Porto Maravalley

https://blogs.oglobo.globo.com/capital/post/porto-maravalley-o-projeto-que-quer-transformar-o-porto-do-rio-em-polo-de-start-ups.html

The above article, which I copy and translate below, discusses a interesting project in entrepreneurship, in which Ricardo Geromel is cited as a consultant to the city of Rio.

A Invest Rio, agência de atração de negócios da prefeitura, tentará uma saída para a crise do Porto Maravilha. Junto com a aceleradora Fábrica de Startups, criou um grupo de trabalho que deve elaborar um plano executivo para transformar a região em um polo de empresas inovadoras.

Participam do comitê nomes como Hudson Mendonça (MIT Reap), Ricardo Geromel (ex-Forbes e analista da 3G Radar) e José Aranha (Anprotec).

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Além de atrair empresas, o projeto deve prever a conversão de imóveis vagos na região em moradias de co-living e apartamentos para quem trabalha em start-ups. O nome da iniciativa? Porto Maravalley, em referência, claro, ao Vale do Silício.

Em paralelo, a prefeitura tenta trazer para a Parque Olímpico o mega-evento de tecnologia WebSummit do ano que vem. O Rio disputa com Porto Alegre.

Invest Rio, the city’s business attraction agency, will try to find a way out of the Porto Maravilha crisis. Together with the accelerator Fábrica de Startups, it created a working group that must prepare an executive plan to transform the region into a pole of innovative companies.

Names such as Hudson Mendonça (MIT Reap), Ricardo Geromel (ex-Forbes and analyst at 3G Radar) and José Aranha (Anprotec) participate in the committee.

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In addition to attracting companies, the project should provide for the conversion of vacant properties in the region into co-living houses and apartments for those working in start-ups. The name of the initiative? Porto Maravalley, in reference, of course, to Silicon Valley.

In parallel, the city tries to bring next year’s WebSummit technology mega-event to the Olympic Park. Rio disputes with Porto Alegre.

Published by Janar Wasito

Janar Wasito is the manager of Magis Capital in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Law School, and a former Marine Officer.

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