National Committee of Start-Up Support Initiatives


This approach responds to the need to articulate the initiatives of the Federal Executive Branch which target nascent technology-based companies that qualify as start-ups. 


Via Presidential Decree, the Federal Government has established a formal platform for joint articulation of entrepreneurship stakeholders. Officially called the National Committee of Start-Up Support Initiatives, the "Startup Point" platform, as it is referred to by its members, has the following mandate: 

  • Articulate the initiatives and programs of the Government to support startups within the federal public administration;
  • Promote the exchange of experiences and best practices in initiatives involving support for start-ups;
  • Make available and updating a digital compendium of public initiatives to support start-ups; and
  • Collect and evaluate information about startup support initiatives and the results obtained.

The National Committee of Start-up Support Initiatives is composed of representatives of the following bodies and entities:

  • Development of Industry, Commerce, Services and Innovation Unit of the Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy;
  • Secretariat of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC);
  • The Central Bank of Brazil;
  • The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES);
  • The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development;
  • Agricultural Research Corporation;
  • The Financier of Studies and Projects (FINEP);
  • Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI);
  • Export and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX); and
  • Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE).

In addition, ten representatives from the private sector and civil society will serve as a technical advisory group to the Committee.


On November 21, 2019, President Jair M. Bolsonaro signed Decree 10,122 / 2019 which establishes the National Committee of Start-Up Support Initiatives.


    Proponents include:

    Leonardo Freitas, Coordinator for Entrepreneurship and Deputy General Coordinator of Innovative Entrepreneurship at Brazil's Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations & Communications

    Igor Nazareth, Undersecretary for Innovation, Ministry of the Economy, Brazil

    Otavio Caixeta, Director of the Digital Policies Secretariat, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation & Communication, Brazil

    Paulo Puppin Zandonadi, Assistant Manager, Innovation Unit, SEBRAE, Brazil


    Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications
    Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications