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Remarks from 2011 – Janus Wins 2011 Latin Moot Corp

March 17, 2012

February 25, 2011, Sao Paolo, Brazil — Janus, a nanoengineering technology company that develops magnetic nanostructures products for various applications, mainly for the efficient separation of water and oil, won the Latin Moot Corp® Investment Competition, the new venture competition hosted annually at Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Janus and CaIR Tech team members with Cristiano Nóbrega (Grupo RBS), Benedito Fayan (Telefônica), Ricardo Navas (Santander) and Rene Jose Rodrigues Fernandes.

Janus and CaIR Tech team members with Cristiano Nóbrega (Grupo RBS), Benedito Fayan (Telefônica), Ricardo Navas (Santander) and competition director Rene Jose Rodrigues Fernandes

As winner of the competition, Janus lands a berth in this year’s Venture Labs Investment Competition (formerly Global Moot Corp Competition) and receives a package from the Centre for Entrepreneurship of FGV, featuring the opportunity for strategic business consulting services and mentoring from a team of industry experts and access to discounted legal services from top tier providers. The Venture Labs Investment Competition will be held in Austin, TX, May 4 – 7.

The 1st Runner Up was prize was awarded to CaIR Technologies Inc. – a diagnostic medical device company set to revolutionize cholesterol testing at the point of care using IR spectroscopy. As Janus was already selected to the Venture Labs Investment Competition by winning the Global I2P in 2010, CaIR Technologies receives it’s berth for the 2011 Venture Labs.

The other finalists were BarGain (2nd Runner Up) and Brazil Baby Care E-commerce. The finalists came from a field of twelve teams which competed in the Latin Moot Corp Semifinals on February, 25th in the morning. The top two teams in two divisions proceeded to the Finals.

The Latin Moot Corp Competition simulates the process of raising venture capital. It is a unique partnership that brings together students and business leaders. The judges function as an investment group seeking to reach consensus on the business venture they would most likely fund. The judges base their decision on the quality of the idea, the strength of the management team and the clarity and persuasiveness of the written plan and oral presentation.

This year’s judges were a group of experienced VCs, entrepreneurs, executives and consultants, including Benedito Fayan (Telefônica), Carlos Alberto Miranda (BR | Opportunities), Daniel Izzo (Vox Capital), Luiz Manetti (Sandvik), Pedro Mello (Grupo Quack), Sergio Luconi Jr (IBM), Ona Kiser (Social Smart), Cristiano Nobrega (Grupo RBS), Michael Nicklas (Social Smart), Rafael Levy, (Allagi), Martino Bagini (Astella Investimentos), Humberto Matsuda (Performa Investimentos), Emerson Duran (Confrapar), Gustavo Caetano, (Sambatech), Harthur Djehdian (Bio for Life), Luigi Giavina (Strula), Luciana Ribeiro (Grupo RBS), Yuri Gitahy (Aceleradora), Diego Remus (Startupi), Roberta Rossetto (H Stern), Patrick Arippol (DGF), André Saito (Allagi), Tiago Cruz (Gina Campos), Renato Fonseca (Sebrae-SP), Ayrton Aguiar (Buscapé) e In Hsieh (BR Innovators).

The Latin Moot Corp Investment Competition is hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures of Fundação Getulio Vargas. The Latin Moot Corp Competition was the first competition of its kind in Latin America, focused on entrepreneurship and investment.

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Políticas públicas de fomento ao empreendedorismo no Latin Moot Corp

March 14, 2012

Na tarde do dia 16 de março, durante o Latin Moot Corp, será lançada a cartilha “Desenvolvimento de Políticas Públicas de Fomento ao Empreendedorismo em Estados e Municípios”. O texto foi elaborado por pesquisadores da Fundação Getulio Vargas, do Centro de Estudos em Administração Pública e Governo e Centro de Empreendedorismo e Novos Negócios, com o apoio do Prosperity Fund da Embaixada Britânica, com o objetivo de municiar os gestores públicos de estados e municípios brasileiros com instrumentos para promover um bom ambiente para fazer negócios em seus territórios. Durante o evento serão apresentados os principais resultados e as experiências de estados e municípios que já implantaram políticas públicas de empreendedorismo.

 

 


Logistics – 2012 Latin Moot Corp

March 11, 2012

Faculty Advisers and team members,

We are looking forward to seeing you in Sao Paulo for the 2012 Latin Moot Corp Investment Competition on March 15th – 16th.

Thank you for submitting your executive summary and confirming your participation. Below are few reminders of upcoming deadlines and logistics.

Venue Location

FGV campus is located at Rua Itapeva, 432 – Bela Vista – Sao Paulo.

All the presentations will happen at Salao Nobre, on the 4th floor.

Transportation and Hotel Information

Important – You are responsible for arranging your travel to Sao Paulo and the hotel. We don’t have any agreement with hotels this year.

Presentation Equipment Needs

There will be a computer projector in each presentation room but students will need to bring their own laptop.  If you need sound or any special media equipment for your presentation during the Competition, contact me immediately so we can make arrangements before you arrive.

WiFi Access on FGV Campus

There is free wireless service available. Ask for the password.

Schedule

The complete schedule for the competition can be found at bit.ly/y00J9z.

The order for presentations at the feedback round is below. The order for Friday will be drawn before the presentations at 9 AM.



2011 Latin Moot Corp – Photos of the Competition

March 1, 2011

Remarks from 2010

February 27, 2011

2010 Results

Winner: SayYou U.S. – Insper

Ary Scapin (Sebrae-SP), with the winning team SayYou.
1st  Runner Up: WiFli – University of Otago

Augusto Camargo with the 1st Runner Up team Wifli.
2nd  Runner Up: Terminal Logística – IAE

Rene Fernandes and Luigi Giavina with the 2nd Runner Up team Terminal Logística.
Division I Winners

Best Written Business Plan: Terminal Logística – IAE

Outstanding Presentation: Terminal Logística – IAE

Division II Winners

Best Written Business Plan: SayYou U.S. – Insper

Outstanding Presentation: WiFli – University of Otago

 

2010 Participating Ventures

Start Music – UNIFACS

WIFLI – University of Otago

Terminal Logística – IEA

Sayyou U.S. – INSPER

Nanoita – UNESP/UEPG

Redu – UFPE

Analytics – FGV


2011 Participating Ventures

February 11, 2011

School: Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – India

Team Name: ONEGARIOUS, Wi-Kruti

One Line Pitch: World of Offers in the Air.

Business Summary: We plan to develop a Wi-Fi- based advertisement agency. The peers would be provided free high speed internet facility, and services would be similar to a radio station broadcasting it feed, receivable by any Wi-Fi enabled device. It provides us the opportunity to display video/text advertisements and receive feedback from peers. Profit from peers will also be generated with help of online advertisement agencies like Google Adsense, YPN, etc.

 

School: Harvard/Wharton – USA

Team Name: Brazil Baby Care E-Commerce

One Line Pitch: Baby.com.br is Brazil’s one-stop-shop for baby products online, offering the deepest selection, the lowest prices online and free 24 hr delivery.

Business Summary: Baby.com.br will provide the largest selection online of baby products in Brazil, with a major emphasis in customer service and fast/free delivery. Our company will supply all needed baby products that parents need including diapers, wipes, formula, car seats, infant toys and clothing with a low- price strategy.

 

School: University of Manitoba – Canada

Team Name: CAIR Technologies Inc.

One Line Pitch: CaIR Technologies Inc. is a diagnostic medical device company set to revolutionize cholesterol testing at the point of care using IR spectroscopy.

Business Summary: The heart of our business is cardiovascular disease risk management. Currently, there are 250 million cholesterol tests performed annually in the US. The CardioMeasuIR provides a complete lipid profile in less than 5 minutes from only a drop of blood. Our device promises to have a disruptive effect on the cholesterol diagnostic industry and is a viable alternative to the current gold standard of reagent chemicals.

 

School: IAE – Argentina

Team Name: Almacenes Plásticos

One Line Pitch: Our goal is to reach u$s100Mio in 10 years with a new innovative solution in the agribusiness in the grain storage business in Argentina.

Business Summary: Our business is based in the production and marketing of an innovative product for grain storage.

 

School: Insper – Brazil

Team Name: Junta Mais

One Line Pitch: JuntaMais is Web-based task-oriented advertising platform that leverages the concept of affiliate programs to help companies improve performance.

Business Summary: JuntaMais will establish partnerships with small and medium businesses. The agreements with these partners will result in tasks that will be presented to JuntaMais Web users after they perform a search for a wish. Tasks (ex: buy this offer, refer a friend, promote this brand) are jointly defined by JuntaMais and its partners to help them meet business goals. As users execute tasks, they gain points, which can be used to purchase their whishes.

 

School: FGV – Brazil

Team Name: Ippon

One Line Pitch: A hotel that has a low occupation tax may have a loss or cease to monetize your rooms. Ippon offers last minute sales ads to this kind of business.

Business Summary: Ippon thinks about the risk of a service company. It have only until the moment that the service will occurs to sell it and monetize your business. These business usually have a low marginal cost and a high fixed cost. So, Ippon offers a last-minute advertisement of the services. Ippon does that in order to increase the occupancy rate of the business, increasing profitability by reducing their risks and minimize losses.

 

School: UFMG/FGV – Brazil

Team Name: Janus

One Line Pitch: Nanotechnology applied to the petroleum industry.

Business Summary: Janus is a nanoengineering technology company that develops magnetic nanostructures products for various applications, mainly in the efficient separation of water and oil. These processes have applications in several industrial sectors such as oil, biodiesel, oils, wastewater treatment, among others.

 

School: UVA – Brazil

Team Name: Fumajet

One Line Pitch: MOTOFOG is an innovative system in the fight and prevention of urban area diseases (Malaria, Dengue), and pest control in agricultural areas.

Business Summary: FUMAJET is a company which aims to offer the society technological solutions by developing and commercializing innovative products and services. Incubated at the University Veiga de Almeida, the company currently holds 8 patent applications in Brazil. MOTOFOG, our main product, is a great utility equipment that facilitates the activities of vector control in urban areas (eg. malaria and dengue) and in agricultural areas.

 

School: Queens University – Canada

Team Name: Green LAB

One Line Pitch: A smartphone based software enabling users to effectively determine the most cost effective ways to reduce energy consumption in their homes.

Business Summary: Renologic puts the capabilities of traditional, professionally administered home energy audits in the hands of the average homeowner by utilizing to the fullest, features of modern smart phones. Our freeware software will effectively market energy efficient products and services to individuals. By targeting the low hanging fruit of energy efficiency, we believe this represents the best environmental impact per dollar of any strategy on the market.

 

School: Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE) – Brazil

Team Name: Big Fall

One Line Pitch: Big Fall will be a social utility that will connects entrepreneurs that have problems for a exchange of knowledge and recovery of these entrepreneurs.

Business Summary: The objective of our company is to help other entrepreneurs to come out of crisis.

 

School: University College London – England

Team Name: BarGain

One Line Pitch: BarGain helps retailers extend merchandising to their potential customers by taking advantage of social networks and mobile advertising.

Business Summary: BarGain enables inshop consumers to share a particular promotion from a store or a restaurant menu with their friends. The sharing experience involves using a mobile phone to scan the product’s QR barcode to generate promotional offers, which can then be posted on Facebook or sent via email to friends. Consequently, both the inshop customer and their friends can receive the discount, while retailers can increase footfall.

 

School: Uniandes – Colombia

Team Name: TECH4RIDERS S.A.S.

One Line Pitch: The only one solution in LAmerica for reduce high motorcicle riders deaths and accidents Brasil 13000/year; 1,5 per hour – Colombia: 2250/Y; 6 per day.

Business Summary: Our business systematically addresses with a global approach, the problem of accident rate motorcyclists to develop, validate and commercialize high value added products to reduce the high rates current morbidity and mortality in traffic accidents, by development and ownership of advanced technologies for manufacturing and marketing safety devices according to the rules and international standards. We have the patent for airbag jackets.

 

School: UNIFACS – Brazil

Team Name: Vitae, Accessibility Solutions

One Line Pitch: The mission of Vitae is restore quality of life to the patient.

Business Summary: Vitae is a company which will focus on medical products, and the product who is launching Vitae on the market it’s the Motus, a kind of dynamic splint capable of correcting the gait of a disabled person, and gradually return to her movements lost by trauma or disease, using concepts of functional electro stimulation.


Logistics – 2011 Latin Moot Corp

February 7, 2011

Faculty Advisers and team members,

We are looking forward to seeing you in Sao Paolo for the 2011 Latin Moot Corp Investment Competition on February 24th – 26th.

Thank you for submitting your executive summary and confirming your participation. Below are few reminders of upcoming deadlines and logistics.

Transportation and Hotel Information

Important – You are responsible for arranging your travel to Sao Paolo and the hotel. We have reserved a block of rooms for Latin Moot Corp at Hotel Blue Tree Towers Paulista. The negotiated fare for a single room is R$ 226,00 (~ US$ 133,00) per day and the fare for a double room is R$ 270,00 (~ US$ 159,00) per day.  You should mention Latin Moot Corp in order to use this special fare. The reservations can be done by Phone +55 11 3147 7000, Fax +55 11 3147 7001 or email reservas.paulista@bluetree.com.br.

Presentation Equipment Needs

There will be a computer projector in each presentation room but students will need to bring their own laptop.  If you need sound or any special media equipment for your presentation during the Competition, contact me immediately so we can make arrangements before you arrive.

WiFi Access on FGV Campus

There is free wireless service available. Ask for the password.

Schedule

The complete schedule for the competition can be found at www.latinmootcorp.org/news.

Twitter

We will use the hashtag #mootcorp during the competition.

Reminder for upcoming deadlines:

February, 11th, 2011. Business Plan Submission: Upload the Business Plan at http://angelsoft.net/business-plan-competition/latinmootcorp.


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