From the Final Project to a business opportunity

Published in November 6, 2017

Being an entrepreneur at the university is not an easy task. But there are countless cases of students who have taken advantage of this moment to turn their ideas into business opportunities. Several companies began to be developed while their founders were still in the university, such as Facebook, Microsoft, Dell and Buscapé. And there are also cases like the ones of Academic Working Capital groups, in which a Final Project has turned into business (get to know some AWC […]

See the result of the 2nd call of AWC 2017

Published in April 25, 2017

The result of the second call to participate in Academic Working Capital 2017 has already been published on the program’s website. Altogether, 31 projects were selected – 23 from undergraduate students and 8 from students of State Technical Schools (Etecs), who participate in a pilot format through a partnership between Instituto TIM and Paula Souza Center. Those selected will join the five groups that have been already performing the activities since January, and will participate in AWC’s Online Workshop I, […]

Subscribe for the 2nd call for AWC 2017

Published in March 2, 2017

The 2nd call to participate in the 2017 edition of the Academic Working Capital program is open. Groups can be formed by 2 to 4 students of any undergraduate course, as long as the group coordinator is enrolled in the senior year of an undergraduate course in Engineering or Computer Science and performing the Final Project (TCC). This year, subscriptions are also open to students from eight State Technical Schools (Etec) in the state of São Paulo (click here to […]

Presentations close Workshop I

Published in January 19, 2017

January 18th was the last day of Workshop I of the Academic Working Capital program – at the same time, it was only the beginning of an intense work that the participants will carry out in 2017. In the first activity of the day, the groups were divided into two rooms of the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) to present their projects, using as base the slide deck […]

AWC: Focus on interviews with users

Published in January 18, 2017

On the second day of Workshop I, students participating in the 2017 Academic Working Capital program continued working on contacts and interviews with potential clients and partners. The activities were carried out at the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (Poli-USP), in São Paulo (SP), with the presence of the 7 groups selected in the 1st call of AWC – the 2nd call will be opened in March. Find out […]

AWC 2017 starts with Workshop I

Published in January 17, 2017

The Academic Working Capital program started its third edition with Workshop I, held in the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), in São Paulo (SP). The first day of the workshop, on January 16th, featured the presentation of the program and an introduction to concepts and tools that are essential to create a product and to undertake. The seven groups approved in the 1st call (there will be a […]

Fair closes AWC’s 2016 edition

Published in December 15, 2016

The AWC Investments Fair marked the end of the second edition of the Academic Working Capital program. The event was held on December 14th at the Technological Park of the State of São Paulo and was attended by the chief of staff of the Department of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation (SDECT) of the State of São Paulo, Maurício Juvenal; the president of Instituto TIM, Manoel Horacio; the CSO of TIM Brasil, Luis Minoru; and investors, teachers, students and […]

AWC: Pitches training at Workshop III

Published in December 14, 2016

The second day of the Academic Working Capital 2016 Workshop III had lectures on intellectual property and networking, and a lot of training for the pitches that will be presented at the AWC Investments Fair. The activities were held on December 13 in the auditorium and in the rooms of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), in São Paulo-SP. Learn how was the first day of the AWC Workshop II […]

Workshop III of AWC 2016 begins

Published in December 13, 2016

The last on-site workshop of the program Academic Working Capital in 2016 has started on December 12th. Thirteen groups gathered with the AWC team in the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) for a day of lectures and activities. The aim of the Workshop III is that the groups can be prepared to present their projects in the Investments Fair, which will take place on December 14th. Follow the […]

AWC: registrations open for 2017

Published in November 30, 2016

Registrations for the 2017 edition of the Academic Working Capital program are open. Student groups from any undergraduate program can subscribe – as long as the group coordinator is, mandatorily, enrolled in the Final Project execution stage in Engineering courses or in the Computer Science field programs. It will be accepted Final Projects aiming to create new technology-based companies. The program offers financial, technical and business support to the selected projects during one year. It is required to make a […]