The Silicon Valley, located between the cities of San Francisco and Santa Clara in California, is the birthplace of the world's most successful high-tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, HP, Intel, Oracle, Ebay and Electronic Arts. "The Valley" is also known for being home of the most successful entrepreneurs and visionaries of this generation, for innovations and paradigm-shifting technologies, and for concentrating one third of the venture capital investment in the world.
In this first event, we took to Brazil a good mix of entrepreneurs which represents a wide variety of success cases. The event used an innovative format which put the entrepreneurs face-to-face with successful businessmen, politicians, academia and young local talents and students; boosting the exchange of ideas and mutual understanding of the business and cultural environment.
Aber Whitcomb was most recently CTO and a co-founder of MySpace. Aber is a recognized expert in large scale computing, networking and storage and frequently speaks about these topics
Ashwin Navin is a co-founder of BitTorrent (most used P2P technology in the world) and its President until August 2008. He possesses extensive experience in structuring and negotiating acquisitions, partnerships and alliances in the tech industry.
Jawed Karim is a co-founder of the popular video sharing website Youtube. Karim has also launched a venture fund called Youniversity Ventures with early PayPal investors.
Paul Bragiel is a co-founder of I/O Ventures, a super early stage startup and mentorship program. Previously he co-founded Lefora - product bringing forums into the 21st century - and Meetro, the first location based social network. Paul is also founder of Paragon Five, a game development studio.
BRICChamber promoted meetings in Sao Paulo, Sao Jose dos Campos and Rio de Janeiro with the following businessmen and Government Authorities
Bertrand Chaverot - Managing Director of Ubisoft Brazil
Benedito Fayan - Director of Innovation at Telefonica
César Gon - Founder and CEO of CI&T
Eduardo Costa - Director of Innovation of FINEP, Innovation Federal Agency
Eduardo Paes - Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro
Professor Francisco Nigro - Father of flex fuel cars
Eike Batista - Founder and CEO of EBX Group
Fernando Madeira - CEO Terra Networks LATAM and USA
João Fernando Gomes de Oliveira - President of the Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas, IPT, one of the most advanced R&D institutions in Latin America, linked to the University of Sao Paulo State
Julio Bueno - Secretary of Development of Rio de Janeiro State
Levindo Santos - Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for HSBC in Brazil
Luciano Almeida - Secretary of Development of the State of Sao Paulo
Marcelo Haddad - Executive Director of Rio Negócios, Investment Promotion Agency of Rio
Olavo Monteiro de Carvalho - Chairmain of Monteiro Aranha Group, Geociclo Biotecnologia S.A.
Patrícia Freitas - Director of Investment of FINEP, Innovation Federal Agency
Roberto Irineu Marinho - President of Globo TV and Organizações Globo
Jose Augusto Correa
BRICChamber in the Global Media
Yahoo Finance - BRICChamber reflects the dynamic entrepreneurial spirit of Brazil and the increasing leadership role young entrepreneurs are playing throughout the global economy.
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BRICChamber in the Brazilian Media
Exame - Focada no setor de tecnologia, missão da BRICChamber traz investidores internacionais para conhecer empreendedores brasileiros.
UOL - BricChamber pretende aumentar o networking dos brasileiros e mostrar que as idéias podem sair do papel.
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Revista Época Negócios Online, MSN Estadão, Investimentos e Notícias