Brazil Summer 2017

June 26, 2017 to Aug. 4, 2017


MIT Global Startup Labs is an intensive, hands-on experience in which you will get instruction and mentorship to help you bring your business ideas to reality. Join us at Insper’s São Paulo Campus for a six-week entrepreneurial journey full of MIT-led activities, lectures, and workshops that will provide you with the basic tools and ideas to start a technology based venture. The program will take place from June 26th to August 4th, 2017 at the Insper campus in São Paulo.

The program has the aim of shaping and incubating one technology-based startup per team of students formed. A group of MIT mentors will guide teams through the process generating ideas, developing a business model, and creating a minimum viable product to showcase at a Demo Day at the end of the program.

Strong candidates will have high academic performance and demonstrable entrepreneurial drive. Management and/or programming skills are also desirable. There is no cost to join the program.

Sponsor: TVML Foundation
Partner institution/ Host: Insper
Organized by the MIT-Brazil Program
MIT Instructors: Christian West, Jose Garza, Gabe Hege.

MIT Instructors / Mentors

Christian West

Technical Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jose Garza

Entrepreneurship Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gabe Hege

Technical Lead

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Total Students: 24
  • Male Students: 19
  • Female Students: 5
  • Average Age: 24.0
  • Student Affiliation:
    • Insper: 10
    • None: 13
    • Universidad de Bellas Artes: 1