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Brazil Independent News Accelerator

New Ventures Lab Brazil 2019 begins with world class team of mentores

By on February 14, 2019

The kick-off week of the New Ventures Lab’s accelerated empowerment program was marked by meetings with mentors who guided the 30 participants on how to set the foundations for their business’ success. Topics such as Business Model, Lean Methodology, Commercial Innovation, Canvas and Branding were discussed during the 5…


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Brazil Independent News Accelerator Latin America

Latin American women leaders start boosting their independent journalism startups

By on January 11, 2019

Arte by Estefani Campana

 

Chicas Poderosas, a global community that promotes female leadership and generates knowledge to shape the future of the media, will kickoff the second edition of their independent media accelerator, New Ventures Lab, in São Paulo, Brazil on January 14th.

This year, nine innovative projects focused on gender,…


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Accelerator Brazil Design Sprint

Brazil: 3x User-Centered Design Sprints ✔

By on December 22, 2018

In preparation for the New Ventures Lab 2019, women from various fields of action have put forward proposals on how to address consumer pain points in the digital age.

In 2018, the Chicas Poderosas’ Human-Centered Design Sprints passed through Brazil during the month of November, provoking women who work with independent digital…


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Brazil Hachathon

PolitiQuem: Checking Opinions of Candidates for Brazilian Elections

By on September 19, 2018

PolitiQuem is a collaborative digital platform that presents the profiles of candidates for the Presidency of Brazil, together with verified information on their positions on issues relevant to the political landscape.
The first round of the Brazilian presidential elections – which will be accompanied by the votes to elect the…


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Accelerator Brazil

NVL #2 Chicas Poderosas appoints program manager for Brazil

By on September 19, 2018

Ana Addobbati began her interaction with Chicas Poderosas in the first Design Thinking sprint in Recife, her native city.
Soon in that weekend Ana felt very identified with the Chicas Poderosas mission as she also have been working with the empowerment of women through her start-up Women Friendly that promotes…


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Brazil Investigative Journalism

The Power to Elect Brazil

By on August 27, 2018

The POWER TO ELECT is a project to check policy information circulating through WhatsApp during the campaign period of the 2018 elections.

Unlike other fact-checking initiatives, THE POWER TO ELECT uses WhatsApp not only as a source of information to be checked, but also as a content distribution channel. The…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil Latin America

Summit 2018, Sao Paulo: YOUR TIME IS NOW

By on May 17, 2018

Chicas Poderosas is turning 5 years old
Hello Chicas Poderosas crew, we are about to launch in yet another adventure together!

We’ll be celebrating the completion of the New Ventures Lab 2017/18 with 3-days of inspiration, collaboration and celebration. We’re gathering at the Google Sao Paulo’s offices, who have been there…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil

Let’s Talk: quality conversations in a safe environment

By on May 4, 2018

Let’s Talk is a digital platform that will connect users who have a different positioning about different issues to start a conversation mediated and scored by a bot. The bot will reward participants with the best debating skills. The main goal of this…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil

ADA: the digital world that also belongs to women.

By on May 4, 2018

There is a parallel world where technological development is also a task dominated by women. That is the world of the ADA team, the tech platform created by women. Its mission is to help women to understand the digital world so that they…


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17 week Accelerator Brazil Latin America

Be a woman leader: get your big pants on!

By on April 24, 2018

“How do you deal with your emotions? Do you have an option? Yes. We do not control how others act, how our partners act. We can only control how we respond to situations, control our behavior,” Brigette Iarrusso, a mentor in coaching at UC Berkeley, explained at the beginning of…

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