Startup Brasil Demo Day

Start-Up Brasil and Apex-Brasil had partnered up to bring over 9 innovative Brazilian startups to the Bay Area with the objective of introducing them to the investment ecosystem in Silicon Valley. Prior to the arrival, they had taking the companies through an acceleration period, equipping them with the necessary skills to pitch confidently to Silicon Valley investors.

With over 30 years of expertise, our role was to act as a multiplier for Start-Up Brasil and Apex Brasil. Silicon Valley Forum confirmed a key note speaker and six investor judges to the event, as well as taking care of the marketing and communication of the event that secured a sold-out evening. The event was held at Hero City with an attendance of 175+ local technology professionals, where approximately 25% of them were accredited investors.


The Start-Up Brasil Demo Day Program:

Welcome Speech

  • Adiba Barney, CEO & President, Silicon Valley Forum
  • Eduardo Prisco Paraiso Ramos, Consul General of Brazil San Francisco

Opening Remarks

  • Fernando Spohr, Operations Manager North America, Apex-Brasil
  • Vitor Andrade, COO, Start-Up Brasil

Investor Panel

  • Fadi Bishara, Founder & CEO, Blackbox
  • Mike Hennessey, Executive Director, Puente Labs
  • Scott Ransenberg, Principal, Riverwood Capital
  • Antoine Colaco, Partner, Valor Capital Group
  • Patrick Eggen, Head of Qualcomm Ventures
  • Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

Keynote speaker

  • Pascal Finette, Vice President, Singularity University Labs


“Silicon Valley Forum have been extremely valuable and helpful in organizing a successful event. They’ve been a key partner in putting together the Startup Brasil Demo Day.” – Fernanda Baker, Business Development, Apex-Brasil


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About Silicon Valley Forum’s Immersion Programs

Silicon Valley Forum creates unique, high-quality Silicon Valley immersion programs, startup workshops, business luncheons, pitch nights, demo days, and more for corporates, accelerators, government and universities worldwide. Each program can be tailored to your delegation’s specific needs, find past Silicon Valley immersion programs here and download our program brochures to learn more about what we can do for you!

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