What is it?

A public-private initiative of the State of Rio de Janeiro and partners to promote a new enterpreneurship culture, transforming Rio de Janeiro in an international hub for digital technology.

To whom it is adressed:

  Brazilians and foreigners

  Groups composed with up to 3 participants

  Digital tech entreperneurs

Brazilian and foreigners digital tech entreperneurs

R$100,000.00 in Seed Capital for project development

Educational Program with the best mentors

1.000m² free co-working space


Co-working Space


  •   1.000m²
  •   Multimedia Auditorium
  •   Confrence Rooms
  •   Lounges
  •   Coffee Shop
  •   Skype Rooms
  •   Wireless

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Educational Program

Throughout the period enrolled in Startup Rio, the selected entrepreneurs will participate in an educational program focused on digital tech entrepreneurship.

The educational component has the function of supporting project’s developments and the entrepreneurial culture, in a dynamic and complete manner, using state of the art teaching techniques, specially addressed to entrepreneurs.

This program was developed by experts that have already acted in distinct educational initiatives focused in innovation, such as Kip Stringfellow, Singularity University’s ex-director of international programs; Marcelo Salim, founder of IBMEC’s Entrepreneurial Center; and Paula Guedes, entrepreneur, founder of ATLZ, MBA in entrepreneurship from Wharton School of Business.

The educational program still counts with mentors appointed by partners such as Endeavor, Instituto Genesis, and some of the very best accelerators in the country. Other than mentorship, the program also has the support of partners such as Endeavor, SEBRAE, and Assespro in the development of the educational content.

Startuprio’s educational program aims:

Develop habilities and knowledge for digital tech entrepreneurs to act in the Brazilian and Foreign markets and develop its business

Generate knowledge for the execution of digital tech prototypes

Act in an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship

Develop an entrepreneural mindset and culture


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