Today the 2nd edition of Brazil’s BRNewTech monthly startup meet-up took place. And I couldn’t be happier to have participated in this great event!
Not only because it’s leveraging the Brazilian entrepreneurial ecosystem, bringing Silicon Valley successful entrepreneurs to chat (as Paul Bragiel, Dave McClure, Chris McCan), helping spread its key cultural elements, like: sharing, avoiding the fear to fail, networking and helping each other.
I was flattered actually by the words of this month’s guest, Mr. Vivek Wadhwa, kindly talking from Stanford via Skype. When I introduced myself and said I had a question, he interrupted me and said:
– “You are my favorite brazilian entrepreneur.”
I got very excited! It was very nice to hear that. But it didn’t last long:
– “But, Marco, you are the only one I know, so…”, he adds. Nice one!
But then it gets serious, though.
I asked him to give some hints for brazilian investors.
– “I would invest in you, frankly”, he says.
Check the video to understand his conclusion!
And keep a close eye on Pe2 as we are about to release some great news!
Watch the full talk here
Mr Vivek is assisiting Scholar, UC-Berkeley, Dir. of Research, CERC, Duke University, Sr. Research Assoc Harvard Law School, BusinessWeek columnist, TechCrunch contributor.