International hub space

Aiming at making its innovation ecosystem stronger, it’s important that Brazil connects to the world’s most sucessful model: the Silicon Valley, in US. To make such access easier, the MInistry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação – MCTI), in partnership with the Brazilian Trade Promotion and Investment Attraction Agency (Agência Brasileira de Promoção de Exportações e Investimentos – Apex-Brasil) promotes a series of activities to stablish connections.

International activities of the Start-Up Brazil program

The first step to connect to the Silicon Valley is the launch of an office in San Francisco. This space is a facilitator for brazilian startups to connect with potential clients, partners, mentors and investors in the region, besides providing support in the internationalization process of the companies.

Beyond the Start-Up Brasil space in San Francisco, Apex-Brasil, in partnership with MCTI, promote other activities, among which:

  • Demo days – events in which startups present themselves to investors and opinion leaders;
  • Matchmaking projects – actions for investors and selected startups to go through a process of knowing each other, according to each one’s profiles and interests;
  • Road shows – scheduled visits in different places in Brazil and abroad, depending on the focus of startups in the program, which allows the startups to present themselves and enjoy more access to investors.

To know more about the Start-Up Brasil space and about Apex-Brasil activities, please write to or call