Does the intellectual property of my startup must be shared?

The participation in the Startups Connected Award and Acceleration Program does not entail any obligation regarding intellectual property. This matter shall be discussed and agreed upon directly between the startup and the company that proposed the challenge for which the startup has been selected.

Do I need to be established in Brazil to join the initiative?

You do not need to be established in Brazil to join the initiative. However, if your startup is selected to the acceleration program and you choose to join it, you should come and stay in Brazil for that time (3 months).

Is the video pitch mandatory?

Yes. However, it is important to keep in mind that only aspects regarding the startup and its solution will be evaluated. Image and sound quality will not be taken into consideration during the evaluation.

Can I participate in the initiative even though I already applied last year?

Yes, but keep in mind that the same startup must not be accelerated by the same anchor company. Besides that, this year the initiative brings new challenges, benefits and partners.

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