Nima Kazerooni is a Canadian entrepreneur now building startups & ecosystems across Brazil. He has served as the exec director of the Founder Institute since its landing in 2015 helping grow the Brazilian market which has until today helped 154 graduate founders launch start-ups through 28 cohorts across 10 cities, led by a team of 30+ co-directors & associates with the support of over 500 mentors in the national network. Nima also cofounded JUPTER a Brazil-based tech R&D center & investor that looks to optimize the Finding, Funding & Launching of successful technologies made in Brazil for the world. He serves as board observer of ACE one of the largest & most successful startup accelerators in Latam & the official partner of Google Launchpad & the Draper Network.
Elton Miranda is the founder of Contentools, a startup which passed through an acceleratiom program in Silicon Valley, with customers in more than 30 countries. He is also mentor of the Google Launchpad San Francisco and angel investor.
The Founder Institute, based in Silicon Valley, is the world's largest idea stage accelerator & startup launch program with chapters in over 200 cities having helped over 3000+ entrepreneurs launch startups around the world which together are worth over US$20B. FI's mission is to help create 1 million jobs, of which 100k we hope will be created in Brazil.
JUPTER operates acceleration programs, incubates startups & invests in early stage companies. This is while in the search for the algorithms & protocols that govern the Startup Development Lifecycle via the development of a Startup Operating System aimed at drastically reducing the startup mortality rate. JUPTER helps operate, invests with & represents the interests of the Founder Institute across Brazil & ACE Sul (the southern division of the SP based accelerator).