BayBrazil, bridging Silicon Valley & Brazil

BayBrazil is a Silicon Valley-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the Brazilian-American ecosystem of professionals & businesses in the Bay Area and helping to facilitate ties between Silicon Valley and Brazil.


BayBrazil mission is to:

  • Build a tightly-knit community of Brazilian-American tech professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and scholars living in the Bay Area

  • Serve as information channel on U.S.-Brazil business trends and opportunities

  • Promote dialogue and networking between American & Brazilian tech leaders and strengthening business ties between Silicon Valley & Brazil

  • Give back to the entrepreneurial community in Brazil by facilitating access to US businesses and mentoring young entrepreneurs

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BayBrazil: Interconnected community

Network. Engage. Thrive.

BayBrazil connects the Brazilian-American community in Silicon Valley by promoting a series of in-depth educational events and meetings focused on innovation, technology & global business.

We inform, engage & foster entrepreneurship by bringing tech players together, encouraging dialogue, and facilitating exclusive relationships.

  • “It was best benchmarking I ever made.

    I’d had tried to organize by myself – without success – a business trip focused on design leadership.

    With BayBrazil’s help, we had accomplished our mission.”

    Alexander Guazzelli
    Superintendente de Design, Itaú Unibanco
  • “Silicon Valley is much more than one place. It is a mindset. And BayBrazil was the “glue” that fixed our “fragmented minds” to understand the way the Bay Area plays a global game leading changes in the world for better.”

    Danilo Leao
    Co-founder and CEO of BovControl
  • “As a healthcare innovation leader in Brazil, I’ve talked to leaders from various regions around the world. No conversation has been more impactful to me as the one facilitated by BayBrazil during my trip to Silicon Valley in 2014. I look forward to continuing working with Margarise Correa and BayBrazil team and creating bridges in health tech across regions.”

    Fernando Cembranelli
    CEO Health Innova HUB/Berrini Ventures
  • “BayBrazil has served a critical role in connecting Brazil with the Bay Area.  It has created a unique network of professionals and series of events over the last several years.  Due to unending passion and effort, the impact of the organization to the community at large has grown every year.”

    Antoine Colaco
    Partner at Valor Capital Group
  • “I’m proud to be a BayBrazil member since 2012. I own so much to this organization, which is essential to the Brazilian community in Silicon Valley. Highly Inspirational events both because of the quality of information and the networking. It was through BayBrazil that I developed many of my Silicon Valley connections and had the opportunity to meet incredible talented tech professionals, mentors, friends. As a result many new doors were opened to me.”

    Dayse Black
    Market Manager Brazil, Prezi
  • “A good number of Brazilians who work, study or invest in the fast paced, tech intensive Silicon Valley constantly identify windows for business and improvement with Brazil. BayBrazil provides a well thought networking structure to connect individuals and catalyze these opportunities”

    Robson Capasso
    MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • “Silicon Valley is all about connecting – connecting technology, people, cultures. Connecting Brazil to Silicon Valley is fundamental – as a market, as a source of talent and creativity and as the leading indicator of what happens in Latin America. BayBrazil is that connection.”

    Avanish Sahai
    Senior VP of Alliance and Channels at & BayBrazil board member
  • “BayBrazil is ‘the’ organization in the Bay Area for connecting folks active in the innovation sectors between the US and Brazil. Over the past few years it has built a great network, and the content of the events it organizes is best in class.”


    Kristen Durham
    Director, Office of the CEO at Zendesk
  • “I’m continually impressed with the BayBrazil events and I feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful organization.”


    Bryan Failing
    CEO, Cortex Law Group
  • “BayBrazil has done a superb support to introduce Six Semicondutores to the Silicon Valley community and to Stanford University, connecting us to a valuable network. BayBrazil represents an unique opportunity to connect Brazilian companies to the Bay Area and to make it a fruitful long term presence in the region.”

    Frederico Blumenschein
    Executive VP, Unitec Semiconductors
  • “BayBrazil was instrumental in preparing our agenda in Silicon Valley and connecting our company with stakeholders in the security sector. We’ve established relationships and potential partnerships with relevant players developing cutting edge technology.”

    Sidney Samitsu
    CIO, Kolss
  • “BayBrazil has been providing a very valuable service to the community: bringing talented people together, expanding boundaries, and creating opportunities.”

    Fred Aslan
    VP, Venrock & BayBrazil board