Ten Brazilian female tech innovators you should know

Ten Brazilian female tech innovators you should know

Summary: As the government and private sector focus on improving Brazil's innovation ecosystem, many local women are working to foster this environment by connecting people, ideas and turning ideas into reality. We list some of the females making a difference in the Brazilian technology innovation scene.


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  • Candice Pascoal, founder, Kickante

    Brazilian-American, Netherlands-based Candice Pascoal used a wealth of experience gained in foreign trade, arts and consulting to start crowdfunding platform Kickante in 2013. The website focuses on entrepreneurship and cultural projects, which allows project supporters to provide financing in installments, as well as partial support if the project is not entirely funded. Kickante has recently hit the headlines as Brazilian athlete and gold medallist Maurren Maggi has chosen to use the platform to crowd fund her Rio Olympics training efforts. 

  • Bruna Bittencourt, founder, Emotion.me

    Marketing whizz Bruna Bittencourt built on the enjoyment of her own wedding preparations - which started out by being proposed on Twitter with a hashtag that ended up on Brazil's trending topics - to focus on projects that support other people planning their own big day. Her Rio de Janeiro-based company Emotion.me is a "one stop shop for weddings" that literally marries up a user base of over 50,000 couples who can use the platform to support the entire wedding planning process with some 3,000 wedding vendors.

    Image: Leo Neves

Topics: Mobility, CXO, Government, IT Innovation for Small Businesses

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  • Hmmm, I cannot get beyond Image 2.

    Can you fix?
    • me neither

      something is wrong with the image sequence.
    • Buggy here too

      And unlike what happened in the "Five Brazilian Big Data companies to watch" post, which was buggy on Firefox but I could view the gallery on IE, this time it's buggy on all browsers. This only happens with your gallery posts, Angélica, not with other similar ZDnet galleries by other columnists, so you'd better check it with ZDnet's technical support (if there is one) to see what could be wrong.
  • It should be fixed now. Technology, eh? Thanks for your patience!
    Angelica Mari
    • The last image still won't load on Firefox, but there's a fix

      I was able to view images 1 through 7 now, but image 8 still won't load on Firefox. I could view it on IE (it's about Cora Rónai, who is also the daughter of the late eminent translator and critic Paulo Rónai, the widow of no less important translator, writer and cartoonist Millôr Fernandes, and the only one I had heard about before). It seems it has to do with a pop-up ad that Firefox's Adblock Plus add-on suppresses; ZDnet then refuses to serve the page. If I paste the URL of another pic and substitute "p8" for the corresponding part of the address, then Cora Rónai's page appears normally on Firefox. So, the problem is at both ends of the connection.