ACATE signs an unprecedented partnership with a Canadian hub promoting the connection between companies from both countries

The Santa Catarina Technology Association – ACATE has just signed an unprecedented partnership with The Accelerator Center of Waterloo, a Canadian innovation hub in Waterloo.

The agreement was announced at the Collision Conference, one of the largest and most prestigious trade shows for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the Americas, which took place from June 20 to 23 in the North American country. As soon as the partnership is announced, ACATE members will have spaces to work in Waterloo.

The Canadian accelerator ranks among the best in the world, according to “The UBI Global World Rankings of Business Incubators and Accelerators”, and facilitates networking between associates, opening doors for possible investments. Interested companies must complete a form with the dates on which they intend to use the available spaces. ACATE member companies benefit from three free tables and a 40% discount on additional tables.

“In addition to the partnership between the hubs, we are organizing a mission to Canada, probably in November. We are convinced that the connection between the ecosystems of the two regions will provide excellent opportunities, as both have innovative environments, creating products and globally, helping and leveraging business,” says ACATE’s Vice President of Internationalization, Henrique Bilbao. in Brazil at the Canadian consulate in São Paulo, “it’s an excellent partnership between the two hubs”.

According to the Canadian consul in São Paulo, Dr. Heather Cameron, the initiative is a step forward in the growth of the ecosystem. “A pioneering project, as it is the first Brazilian innovation hub to be established in Canada, ACATE’s decision to open an office and establish this partnership with The Accelerator Center in Waterloo are incredible advancements in the growth of the dynamic innovation ecosystem Brazil-Canada Very pleased that the Discovery: Canada program is helping companies in the state of Santa Catarina learn more about the innovative, collaborative and user-friendly technology ecosystems that exist in Canada I hope that new trade and investment relationships will emerge from this partnership of excellence,” highlights.

“We are confident to work with the ACATE team to provide Brazilian founders with access to our innovation center and our community of entrepreneurs,” said Jay Krishnan, CEO of the Accelerator Center. “We are excited about this partnership, which enables founders around the world to have a global impact on their business.”

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