Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
There are three entrepreneurial initiatives that I realized until today: the first is to insert the project here presented in an incubator for startups. The second was to have participated voluntarily a junior company, firm young university in which I performed consulting projects in industrial engineering. The third was to have been a finalist in the Santander Entrepreneurship Award, for a model of sustainable business plan presented in 2011.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Right now, besides me, there is no one directly involved in the project. I’ve been working on my own up to this moment. The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where I was studing when developed the project also were an important partnership, with their laboratories and teachers. First my business plan intends to an association with a valve manufacturer to take advantage of their knowledge and dilute the potential risks of investing in infrastructure. This ensures the production in scale of the product. The company to be created this way would focus on marketing of the product and contact the major builders to introduce the system in their buildings. By signing the first partnership with a major construction company other construction companies will be interested, because they need to get to the same level of innovation offered by the first company.