Florianópolis, Brazil

A flourishing center of entrepreneurship and innovation.

At first glance, Florianópolis is an unlikely place to become a global center of entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s an island on the South coast of Brazil, connected to the mainland by a suspension bridge. Its population is only about 350,000 people. And yet this one island has almost 3,000 tech startups today, with annual revenue of over $2 billion.

Dinner with investors and entrepreneurs in Florianópolis.
The beautiful Acate Innovation Center in Florianópolis.
An amazing talent pool of smart young people.

I teach entrepreneurship at Stanford, coach startup CEO’s at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and run the 4thly Startup Accelerator.