The Trump Effect: How The New Administration Will Impact Brazil​

January 03, 2017

Guest Post by Jerry Pierce Jr.

As an American with business in Brazil and one who is married to a Brazilian, I have spent over sixteen years living, visiting and working in this, the largest country in Latin America.   In fact, I am currently writing from the incredible Brazilian seaside as I enjoy the Christmas and New Year holiday with my wife’s family.

One day here, while driving with a close Brazilian friend who is of African descent and a former member of the Brazilian national congress with the liberal PT Party, our conversation moved to the topic of ...

2016 Year in Review

December 13, 2016

2016 was an exciting year for technology in Latin America thanks of the members of Latam Founders NetworkMany of our members received additional funding, expanded their businesses into other countries, made investments, and made acquisitions; dramatically changing Latin America's technology and investment ecosystem. Here is your comprehensive recap of 2016

Latam Founders Awards: The Latam Founders Awards, dubbed by EXAME as the “Oscar for Startups.” honored the people and technologies that have made a difference in Latin American's technology ecosystem.  Taking home the prizes were companies that fit the trend of efficiency-driving technology. Congratulations to the 2016 ...

12 lessons building a startup in Brazil

December 06, 2016

Guest post by Alejandro Vázquez, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer @TiendaNube / @NuvemShop. 

Imagine a group of Argentinean entrepreneurs in their early 20’s traveling to São Paulo for the first time, speaking little Portuguese, little money from their startup and a big dream to build a major e-commerce platform for small and medium businesses in Latin America.

After a couple of years coming and going from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, one of them (me) decided to move to the major and most exciting city in Latin America!

It’s been almost 3 years since I moved to ...

12 lessons building a startup in Brazil

December 06, 2016

Guest post by Alejandro Vázquez, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer @TiendaNube / @NuvemShop. 

Imagine a group of Argentinean entrepreneurs in their early 20’s traveling to São Paulo for the first time, speaking little Portuguese, little money from their startup and a big dream to build a major e-commerce platform for small and medium businesses in Latin America.

After a couple of years coming and going from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, one of them (me) decided to move to the major and most exciting city in Latin America!

It’s been almost 3 years since I moved to ...

Doctors Practicing on Computers, Not Patients

October 25, 2016

Guest article by Blaine Todfield, 3DSystems

If airline pilots must log hours on flight simulators annually to be certified to fly, why do surgeons only do their practice directly on people?

It’s the core question at the heart of the medical simulation movement and it’s creating an evolution in medical practices worldwide: With better technology at hand, commercial entities as well as clinical subspecialties are now rapidly creating ultra-realistic virtual environments using 3D graphics, audio and haptics so that physicians can better prepare.

3D System’s Geomagic customers are leading this initiative:  In 2012 Geomagic OEM partner Surgical ...

Exclusive interview with iugu founder Patrick Negri

October 11, 2016

We are excited to announce that iugu, a financial infrastructure in the cloud that allows companies to be more efficient by automating the entire financial workflow, from receiving money from customers to the payments to suppliers will be a Gold Sponsor for the first Intercontinental Virtual +Live product discussion Product is a Universal Language .  The event will be held in Sao Paulo's Ace Campus and New York's Pivotal Labs  We caught up with iugu's founder Patrick Negri for an exclusive interview.

 

Tell us a little about yourself and your background

My journey as an entrepreneur began 19 ...

ProJet® HDPlus 3D Printer and CAD/CAM Software Accelerate Development at Macboot®

October 02, 2016

Guest article by Blaine Todfield, 3DSystems

For over 20 years, the leading Brazilian footwear company Macboot® has progressed along a steady growth- and achievement-based trajectory to distinguish itself from its competitors. Built on the human-environmental philosophy of its founder and current president Marco Aurélio Silva, Macboot has a history of sustainability that extends past many mainstream initiatives and which sets Macboot apart as an industry pioneer.

Paired with its sustainability efforts, Macboot has begun to incorporate advanced technologies in its design and manufacturing processes to enhance its products through innovation. These technologies have not only improved production, but improved ...

Why Now Is A Good Time To Start Your Government Business Strategy

September 27, 2016

Guest post by Jerry Pierce Jr.

The U.S. government is the world's largest buyer of products and services. Purchases by military and civilian agencies amount to nearly $200 billion a year, and include everything from data management and cloud services to corrugated boxes and cancer research. In short, the government buys just about every category of commodity and service available. Many companies here in the Washington DC area already focus their business on the federal government market place. Other companies have developed a balance of government and commercial business in their portfolio.  Having both a government as well ...

Life skills: from desirable to essential

September 20, 2016

Guest post Gera Venture Capital

 Questionings about the capacity of the current educational model to prepare young people for the modern world are becoming increasingly common. Despite criticisms to the prevailing system, it is uncommon to see reflections on the reason why it works this way. Understanding the origin of the status quo should be the first step to change it.

Developed for an Industrial Age, the current model maintains characteristics from that period. The calendar is based on the agricultural model, with free summers, perfect for a time when most students had to work during harvest. The industrial routine ...

What you need to know about exporting to Brazil

September 14, 2016

by Jack Torrance

The Rio games are all but over. But if you’ve not yet had your fill of Brazil then why not start exporting there? With patchy infrastructure and a big language barrier it’s not the easiest of places to do business but despite some recent economic wobbles it’s still a massive market of 202 million people, with the highest income per capita in the emerging BRICS economies. 

In the wake of the Olympics there are plenty of new opportunities (not least for pool cleaning companies...). But before you pack your bikini and make a date ...

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