The Program

What is it?Created by the Government of Minas Gerais, SEED (Startups and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development) is an accelerator program for passionate people who dream big and make things happen.

Entrepreneurs from all around the world will descend upon the state, bringing with them in their dreams, experiences, ideas and their determination to build something innovative.

The mission of SEED is simple: Transform Minas Gerais into the most important birthplace and acceleration hub for tech entrepreneurs in Latin America!


There will be two selection rounds for startups where entrepreneurs from all over the world can submit their business plans. The best 40 projects from each round will receive equity free seed capital over a period of 6 months. This money is to be used towards the development of a releaseable product or at the very minimum a proof of concept. Also available to participants are a mentorship program, an inspiring co-working space and connection to a global community of entrepreneurs.