AWC 2019: selected teams

Published in May 22, 2019

The 34 teams that will be part of the Academic Working Capital program, which helps students transform their Final Projects into technology-based startups, have already been selected. Of the 228 applicants from more than 100 public and private colleges, the 88 students forming the teams will participate in workshops, teaching assistance and in the Investments Fair, besides receiving funds to build their prototypes. This way, by the end of the year, their projects turn into startups. Health-related proposals are the […]

Registrations for AWC 2019 are open

Published in April 16, 2019

College students interested in transforming their Final Projects in startups with technological basis may already register in the Academic Working Capital 2019 program. Students must perform a pre-registration via AWC’s website and submit their respective proposals and documents by 04/22. The registered teams may contain up to four people, above the age of 18 and enrolled in any graduation field. The team leader must be in the last year of the course and his or her Final Project must be […]

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 […]

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 […]