Startup founded by FGV student is featured in global entrepreneurship competition
Felipe Borges, an Economics student from FGV’s Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (EPGE) was the big winner of the Rio de Janeiro stage of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a global competition for student entrepreneurs who have founded and work at their own businesses. Founder and CEO of Super Revendedores, a startup focused on making the direct sales digital revolution, he was among the three best in Brazil in the competition.
“It was an incredible networking and learning opportunity, which put me in touch with and allowed me to be mentored by major entrepreneurs from Rio and Brazil. People who have already experienced the challenges that we are facing at Super Revendedores and who can show us the most efficient path to follow and how to overcome the main obstacles”, said Borges, who founded the company at 22, when he was attending his 2nd undergraduate semester at EPGE.
Super Revendedores has a platform that lets retailers across the country manage their sales, inventory and customers, gathering all the brands in the same application. The young entrepreneur was pleased with the outcome of the competition and points out his company’s next steps: launching a virtual store for the resellers, integration with Wirecard to offer integrated collection solutions for face-to-face sales, credit card payments and payment slip generation, launching iOS and Web versions, and performing a new round of investments to expand the company’s coverage.
“Entrepreneurs, especially when still at university, end up having a very lonely and challenging journey. Meeting and interacting with other, more experienced entrepreneurs, with successful businesses, is essential for the evolution of novice entrepreneurs. This also provides more visibility to the entrepreneur and their project, potentially even helping to attract investments”, he said.
Go to the website for more information on the GSEA.
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