Considered by many to be the land of unrivaled soccer, Brazil is famous for its lifestyle of outdoor pursuits. Pristine beaches, historic sites, lush rainforests and world-class cities are scattered across the landscape of this South American country. One could travel the roads, crossing the mountainous regions and native vegetation, or one could head straight to Rio de Janeiro for a chance to witness a little bit of everything Brazil has to offer. Beneath the surface of this tourist hot spot, however, is a vibrant, thriving and growing community of entrepreneurs who have pushed Rio de Janeiro into becoming one of the world’s leading start-up hubs.
In this article about Rio de Janeiro, we look at six essential elements of a potential start-up location that must be considered: 1) location, 2) tax incentives, 3) legal incentives, 4) availability of investors, 5) local resources and workforce, and 6) specialization. Continue reading