How does it work
Meet our themes
Alternative Energy Sources
Tailings and Waste Management
Safety and Occupational Health
Conheça os benefícios de participar do M-Start
Possibility of investment for validation of POCs;
Access to the infrastructure of the mining companies;
Networking with professionals from the mining industry and entrepreneurs.
Access to the WeWork network and benefits.
Joint work with Neo Ventures.
Monitoring for the implementation of Proofs of Concept in Mining (POCs).
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is M-Start? How it works?
It is the Mining Hub program that has as its main focus the development and validation of Proofs of Concept (POCs) for startups, technology-based companies and projects from science and technology institutions for challenges listed by accredited mining companies. Sign up. The fourth cycle will work as follows: Once selected, the entrepreneurs of each project will be able to stay on the floor of the Mining Hub, at WeWork BH Savassi, for participation in each of the phases: Bootcamp period: 07/07/2020 to 07 / 08/2020 Objectives to: 1) align information and verify project potential; 2) create proof of concept planning; 3) present what was planned for the mining company (including with the necessary resources), adaptation and negotiation of the POC directly with the mining company; 4) procedures for entering the industrial area of the respective mining company for the selected challenge; Proof of Concept Period (POC) – 08/08/2020 to 12/09/2020 Carry out the POC according to the planning (adapted with the mining company during the execution, if necessary), POC progress reports; Period Sharing results (sharing time) Presentation of how the POC and the results were for the associated mining companies. It is the Mining Hub program that has as main focus the development and validation of Proofs of Concept (POCs) for startups, technological bases and projects from science and technology institutions for challenges listed by accredited mining companies. Sign up
- Is it possible, in M-Start, to develop my POC with more than one mining company?
During the bootcamp period, each startup should be focused on developing the POC with only one mining company. After this period, the startup will be able to present the case generated to the other mining companies in order to win new customers. The Hub’s main objective is to support the development of solutions that can be replicated for all accredited mining companies
- My solution does not fit the themes but I would like to present it to the mining companies anyway. What should I do?
M-Connect is the Mining Hub’s program for relating to startups and innovation projects that do not fit within the challenges of M-Start. Submit your project via LINK
- How much stake should I give up to mining companies/Mining Hub?
The idea of the Mining Hub is to create the connection channel for innovative projects, mining companies and suppliers in the value chain. At M-Start, an acceleration program focused on the development of proof of concept (POCs), the startup or innovation project will, for 6 months, work with the mining godmother at POC and, at the end, share with all the mining companies in the Hub results. From there, each team can negotiate individually with each of the mining companies in question
- How much is available to run my Proof of Concept (POC) at M-Start?
Each mining company sponsor of each item of the themes provided a value for the realization of the POCs. See in the regulation which resources are available (if any) for the challenge that your startup can develop. It is worth remembering that the resource will only be actually approved during the bootcamp stage with the mining godmother based on the planning for the POC.
- The available resource is "0" or "to be defined in the bootcamp step", what does this mean?
At the time of the announcement of the rules and regulations, sometimes, some Mining Companies are in the financial planning phase for the next year and therefore the resource available for that cycle cannot yet be revealed. If it appears as “resource to be defined in the bootcamp step”, it means that some resource will exist, but it has not yet been determined. If it is “0 (zero)”, there is no certainty that there will be any resources available, however there may be some resources to, for example, cover travel expenses to the operational website.
- Do you have any other questions?
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