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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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TED Global 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

BayBrazil members  are constantly traveling to various regions and contributing to inform our community on news related to Brazil & technology. This week, our member Cynthia Lang is participating in the TED Global 2014 in Rio de Janeiro.   This is first ever TED conference and I am thrilled it’s being held in Rio! There is…

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