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 […]

TIM Tec launches courses on entrepreneurship

Published in December 18, 2017

Entrepreneurship is already a reality for 48 million Brazilians between the ages of 18 and 64 years old (36% of the population). And among those who have never started a business, having their own business is the 4th most mentioned dream – behind only traveling around Brazil, buying a home and buying a car. These data from the research Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016, supported by Sebrae and conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Quality and Productivity (IBQP), show the strength […]

Investors, entrepreneurs and Etecs at AWC Fair

Published in December 14, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Academic Working Capital program ended on December 13th with the Investments Fair. Investors, entrepreneurs, professors and other market players were at the Technological Park of the State of São Paulo (São Paulo-SP) to learn about the solutions developed by the groups. The event also counted on the participation of High School students from Etecs Júlio de Mesquita, of Santo André-SP, and Aristóteles Ferreira, of Santos-SP – both participated in the program this year with students’ […]

A day to prepare for the Fair at Workshop III

Published in December 13, 2017

Elaborating slides and materials and training pitches: the activities of the groups of Academic Working Capital 2017 on the second day of Workshop III were totally focused on the Investiments Fair, which will be held on December 13th. The groups also attended a lecture and had a final moment of integration, closing Workshop III with lots of fun and high expectations for the Fair. The activities occurred at the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of […]

Workshop III: future of the projects after AWC

Published in December 12, 2017

The 22 participating groups of Academic Working Capital 2017 are gathered in São Paulo-SP for Workshop III – the last face-to-face meeting before the Investments Fair, which takes place on December 13th. The first day of the event was held on December 11th at the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP). In addition to the preparation for the Fair, the discussions of the Workshop III have a very important […]

AWC 2017 groups get prepared for the Fair

Published in December 7, 2017

The last few weeks are being raced to the 2017 Academic Working Capital groups, but it happens for good reason: they are working hard to present their projects in the best possible way at the Investments Fair. This year, the event that marks the closing of the edition will be held on December 13th, starting at 10 a.m., at the Technological Park of the State of São Paulo (São Paulo-SP). The groups will have the opportunity to present their solutions […]

Fusion and NanoTropic: learning at the AWC Fair

Published in November 27, 2017

The Investments Fair is the final event of Academic Working Capital – simultaneously, it is the initial step for groups to finally enter the market. The students present their projects in booths, and the five groups that stood out during the year, pitch a bank of invited experts. For Fusion and NanoTropic, startups and AWC 2016 participants, this is a learning experience. Leandro Rodrigues and Pedro Morais, from Fusion, says they had prepared a formal three-minute presentation for the visitors […]