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Meet the 4 startups selected for our first cycle!


What is Abril Plug and Play?

We are a startup accelerator
created by Abril Group and Plug and Play,
connecting Brazil and Silicon Valley.

Our mission is to speed up mobile solution startups


Test the limits of mobile tech

We’re only scratching the surface of mobile technology’s impact in society. Smartphones and tablets are getting more and more adopted worldwide and both of them have even more potential to be explored through geolocation, payments and many other ways.
At Abril Plug and Play we view mobile as a catalyst. Internet of things, drones and new gadgets are emerging. We are excited to test the boundaries of these innovations. Though, the horizon depends on you!

The Acceleration Program

Abril Plug and Play will select 4 startups in our first batch. Only mobile technology focused companies are able to participate. They will be based at Abril’s building in São Paulo for three months for the first acceleration period. After that, the best ones will go to Silicon Valley, with all expenses covered, for the second acceleration period inside Plug and Play’s facilities.
We’ll also provide your startup with great mentors, seed capital to empower your product, services and tools to improve your businesses, and a lot of connections in the market so you can find your path to scale.

More questions? Read FAQ page!


Benefits for startups

Seed Capital

USD 25k for each startup so you can enhance your product or service and tune-up your business model


Specialists in any area you need to put your startup on the right track.

CLICK HERE to meet our mentors


Analytics, hosting, CRM, survey, A/B testing, online payments and other tools for free or low prices


We help you with law issues, finances, customer service, social and anything else you may need

Shine on media

Catapult your user base by leveraging Abril’s brands in both online and offline press


Amplify your contacts and get even closer to potential customers and business partners


Internet, phone, space and an amazing environment in São Paulo (Brazil) and in Silicon Valley (US)


Digital product specialists in our team to impulse your business and share best practices


About us


Abril Group

Abril Group is one of the largest and most influential communication and education groups in Latin America. Incorporated in 1950, the group encompasses Abril S.A., company responsible for Media (Editora Abril, Mídia Digital, Elemidia, Alphabase, Brasil Post, iba, Meu Espelho and Casa Cor), Printing, Logistics & Distribution divisions, and Abril Educação, which in early 2010 began operating independently from Abril S.A., following a corporate restructuring process. The group also includes Fundação Victor Civita (Victor Civita Foundation), created in 1985 with the purpose of improving basic education in Brazil. Abril provides information, culture, education, and entertainment to virtually all audience segments, operating seamlessly throughout different media.


Plug and Play

Plug and Play Tech Center is a startup accelerator specialized in technology companies, with over 200 companies in its portfolio. Every year, Plug and Play receives 60 to 80 early-stage companies and assists them in various aspects (seed money, mentoring, contacts with potential clients, corporate partners and/or investors, and free or low-priced services such as web hosting, web tools, etc.), providing assistance for such companies to take off. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company’s global operations already include over 300 accelerated startups, 180 investors and a broad network of universities and corporate partners, such as Samsung, Volkswagen and Axel Springer.

Team Members

Fernando Gouveia

Executive director

Jupe Tan

VP International Operations at PnP

Rogério Tamassia

Executive director

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Daniel Grossi

Business Manager

Gabriela Botelho


Guilherme Massa

Business Manager

André Murched

Web Designer

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