No. The process is also open to foreigners, but during the acceleration cycle is needed, for the companies of pre-operational phase, physical presence in Porto Alegre.
You just have to fill in the registration form with the solicited details from your startup, then our staff will contact you to schedule the next steps.
Based on our selection criteria, we will make a preliminary analysis of your business. If we had interest to know you more, we will schedule an initial conversation. Otherwise, we will send you an email thanking you for your participation and we will probably look for you in the next cycle.
It takes 12 months. In the first six months you will receive a very intensive coaching and training. At the second period you will keep on receiving our coaching and mentoring; we will also connect you with our network of partners (incubators, coworkings, etc.) that will host your startup but at this time you will have to learn to walk by yourself.
Personalized business coaching, access to our network and the access to our space and infrastructure. We believe that these elements are more important than money for an innovative startup at early-stages.
Teams of pre-operational phase must be physically in Porto Alegre during the first 6 months of acceleration. The teams in the growth phase must be in Porto Alegre only in some specific dates.