Our goal is to promote a strategic business partnership - without beginning with equity - with your startup, which may be a partnership focused on accelerating commercial distribution, complementing an existing portfolio or creating a new product.
Working Together in our Habitat
Through the duration of the program, we offer startups a highly modern, high tech and collaborative physical space in our new office, located at Rua Bela Cintra, in the city of São Paulo/Brazil and 400 5th Avenue, Floor 4, New York, NY/USA. You will have access to our entire global innovation ecosystem!
Access to Our Crowdsourcing
Through the duration of the program, we will also make our technical talent available monthly for a predetermined number of hours. To date, we have more than 3,000 employees who are willing to contribute to the evolution of your startup’s product.
Mentoring and Coaching
Mentoring and coaching sessions will be promoted for selected startups through a monthly schedule of lectures, talks and mentoring with our teams and executives (who have extensive experience and global vision). Furthermore, startups will also have access to market mentors and monitored coaching.
We will continually assess the traction of joint business results throughout the program’s duration. Even if the partnership does not start with an equity objective, we will evaluate the possibility of investing financially in your business, as if benefits both parties.
Finance & Marketing Advisory
We will assist your startup in attracting financial investments in our global private equity and venture capital fund ecosystem. We will also support you in your marketing actions.
Digital Finance & Financial Retail
Digital Retail & CPG
Digital Human Capital Management
From 07/01/2020 to 07/17/2020
Fill out the registration form to have your Startup evaluated.
From 7/6/2020 to 7/24/2020
Evaluation and interviews
Qintess will interview startups with the greatest synergy through conference calls
From 7/27/2020 to 7/28/2020
Evaluation of pitches selected by Qintess. (In person or virtually, depending on the situation related to COVID-19)
Disclosure of selected startups
After the results have been released internally, Qintess will communicate with the selected startups and publish the results in the media.
08/03/2020 to 08/03/2021
Twelve months of acceleration with Qintess, which includes onboarding, go-to-market strategy, account planning, demand generation, shadow commercial, relationship support and KPI monitoring.
What is Qintess Ignite Startups?
It is a startup acceleration program that aims to generate business partnerships and leverage the growth of startups within our customer base, with a strong sales force and global presence. The aim is to support the development and evolution of their products with mentoring sessions.
What is required for the program? Do you buy equity from Startups? What does this mean for the intellectual property of my solution?
The main requirement is the team’s commitment and willingness to generate business. Qintess does not buy equity from the beginning, however, it asks to have a “right of first offer”. Our main objective is to generate business and leverage its growth. We have no interest in appropriating your startup’s intellectual property.
I have an idea that is not yet developed. Can I participate in the selection?
No. This program is created for startups that can provide proof of concept in the market or already have billed customers.
Do I need to be in São Paulo to participate in the program?
It is not mandatory; however we recommend a stay in São Paulo during the acceleration program.
Is there an allowance provided for selected startups outside of São Paulo?
No. The startup must bear the travel and accommodation costs during the program. If the startup is located outside São Paulo, mentoring sessions can be done via videoconference.
Are you going to sign a confidentiality agreement? How do I know my idea will not be stolen?
We do not sign a confidentiality agreement at the time of the selection process, but there is no need to worry about this aspect of the partnership. We will treat all shared information confidentially. Only the Qintess team will have access to the data. A term of use will be signed if your startup is selected, including a confidentiality term.
Can I register as a natural person or do I need a CNPJ [Corporate Taxpayer’s Roll]?
Yes. It is mandatory to have a CNJP!
If I do not participate in Pitch Day, can I still participate in the program with my team?
No, because it is important to participate in Pitch Day in order to answer questions. The performance of the presentation and the team is one of the selection criteria.
If my Startup is not selected, can I register again for the next edition?
Yes, for sure!
If not selected, will Qintess keep my data in order for me to apply for other opportunities?
Yes, definitely! With your consent, of course.
Qintess combines experience in strategy, innovation design and technology to become a leader in digital transformation, developing digital resources and enabling IT to support its customers’ journey towards sustainable business growth.
With an obsession with innovation and agility in decision making, Qintess accelerates the delivery of solutions for different business challenges, generating real value for the ecosystem of customers and partners. All of Qintess’ work is in line with ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) practices as well as a genuine concern for our employees and the communities in which we operate.
With approximately 3,500 employees and operations in Brazil and Chile. Qintess’s main customers include seven of the top ten financial institutions in the world, eight of the ten largest utility companies in Brazil, and two of the three largest telecommunications companies in the country.