Jornada Amazônia conducts program for startups

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THE Amazon Journey, an initiative coordinated by the CERTI Foundation, which seeks to strengthen the innovation ecosystem of the territory associated with the Legal Amazon, has just launched the program synergy. This edition will be aimed at startups in the bioeconomy sector, who are looking for opportunities to leverage their business. The program is free and entries must be made from the 19th until the 30th of July, at official site from the program. The results will be released on August 6th on the same channel. 

Integrated with Jornada Amazônia, the Synergy program aims to promote the exchange of knowledge between innovation ecosystems, creating flows of learning, growth and competitiveness for all involved, through connection with specialized mentors, large companies, potential clients and national investors and international. Jornada Amazônia coordinator, Janice Maciel, explains: “The idea is to select businesses that have the potential to generate value for the standing forest and accelerate its evolution through support and value connections, with a focus on refining the business model and market strategy”.

The selection process will be carried out in two phases: In the first stage, 30 startups will be selected, which will receive a competitiveness diagnosis, accompanied by a recommendation for acceleration. In the second phase, up to 10 startups will participate in the follow-up and support process for up to 4 months. 

Startups that are incorporated in the Legal Amazon area – composed of municipalities in Rondônia, Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Pará, Amapá, Tocantins, Mato Grosso and Maranhão – that have an active CNPJ and generate value for the forest can participate in the Synergy program. standing, that is, that they use the products of Amazonian biodiversity in a sustainable way or that they develop services and technologies to increase the competitiveness of the productivity and bioeconomy chains.

The call is aimed at businesses in the evolution phase, that is, startups making the first sales and validating their business model or already in the traction stage, which demonstrate how the solution has a potential market, degree of relevant innovation, positive impact on the base of the chain and a committed team. More information about benefits and participation requirements is available on the website. www.jornadaamazonia.org.br/sinergia and on the social networks of Jornada Amazônia. 

About Amazon Journey

THE Amazon Journey is an initiative to encourage innovation ecosystems in the North of the country, which was created with the purpose of promoting and implementing sustainable entrepreneurship to strengthen the bioeconomy in the Amazon region. It is coordinated by the CERTI Foundation, a national reference in the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship, with the support of strategic partners with local, national and international operations. The Jornada has as its main motto 'The Amazon forest is economically more valuable standing than felled'.