SEEDing your StartUp project in Brazil

By:DeputyRepresentative Belo Horizonte
Business Opportunities


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Many people say that on times of crisis that the best opportunities are found, so if this could be

true, SEED is the right apple in the tree of uncertainty Brazil has recently endured.

SEED was created in 2013 and reaches its 3rd round. It aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial

culture, to accelerate the startups ecosystem development and to encourage ideas and

innovative businesses in the state. So far, the program has received 176 entrepreneurs from 19

different nationalities. Altogether, SEED accelerated 73 startups in the two first rounds, which

53 of them are Brazilian and 20 international. These startups raised over R$ 10 million in

investments until mid-2015.

Innovative tradition

Considered by Bloomberg Foundation as one of the greatest innovation projects of public sector

in the world, SEED will select in its 3rd round 40 innovative startups from any part of the globe.

That is, any entrepreneur over 18 years old with a good idea and able to live in the city of Belo

Horizonte for six months can apply to the program!

The selected projects will receive up to R$ 80k in seed capital, an inspiring coworking space,

entrepreneurial training and business acceleration, first-class mentoring and the opportunity to

get in touch with the local innovation ecosystem, San Pedro Valley. It is important to highlight

that SEED doesn’t demand that your startup is a registrated business and it’s equity free.

If you are a Dutch SME and Entrepreneur that may be looking forward to improve your innovative

and smart business in Brazil, send us an e-mail at

Deputy Representative NBSO Brazil


Sergipe Street nº1167 – Room 1502 Funcionários – BH/MG CEP: 30130-171

(31) 3504-3381