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3rd Annual Demo Day – Apex-Brasil and Start-Up Brasil

Apex-Brasil and Startup Brasil was back for their 3rd Annual Demo Day and Silicon Valley Forum was excited to be one of their main partners for the event. Brazil’s eleven most innovative startups of the year got the opportunity to pitch inside Techcrunch Disrupt on September 12th, 2017. They entrepreneurs pitched to a full house of more than 150 people in the room and received valuable feedback from three investors secured by Silicon Valley Forum.

Silicon Valley Forum is proud to be working with Apex-Brasil and Startup Brasil for the second year in a row, putting together another successful sold-out event. Foreign founders bring a huge amount of innovation and jobs to Silicon Valley and we are delighted to be part of creating a more diverse and international startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley, bridging the gap in technology between two of the world’s largest economies, the US and Brazil.


Demo Day – Agenda

6:00pm – Registration and Networking

6:30pm – Welcome speech by Denyse Cardozo, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Forum

6:35pm – Opening Remarks by Juliano Alves Pinto, Deputy Consul at the Consulate General of Brazil, and Fernando Spohr, Operations Manager at Apex-Brasil.

7:00pm – 11 Brasilian Startups Pitching with feedback from the judging panel:

  • Luigi Congedo, Principal, Bootstrap Labs
  • Pedro Sorrentino, VC, FundersClub
  • George Kellerman, COO & General Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures

8:15pm – Winner Announcement + Closing Remarks

8:30pm – Networking and Cocktails


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About Silicon Valley Forum Immersion Programs

Silicon Valley Forum put together unique tailored high-quality immersion programs, startup workshops, business luncheons, pitching nights, demo days and more for accelerators, government and universities worldwide. Contact Klaus Wehage, Head of International Relations at for more info.



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