You can read below some brief testimonials we have received spontaneously from participants. Go back to success stories.
"I'm very satisfied with the experience I had during the first month. The organisation here accepted me as a family member from Day 1! People working at IFRN are very professional - they provide me with countless number of tips about my business. There is absolutely no language barrier - the majority of people speak English and help me to improve my Portuguese skills." Lukas Navickas, Second Home, Germany | HE: Marcus Sampaio, Incubadora Tecnológica Natal Central, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte
"Very interesting and efficient program, the association with a local partner makes the difference. We are adapting the concept of Scope into many different areas and already made 4 offers. Hope to confirm those projects soon." Monel Damien, Scope Production, France | HE: Felipe Bretas, Multiphocus Arte & Comunicação, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
"This experience is helping me a LOT. I'm having a lot of meetings these days with different people (designers, financial professors, entrepreneurs...) and they are giving me a lot of good hints on how to improve my business! I'm really grateful for this opportunity and i'm trying to get the best out of it!" Riccardo Bresciani, Rypson Sunglasses, Italy | HE: Anderson Cabral, ULBRATECH Incubator, Canoas - Rio Grande do Sul
"Things are going great at Shell! I am participating in the sessions of their program, along with one of the classes, they have provided me with lots of contacts, and next week I expect to start going some days a week to local brands. One of the projects that they are following is very similar to mine, and we are already talking about making partnerships and working together while I am here! I am very impressed: here everything is very lively and happens very fast, and I am liking it very much! This is being an amazing experience right from the start!" Ana Viana, NOMAD, Portugal | HE: Leonardo Filardi, Shell Iniciativa Jovem, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
"Everything is working very well with Felipe, we quickly identified synergies in our services in order to provide global solutions to our potential clients. We are prospecting new markets together in order to get common opportunities. The collaboration between local and foreign entrepreneurs through the program Brazil Connect appears to be efficient and attracts a lot of people." Damien Monel, Scope Production, France| HE: Felipe Bretas, Multiphocus Arte & Comunicação, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
“Everything is working very well with Felipe, we quickly identified synergies in our services in order to provide global solutions to our potential clients. We are prospecting new markets together in order to get common opportunities. The collaboration between local and foreign entrepreneurs through the program Brazil Connect appears to be efficient and attracts a lot of people."
Damien Monel, Scope Production, France| HE: Felipe Bretas, Multiphocus Arte & Comunicação, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
“So far it is really an amazing adventure here and it has helped me develop my personal and business skills. I can't wait for the next 2 months :)"
Velin Koychev, Wiziva, Bulgaria | HE: Alexandre Steinbruch, CELTA, Florianópolis - Santa Catarina
“This month I decided to take care of an academy of bio-hacking. I got in contact with one of the most important bio-hack labs in the world based in Amsterdam (under suggestion of my host) and we have developed a collaboration with them. I learnt how to deal with the preparation of a project and pay attention to all details. It has been a great success!"
Martina Ferracane, Fab Lab Go+, Italy | HE: Eduardo Lopes, Garagem FabLab, São Paulo - São Paulo
“Coming to Brazil has been a great opportunity for Videoflot, we've already increased the projects number here in the country, made very good contacts and learned new things that will be quite important for our expansion to this market."
João Martins, Videoflot, Czech Republic | HE: Priscila Castro, Instituto Gênesis, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
“Without a doubt one of the best and most enriching experiences I have ever had. My host entrepreneur is being impeccable and even lets me be present in meetings with clients. I just got back from a meeting with Nivea! Incredible! I think I am really learning a lot with the exchange! :)”
Mónica Pacheco, CycleTheCity, Portugal | HE: Andre Rabanea, TorkeCC+, São Paulo - São Paulo
“My host entrepreneur is being so helpful and friendly with me, introducing me to different entrepreneurs / managers / companies, I couldn't expect more. I am really thankful for all the opportunities I am having. This experience means a lot to me and to the future of my business.”
Erdman Doumbè, Just Make Hit Group, Belgium | HE: Clarice Lamb, Tecnopuc, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul
“Everything is really great until now. It’s proving to be a very interesting and successful exchange. I’m mainly with local tourism companies and I will help with a local tourism project they are developing here. I met a lot of great people, my host entrepreneur has been very helpful in this respect and made it easy for me to connect with the companies.”
Diana Condrea, Uncover Romania, Romania | HE: Carolina Menegazzo, Sapiens Parque, Florianópolis - Santa Catarina
“I am having a great time in Porto Alegre, it is an amazing city with great infrastructure! The technology park that I am located in is really huge! The companies that are based here are also very friendly and give a lot of feedback!”
Adam Filipionek, LifeBridge, Poland | HE: Clarice Lamb, Tecnopuc, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul
“I'm supporting my host entrepreneur in his projects with strategies and some design that could generate more work to us. He is helping me to get a good start to my proposition on social housing. He has very good contacts with governmental institutes that can help turn it into a real project. Everything concerning urban planning takes a long time to get done, but I'm convinced that we are in the right way.”
Paola Huijding, Volpi Urbane, The Netherlands | HE: José Roberto dos Santos, Geobrasilis, São Paulo – São Paulo
A similar European Commission funded exchange programme, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, has been running for 5 years across Europe, resulting in successful collaborations between early-stage entrepreneurs (who created their business after being enrolled in the programme) and experienced host entrepreneurs (who expanded their business abroad).