ABES Startup Internship Program

ABES Startup Internship Program

This program aims to strengthen entrepreneurship and attract talent and investments to the Brazilian technology sector. The focus of the program is to help emerging companies, which use technology intensively and wish to operate or expand their activities in Brazil, to overcome the complexities present in the market, making available to program participants the more than 35 years of experience at ABES in the legal, regulatory, tax and marketing areas.

The program is made available to startups through partnerships between the ABES and incubators, accelerators or investment funds, by signing an agreement, which does not involve cost.

The startup that joins the ABES program will not need to pay the membership fee or the monthly contribution for 6 (six) months, a period that will run from the date of joining.

The startup will be able to take advantage of the services offered by ABES to its members, such as the relationship and business network, participation in thematic committees, access to market research, information on development lines and government financing, marketplace data, as well as a complete compliance structure and legal advice.

ABES Startup Internship Program

They have the opportunity to take advantage of the services offered by ABES to its members, such as the relationship and business network, participation in thematic committees, access to market research, information on government development and financing lines, market place data, as well as a complete compliance structure and legal advice.


How to participate?

The process for the startup to participate is simple and fast.
Interested startups should forward it to the filiacao@abes.org.br the following scanned documents: Company Articles of Incorporation or last consolidated contractual amendment (bylaws) + membership form.

The programs, benefits and services that the entity offers to its associates and startups are based on five pillars: INNOVATION, ETHICS, DYNAMISM, SUSTAINABILITY and COMPETITIVENESS.



Legal Advice
Analysis of laws and their impacts on technology business, contract models, legal tips, etc.

Certificates and Attestations*
For startups to participate in bids, as authorized by Law No. 14.133/21 (new legislation on Procurement and Administrative Contracts that entered into force on 04/01/2021) and by Law No. 8666/93 (which will continue to apply until 03/31 /2023, depending on the transition period).

Committees and Working Groups (WG)
These are forums with the purpose of discussing topics that impact members and the technology market in general. The meetings of the Committees and Working Groups are coordinated by the entity and normally take place on a monthly basis.

Meet the committees: Regulatory, New Business Development and Future of Work

Meet the Groups: Tax, Data Protection, eSocial, Public Procurement, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

Bradesco Health Insurance*

Metlife Dental Plan*

AIG Cyber Insurance*

Life and travel insurance*

* Important note: services with costs involved. Consult the member service in case of doubt +55 11 2161-2833 or directly with Caesbra by e-mail: contato@caesbra.org.br

Study “Brazilian Software Market
Panorama and Trends”, in partnership with the IDC consultancy.



Its purpose is to ensure full compliance of the activities of ABES, its employees and associates with the guidelines established by the Anti-Corruption Law (Law No. 12,846/2013) and the highest global compliance standards. Among its main activities stand out:

An Ethical Company Program
The program has 3 pillars: Compliance Policy, Training and Whistleblower Channel, which are offered free of charge to members. ABES created the An Ethical Company Certificate, a way to encourage and recognize companies that have joined the program. More information on the website: umaempresaetica.com.br

Diagnosis on compliance with the General Data Protection Law (LGPD)
Created in partnership with EY consultancy, this free online tool allows companies to assess whether their processes are already in compliance with the law.



Fostering innovation
ABES has worked with the main public bodies, in addition to financial and development institutions, so that the credit lines are in accordance with the needs of the technology sector. The association has developed a Innovation Promotion Guide, in partnership with ABGI consultancy.

Human capital
The association has participated in committees at the Ministry of Economy and at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, to think of alternatives on how to attract young people and adults to areas of logical reasoning that meet the demands of the sector.



business meeting
Between member companies and program participants, encouraging partnerships and possible commercial agreements.

The entity promotes the ABES Software Conference, a proprietary event that since 2011 deals with emerging themes, in addition to carrying out webinars, seminars and trainings.

Associates and their collaborators can take advantage of different types of courses, promoted by ABES itself or by other organizations, through an institutional partnership.

In order to understand the demands and needs of companies, ABES has carried out surveys with its members and supported external surveys related to the sector.



Mobilization to Reduce Inequality – ReciTech Program
A campaign launched by the association, in partnership with the ReUrbi it's the Third Sector Observatory, with support from the agency Weber Shandwick. Its objective is to generate resources for social inclusion projects that promote training in the digital area, encourage the recycling of IT equipment and reduce electronic waste.


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Softex Campinas
Softex Campinas
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Green Sampa
Parque Tecnológico São José dos campos
Green Sampa


Fernando Cembranelli – CEO of Health Innova Hub

Hilton Menezes – CEO of Kyvo Design

Orlando Cintra – CEO of BR Angels

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