The group, formed by students from the Federal South Institute of Minas – Campus Muzambinho, beat eight other teams in the challenge of technological innovation in 48 hours. Luís Felipe Alves, Natanael Fabrício Batista, Rafael Marques Ribeiro and Rene Staut Neto have developed a coffee management application based on sending audio messages. The team was awarded R$ 5,000 and will receive one year of mentoring to develop the idea and turn it into business.
Who wants to hack the coffee industry? The FAEMG System (The Agricultural and Livestock Federation in the State of Minas Gerais), through the Antonio Ernesto de Salvo Institute, along with SEBRAE, partners and sponsors will hold the first scientific innovation marathon specific to the Coffee Industry.
The Hackaton AgroUp is a hackers’ marathon that will take place during the Brazil International Coffee Week on November 20th to 22nd 2019, in Belo Horizonte. The main objective of the event is to support the birth of new technological solutions for the coffee supply chain, giving participating teams the opportunity to explore data, discuss new ideas and develop softwares and hardwares, always with mentoring, aiming a positive impact in the industry, making it more efficient, competitive and sustainable. Moreover, it will be possible to collect instant feedback from rural producers, co-ops, representatives of the industry and the Brazil ICW audience, marking the initial phase of projects with more assertiveness.
The winning team gets a R$ 5,000.00 cash prize; it will also get mentoring sessions after the event, discover more about the “NovoAgro 4.0” Program, presented by FAEMG, and understand how to benefit from the AgTech Innovative Ecosystem to boost an idea and transform it into real business. In addition to that, there is always great chances to meet sponsors of different profiles, increasing the chances of success.