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Camila Achutti always felt the need to do things her way. This attitude she identifies as the seed of her entrepreneurial spirit. With a background in computer science, Camila Achutti began entrepreneurship while working on a technology education project, where he met Felipe Barreiros. Both felt that they did not fit into the world of corporate technology, so they set out to help people who had become scared on the way to becoming software developers. Thus they founded the startup Ponte 21.
Ponte 21 is a company aimed at marketing innovative products. They proposed a slogan for a product in eight weeks, and if in eight weeks it was not, they considered that the product was not an MVP. In a short time, they were hired by innovation areas such as Renault, Leroy, and Itaú.
Although Ponte 21 was a fairly profitable company, they considered that it pushed them away from their mission of teaching people technology. Then two partners founded Mastertech, although they did not know they were starting a startup.
Since they already had the eight-week motto of Ponte 21, they thought if they could create the ideal professional that companies need at the same time and raised what could be taught to change people's lives.
Under this premise, Camila and her partner created a curriculum. At the beginning of the following year, the first Mastertech Boot Camp began. The course was seen as the first training camp in Brazil.
After this, they visited New York as a reference point to see the work of another boot camp. In Brazil, there was none of that. The partners calculated that each company already passed the value of $ 2 million per year and had more than 30 employees, not to mention Mastertech teachers.
In 2017, Mastertech decided to accelerate its growth with an investment round to expand the product beyond São Paulo and began to diversify its educational offer, as is a course to be scheduled in a week. The partners were challenged to find a way to scale a Bootcamp. To achieve this goal, entrepreneurs sought expansion in volume and regions, so they increased investment.
Camila Achutti considers that there is currently a cultural change in Brazil, but working in immersive and scalable technological education requires a more radical transformation in education in Brazil, where children do not spend 12 years being passive in the classroom and then the paradigm It changes and focuses on projects.
Camila is afraid of the lack of digital literacy in Brazil. Camila wants people to understand the basics of programming, regardless of whether they will be programmers in the future.
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