes.

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Fiat Crowdsourcing Car Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Fiat Brazil has recently announced a project to crowdsource the entire car – including the mechanical components. You might have heard of Local Motors – a company leveraging crowdsourcing to design cars.

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PayPal Launches Online Small Business Resource, Passport

YoungUpstarts

” “Learning more about the holidays, buying patterns and gift-giving traditions of huge emerging economies like Brazil and China is a fantastic shortcut for me as I work to further expand sales of my luxury goods,” Crowder adds.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Do Your Homework First

ReadWriteStart

At today's roundtable, we had entrepreneurs presenting from Brazil, Israel and India. Up last, Leandro Telles from Brazil, pitched ledface , a knowledge management technology company that still needs a business strategy.

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Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay

YoungUpstarts

Singapore primarily sell on eBay ’s US, UK, Australia and Germany websites, with purchases from Brazil among the fastest growing.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———-.

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“Effective”, “Motivated”, “Track Record” Most Overused Words On LinkedIn Profiles In 2012

YoungUpstarts

Multinational : Brazil. Professional online network LinkedIn today revealed the most overused words and phrases in its members’ profiles this year.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 30: Guido Kovalskys and Doris Korda

Steve Blank

This is back in 2000 and most hospitals in Brazil didn’t have computers. And we missed another detail like the procurement process in hospitals in Brazil were corrupt. There was a time when having the information gave you the power. That’s no longer the key.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 30: Guido Kovalskys and Doris Korda

Steve Blank

This is back in 2000 and most hospitals in Brazil didn’t have computers. And we missed another detail like the procurement process in hospitals in Brazil were corrupt. There was a time when having the information gave you the power. That’s no longer the key.

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“Visibility” — A Powerful Lesson on DACA and The American Dream from @LeonKrauze

Both Sides of the Table

A special shout out to my pal, Mauricio Mota , on the left below who is also an immigrant from Brazil. León Krauze from Univisión gave an impassioned keynote presentation at The Upfront Summit on the topic of “invisibility” of immigrant workers in our society.

Startup CEO: The Online Course Part II

OnlyOnce

The real power of it really hit me when I was in Brazil this last spring at a dinner and one of the attendees approached me and told me he was one of the Startup CEO students and how much he was enjoying the course. Startup CEO: The Online Course Part II.

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Silicon Valley Tops, Singapore 18th On Startup Genome Ecosystem Ranking

YoungUpstarts

Even New York’s startup scene wants to replicate its West Coast counterpart (and been somewhat successful, earning the term Silicon Alley ), and other countries, including Brazil , clamor to copy its success in positioning themselves as hotbed of innovation and technological entrepreneurship.

Instagram And Pinterest New Social Media Stars: Experian

YoungUpstarts

Brazil. The explosion of online social networking continues worldwide, fueled by a recent slew of new niche social networks that range from the sharing of “filtered” snapshots with Instagram , or the social sharing of images with online pinboard Pinterest.

Social Enterprises Globally

Business Plan Blog

The 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum, hosted by NESsT, is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October. NESsT was co-founded by an American and a Chilean in 1997 and is currently a registered charity in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Romania, the U.K.