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 […]

High expectations for the Investments Fair

Published in November 23, 2017

Expectations for the Academic Working Capital 2017 Investments Fair are high not only among the groups, but also among investors. Marco Poli, angel investor of Anjos do Brasil, has already participated in the program’s workshops as a speaker, attended the Investments Fairs of 2015 and 2016 and intends to honor this year’s edition, that will take place in December 13th, starting at 10 am, at the Technological Park of the State of São Paulo (São Paulo-SP). You can register freely […]

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 […]

Professor at UFGD adopts TFC material

Published in November 1, 2017

The TIM Faz Ciência material was part of an academic article prepared by a professor and two students of the Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), in Mato Grosso do Sul. The article was presented between October 24th and 27th at the III Conference of the Latin American Association for Research in Science Education (LASERA 2017), held in Mexico. In addition, professor Ariane Baffa is using this material in subjects that she teaches at the Bachelor Degree course in Physics […]

Business backstage closes Online Workshop II

Published in October 9, 2017

The second day of the Online Workshop II of Academic Working Capital 2017, held on October 7th, brought together the 25 groups to talk about “Backstage, operation and cost estimating.” The workshop included two lectures, a discussion panel and moments of presentation and update of the decks and worksheets among the groups. The opening was carried out by AWC content coordinator, Diogo Dutra, who stressed out the importance of keeping the focus on the purpose of your business to overcome […]

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 […]

Support to attend an university in another city

Published in August 31, 2017

Moving from a city or state to attend a graduation course is the reality of many Brazilian students. The last Demographic Census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in 2010, indicated that 29.2% of Higher Education students studied in a city different from their city of origin. The implementation of the Unified Selection System (Sisu) facilitated this change, as students no longer need to go to another city to take entrance exams for many public universities. […]

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 […]