What a delight!
Last Monday 80 of the brightest minds of Unicamp (one of the largest and most influential universities in Brazil) joined me for a full day Workshop on Pitch Techniques for non-startupers. Those 80 people are finalists at Prêmio PAEPE, Unicamp’s most important award, which selects the projects that contributed the most for the university development, ranging from water saving initiatives to improving access for the hearing impaired students.
The goal was to prepare those groups to pitch their projects at Prêmio PAEPE’s finals and, some of the had never made presentations, not say speak in public. But, given their enthusiasm and effort throughout the intense day, that won’t be a problem!
We also had 2 guest speakers, Amauri Sousa from Virtual Avionics (flight simulation solutions), and Everton Nadalin from DSP Geo (computational solutions for Oil & Gas). Amauri and Everton are founders of 2 worth watching rising startups, and made their pitches so people could see “professionals in action”.