An acceleration program that will generate new innovative businesses and leverage the growth of your startup in our ecosystem of customers, shareholders and partners

Meet the startups selected in the 2020 Edition

What does Qintess Ignite Startups offer?

Business Partnership

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.

Financial Investment

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.

Who will be the internal mentors?

Select the category to its mentors

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Nana Baffour

CEO and Chief Culture Officer

Nana is a graduate in Economics and also holds a Master’s, MBA and the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He was the president and CEO of Cimcorp Group and Getronics Group and is the founder of the investment holding Bottega S.a.r.l.

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Raul Rocha

Chief of Client Officer

Raul is a mathematician and Systems Analyst and holds an MBA in Business Management. He has more than 26 years of experience in the Technology sector, having worked within consulting companies such as Tivit, Sonda, T-Systems and Stefanini.

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Gilberto Caparica

Chief of Practices Salesforce & Cybersecurity

Gilberto is a Business Administrator with a specialization in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral. He also has more than 30 years of experience in the Technology sector, having worked in various executive positions in Operations, Services, Sales, Partnerships and Marketing.

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Rogério Dias

Chief of Staff

Rogério has more than 35 years of experience in managing teams with extensive knowledge of the IT market. He has operational experience in Sales and Operations. He has invaluable experience in designing complex solutions for mission-critical environments.

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André Gutierrez

Strategy and Corporate Development Director

Strategy and Corporate Development Director André is an engineer with specialization in commercial management and digital strategy. He has 10 years of experience in Brazil’s main financial institutions and has more than 10 years of experience in technology companies, where he worked with actions in sales, strategy and corporate development.

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Lauro Chacon

CHRO

Lauro was awarded the ‘HR Top of Mind’ award as one of the 50 most admired HR professionals in Brazil. He has worked as a Human Resources director at Accenture Brasil and as a LATAM talent strategist for 22 years.

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Rosemeire Tardioli

Diretora de Capital Humano e Facilities

Rosemeire graduated in Law from FAENAC, holds a degree in Mediation and Conciliation from IASP and has worked for more than 25 years in the Human Resources sector. She has extensive experience in HR Consulting, Benefits Negotiation, Organizational Development, New Business Transition, Labor and Union Relations and Corporate Compliance Channel.

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Leticia Valiente

Gerente de Capital Humano

Leticia is a psychologist from PUC-RS. She has worked for more than 15 years in the Human Resources and IT sectors. She has extensive experience in topics such as Digital Talent Attraction, Training & Development, People Advisor, People Business Partner and ESG.

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Celso Kleber de Souza

Head of Applications & Digital Solutions

Celso is passionate about technology and innovation. He holds a degree in information systems, an MBA in IT Management and Governance from FIAP, and Executive Specialization from IESE/Barcelona PMD II 2019. He is currently pursuing a post-MBA in Trends Innovation at Inova Business School.

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Jelson Ghigonetto

Arquiteto de Solução Sênior

Jelson is a graduate in Industrial Chemistry. He has more than 40 years of experience in the IT and Process Automation market. He has worked for over 10 years in the Cimcorp Group as a Senior Solution Architect and has also worked as Sales Director for both Hewlett Packard Brazil and Hewlett-Packard Company, USA. He has considerable experience in projects focused on complex solutions, namely those using Machine Learning & Analytics.

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Alessandro Milagres

Diretor de Customer Success

Alessandro graduated in Mathematics and Physics from UFMG and is a post-graduate in Business Management and Project Management. He holds a Master’s in Distributed Systems and a PHD from MIT Sloan. His career was established in multinationals such as IBM, Google and SIGGA.

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Gilberto Caparica

Chief of Practices Salesforce & Cybersecurity

Gilberto is a Business Administrator with a specialization in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral. He also has more than 30 years of experience in the Technology sector, having worked in various executive positions in Operations, Services, Sales, Partnerships and Marketing.

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Thais Ducatti

Head de Marketing LATAM

Thais has been in the IT sector for more than 10 years. She is a journalist holding a postgraduate degree in International and Organizational Communication from PUC-SP, and specializations in Strategic Marketing Planning, Integrated Communication and Brand Management from ESPM.

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Celso Kleber de Souza

Head of Applications & Digital Solutions

Celso is passionate about technology and innovation. He holds a degree in information systems, an MBA in IT Management and Governance from FIAP, and Executive Specialization from IESE/Barcelona PMD II 2019. He is currently pursuing a post-MBA in Trends Innovation at Inova Business School.

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Luiz Jorge

Head Of Financial Services Development

Luiz has over 25 years of experience in the financial and telecommunications sectors. He possesses deep knowledge in systems development with a focus on process restructuring, digital transformation, security, devops and cloud.

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Nana Baffour

CEO and Chief Culture Officer

Nana is a graduate in Economics and also holds a Master’s, MBA and the title of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He was the president and CEO of Cimcorp Group and Getronics Group and is the founder of the investment holding Bottega S.a.r.l.

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Rogério Dias

Chief of Staff

Rogério has more than 35 years of experience in managing teams with extensive knowledge of the IT market. He has operational experience in Sales and Operations. He has invaluable experience in designing complex solutions for mission-critical environments.

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André Gutierrez

Strategy and Corporate Development Director

Strategy and Corporate Development Director André is an engineer with specialization in commercial management and digital strategy. He has 10 years of experience in Brazil’s main financial institutions and has more than 10 years of experience in technology companies, where he worked with actions in sales, strategy and corporate development.

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Ângela Cecilia Starck

Investor Relations & External Reporting

Angela graduated in Accounting from UNIP University and in Business Administration from FMU University. She holds an MBA in Finance from FGV and a postgraduate degree in Accounting Financial Administration from UNIP. She has worked at Getronics Global Services BV (Netherlands) and at Deloitte Brasil.

Who will be the external mentors?

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Bruno Pierri

Bruno was the Strategic Partnerships Lead at Founders Factory and worked in several companies in the financial and technology sectors before working in the largest American and European startup accelerators. Today, he specializes in helping entrepreneurs to devise sales strategies, partnerships and raise capital. He is an economist who graduated from Insper and holds a Master’s in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School.

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Stephanie Fleury

Stephanie is the CEO and founder of the digital account DinDin, creator of Trix - Fintech as a Service platform - and Manny, a prepaid card to digitize the allowance between parents and children. She is the former director of ABFintechs. Notably, she is the first woman to take over this position. She holds a degree in business administration and an MBA in Project Management from PUC-RJ. Stephanie has extensive experience in the market and has worked at TIM, Oi, Cisco Jasper in Silicon Valley (California) and Digicel Group (Kingston, Jamaica). She also works as a Business Advisor for Sony Pictures Entertainment, appearing on the reality show Shark Tank Brazil (5th season).

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Elisio M. Pereira

Elisio currently works as the CTO of Ticket/Edenred. He holds a degree in Computer Science from PUC-SP and an MBA in Project Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). His great experience spans more than 15 years in projects involving agile methodologies. In Information Technology (IT), his professional background includes activities in e-commerce, flash-sales, mobile applications, digital media, classifieds, digital payments, self-service and large-scale platforms. He has extensive experience in large companies such as Netshoes, Petrobras and Abril.

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Rosenildo Gomes Ferreira

Rosenildo graduated from UGF-RJ in Social Communications/Journalism, holding an MBA/Postgraduate degree from the Faculty of Technology of Monterrey and FAAP-SP focused on communication. He is the founder and editor of the News Portal 1 Papo Reto and co-founder of Vale do Dendê’s social business office. He was the head of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship column for IstoÉ magazine and assistant business editor and columnist for IstoÉ Dinheiro. He has published two books: “ Histórias inspiradoras - Conheça 50 empreendedores sustentáveis que fazem o mundo um lugar melhor ” [Inspiring stories - Meet 50 sustainable entrepreneurs who make the world a better place] and “ Black Box ” (as co-author and co-researcher) and is the winner of the Golden Lion in Cannes. Rosenildo is also responsible for numerous dynamics and boasts several illustrious awards throughout his career.

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Itala Herta

Itala graduated in Social Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations at UNIFACS/LAUREATE. She has been working for more than 15 years with intercultural projects of social innovation, creative economy, sustainability and social responsibility in public and private institutions in Brazil. Co-founder of Vale do Dendê and co-creator of Afro.Futurista, she is also part of several projects promoting female leadership. Ítala was also invited to participate in the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) and held professional exchanges through the US Department of State, where she connected with global businesses and female leaders. She was also invited to form the AMBEV Racial Diversity Committee and created Diver.SSA, with a focus on promoting female entrepreneurship.

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Paulo Rogerio Nunes

Paulo is a diversity advertiser, entrepreneur and consultant. He is part of the alumni network of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, among other affiliations. He was chosen as one of the most influential individuals of Afro-descendant in the world in 2018 by the organization Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD). He is co-founder of Vale do Dendê and professor of the Social Communication course at the Catholic University of Salvador. He is a partner at AFAR Ventures, based in the USA. He was chosen for a private meeting with former President Barack Obama in Brazil and the only Brazilian to speak at the first international event of the Obama Foundation.

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Eduardo Mazon

Eduardo holds a degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of São Carlos and a postgraduate degree in Business Management from FGV, among other achievements. He has considerable experience with over 20 years in the technology, finance, utilities and telco sectors. He also boasts experience in large companies such as GE, VIVO and ITAUTEC. He currently holds the position of CIO & COO at BMG Bank.

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André Souza

André has over 20 years of experience. He holds a degree in IT from Newton Paiva, a master in logistics from UFSC and an MBA in marketing from FGV. PMP certified, he taught project-based subjects in MBA and Specialization courses. He is currently the IT director of Fiat Chrysler for Latin America and owner of the brands Fiat, Jeep, Chrysler, RAM, Dodge and Alfa Romeo, where he is dedicated to leading the focus on excellence and digital transformation, supporting the company in a moment of revolution in the automotive sector. He accomplishes this with connected, electric and shared vehicles with developments in the digitization of processes.

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Fábio Rodrigues

Fábio is an executive with over 17 years of experience and co-founder of Novidá, a startup RHTech for the Digital Supervision of Operational Teams. Prior, he worked in strategic areas of large companies such as GVT, Vivo and EY and was involved in the development of business solutions in strategy, marketing, process improvement (logistics and manufacturing), project development and new business analysis.

Learn the requirements to apply

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Startups must have achieved at least R$ 500,000.00 in revenue in 2019. It must have already billed customers.
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Must not have partnerships with other technology services companies. However, participating in other acceleration processes does not preclude a startup from the opportunity to participate in our process.
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Have founders who are extremely dedicated to the acceleration process.
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Be able to be in São Paulo during the acceleration period.
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Be committed to the schedule of meetings and mentoring with Qintess.
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Collaborate in the development of offers of new solutions complementing current offers that address the challenges and/or business problems of our current and future customers.

Startups must provide solutions falling within the themes below:

Digital Finance & Financial Retail


Digital Insurance


Digital Retail & CPG


Digital Government


Digital Human Capital Management


  • Digital Bank Platform or Wallets
  • Monetization of APIs for Open Banking
  • Instant Payment
  • Process Automations (OCRs, AI, etc.)
  • Risk Analysis and Fraud Reduction
  • Loyalties
  • Debt Recovery
  • Omni-Channel Support
  • Digital Marketing and Media Performance to acquire new customers
  • Smart Contracts
  • Intermittent Insurance
  • Peer-to-Peer Insurance
  • IoT e Analytics para Smart Insurance
  • Self-inspection
  • Back-Office Process Automation and Omni-Channel Customer Service
  • Risk Analysis and Fraud Reduction
  • Loyalties
  • Digital Marketing and Media Performance to acquire new customers
  • Solutions to improve the e-commerce and m-commerce experience
  • Digital Marketing and Media Performance to acquire new customers
  • Omni-Channel Support
  • Back-Office Process Automations
  • Logistics Solutions
  • Marketplace solutions integrated via APIs
  • Loyalties for Customer Lifecycle
  • Analytics e IA
  • Digital solutions for sales force
  • Back-Office Process Automation and Omni-Channel Citizen Service
  • Government-To-Citizen (G2C) Smart Transactions
  • API Solutions for Organ Integration for Civic Engagement Platform
  • IoT and Analytics for Smart Cities
  • Public Education Platforms
  • HC & People Analytics
  • R&S, On-Boarding, GED and Employee Engagement, Benefits
  • Performance Evaluation and Monitoring, Point, Sheet, Operations
  • LMS, Courses, Training and Learning

How will it work?

From 07/01/2020 to 07/17/2020

Registrations

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Fill out the registration form to have your Startup evaluated.

From 7/6/2020 to 7/24/2020

Evaluation and interviews

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Qintess will interview startups with the greatest synergy through conference calls

From 7/27/2020 to 7/28/2020

Pitch Day

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Evaluation of pitches selected by Qintess. (In person or virtually, depending on the situation related to COVID-19)

7/31/2020

Disclosure of selected startups

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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

Program start

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Twelve months of acceleration with Qintess, which includes onboarding, go-to-market strategy, account planning, demand generation, shadow commercial, relationship support and KPI monitoring.

Common Questions

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What is required for the program? Do you buy equity from Startups? What does this mean for the intellectual property of my solution?


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I have an idea that is not yet developed. Can I participate in the selection?


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Do I need to be in São Paulo to participate in the program?


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Is there an allowance provided for selected startups outside of São Paulo?


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Are you going to sign a confidentiality agreement? How do I know my idea will not be stolen?


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Can I register as a natural person or do I need a CNPJ [Corporate Taxpayer’s Roll]?


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If I do not participate in Pitch Day, can I still participate in the program with my team?


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If my Startup is not selected, can I register again for the next edition?


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If not selected, will Qintess keep my data in order for me to apply for other opportunities?


About Qintess

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.