Supernova Startup Accelerator - Brazil


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Supernova is a startup accelerator in Curitiba, Brazil.

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Supernova Startup Accelerator - Brazil

  1. 1. updated:10/2012
  2. 2. IN A NUTSHELLSupernova is an intense startup accelerationprogram that provides pre-seed investment +mentorship + infrastructure + connections tofounders of web & mobile startups.Entrepreneurs build their product under theguidance of other successful entrepreneurs,product experts, and investors - taking it from anidea to a fundable business.
  3. 3. SUPERNOVA IS...★ based in south Brazil: Curitiba (#3 world’s smartest cities,Forbes 2009*)★ designed for startups that develop web-baseapplications, software or service that has a national orglobal reach.★ partial to social media, consumer web, b2b and b2c infrastructure-economy-urban-opinions- columnists-smart-cities-09-joel- kotkin_slide_4.html
  4. 4. SUPERNOVA APPROACH★ creating a vibrant and educational ambient to boostentrepreneurship★building trust between founders, investors and otherstakeholders.★ establishing connections that impact positively on thelocal ecosystem ...and much more
  6. 6. With an intensive acceleration program, we help startups to refineideas, build and execute a validated business model that culminateswith a investor day where we will help them pitch to a selected groupof Angel investors,VCs and Private Equity groups for next stagefunding. ★ twice a year, 4-6 great talented teams are selected ★ each startup share a percentage of their equity (i.e. Commom Stock) ★ free co-working space is offered with other essential amenities promoting collaboration and synergies between teams ★ a mentor pool is formed by successful entrepreneurs, executives, investors and domains experts that will work intensively with teams during the 3-month program ★ the program ends with a “demo day” where teams will pitch to international and national Business Angel, Venture Capitalists and Corporate Investors acceleration building execution finale ★ refine idea (data, data, ★ release Beta version ★ validate business model ★ demo day data) ★ refine business model ★ first customers ★ investor pitch ★ engage mentors ★ graduation ★ next steps
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  8. 8. INITIATIVES★ Sponsor and operation of the 1st startup club inBrazil★ Sponsor and promotion of educational events.★ Provide constructive feedback for startups duringopen-events
  9. 9. Initiative: Startup Club ★ First startup club in Brazil. Sponsored and operated by Supernova. ★ Aims to enhance local ecosystem, providing subsidized coworking space, workshops and educational events. ★ 7 startups currently participanting.
  10. 10. we love to partner with like-minded companies ★ biggest angel investor ★ Coworking space network in Brazil
  11. 11. WHY BRAZIL? ...and much more
  12. 12. Brazil’s digital market and startups are growing fast, and are expected to continue in the forthcoming years users with internet access users that buy online e-commerce turnover # of startups funded 39,0 million 2007 BRL 6,3 billion 5 9,5 million 62,3 million BRL 8,2 billion 2008 10 13,2 million 66,3 million BRL 10,6 billion 2009 7 17,6 million 73,7 million 2010 BRL 14,8 billion 21 23,0 million 78,5 million 2011* BRL 19 billion 64*estimates 32,0 million investments in startups 2005-2008 US$ 300 million 2011 US$ 750 million source: Ibope, camara e-net, e-bit, Telebrasil, Anatel, Cláudio Furtado (FGV) and Censo Brasileiro da Indústria de Private Equity e Venture Capital
  13. 13. Nearly one third of graduates in Brazil intend to foundits own company within 5 years after graduating career intentions after graduation (%) * Soon after graduating 5 years after graduating 30,3 to work in a big company (250 or more employees) 8,1 8,4 to found my own company 27,1 *source: GUESSS Report 2011 - supported by Ernest & Young
  14. 14. CONTACT