We are #Growthaholics and we have stepped into the future. ACE is a complete ecosystem of innovation including the creative process of an idea, the founders of a startups on the rise, a cadre of experienced entrepreneurs, large corporations that need to innovate and investors who want to be part of the next big thing.ARE YOU INTERESTED?
On-line, live and in-company entrepreneurship classes focusing on the creation and expansion of entrepreneurial thinking, and the development of skills, tools and a strategy to grow, Ace University is made for entrepreneurs at the ideation stage and professionals looking for ways to boost or change their careers through innovation.
Our program for startups in the growth phase, an acceleration program that was awarded Best Startups Accelerator Latin America for 3 years in a row (2013, 2014 and 2015).
With a duration of 6 months, ACE Growth aims to optimize the engine of growth of high potential startups by focusing on marketing, sales, distribution, organization and process automation, product improvement, customer connections, legal and corporate governance, finance, strategic planning as well as follow-on funding. Qualifying Startups receive R$ 150,000 from ACE for 10% equity.
ACE Corp is the corporate arm of ACE, and responds to a latent demand from large corporations that wish to innovate.
We curate and identify Startups that have synergy with the Corporations and accelerate together.
ACE Corp works hand in hand with large corporations that are interested in Corporate Venturing, boosting intrapreneurship, fast innovation and effective and inexpensive expansion. ACE Corp has worked and is currently working with giants of various sectors such as Intercement, Enel Energy and Algar Telecom.
ACE Start focuses on the validation of the business model to construct the foundation and confirm the startup’s assumptions.
ACE Start’s 4 month immersion program prepares entrepreneurs for growth and is the primary path to obtaining investment through our acceleration program, ACE Growth
Entrepreneurs do not have to give up any equity to participate in ACE Start but still receive full support of our team and the ACE methodology for the most critical points of startup development.
To support the growth of startups and ensure the best companies in their acceleration programs and the market, we have created an exclusive club for investors in line with our ideals.
This group, ACE Angels, has the best deal flow opportunities for investment in startups, and support and interaction in the Latin America entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In 2016 we will begin our regional expansion with 3 hubs in addition to our Sao Paulo homebase.
The first selected cities are Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Goiânia, covering most of Brazil’s entrepreneurial territory.
The goal is to play an even more active role in local ecosystems and discover the best entrepreneurs and startups all over the country.
Since 2012, ACE has already accelerated more than 60 startups and has had 6 exits. These companies are companies in the growth stage with validated models and constant progress. We remain very close to our startups after the acceleration period continuing to help with corporate governance, connections with business partners, investors and potential exits.
Our investment thesis is agnostic and we always look for high potential entrepreneurs with game changing ventures that will impact the economy, solve inefficiencies and cause real disruption. We invest with a select group of international investors that belong to our network and co-invest with angels, VCs, family offices and corporate ventures from all over the world