The 2nd 21212 Demo Day was a great success! The event was held at MAM/RJ and had a wonderful group in attendance and lots of excitement as our second class of companies delivered their pitches to an audience of over 350 people, including more than 150 investors, several entrepreneurs, journalists, thought leaders and market insiders.
The keynotes from Adriana Cisneros (Cisneros Group) and Davis Smith (Baby.com.br) offered great insights into tech entrepreneurship. Additionally, the panel discussion moderated by Pedro Doria (O Globo) with Cassio Spina (Anjos do Brasil), Marcio Campos (PagPop), Matt Coffin (Coffin Capital) and Yann de Vries (Redpoint eVentures) gave a thorough overview of the Brazilian startup investment ecosystem. It was a great chance for the investment community to come together, network and meet some great companies.
The Second Class of 21212
Here are the companies:
Access Club – An online-to-offline platform that delivers VIP privileges to high-end customers.
Bidcorp – Solutions for surplus assets.
Easyaula – Learn from inspiring people, next to you.
Queremos – A social platform to crowdfund and promote live events.
Site Sustentável – Neutralizing websites` carbon footprint, while increasing traffic and sales.
Xjobs – People for your projects.
Wegoout – Social nightlife discovery.
Zeropaper – The easiest way to manage the finances of small companies and professionals.
Zona Universitária – Career building and recruiting for Brazilian university students.
Program 3 begins in January 2013
Applications for our 3rd Acceleration Program are open and we will continue to accept applications year round, utilizing the new model we announced during Demo Day (more information to come in this blog). The next program officially starts in January, so there is still time to apply! If you have a digital startup with proven traction that fits our selection criteria, click here and submit!
We would like to thank our supporters, mentors, partners and sponsors for their commitment to making Demo Day happen. Thank you to our Premium Sponsors: Amazon Web Services and Sebrae/RJ.Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors: Mazars, Google, Silicon Valley Bank, UOL Pagseguro, UOL Host, Totvs, Brasil Plural, Movile, Instituto Millenium. Thank you to our supporters: Heineken, Airbnb, Printgram and Videolog. Without them the event would not have been possible and we are grateful for their support.