In São Paulo, there’s a new accelerator in town: Aceleratech. Founded by experienced Brazilian entrepreneurs and backed by ESPM, the organization will apply an acceleration process of angel investment, education and mentoring.
Aceleratech was founded by Mike Ajnsztajn, Brazilian serial entrepreneur, investor, and Co-Founder and CEO of Zuppa, and Pedro Waengertner, ESPM Coordinator and Co-Founder of Zuppa as well. Sean Lindy will act as the organization’s Executive Director, and confirmed mentors include Julio Vasconcelos of Peixe Urbano, Fernando Biancardi Cirne of Locaweb and Cassio Spina of Anjos do Brasil.
A Five-Pronged Approach
The Aceleratech program will rely heavily on the academic support of ESPM for educating and mentoring its entrepreneurs in a way that is organized and effective. In hopes of providing a well-rounded experience, the process will entail five modules: Social Media for Business, Mobile Marketing, Business Models, User Experience and Transforming an Idea into a Business.
Currently, Aceleratech is seeking to identify its first class. It will select 12 startups to undergo a 12-week acceleration program, which is set to begin at the start of 2013. Inscriptions are open from now until November 25th.