Seed evaluates customers for the special edition

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After closing the registration period for the special edition of the seed, the government of Minas Gerais now began the phase of selection of candidates. The technical team will select 60 participants in this round, with a total of 54 initiatives to overcome the existing public hurdles. The result will be released on 5 April.

Overall, 244 Startup Take part in the process. According to Pedro Vaz, Superintendent of Technical Innovation, Economic Development (Headquarters) of the State Secretariat, the number of customers exceeded expectations as the program specified the profile Startup Sought to solve challenges.

Pedro Vaz says, “There have been many changes in this special edition, from the necessity of the CNPJ to the context of the epidemic that prevents us from moving to cities, doing hand-in-hand to publicize the round,” Pedro Vaz it is said. According to Headquarters Deputy Secretary, Fernando Pasalio, the structural transformation of the program fulfills the need of the state government to work at sensitive points for an efficient management.

“We created selection criteria such as: the relevance of economic development policy; Impact on the productive sector; Adherence to government policy; And a possible solution in the innovation ecosystem ”, Passalio explains.

Challenges – The challenges that received the most were 27 and 28, with 16 and 18 registered for culture and tourism (secult) from the state secretariat. One of them seeks a solution to his experience in Minas Gerais and available data on potential tourists to collect, analyze and support public policies. It is about improving access to tourism efficiently and effectively through communication with other tourism.

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Another challenge that 18 customers faced was Minas Gerais (Amter-MG), the state’s technical support and rural extension company, which proposes to promote efficient technical assistance and digital rural expansion. The objective is that these changes can be evaluated qualitatively, with agility in the economy of the family farmers and the state government. Not a single challenge was proposed.

Five countries and 15 states Those enrolled in the challenge are from five countries: Brazil, England, Mexico, Sweden and the United States. In Brazil, was represented by 15 states StartupGoing: Minas Gerais, with the largest number of customers, Bahia, Serra, Federal District, Espírito Santo, Goise, Pará, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo.

Acceleration method The sixth version of the seed improved the major points of the structure. There is an acceleration method that will allow even more interaction, Networking And access to content.

In this phase, the acceleration process will be virtual and rely exclusively on the presence of dedicated connection agents to unify Startup to main The players His related area of ​​expertise. For 6 months, Startup Will be immersed in a dynamic environment, focused on strategic connections.

Planned practices include personal advice, lives With important agents of the ecosystem, The meetings, Proliferation and many other functions that will contribute to strengthening Startup hurried up

The first two months will focus on developing the business as a whole, establishing connections and preparing a cutting bench to be held at the end of that period, which will decrease from 60 to 40 Startup Be accelerated.

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Over the next four months, business will continue to boom with growth. In this phase, the focus will be on establishing connections and implementing solutions developed by it. Startup Participants.

Sarah Gracie

About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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