Vision ahead of its time, but always working focused on short-term results

Generating results throught connections to the world’s leading innovation hubs

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Team history


Neo promotes not only connections, it promotes results!

Neo Ventures is a company that develops and executes projects for large companies, governments, and innovation environments, whose representatives believe that partnerships with startups and technology centers are competitive differentials for the survival and transformation of their institutions.

Large Companies

We generate value for large companies through culture improving, capacity building, new business and processes development, efficiency gains and positioning.


We generate value for startups by developing new projects and sales.

Innovation Ecosystem

We generate value for innovation environments by generating business and attracting talents



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Our Management Team

We are a team passionate about technological, economic and social evolution and we believe that by generating value for our customers and partners, we follow our purpose.

Bruno França Pádua

Executive Director

By working with innovation in large companies, we identify that the people and the culture of the company are the keys to their survival and transformation.

Vinícius Roman

Technical Director

"Success happens when preparation meets an opportunity." Carlos Martins.

José Gilberto Guimarães

Partner and Co-founder

"In the eyes of a young man the flame burns. In the eyes of an old man the light shines." Victor Hugo

Beatriz Gonçalves

Marketing Analyst

"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you" - Cynthia Kersey

Bruno Volpini

Corporate Accelerator

"I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is how I have been successful" - Michael Jordan

Camilla Pena

Corporate Accelerator

"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone" - Michael John Bobak

Caroline Garcêz

Corporate Accelerator

"When it comes to commitment, effort, dedication there is no middle ground. Either you do something well, or you don't." - Ayrton Senna

Christian Rojas

Corporate Accelerator

"If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old," Peter Drucker.

Daniel Alves

Corporate Accelerator

"There is nothing greater that you can do with your life and follow your options in a way that serves the world and you." - Richard Branson

Douglas Dias

Corporate Accelerator

“It is not down on any map; true places never are. ” - Herman Melville

Elisa Cândido

Corporate Accelerator

"The secret of change is not to focus all energy on profiting from the past, bell on building the new" - Socrates

Eloízio Neves

Corporate Accelerator

"For the excellent company, innovation is the only permanent thing."
Tom Peters

Gabriel Maia

Corporate Accelerator

“In a few years, you will be more sorry for the things you didn't do than for the things you did. Then loosen the bonds. Get away from the safe harbor. Grab the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Find it out." - Mark Twain

Gabrielle Vieira

Corporate Accelerator

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt

Gabriela Leite

Corporate Accelerator

"Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary elements of character and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, the genius wastes his efforts in a labyrinth of inconsistencies." - Philip Stanhope Chesterfield

Giovana Louise


"Every dream you leave behind is a piece of your future that ceases to exist." Steve Jobs

Guilherme Marinho

Corporate Accelerator

"If you want to affirm a truth, first make sure it is not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Kali Herdies

Corporate Accelerator

"It is better to have a lot of ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to always be right because you have no idea." - Edward de Bono

Laís Mendes

Marketing Analyst

"A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new" - Albert Einstein

Laura Lamas

Corporate Accelerator

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Lorena Maciel Oliveira

Corporate Accelerator

"Do your best in the condition you have, while you do not have better conditions to do even better" Mario Sérgio Cortella

Lucas Ribeiro

Corporate Accelerator

"Challenge your mind to innovate your thoughts, because they can change your life." Albneir Souza

Marco Túlio Alves

Corporate Accelerator

"The important thing is not where you start, but the decisions you make about the place you are determined to
to achieve. " - Anthony Robbins

Marcus Felipe

Corporate Accelerator

"If it's not challenging, it's not transformational." Flávio Augusto, Value Generation.

Rafael Lustosa

Corporate Accelerator

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." Pablo Picasso

Rayssa Monteiro

Head of Marketing

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." Amelia Earhart

Rodrigo Cardillo

Business Development

"What you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney

Rolf Gaspar

Corporate Accelerator

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be the one who cannot read and write, but the one who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." - Alvin Toffler

Thamis Mattos

Administrative and financial manager

"When it is obvious that the objectives cannot be achieved, do not adjust the goals, but the steps of the action." - Confucius

Our work is guided by focus on results, transparency, collaboration and protagonism.

Recent Cases

The Mining Hub was created with the purpose of being a direct channel for open innovation, social projects, industry trends and the relationship between mining companies and technology-based initiatives. The project occupies one of the WeWork floors in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), where executives from the 22 participating mining companies, as well as suppliers, the IBRAM team and Neo Ventures, are located. The environment aims to generate opportunities and connections for different players in the mining chain, such as the mining companies themselves, as well as suppliers, startups, researchers and investors.


Millions in Investment


Qualified Projects


Solution Proposals

More than 20 mining companies in Brazil

Minerall is a project with the objective of modeling business and scaling solutions capable of directing the (re)use of mining tailings in a sustainable manner, either for other markets or for the mineral sector. It is expected that, with the project, bench research will be transformed into a product with scalability and that it is a fit for the market.







Detailed Studies

Transforming technologies into products

Vetor AG is the first startup acceleration program in Brazil totally focused on testing on the field the technologies, aimed at reducing costs, labor and time in the Construction industry. Startups have the opportunity to work with Andrade Gutierrez in a modern coworking space and test their solutions at the AG construction sites.


Construction Sites


Startups Accelerated


Months of Acceleration

Development of pilot projects on the field

Nexa Resources’ Mining Lab Platform supports startups, entrepreneurs, small and medium companies, universities, and other professionals in the process of developing technological innovations for the mining and metallurgy industry. The Platform has four Open Innovation iniciatives: Mining Lab Challenge, Miningthon, University Challenge, and Insights Channel. Neo Ventures team works in all iniciatives from the conception to the execution. Amongst them: Mining Lab 1 (2017), Mining Lab 2 (2018), Mining Lab Challenge 1st and 2nd call (2019), Miningthon Mineral Exploration (2019), Miningthon Logistics (2019), University Challenges UFOP and UNIPAM (2019), and Miningthon EHS (2020).







10+ Projects Completed

Fibria Insight seeks new ideas, innovative solutions and new technologies in the pulp and paper sector and in the development of new businesses, selecting and supporting projects and startups that have solutions directed to the segments of microfibrillar pulp and packaging of pulp bales.







25 hours of Training and Mentoring

Pioneering initiative
among the federations of Industries in Brazil, FIEMG Lab embraces new impact businesses and enables acceleration of all of them.





Big Connections on the Market

olab is the Brazilian Innovation Hub of ArcelorMittal. Our work aims to assist in the operation of Açolab, besides to the three main work fronts:
1- Open Innovation Channel – the relationship channel for startups and potential technology suppliers for ArcelorMittal;
2- Engagement Initiatives – initiatives such as hackathons, workshops and lectures that aim to encourage innovation at Açolab;
3- Intrapreneurs Program – implementation and execution of two versions of the intrapreneurs program at ArcelorMittal, in order to encourage employees to generate innovative ideas to be effectively implemented by the company.


Connections to the Ecosystem


Ideas of Innovative DNA

400+ Startups Mapped

“Everyone deserves to travel: for more inclusive tourism” The Hackathon was conducted by Neo Ventures in partnership with MaxMilhas, Duo Gourmet, Ramada Encore hotel chain, Butec, Signum Web and Hand Talk startups, and sponsored by Belotour. The objective of the event was to develop technological solutions so that tourism could become more inclusive in three aspects: mobility, hospitality and gastronomy.






Hours of duration

6 new ideas to become tourism more inclusive

Case 01
Mining Hub
Case 02
Case 03
Vetor AG
Case 04
Mining Lab Platform
Case 05
Fibria Insight
Case 06
Fiemg Lab
Case 07
Açolab - ArcelorMittal
Case 08

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