The Startups Connected initiative was created by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in 2016, aiming to bridge the gap between associated companies and startups from Brazil and Germany, as well as between the startups ecosystem of both countries.

In its 3rd edition, the initiative concentrates all the German-Brazilian Chamber activities focused on startups, with the Award and the Startups Connected Acceleration Program among them, as well as the Startups Speed Dating business meeting and our exclusive startups association.

Startups Connected Award
Startups Connected Acceleration Program

Since its creation, Startups Connected relies with the support and sponsorship of companies such as BASF, Bayer, Siemens and SAP, among others. Through the Startups Connected Award, participating companies launch their challenges yearly searching for innovative solutions. The most well-evaluated startup of each challenges is declared winner, thus selected to join the Startups Connected Acceleration Program.


Get to know the challenges to which your startup can present a solution:

For German startups, the challenges proposed by the participating companies are compiled into one single category.

The human population is growing and we might be reaching the limits of our planet, pushing us to rethink our habits and do things differently. Big corporations also need to reinvent themselves in order to keep innovating at the speed their customers are evolving, while being in line with current Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).


  • Pitch at the German-Braziliian Innovation Congress (travel costs covered by DWIH São Paulo – German Center for Science and Innovation);
  • Development of the startup and its solution;
  • Technological mapping, roadmap development and consultancy to apply the information collected;
  • Maturity check-up delivered by specialists;
  • Visibility and networking;
  • Market connection;
  • Individual consultancy in multiple areas essential to the startup’s scaling;
  • Support for internationalization.


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