The Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae) launched a new strategy for startups service in the country: the sebraelab. The space, modulated for use by entrepreneurs in conjunction with the startup ecosystem, aims to facilitate the interaction between them. The environment may be the stage of collaborative events and place of creation for entrepreneurs – a kind of co-working.
The first unit, a simplified version of the project was inaugurated in the Corporate University of the Sebrae, in Brasilia (DF). A second structure of the project will also be launched this year in Belo Horizonte (MG), and by the end of 2017, the idea is a sebraelab is operating in each state.
“There will be tables available for connecting computers that can be used all day by entrepreneurs, who will register and have access to any sebraelab in the Country. Anything can be done in sebraelab: mentoring, events, discussions, meetings,” said the manager of Sebrae Services Unit, Andrew Spinola.
The action took place within the Sebrae Startup Day, an event that took place simultaneously in 45 cities to discuss the scenario of digital entrepreneurship and stimulate the development of startups in Brazil. With over 200 partners help, the event brought together about 10 thousand people including entrepreneurs, developers / programmers, students, designers, investors, accelerators and incubators.
“The world of startups and innovation is full of uncertainties. What matters is that, by creating an interface that responds to the needs, many startups will have the ability to change the Country, “said Vinicius Lages, Director of Administration and Finance of the Sebrae.
In Brasilia, the first edition of the event featured 12 hours of networking and learning. About a hundred participants, including entrepreneurs, developers, students, designers, investors, incubators and accelerators representatives attended lectures, exchanged ideas and contacts. In São Paulo the event emphasized the existing instruments in the market for companies in the sector receive the essential investments to develop.