Acelera FIESP is an initiative of the brazilian state goverment from São Paulo, projects range from websdesign, product design, architecture, engineering and there are only 3 final winners.
An estimate of 2000 projects enrolled at the weekend event and only 200 are granted access to participate due to its “innovation qualities”.
This 200 projects are reviewed by top mentors and big investors in different days.
This year I participated as Design Mentor, mentoring 15 projects from 14:30 – 19:30 in a 15 minutes eye to eye chat judging and reviewing aspects of product design, innovation and sustainability. Projects were in different stages such as concepts to prototypes.
Review my interview (Minute 4:30) where I talk about design, startups and the role of Design today in the world. (Portuguese interview).