In January, the Endeavor Investor Network team co-hosted an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Brazil Innovators and the Kauffman Fellows Program that convened 40+ high-growth Brazilian companies and 40+ investment firms from the United States, Europe, Mexico and Brazil. During the two-hour speed networking session – a hallmark of all Investor Network events – participants met with up to ten companies each, resulting in 350+ formal investor-to-entrepreneur introductions. Following the formal networking session, participants celebrated with a dinner hosted by the Kauffman Fellows Program.
As part of the larger Kauffman Fellows Global Summit, the investor event brought together 130+ leaders of the worldwide entrepreneurship ecosystem and promoted Brazil as a top market for investment. Throughout the 2014 Summit, Endeavor Entrepreneurs, network members and staff took the stage to discuss topics ranging from venture capital in Brazil to pan-regional companies launching local operations. Endeavor participants included entrepreneur Miguel (Mike) Santos of Technisys, board member Jason Green, Endeavor Catalyst‘s Allen Taylor and Leticia Queiroz of Endeavor Brazil.