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 […]

Online Workshop II starts the final stage of AWC

Published in September 25, 2017

The Online Workshop II of Academic Working Capital presented the last stage of the program – the business model test – to the 25 groups. The students participated in the first day of the Online Workshop II, on September 23rd, straight from their cities, through platforms such as Google Hangouts, Google Drive and Slack. In addition to the AWC team, the online event counted on lectures of Rafael Gonçalves, founder of the company Tegris, and Henry Suzuki, managing partner of […]

Women participation doubles at AWC

Published in August 21, 2017

There are already more women undertaking projects than men. This was one of the conclusions of the research Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016, carried out by Sebrae and the Brazilian Institute for Quality and Productivity (IBQP). Almost half of these new female entrepreneurs (with businesses up to 3.5 years old) are concentrated on activities of domestic service, hairdressing and beauty, clothing and cosmetics trade, and catering and food services. However, little by little, they are betting more on areas that are […]

Investors get to know AWC’s projects in Fair

Published in July 20, 2017

The last day of Academic Working Capital 2017 Workshop II, on July 19th, began with a flipped classroom session. Divided into two classrooms of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), the groups met with their respective AWC coordinators to present hypothesis on their solutions and the tests and experiments they intend to do with potential customers and users to validate them. Coordinators and colleagues also contributed with suggestions and […]

AWC groups participate in Online Workshop I

Published in May 16, 2017

On April 29th and May 6th and 13th, the 35 groups participating in Academic Working Capital 2017 attended the Online Workshop I. Through online platforms such as Google Hangouts, Google Drive and Slack, students interacted, gave presentations and watched lectures directly from their cities. The AWC team conducted the activities live from São Paulo (SP) for the 1st and 2nd call groups, which were divided into two classes. Class 1 was comprised of 1st call groups, that needed to make […]

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 […]

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 […]