UN awards AWC 2018 participant

Published in September 27, 2019

Anna Luísa Bezerra, the founder of Aqualuz, won the United Nations Young Champions of the Earth Award

AWC Startups are finalists at Harvard competition

Published in February 20, 2019

Three startups participating in the Academic Working Capital program in 2018 are finalists of the HackBrazil competition, which awards innovative technological solutions that seek to solve the main problems in Brazil. The three startups – Aqualuz, Helidrop and NextCam – will now participate in the final phase of the contest, which will include a pitch at the Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT, between April 5, 6, and 7 in Boston, United States. The winner will take home BRL 75,000 […]

Participants exhibit prototypes at Investments Fair 2018

Published in December 17, 2018

The Investments Fair, held on December 14, marked the closing of the Academic Working Capital 2018 program. The event invited investors and entrepreneurs to the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) to meet the solutions developed by the 22 groups throughout the program. The schedule also included two panels about angel investments in Brazil and the beginning of a startup. AWC content coordinator Diogo Dutra opened the event and gave […]

Workshop II: Feedback fair closes both days of activities

Published in September 18, 2018

September 16 was the last day of Workshop II of the Academic Working Capital 2018 program – at the same time it was a preview of what will take place at the Investment Fair, which will be held in December. The second and final day of the Workshop began in the main hall of the Vanzolini Foundation with an introductory talk with participants about investments. Coach Artur Vilas Boas started the day and the conference by bringing up different types […]

AWC: Online Interaction starts the solution test

Published in July 21, 2018

Continue investing in the current solution or start over again? And, from that decision, start the value proposition test or go back to the interviews phase? This was the idea that guided the activities of Online Interaction I – Deep Into Insight, held this Saturday, 07/21, a kind of small workshop that brought together participating groups from Academic Working Capital 2018. The event marked the change of phase, from the test of the problem to the test of the solution […]

AWC: All about interview on the 2nd day of Workshop I

Published in May 14, 2018

A day to learn how to do interviews that generate quality information. This was the main objective of the 2nd day of Workshop I of Academic Working Capital 2018, held on 05/12. The students attended classes about interview techniques, elaboration of personas and user obsession, as well as solution fit. They also heard lots of feedback – action that will accompany them by the end of the program. As on the 1st day of Workshop I, 05/05, the activities of […]

AWC 2018 path starts with Workshop I

Published in May 7, 2018

On May 5, the participating groups of Academic Working Capital 2018 met for the first time – though in the virtual environment – to get to know the program, attend lectures on entrepreneurship and market and listen to the first feedbacks of the solutions. The meeting happened on the first day of the Workshop I, which, this year, will be held entirely in the online format. The activities took place throughout the Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and […]

College students can already sign up for AWC 2018

Published in April 2, 2018

Entries for the 2018 edition of the Academic Working Capital program are now open to university students interested in turning their Final Projects (TCC) into a technology-based business. Candidates must pre-register on the AWC website and, based on the information they receive by email, put together a proposal and send it by 04/30. This is the 4th edition of the program, which has supported 211 students and led to the formation of 13 startups, which together earn about R$ 1.5 […]