SEED – Startups and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developmen

The Innovation Ecosystem asked for and we are back!!

That’s right, Seed was reformulated in a special edition to continue boosting the Minas Gerais ecosystem of startups and development in our state. Now, startups accelerated by Seed will also be able to contribute to solving public challenges in Minas Gerais.

With this return, we reframed some of the program’s guidelines and expanded our operations.

Thus, in addition to spreading knowledge throughout the state and promoting entrepreneurship in Minas Gerais, this Special Edition aims to integrate public obstacles with innovative technological solutions. With this, launch a more efficient and satisfactory public management model for citizens.

However, we continue with the same purpose of encouraging entrepreneurship focused on innovative businesses in Minas Gerais.

And we are not alone. In this edition, we have the support of relevant partners in the Minas Gerais innovation ecosystem to carry out the selection and acceleration stages of the program. Our methodology remains the same, but now we count on the experiences of IEBT, FUNDEP and BHTEC to deliver an even more complete program for you.

Let’s build a new Seed together!

After all, what has changed?

Of course, some conditions have been changed. We list for you the main shift points. But, it is very important and indispensable to access the announcement and stay on top of the details:

  • This time, up to 60 startups will be able to participate in the program. However, only the top 40 will be able to complete the acceleration. This is because, at the end of the second month of the program, we will have a 33% cut in projects.
  • Registration will be divided into two themes. There will be 90% startups to meet solutions related to public challenges and up to 10% for open acceleration, in case of reaching the 60 selected startups.
  • The selected startups will be able to decide how to spend the R$ 80000, without dividing or restricting the amount between the team and the solution.
  • Startups enrolled in Theme 1 (Public Challenges) will be able to test and validate their solutions in the government environment, and the best solutions can be incorporated by the State for six months.
  • We have recreated our meeting models and adapted to the current world stage. In this way, they will be digital and accessible until the end of the pandemic. Follow the news in our feed on how to be part of it.

Yes, we have more news!

We format strategic partnerships to enhance the development of your startup in the new journey offered by the program.

IEBT – The IEBT is a Strategic Consultancy with activities focused on the Development Management of Market Sectors, Innovative Businesses, Startups and Technological Projects.





FUNDEP – Generation of solutions and opportunities to optimize the purposes of coordinators, researchers and academic entrepreneurs for the development of the Research, Teaching and Innovation ecosystem.




BHTEC – Technology Park and agent of technological development and scientific-technological business connections. In this context, develops innovative strategies and mechanisms in the provision of services in management, networking, access to finance and houses companies that are dedicated to researching and producing new technologies and public and private Research & Development centers.

Now, find out what hasn’t been modified. We also list for you to remember why Seed is a national reference in acceleration.

  • The investment values;
  • Benefits;
  • Acceleration;
  • Accountability;
  • Transparent selection process;
  • Meritocracy as a classification metric;
  • Mentories.

You can also access the above presentation on the link.

Now that you know that we are back with a new proposal for this Special Edition, find out about the 37 challenges and connect your business solution between these opportunities.

Apply your startup from the 16th of December 2020 (publication date of the announcement) until the closing on the 26th of February 2021 at 20h.

For questions, browse the FAQ and find the questions and answers you are looking for.

How do I participate?

Apply your startup from the 16th of December 2020 (publication date of the announcement) until the closing on the 26th of February 2021 at 20h on the link. It is essential to monitor the process.

Where do I access the announcement with the terms and conditions?

Reading the announcement is really essential. Click here and access.

How many startups will be classified in this edition?

They will be classified to start the acceleration up to 60 startups, but only the best 40 will finish the program, because after the 2nd month there will be a cut of 33% of the participating startups.

How long will the acceleration of the Seed special edition take?

It will last 06 (six) months in total and will consist of: monitoring services and technical, managerial and strategic advisory; mentoring with professionals from the innovation ecosystem; connections with real challenges with market potential; approaching potential customers and presentation to potential investors. Check the details in the announcement.

What solution should my startup offer?

Your startup needs to have an innovative solution aimed at solving public sector challenges or a solution that solves real problems in any other sector. Of the 60 startups to be selected, up to 90% will be startups that have solutions for the public sector and the rest will be technological solutions from any segments.

What is the investment value?

The investment amount that the startup can receive is up to R$ 80 thousand.

How many hours of mentoring will be made available?

380 hours of mentoring will be available to develop your startup. That is, support and encouragement on our part will not be lacking!

What are the main requirements that my startup needs to have to participate?

Your startup needs to be registered, undertake in Minas Gerais and of course, present an innovative solution to solve obstacles present in about 22 public sector institutions.

If my startup is classified, do I need to be accountable?

Yes of course! We need to justify where the investment is going. Find out the details of accountability in the announcement. Read there!

What is the counterpart for my startup to participate?

The consideration is an investment of 6% of the value granted for solution. Diffusion hours will be considered to pass on knowledge to society in Minas Gerais, Cession and maintenance of the best public solutions for six months to the State.

If my startup is a finalist, how long does our bond with the public sector last?

The cession of its innovative solution, if the startup is the finalist, extends for six months.

I have a specific question, which channel do I use to clarify?

You can clarify specific doubts in the email: operacoes@

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