AWC promotes Investment Fair

Published in December 18, 2015

The 2015 edition of the Academic Working Capital program ended with the AWC Investment Fair, held on December 17 at the Technological Park of the state of São Paulo. After three days of preparation at Workshop III, the groups had the opportunity to present their projects to investors and guests. The President of the Instituto TIM, Manoel Horacio, visited the stands of all groups and opened the event. “I was extremely excited to see the presentation of their ideas,” he […]

AWC: Pitches training close Workshop

Published in December 17, 2015

The last day of Workshop III of the Academic Working Capital program in 2015 was dedicated to the preparation of pitches that students would present at the AWC Investment Fair, scheduled for the next day. During the whole day on December 16, the groups attended lectures, trained their presentations and visited the place where the Fair will take place. Workshop III started on December 14 and is being held at the auditorium and rooms of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering […]

AWC: Sales and patent on the 2nd day

Published in December 16, 2015

The second day of Workshop III of the Academic Working Capital program had as its theme Marketing, Sales and Operations (see what happened on the first day). The panels on December 15 were opened by the program content coordinator, Diogo Dutra, who spoke to participants about sales channels and strategies. Diogo explained ways to price the product, measure sales expectations and acquire and retain customers. Miguel Chaves, partner at consulting in innovation and design firm CAOS Focado and founder of […]

AWC: Workshop III starts in São Paulo

Published in December 15, 2015

On the morning of December 14, started in São Paulo (SP) the Workshop III of the Academic Working Capital program – a Instituto TIM initiative that supports undergraduate students who want to turn their final projects into a business. For three days, members of the groups participating in 2015 attend lectures, make exercises and dynamics and prepare presentations for the AWC Investments Fair, on December 17. The AWC Workshop III will be held from December 14 to 16 at the […]

AWC: Investors close Workshop I

Published in July 17, 2015

The last day of Workshop I of the Academic Working Capital program was for improvements in the new versions of the prototypes. The students attended lectures on corporate world and investment mechanisms and, in the afternoon, set up their projects and presented them in a Review of Products Fair, held in the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP). In the morning, students were visited by the president of Instituto […]

AWC: prototype creation at Workshop

Published in July 16, 2015

After initiating the business plan and learning about user experience, the participants of the Academic Working Capital program dedicated their time to the new prototypes of their products in the third day of Workshop I, held on July 15th. The Design Thinking concept was taken up in the lecture by Eduardo Zancul, professor of the Production Engineering program and director of the multidisciplinary laboratory InovaLab at the University of São Paulo (USP). The professor presented the history and characteristics of […]

Focus on the user on the 2nd day

Published in July 15, 2015

All activities of the second day of the Workshop I of the Academic Working Capital program, on July 14th, focused on user experience (see what happened on the first day). Renato Freitas, one of the creators of 99Taxis, gave the opening lecture in the auditorium of the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), reinforcing the importance of thinking about the target audience to develop a product. “All business decisions […]

1st AWC Workshop begins in São Paulo

Published in July 14, 2015

The first day of the 1st 2015 Workshop of the Academic Working Capital program was full of discussions on technological business and design. The authors of the 12 proposals selected in 2015 attended lectures, showed their projects to colleagues, listened to feedback and comments and made analysis. The topic of the 1st workshop, which is taking place between July 13th-16th in the auditorium and in classrooms of the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University […]

AWC: Proposals approved for 2015

Published in July 1, 2015

The proposals set to participate in the Academic Working Capital program in 2015 have already been selected. Among the chosen Final Projects is a portable paper recycler, an eucalyptus seedling selector, Phari (a solution for the transmission and receipt of information that employs Bluetooth technology) and Cycle (a hardware that uses LEDs to form images on bicycle wheels while in movement). The authors of the selected proposals are students from USP (University of São Paulo), UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de […]

AWC opens enrollments for students

Published in June 3, 2015

Enrollments to participate in the Academic Working Capital program have now opened. The program is set to invest R$ 400,000 in up to 40 projects aimed at university students interested in conceiving technology-based business in the fields of Engineering and Exact Sciences. Undergraduate students from these areas that are currently working on their Final Projects may enroll up to June 21st. All enrollment guidelines can be found on the Academic Working Capital website. Participating groups must be composed of 2 […]