Pfizer seeks Brazilian health tech startups

The company will select three new ventures for mentoring and acceleration
Written by Angelica Mari, Contributing Writer

Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer has launched a selection process to find innovative projects in the healthcare sector driven by Brazilian startups.

This is the second edition of the company's startup fostering project, which is being promoted in partnership with local investment firm Berrini Ventures.

The scheme is open to companies that are currently in three stages: early-stage (where the venture is at an initial stage of development) commitment (companies that have already been established and are working on beta-stage products with users) and scaling (where the venture already has a finished product and has achieved significant growth in its user base).

Startups have until September 4 to apply for the contest online. Executives from Pfizer, hospitals and other large healthcare companies as well as Berrini Ventures will then select 12 ventures to pitch their ideas and products.

The three winners will then be announced at the Hospital Innovation Show in São Paulo on September 27. The prize to the winners will be a mentoring program which will take place at Pfizer's offices in Brazil and the US as well as an acceleration program with Berrini Ventures.

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