About

Our goal is to support entrepreneurs that are truly committed to creating high-impact businesses that generate

financial, social and environmental value.

We do this through our combined knowledge, network and years of experience in strategy, marketing, technology, branding and other areas.

Acceleration

For early stage entrepreneurs that need help with strategy, structuring their business, finding product-market fit and getting ready to raise funding, we offer an accelerator program with mentorship (office hours), guest speakers, weekly sprints and networking events.

If you are not sure if your project qualifies as a shared-value company, don't worry - we can evaluate this for you.
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    Before and during the acceleration process, selected entrepreneurs will participate in a course covering subjects like macro-trends, shared value, integral theory, the lean startup method, branding, design and other topics. The course also has networking events with special guests.

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    The program involves mentoring hours with internal and external mentors on a broad range of subjects including strategy, marketing, programming, finance and other subjects. We also offer on demand meetings with mentors on specific subjects.

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    Pipa offers access to its extensive network that ranges from large companies, experienced professionals and top executives in Brazil and abroad. We already have close ties and partnerships with Google, Endeavor and Singularity University among others.

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    The program also includes a creative and inspiring work environment in Rio de Janeiro. Apart from having free access to this space, the venue promotes interaction and learning among the startups. We also offer free living space for entrepreneurs that are not from Rio de Janeiro.

Pipa believes that it is possible, desirable and inevitable that the future of business will involve combining profitability with creating positive impact. Our hope is to play our part in accelerating the process of creating successful companies and radically transforming how we do business today.

Education

For anyone that is interested in learning more about innovation in shared value business, we offer courses with modules that include:

Innovation, integral theory, shared-value, branding, design-thinking, lean start-up, strategy, macro-trends and more.

Contact us!

Wanna talk with us?
oi@pipa.vc+55 21 2148.0200

Team

  • DHAVAL CHADHA

    DHAVAL CHADHA

    Founding partner at Cria, an innovation consultancy and corporate venture incubator focused on creating shared value businesses. Dhaval graduate with a liberal arts degree in the social sciences from Harvard and the Graduate Studies Programat Singularity University (program created by Google and NASA). Dhaval was previously the Manager of Innovation and Enterprise at CDI, was the curator at TEDxSudeste and a mentor at Socialab. He is a member of the Sandbox Network, was a fellow at INK (in association with TED) and a Benjamin Trustman Fellow at Harvard.

  • FLORENCIA ESTRADE

    FLORENCIA ESTRADE

    Founding partner at Cria, an innovation consultancy and corporate venture incubator focused on creating shared value businesses. Florencia holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and more than 10 years of experience in the business world. Before Cria she worked at ABN AMRO, ECG and McKinsey where she focused on business at the bottom of the pyramid in Mexico, Bangladesh and India. Florencia also worked in the non-profit sector as the Director of Strategy at CDI in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Tiago Mabilde

    TIAGO MABILDE

    Tiago is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded many companies including Espacio Digital, iVirtua, Eber Group and a venture capital fund called Warehouse Investimentos. As a consultant, he has worked with innovative organizations including Artemisia, CDI, Cria Global, Gestum, IDEAAS and Terra Cycle. Tiago graduated with a degree in law from Unisinos and holds two MBAs - with an emphasis in IT from FGV and finance from Ibmec. He believes in the power of technology and networks to change the world.

Advisors

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    IVO GODÓI

    Executive Director, Grupo Promon

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    MARCELO CARDOSO

    VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Fleury

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    oskar metsavaht

    Founder of Osklen and Instituto E

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    fabio coelho

    Country Director, Google, Brazil

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    michael nicklas

    Managing Partner, Ideiasnet

Founders

» More about the companies that created Pipa
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    cria

    Cria discovers, develops and implements shared value businesses. Cria has a strategy and innovation consulting division and a venture incubator focused on creating spin-offs and joint ventures with clients. Cria’s clients include Natura, Coca-Cola, Whirlpool, Rio2016, TIM and Fanta.

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    tatil design de ideias

    Tátil creates strategies, expressions and experiences for brands. It is one of the largest branding and design consultancies in Brazil with clients including Coca-Cola, Natura, Philips, EBX and the Rio2016 Olympics.

PARTNERS

  • Google
  • Singularity
  • Vox Capital
  • perestroika
  • Instituto Integral Brasil
  • SendGrid
  • endeavor Brasil
  • Anjos do Brasil
  • sociallab techo
  • inVenture
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft BizSpark
  • Projeto Visão de Sucesso
  • Jampp
  • Unreasonable Institute
  • Evol8tion
  • S-kull
  • Startup Brasil
  • Global Accelerator Network

FAQ