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Do you have questions about the M-Start Cycle 5 Notice?

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Registration is open for the M-Start Cycle 5 of the Mining Hub, we have separated here the most frequent doubts about our announcement, so that you can take advantage of this opportunity today! Come and see.


1) Can I register for more than one challenge?

Yes. You can register different solutions in M-Start Ciclo 5, in different challenges.
However, according to the program announcement:

Article 14 Paragraph two – The validation of the POC for a given challenge, throughout the program, will occur between a STARTUP and one or more MADRINHAS MINERS, and at the end of the execution cycle the generated case will be shared with all the other MINERS. , in the Immersion stage, startups that are competing in more than one different challenge, if selected to advance to the Proof of Concept stage, should choose which challenge to proceed. *


2) How do I sign up for more than one challenge using the Gust platform?

To sign up for Gust, with more than one solution and without creating a new profile, you must follow the steps:

In the upper right corner, click on ENTREPRENEUR, below the name of the company or individual registered.

Then, in the drop-down menu that will open, click on PROFILE.

On the new open page, look for the COMPANY tab, and click on the + sign.

Ready. Now you must place a second company (which can be the same as the first). With that, you will be able to enroll a new solution in M-Start 5, using the new company created.

3) Who can participate in the M-Start Cycle 5?

According to the program announcement:

Third paragraph: Participation in the M-START program is directed to STARTUPS, technology-based companies with the capacity to develop a Proof of Concept with scale potential. A SPIN OFF, a company derived from another organization, whose purpose is dedicated to innovation, may also participate in the program.

Small companies, junior companies, laboratories and innovation institutes are also invited to present their solutions for the M-Start Cycle 5.

4) Do I need to have a CNPJ?

Do not.

During the registration process, if your company is not formalized, you can answer the registration questionnaire that does not have a CNPJ.

However, after the immersion stage, the CNPJ will be required to sign a contract with Mineradora Madrinha. We guide Startups that advance to the Immersion stage, and do not have a CNPJ already starting the formal opening process of the company.

5) I represent a traditional company in the mining market. Can I register for M-Start Cycle 5?

Large and already traditional companies, whether they are suppliers to the mining sector or not, can instead apply for M-Start as long as through a Spin Off. Spin Offs are companies from another larger company, created for a specific purpose (in this case, for example, a spin off created with the aim of developing innovative solutions).

6) I have an interesting solution for the mining sector, but it does not fit the challenges launched. How can I apply?

M-Start is aimed at solving specific challenges. In this Cycle 5, we launched 15 challenges that are a priority for the Mining sector. However, the Mining Hub has numerous other opportunities. If you have a solution that does not fit the challenges launched, we advise you to add it to our database, M-Connect, which can be accessed through the link:

7) Is there a budget for the proof of concept? How much is this budget?

Yes. All Proofs of Concept carried out during the M-Start Cycle 5 will have a budget available for their realization. However, unlike the previous Cycles of the program, the definition of the budget for the POCs will be carried out only during the Immersion stage. This will enable greater budgetary flexibility for the projects.

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