Entrepreneurship is one of the primary sources of job creation, wealth, and quality of life. Entrepreneurs in Brazil have been mobilizing capital and shaping the business landscape for many years, yet the domestic market still presents distinct challenges for those hoping to embark on new business opportunities.
The Rio Center promotes programs focused on entrepreneurship and commerce in Brazil to actively contribute to its economic growth. In partnership with the Columbia Business School, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro is part of a collaborative effort to articulate solutions and overcome obstacles to private sector growth and investment. The Center hosts roundtable discussions and lectures regarding entrepreneurship, impact investment, and business law. Moreover, the Center provides business leaders and the public with training, workshops and master classes on subjects such as innovative business models, financial structures, and governance practices.