National competition recognizes the best practices in supporting Brazilian micro-entrepreneurs

Laurea CAF will recognize the top 6 finishers and will take first place to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) 2018.

The Contest aims to identify and highlight the public, private and mixed organizations that support the creation and/or strengthening of micro-enterprises in the country, recognizing those that most stand out for their role within this ecosystem.

?With registration extended, representatives will be able to register their organization until May 14th by accessing the website


Any organization that supports micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil can participate. Registration must be done by a representative of the organization and consists of two steps:


First, you must register the organization in the Mapping ( between the 1st and 30th of April. Registration is essential for participation in the competition.


Once registered, the organization's representative must answer the CAF Laurea 2017 form available on the website ( which will be analyzed by a panel of specialists for the selection of the 6 best initiatives.


The finalist organizations will be contemplated, in addition to going to the Closing Ceremony, with the rewards below, according to the placement, being:

6th, 5th and 4th places: participation in the workshop organized by Aliança Empreendedora on the subject of entrepreneurship, on the same day as the ceremony.

3rd and 2nd places: the rewards mentioned above plus an invitation to participate in the national meeting with the launch of the mapping survey in São Paulo, promoted by Aliança Empreendedora, with all expenses paid for up to 2 (two) companions, and following the stipulated limits in item 6.3.

1st place (winner): the rewards mentioned above plus participation in GEC 2018 (Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2018), an international entrepreneurship event, with all travel, accommodation, participation and food expenses covered. – The GEC is one of the biggest events in the world focused on entrepreneurship that takes place every year in different countries. Know more:

About the Development Bank of Latin America CAF

CAF is a development bank founded in 1970 and formed by 19 countries – 17 in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal – as well as 14 private banks in the region. It promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources and support in the technical and financial structuring of public and private sector projects in Latin America.

About the Entrepreneurial Alliance

Non-profit organization that works to support companies, social organizations and governments to develop inclusive business models and support projects for low-income micro-entrepreneurs, expanding access to knowledge, networks, markets and credit for them to develop or start their businesses. Since 2005, it has supported more than 47,939 micro-entrepreneurs, through 109 projects and more than 50 partners, generating new business, work and income opportunities through entrepreneurship, promoting inclusion and economic and social development. In Brazil, it is also an official member of Youth Business International and the ANDE Network (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs).

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