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Brazil at Silicon Valley adopts digital format and brings Brazilian unicorns to the conference

Top-tier executives at Gympass, Nubank, iFood, Wildlife, and Stone will lead the first panel this Wednesday

Brazil at Silicon Valley conference adopts digital format
The debate on EdTechs will be held online. Photo: Brazil at Silicon Valley
  • Previously scheduled to happen in March, BSV has adopted a digital format and now will work with full online conferences during May;
  • The event will also be broadcast on Brazil at Silicon Valley’s YouTube channel and it will be open to the general public;
  • Speakers in the first panel include Nubank’s David Vélez and André Street, from Stone;
  • The second panel will bring Sal Khan and Jorge Paulo Lemann.

Many events have sharply felt the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The conference Brazil at Silicon Valley, previously scheduled to take place on March 30 and 31, in Mountain View, California, has decided to migrate to a digital format. The decision comes as an effort to comply with social isolation measures.

According to a press release, the event’s new digital version now will count with five panels, held every Wednesday in May, where participants will be able to join the videoconferences and interact with speakers and moderators. Named BSV Digital, the event will also be broadcast on Brazil at Silicon Valley’s YouTube channel and it will be open to the general public.

Founders talk about “Brazilian Unicorns: Moving to a new economy” on BSV’s YouTube channel

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Starting this Wednesday, May 6, the first panel will bring a presentation by the consulting firm McKinsey, which, in partnership with Brazil at Silicon Valley, interviewed leaders of the Brazilian innovation ecosystem to offer information on economics, innovation, digitalization, and entrepreneurship. Next, Cesar Carvalho, from Gympass; Nubank CEO David Vélez, Fabrício Bloisi, CEO at iFood, and Vitor Lazarte, from Wildlife, take on the conference to talk about “Brazilian Unicorns: Moving to a new economy”, discussion moderated by André Street, cofounder of the fintech Stone.

“Brazil at Silicon Valley is more than a conference, it is a movement, an active network. We want to go beyond discussions, we want to create practical solutions for the country’s technological development ”, says Rodrigo Castellari Affonso, co-president of the conference, in the press release.

The second panel, which will take place on May 13, will focus on online education and philanthropy. Sal Khan, from the free online education platform Khan Academy, and Brazilian investor and entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann, member of the founding board of NGOs Fundação Estudar and Fundação Lemann, are the speakers invited.