For the first time, Brazil hosted 8 different regional events to select 8 startups for the final round of Brazil Challenge of Entrepreneurship, in Sao Paulo. There were more than 160 startups in the competition. For this very reason, Fumajet, a startup from Rio de Janeiro, is proud of their achievement: they are the only Brazilian team in this year’s Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge.Fumajet developed utility equipment called Motofog that facilitates the activities of vector control in urban areas (e.g. malaria and dengue) and in agricultural areas. In Angra dos Reis, one of the most beautiful places in Rio de Janeiro, the Mayor bought 6 of these equipments and in one month of operation, the dengue mosquito infection decreased in 20%. They believe that they can achieve 60% of decrease next summer. Judging by their success Fumajet is confident they will represent Brazilian innovative potential very well with their startup!
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