Oxigênio, on a mission to encourage the creation of pioneering solutions and open pathways in the Information Technology sector, has announced the opening of registrations for its new acceleration cycle. This program is carried out in collaboration with Liga Ventures, the most comprehensive open innovation network in Latin America, which facilitates the interaction between startups and large corporations to promote commerce and innovation. Those interested in participating in the 18th edition of the program can register until November 12 through the accelerator’s website.
Oxigênio, which has been in the market for eight years, has been the cradle of more than 130 projects and has accelerated 97 startups across a wide range of sectors. Currently, the incubator is looking for Artificial Intelligence proposals that can be applied in areas such as Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Legal, Finance, Knowledge Management, and Product and Service Development.
Mauricio Martinez, R&D Manager at Porto and Oxigênio, has great expectations for the acceleration program underway. “We have been dedicated for eight years to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship and to constantly thinking about improving our initiatives and the solutions in the market in general. In our 18th edition, we are searching for technological advances that contribute to the essential growth of different industry areas,” he says.
During the acceleration process, the chosen startups will have access to personalized mentorship with executives from Porto and Oxigênio, as well as with sector experts, with the support of the Liga Ventures team and networking opportunities. This will allow the exchange of experiences, access to growth strategies, the creation of new businesses, and increased market visibility.
“We commit once again to contribute our experience and knowledge to identify startups with transformative ideas that boost innovation and growth in the ecosystem. The ongoing partnership with Oxigênio Aceleradora has generated impressive results, which encourages us even more, to achieve these goals with the launch of a new edition of the acceleration program, this time with a focus on artificial intelligence solutions”, highlights Rogério Tamassia, co-founder of Liga Ventures.
According to the projections from analysis firm IDC, it is expected that organizations will invest more than USD $150 billion in AI-based systems in 2023, representing an increase of 26.9% compared to 2022. By 2026, total investment in AI will have exceeded USD $300 billion over those three years.
Furthermore, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos at the end of 2021, countries such as Mexico, Peru, and Colombia have high acceptance of the use of Artificial Intelligence among their citizens, undoubtedly making it a market of great interest and value for companies like Luzia.