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To connect and accelerate entrepreneurial ecosystems and the startups from all around the world with the Silicon Valley Mindset.

  • Focusing on innovative tech startups
  • Less than 3 years and lass than 2M$ in funding
  • Increasing their chances of success in the long term
  • With a truly technological support: HandsOn.TV / Livestreaming / PitchIt


Gathering the startup community for an entertaining competition

  • Over 1000 attendees to the local events across Europe
  • Connecting European ecosystems together and with Silicon Valley
  • A public of entrepreneurs, journalists and investors


Getting constructive feedbacks and validation

  • Rehearsal followed to a 90’ pitch + 5 mn. Q & A to convince the jury
  • Direct, no bullshit feedback to improve and get your startup to the next level
  • For the winners, meetings with key players in Europe & Silicon Valley


Increasing startup’s chances of success

  • Take part in the alumni network and get peer’s advice and feedbacks
  • Monthly mentoring sessions with Rodrigo to address the startups strategic issues
  • Direct access to a global network of VCs and corporations

Meet our Founder & Event Host
Rodrigo Barros

"It is not the road itself that matters, but how you trail the journey“

Young & Visionary

Founder – Investor – Advisor

  • Technology - HandsOn TV
  • Digital agency - PuroDigital
  • Food franchising - Salad Creations
  • Education - Unifox
  • Industry - Flex-Form
  • Entertainment - Manjar Films
  • +1000 employees in his companies

A powerful and successful history: from soccer player in his early days to a self-made international entrepreneur inspiring the lives of thousands of people every day.

Living between his homeland Brazil, Silicon Valley and Europe, Rodrigo has been absorbing the knowledge of innovative ecosystems, startups and people who do amazing things, adding value to their lives and aiming in transforming the world.

What is his main purpose? To encourage people to expand their perspectives, get out of their comfort zone and execute their ideas, through a concept he calls “The mindset of the new entrepreneur”.

Meet our Local Ambassadors


Cem Ergün-Müller
Head of Marketing and Communication at Telekom Innovation Laboratories


Simona Nickmanova
Operations, Events & Special Projects


Kristian Dupont
Entrepreneur and software Developer


Pedro Gastal
Marketing Strategy and Lean Startup Coach, Startupbootcamp


Mei Wen
Founder & Strategist Startup Sweden


Pedro Ralda
Director of SinergiQ


Frederico Moreira


Paulo Andrez
President Emeritus at EBAN European Business Angels Network