Brazilians in Silicon Valley

When: Friday, April 21st, 6pm-9pm Location: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way-Bld.15, Menlo Park, CA Corporate tech companies in the Bay Area continue to attract high-skilled Brazilian talent. Although there aren’t statistics data to clearly illustrate this trend, in these past years we’ve seen an increasing number of Brazilian professionals moving to the region. That’s why since…

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The latest on Brazilian startups

A number of BayBrazil partners and members travel often to Brazil to participate in events, visit local clients and deepen their ties with the local tech community. Jackie Hyland, Silicon Valley Bank’s Director for Latin America, wrote this article for BayBrazil on her recent trip to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.   Last week,…

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Global Women’s Journey

When: Wed, March 8, 6pm– 8:30pm Location: Evernote, 305 Walnut Street, Redwood City, 94063   According to the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report it will take 170 years before there is global equality between men and women. Around the globe, women earn less, work more, have less participation in the labor force and is…

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Michelle Messina, co-author of “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide”

Michelle Messina pioneered the Silicon Valley best practices training of startups in 2004 and has worked in more than 35 countries, including Brazil. In our interview, she talks about her new book and how she helps entrepreneurs to understand the what and how of building, scaling great companies and ways to successfully leverage the resources, capital and…

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Flavio Feferman, professor at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and Pres of Developing Markets Group

  For the past two years Flavio Feferman has led an initiative to bring the Berkeley-Haas Lean Launchpad entrepreneurship training program to Brazil. In this interview, he discusses the program, how BayBrazil members can participate, as well as his new book on broadband internet in Brazil.     BayBrazil: What is the vision for Berkeley’s…

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EdTech in Latin America

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 6pm–8:30pm Location: Udemy headquarters, 600 Harrison Street – San Francisco, CA     Investments in startups focused on education technologies were getting traction in the last few years, reaching a record high in 2015 when funding was over $3 billion. However, according to CB Insights, in Q1 2016 funding dropped to…

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