Next week, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and researchers will gather together in Rio de Janeiro for the Global Entrepreneurship Conference 2013. The event will be held from March 18th-21st and will promote the global entrepreneurship ecosystem in Brazil, helping to launch and scale startups through policies and initiatives.

We are excited to be a part of GEC this year and will be holding the event “High Impact Tech Startups” in collaboration with Endeavor on March 21st. Our event will show an inside look at the the Brazilian startup scene with panels discussing a range of topics from collaboration consumption to the education revolution in Brazil. 21212 partner Benjamin White will be moderating the fireside chat “Hacking Entrepreneurship: Jeitinho for Startups” with the successful international entrepreneur Marc Ecko. The startups that will be participating in the panels will be:

         -Education Revolution: Descomplica, Easyaula, and Geekie

         -Collaborative Consumption: AirBnB, Queremos, and WeDoLogos

         -Fin Tech: PagPop, ZeroPaper, and ÓRAMA.

This event will take place on Thursday, March 21st from 1:00pm – 5:30 pm, and is a free, open event if you register in advance. If you can’t make it out to the event, you can watch it live online here. Don’t forget to tweet and keep up with our live coverage with the hashtags: #21212day and #GEC2013.

For more information on GEC, check out their webpage, or for specific details on our event with Endeavor, go here.

21212 Investor Day on March 19th

On Tuesday, March 19th, we will also be holding a 21212 Investor Day featuring 9 of our startups. Our companies have been practicing their pitches nonstop in preparation and our office has been full of hard work and collaboration. We are really proud to see how far everyone has come and excited to see everyone presenting next week!

See below where 21212 has just been mentioned in O Globo …