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 […]

Sales and operation on the 2nd day of Workshop II

Published in July 19, 2017

On the second day of Academic Working Capital 2017 Workshop II, about 70 students from the 28 participating groups learned about the program’s purchasing system, attended lectures on sales and operation and continued working on improving their solutions. The activities of July 18th were focused on refining the products in Design Sprint sessions with colleagues and on maturing the business and commercial vision. Workshop II takes place in the classrooms and auditorium of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of […]

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: 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 […]

Lectures close the Workshop II

Published in July 21, 2016

The last day of the Workshop II of Academic Working Capital, on July 20th, raised discussions about financial planning. The schedule began in the auditorium of the Electrical Engineering building of the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (USP) with a lecture about pricing. Administrator and mathematician Daniel Barzilay explained that the process of pricing in a startup is different from big companies, as these have a wide database of consumer behavior. “In a startup you do not have […]

AWC: workshop for the new groups

Published in May 23, 2016

The selected groups in the 2nd call of Academic Working Capital program in 2016 participated in the Online Workshop, held on May 7th, 14th and 21st. The goal of the workshop was to prepare the students for the work that will be accomplished along the year, with the same content covered in the Workshop I, which took place between January 18th and 20th at the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP). The lectures and presentations were broadcasted live via […]

AWC 2016 Workshop I: understanding users

Published in January 20, 2016

On the second day of Workshop I held by the Academic Working Capital program in 2016, participants discussed the importance of understanding one’s users. The first panel on January 19 was conducted by Miguel Chaves, a partner at innovation and design consulting firm CAOS Focado. He talked about elements of the Design Thinking method which are essential for startups. “When you understand how users behave, they open up much more to the solution,” he said. Miguel also explained the CSD […]

The AWC 2016 Workshop I begins

Published in January 19, 2016

Academic Working Capital’s 2016 Workshop I opened on January 18 in São Paulo (SP). In the second year of the program – an initiative by Instituto TIM that helps undergraduates turn their senior research projects into innovative products and business –, the students will be attending three on-site workshops and be monitored remotely by AWC monitors. The first workshop is taking place on January 18 to 20 in the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School at Universidade […]

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 […]