Welcome to a complete ecosystem of innovation! Formerly known as Aceleratech, ACE is the Best Latin American Accelerator, and impacts on all entrepreneur’s journey: from the creative process of an idea, the founders of a startups on the rise, a cadre of experienced entrepreneurs, large corporations that need to innovate and investors who want to be part of the next big thing.
We are Growthaholics!
ACE is the Best Latin American Startup Accelerator, according to LatAm Founders. We have 2 acceleration programs: ACE Start, to startups in validation process, and ACE Growth, to scale marketing and sales results.
Our goal is to impact every area of the startup ecosystem, and we use our education area, ACE University, to provide the tools and guide entrepreneurs towards the right mindset with online and in-class courses, bootcamps and workshops.
We help big companies to innovate, from hackathons and contact with startup environment to full state-of-art corporate venturing acceleration programs with corporations on markets such as Agriculture, Energy, Telecommunications and Construction.
Our investor community is also one of our priorities - offering the best startups, deals and relationship to them. We are partners with Draper Network, all of the major venture capitals and investment funds through Latin America, and we have over 600 angel investors on our base.
Member of Brazilian’s Marketing Association Hall of Fame, Pedro worked for over ten years with digital marketing and technology. Graduated in Communications, with a MBA in Marketing, he was managing partner of Conectt Group, a leading technology portal in Brazil. Professor at ESPM university since 2000, he is the coordinator of the graduate marketing course and currently teaches the discipline of Interactive Communication for MBA in Marketing. Pedro specializes in projects involving technology and communications, with expertise in planning and project management for large corporations. In 2010, Pedro founded Zuppa, the first restaurant reservation website in Brazil, with Mike. In 2012, the company was sold to a large web portal in Brazil. Pedro is also president of ABRAII, the Brazilian Accelerator Association.
Graduated in Business Administration from FGV Brazil, serial entrepreneur, in the last 20 years started Blowtex Condoms, grew the company to be the second largest brand of condoms in South America and sold the company to Ansell Healthcare in 2007. Living in the USA since 1997, he launched Astralis, a biotechnology company based in New Jersey, focused on the research and development of a product to treat Psoriasis, an immune deficiency disorder that affects the skin. He listed the company on the stock exchange. Astralis was acquired by a large pharmaceutical group. In 2010 Mike founded Zuppa, the first restaurant reservation website in Brazil, with Pedro. In 2012, the company was sold to a large web portal in Brazil. Fluent in five languages, Mike has invested in several startups in the USA and Brazil.
Since 2012, ACE has already accelerated more than 60 startups and has had 6 exits. These companies are companies in the growth stage with validated models and constant progress. We remain very close to our startups after the acceleration period continuing to help with corporate governance, connections with business partners, investors and potential exits.
Our investment thesis is agnostic and we always look for high potential entrepreneurs with game changing ventures that will impact the economy, solve inefficiencies and cause real disruption. We invest with a select group of international investors that belong to our network and co-invest with angels, VCs, family offices and corporate ventures from all over the world