In December we were excited to announce the winner of the AppCircus in São Paulo, The Incredible Circus. The great news is that this casual game was selected as one of the 20 best apps among all AppCircus winners worldwide and will be on the stage of the Mobile Premier Awards on February 27, in Barcelona, competing for the best app of the year.The Windows Phone version of The Incredible Circus is probably going to be launched on the stage. Last week, during the Campus Party Brazil, Julien Fourgeaud (Rovio’s Product Management and Business Development) have tried the beta version and apparently enjoyed the game a lot. I will be there to check this out!
Last week I ended up posting about Startup Weekend Brasilia (February, 3-5) only on Pulso Social (you can check the link here). It was real pleasure helped mentoring the teams and I really enjoyed the final results. After 41 elevator pitches, the event launched 14 new startups in the Brazilian market. I have been talking with some of the startups and the things are apparently evolving very well since the event, including several meetings with potential investors.
More than half of the Brazilian students wants to be an entrepreneur: the call, the hype or traditional leadership issues?
Ac couple weeks ago I've posted at Pulsosocial about an Endeavor's research that points out that over 50 percent of the Brazilian students wants to be an entrepreneur.
Besides the skilled workforce blackout that is already a reality in the high tech Brazilian market, those numbers lead us to another important question: is it due the call, the hype or issues with the traditional leadership style?
An interesting aspect is that among those students, 7.6 percent are already entrepreneurs and most of them have other entrepreneurs in family. When it happens, the confidence of the potential entrepreneurs is lower than the average. It is certainly a symptom of the legal local system that makes the entrepreneurial life much harder than in other countries.
All startups based on Latin America can still apply for Pulso Startup10 (PS10) until January, 9. The objective of this online contest is to shine a spotlight on early stage technology companies in the region.
The winner team will be sent to NYC with all expenses covered by Pulso Social to pitch his/her business for investors and the local press.