Entrepreneurship in Brazil

BayBrazil & Apigee present: Entrepreneurship in Brazil When: Thursday, Feb 19, 6pm-9pm Location: Apigee, 10 South Almaden Boulevard, San Jose. Free parking available. If you plan to attend the event make sure you pre-register. Price at the door will be: $25 Members, $45 Non-Members According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Brazil is one of the most…

Brazil in 2015

  BayBrazil & Evernote present: Brazil in 2015 When: Jan 21st, 2015, 6pm-9pm Location:  Evernote headquarters, 305 Walnut Street, Redwood City CA   Brazil is entering a challenging year. The real has been hit hard by falling commodity prices and the corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras is shaking up political parties, including the Worker’s…

Brazilian startup that connects truck drivers to their cargo moves US$18 million worth in freight through its platform monthly

TruckPad was accelerated by Abril Plug and Play and won competition against 30 local and international startups   Suelen Vale “Truckers are the taxi drivers of cargo and there is no other professional who needs more technology to move than these road workers,” says Carlos Mira, founder of TruckPad. The startup offers a platform that…

Abril Plug and Play ends its first program on a high note

The Brazilian-American initiative accelerated four Brazilian startups, one of them winner of the Winter Expo   Suélen Vale The first four Brazilian startups selected by the acceleration program April Plug and Play, created to unite Brazil to Silicon Valley, ended its activities last week, at Plug and Play headquarters. From here, the driven entrepreneurs of…

San Francisco-Sao Paulo Direct Flight Campaign

As you know, during our annual conference Brazil in the 21st Century, at Stanford, we launched a campaign for the direct flight between San Francisco and Sao Paulo. The initiative has had a strong support from our tech community, the Consulate of Brazil in SF and our partner organizations LatinSF and TravelSF. In the last…

Hunting for Brazilian Tech Talent

Many businesses in the BayBrazil community have inquired about the impact of the globalized market on Brazilian professionals. Our member Belisa Amaro, a Brazilian journalist living in the Bay Area, spoke with some experts about the topic and wrote this special report.   The appetite for Brazilian businesses professionals in the U.S. has grown exponentially in…

Amure Pinho, CEO and Co-Founder of Blogo

Brazilian CEO and co-founder of Blogo, Amure Pinho, talked with BayBrazil about the success of this app that facilitates the publishing and management of multiple blogs. We also discussed his participation in the Evernote competition in San Francisco, the startup’s growth plans and the business ecosystems in Brazil and Silicon Valley. BayBrazil: Blogo attended the…

Education on mobile: the impact of mobile devices on children’s education around the globe

 Our Oct 21st event featured an international panel to discuss  the impact of mobile devices on children’s education and entertainment around the world. Here are the highlights of the presentations and conversation. Brazil, Israel, Germany, and China’s entrepreneurs present their experience about Kids’ learning through technology Suelen Vale Many parents have had the experience of using…

Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2014

This week, the Gates Foundation announced a new program that includes a US$5 mi fund for child development research in Brazil. Our member Ricardo Sardenberg was there. This last Tuesday I had the honor of representing BayBrazil in an event in Seattle commemorating the tenth anniversary of Grand Challenges, a family of initiatives fostering innovation…