Apex-Brasil - along with its partners ABVCAP, Global Corporate Venturing, Bay Brazil, SAE, and Red Point e.Ventures - is launching this year’s Brazil Week, which will be a series of events held for one week in the Silicon Valley (September) and in São Paulo (October). Brazil Week seeks to provide international partners and investors with a comprehensive update on the latest trends and developments related to investments in the Brazilian venture capital ecosystem.

The week in São Paulo includes events that will explore all segments of this ecosystem, including angel investors, accelerators, venture capitalists, corporates, startups and portfolio companies. It will also provide a chance to meet as many potential partners as possible, through events and private meetings coordinated by the Brazilian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association – ABVCAP through PE/VC in Brazil, a program in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency.

Below is the detailed agenda for the Brasil Week – Sao Paulo:

3º Demo Day Apex-Brasil & Startup Brasil

Corporate Venture in Brazil 2016 – Days 1 & 2

Corporate Venture in Brazil is a three-day forum that serves as a bridge for foreign and Brazilian corporations to share best practices on Corporate Venturing and to connect with the Brazilian investment and innovation ecosystem. Last year’s edition had an audience of almost 600 participants. More than 20 international corporations attended, in addition to 50+ Brazilian corporations, many local VCs, angels, accelerators and tech parks.

  • Hosted by: Global Corporate Venturing - Apex-Brasil
  • Date: October 24 to 25
  • Time: From 8:30am to 7:00pm
  • Venue: Transamérica São Paulo
  • Address: Av. Nações Unidas, 18591 - Várzea de Baixo, São Paulo - SP, 04757-030
  • Who should attend: International and Local CVCs (Corporates), Local VCs, Angels, Tech Parks, Incubators and Accelerators, CEOs, CTOs, CFOs, COOs and BizDevs of Brazilian Corporations, DFIs, Development, Research and Subvention Institutions and investment, innovation and entrepreneurial Non-Profit organizations.

Corporate Venture in Brasil – Automotive Edition 2016

The Automotive Edition of Corporate Venture in Brasil will be an invitation-only event for corporations and investors interested in the local automotive industry. The one-day meeting will take place during the annual SAE Brazil (Society of Automotive Engineers) Conference and Expo. The program includes presentations by corporations, startups and experts on their latest innovation, trends, data and solutions for the automotive industry. The SAE Brasil Congress is the largest and most complete Latin America Mobility Engineering event.

  • Hosted by: Global Corporate Venturing Society of Automotive Engineers Brazil - SAE - Apex-Brasil
  • Date: October 26
  • Time: From 8:45 am to 01:00pm
  • Venue: Expo Center Norte
  • Address: Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 - Vila Guilherme, São Paulo - SP, 02055-000
  • Who should attend: International and Local CVCs, Local VCs, Angels, Tech Parks, Incubators and Accelerators, CEOs, CTOs, CFOs, COOs and BizDevs of Brazilian Corporations related to the automotive industry.

Business Round and Private Meetings

This event is tailor-made for international CVCs and VCs interested in hosting private meetings with fund managers active in Brazil, in order to scope potential partnership opportunities and to learn more about the investment scenario in Brazil. Our team will provide detailed information on the Brazilian fund managers participating in the events and available for meetings. Each closed-door meeting lasts 45 minutes. In addition, participating international CVCs and VCs are entitled to join the Fund Manager Showcase, which provides a quick presentation on new funds in the market and portfolio companies looking for new investments.

  • Hosted by: ABVCAP - Apex-Brasil
  • Data: October 26
  • Time: From 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Venue: Tozzini Advogados
  • Address: Rua Borges Lagoa 1328, Vila Mariana
  • Who should attend: International and Local CVCs

III Brazilian Venture Capital Conference

On its third edition, the Venture Capital Conference gathers the senior-most players in the venture capital industry in Brazil and Latin America. During the day-long Conference, experts and practitioners share insights on how the Latin American VC industry is evolving, new trends, opportunities and challenges they foresee in the near future. The event gathers the main VC leaders from around the world, making the discussions much richer. In 2015, we hosted Riverwood Capital from the United States, Jerusalem Venture Partners from Israel and the Swiss Business Hub Brazil, among others.

  • Hosted by: ABVCAP - Apex-Brasil
  • Date: October 27
  • Time: From 8:30 pm to 07:00pm
  • Venue: Transamérica São Paulo
  • Address: Av. Nações Unidas, 18591 - Várzea de Baixo, São Paulo - SP, 04757-030
  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, Investors, Tech Executives, Scholars, government representatives and Private-Sector Leaders.
  • • Registration free of charge for international guests such as CVCs and VCs.

V Export Venture Forum 2016

The Export Venture Forum aims to present the best companies operating abroad, incorporating high innovation in their products and services and willing to set potential partnerships with strategic investors. Those companies will be featured during this years’ ABVCAP´s Third Venture Capital Conference. Selected companies’ revenue range between US$ 2,5m and U$ 30m, covering different sectors from health and education to agribusiness and consumer.

  • Hosted by: ABVCAP & Apex-Brasil
  • Date: October 27
  • Time: From 11 am to 12:30pm
  • Venue: Transamérica São Paulo
  • Address: Av. Nações Unidas, 18591 - Várzea de Baixo, São Paulo - SP, 04757-030
  • Who should attend: International and Local CVCs, International and Local VCs, International and Local Angels
  • • The 2016 Export Venture Forum will be held during the III Brazilian Venture Capital Conference. To attend the Export Venture Forum you should register to the Export Venture Forum Brazilian Venture Capital Forum

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