Brazil is a country full of motivated entrepreneurs—as such, an abundance of tech innovation can be found both in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as in some of its smaller cities. One such city is Florianópolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina.
The city began to gain prominence in the 1980s for its successful and active business associations and quality of life, offering both unparalleled natural beauty, an emerging IT industry, and some of the country’s best infrastructure. We selected 9 of the best tech startups from this remarkable but often overlooked city in Brazil.
Pip is a social network for those who like to enjoy a good meal. Users can access and share gastronomy tips, recipes, and photos of amazing dishes with their friends. Similar to Twitter, users can follow others and add/broadcast recipes to the entire network.
Busca Prato is an app for locating establishments that feature your favorite food dishes. You can search for dishes, specialties, or ingredients—as well as filter on the most recommended in your area.
RD Station is a digital marketing platform that allows users to create website landing pages, manage sales, create email marketing campaigns, optimize pages for better search rankings, program content for social networks, manage contacts and conversions, and more.
DailyBaby is an innovative online diary for parents to document and archive all the special moments in their child’s first years. Photos and videos, doctor’s visits, and geneological information can all be accessed visually with the offering.
Youper is an app for helping users overcome shyness and social phobia. It encourages people to develop new and existing skills, adopt new/modify existing behaviors, and ultimately overcome emotional problems in an engaging and accessible way.
Opifex is a platform for surfers that offers various services, applications, and information for improving one’s time in the water. Data such as wind velocity, distance, time in a wave, stay time in maneuvers, G-force, direction, spatial positioning, and water temperature are all available to the user.
Out Class improves academic life and education by using its mobile platform to connect students, parents, teachers, and educational institutions. The app integrates with each school’s educational management software for streamlined, consolidated student records management.
Dunning’s software for receivables management allows users to access management reports, collection strategies, and delinquent customer receipts—all online.
Litma’s industrial vision systems extract and analyze information from images for automated quality control use cases. The technology is being used for checking product dimensions, counting parts counting, identifying geometric flaws, and more—all in efforts to improve traceability and quality control in production lines.
Florianópolis is known as the Innovation Capital of Brazil—and the 9 startups mentioned above certainly fit the city’s mold. Keep an eye on these innovators as they expand their operations to greater LATAM and other global markets in the coming months and years.