Sunday, 22 September 2013

Expat friends

As an ex-Hong Konger this is one of my favourite blogs to follow but I felt this was apt to share in the light of "networking" here in São Paulo. Don't get sucked in to hanging out with people you would never hang out with in another life time. Everyone will be much happier!*

This cantomeme is titled "When another expat wants to be friends just because"... p.s. i'm more likely to fall in the category of Guy no. 1, I like to try and make friends with everyone I meet but not just because their expats!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Brazil: Incubators vs Accelerators?

Are you an entrepreneur? What is an accelerator? Are you about to quit your job and start your own business? Be inspired!

GIRLS ON IT presents
Fireside Chat with Luisa Ribeiro, Managing Partner at Papaya Ventures
We will be discussing:
  • Women and entrepreneurship
  • Understanding the differences between incubators vs. accelerators
  • Her thoughts on the current state of the Brazilian startup eco-system
  • What are some of the key industries to start businesses
...among other topics.

Luisa is one of the top leaders in accelerators here in Brazil. She has been recognized as one of the 2013 Young Global Leaders (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and Rising Talent, and will bring a wealth of information in her "fireside chat" with Robyn Cohen. Robyn is a true entrepreneur bringing to the forefront Women in Business and Entrepreneurship from all over the world through her platform,

Monday, 9 September 2013

SP NIght Market - Anniversary Edition: Free Entry!

If you haven't had a chance to check out one of the SP Night Markets, this is your chance! They are celebrating their first birthday and giving free entry to everyone! It's on Saturday 21st September from 12 - 9pm at Escola São Paulo, Rua Augusta 2239. You will be able to try some of my cupcakes of course!

There are also going to be lectures, live music, thai food... the theme of this edition is LOVE SP!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

INC Dicas Launch Party "São Paulo Comes Alive"

The International Newcomer's Club was one of the first groups I joined, it is where I met some of my closest friends here in São Paulo and I feel very indebted to the ladies who vounteer their time to run this club. It is specifically for people who have just arrived in town and are looking to meet people, find out information and the one awesome thing you can buy is their "Dicas" / tips book. It has listed anything and everything you could possibly needs from dentists to schools, to restaurants and plumbers. Each company or service must be recommended by 2 different members to be included in the Dicas book.

Next Saturday they are having a party to launch the release of the next edition of the Dicas. See information below.

Dicas Launch Party

"São Paulo Comes Alive!"

On Saturday, September 14th, INC will celebrate the launch of the 11th edition of the Dicas city guide to São Paulo. Copies of the Dicas are spread throughout the city by our members, (relocation) companies and (international) schools. Congratulations in becoming an essential part of this handbook for newcomers to São Paulo and having your company or service recommended by one or more of our members! If you are curious to see the book, interested to buy it, or you'd like to join the party - send us an email!

We invite all newcomers, expats and others to join us at this party for a fun evening filled with food, drinks and caipirinhas, DJ performances, live music and décor… as if you are in the streets of São Paulo! And have a chance to win great prizes in the Charity Raffle while supporting the children at Vila Acalanto Orphanage.

Tickets can be bought via

When: Saturday, 14th of September, 20h00
Where: Esporte Clube Sírio, Av. Indianópolis 1192, Moema
Tickets: R$150
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