Acelera Partners fosters entrepreneurship and innovation through a “shared value” business acceleration network. The group was born to bring together major partners into an integrated network that provides an end-to-end startup ecosystem development by investing in the best local accelerators, establishing a post-acceleration network and offering a micro-VC investment fund.
“The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se.” (Porter & Kramer, 2011) Porter and Kramer once proposed that businesses should create economic value in a way that would also create value to the communities in which they operate. Acelera Partners places this principle at the forefront of its operating model by establishing strategic partnerships with “skin in the game” both in private and public sectors in order to implement a “shared risk and shared return” model to further enable local cluster development that will benefit entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and government thus generating positive impact in the economy and advancing the startup ecosystem development in the geographies where it plays.
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In “Making Capitalism More Creative”, Bill Gates challenged the world to find new ways to bring far more people into the system — capitalism — that has done so much good in the world. If more companies follow the lead of the most creative organizations in their industry, they will make a huge impact on some of the world’s worst problems. Acelera Partners promotes such principle by both supporting wealth generation for entrepreneurs (and startups employees) and selecting startups that innovatively connects more businesses and society sectors to new pools of resources and tools. Therefore, leaving behind a legacy for that nation.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future” (Steve Jobs). Acelera Partners’ business accelerator network illustrates how dots have been connected to foster entrepreneurship in the startup ecosystem development. Global technology leaders such as Qualcomm and Microsoft bring to the table cutting edge technological innovation, resources and access to new customers. Local Venture Capital groups as Performa Investimentos strengthen the connection with the Brazilian market and government innovation agencies such as AgeRio, which co-invests to further develop local clusters such as the state of Rio de Janeiro.For more information, click here
Acelera Partners works to foster the local economy by promoting startups that have developed real solutions to address real problems, therefore creating value to the local economy and to society as a whole.
Acelera Partners and all companies in its portfolio pursue its goals with strict adherence to the following values: big bold goals; integrity and honesty; openness and respectfulness with others; and willingness to empower everyone.