Sao PauloLucas Valente da Costa

Founded: September 19th 2015
Organizer: Martina Müller
Email: saopaulo@houseofgenius.org

With over 12 million inhabitants, the largest city in Latin America hosts a fast-growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. New businesses mean innovation, development and growth, but also plenty of difficulties, which can be best addressed by well experienced and diverse people! We believe that collaboration shortens the pathway to overcome challenges, and this is exactly what we want to raise awareness about and boost by launching House of Genius in São Paulo. We are here to bring challenges from the real world to real problem solvers, incentivizing disruptive thinking, supportive input and creative new ideas!

Team

Martina Müller

Martina Müller
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I have earned a Legal bachelor degree from University of Sao Paulo in December 2013, where I focused my studies on sustainable development and environmental law. Today, I serve as International Affairs Advisor at the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Environment, after having worked with civic engagement in sustainable development high-level negotiation processes at the United Nations in New York in 2014. I am personally convinced that for my country, Brazil, to reach both environmental and economic sustainability, it must redirect its economic model from large-scale commodities export to innovative entrepreneurship, and aim at supporting projects and fostering initiatives which contribute to this long-term goal.

Gustavo Gracitelli

Gustavo Gracitelli
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While studying Economics at University, I started my career volunteering for AIESEC, afterwards doing an internship at a consulting company of which I was invited to become a partner, and then working for two years in the financial market. I was also responsible for raising funds (R$100k) at my first entrepreneurial adventure (Expedição 4×1 – a car expedition with 4 friends throughout 19 American countries) which, besides getting funding, received a lot of media exposure. Currently, I am one of the founders of bynd, an urban mobility solution for companies, mainly focused on a carpooling platform (web and mobile).

Felipe Reis

Felipe Reis
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My purpose has always been linked to making the world a more equal place. In 2008 I graduated from UNESP Araraquara in Social Sciences, and since then I have gained management, finance and accounting skills in large companies. Additionally, I have also worked as musician giving drum and percussion lessons as well as performing in the region. In 2012 I earned my postgraduate degree in Companies’ Controllership. Today, I’m an enthusiast of the Social Business concept, which involves both my management vocation and my passion and purpose – I currently work as a manager at Catraca Livre, a journalism company that uses the concept of educational communication as a basis for the empowerment of citizens.

Augusto Sato

Augusto Sato
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As a business student, I knew from the beginning that if I wanted to have a wise perspective of life I would need to put myself in as many diverse situations as I could: from being a tour guide in Orlando (USA) to a waiter in a vegetarian restaurant in Melbourne (Australia), I have crafted my professional journey through organizations such as Endeavor, Insper, Flytour, Heineken and Twitter, where I currently work. Trying to return to my community what was given to me, I’ve co-founded a nonprofit organization called Blooder, a platform that connects people who need blood to potential donors. Hearing ideas from people with various backgrounds is what excites me most when it comes to a project like House of Genius.

Isadora Kimura

Isadora Kimura
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I graduated in 2013 in Mechanical-engineer at Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). During that time, I co-created POLINIZE: an online network with 1000+ like-minded people, focused in innovate and collaborate in social impact projects. From 2009 to 2010, I did an internship at Vox Capital, the first Impact Investment fund of Brazil. In there, I fell in love for the startup world and decided moving to San Francisco, where lived for one year and started building BRIIX, an equity crowdfunding platform. I have been working in the ed-tech sector for the past 3 years as Product Manager for Geekie – a tech-startup that helps students to get into their dream college through a Personalised Learning platform.

 

 

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Venue

PlugCLXT
Rua Lisboa,
890 – Cerqueira César
Sao Paulo-­SP
05413-000
Brazil

Upcoming Session Dates

  • 14 September
  • 19 October