The Program

The Program

The Vector Program


Imagine if you could have access to the market, test your technology in the field, and be mentored by renowned engineering and infrastructure experts. That's exactly what the Vector program is all about! Your startup will receive all the support it needs in one single place, and a space for your entire team to work while at it! Come join us!

  • Description
  • What's in it for AG?
  • What's in it for the Startup?
  • How it works
  • Main challenges
  • Who we're looking for


The Vector Accelerator Program is a partnership between Andrade Gutierrez Engineering and NEXT Consulting, and is Brazil’s first startup accelerator program fully focused on testing technology in the field to reduce costs, labor and time in Engineering and Construction works.

Eight startups will be selected to participate in the residence program in São Paulo, and those that are accepted in the program will then sign a Partnership Agreement with Andrade Gutierrez to start preparing the deployment of their pilots in selected works. The Program will last approximately 5 months.




Coworking space that will function as a construction innovation hub.



Opportunity to pilot their solution in real scale in large AG works.



Incubated startups will receive a mentoring plan to train and develop their solution and their team.

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11 January 11 March 2018 Enrollment

Enrollment for the Vector program will open on 11 January 2018. It will remain open until 16 February 2018, when the selection process starts. 17 February to 10 March 2018

12 March to 1 April 2018 Selection

Up to 8 startups will be selected to deploy pilots in AG Engineering works. The selection criteria are based on the potential to increase productivity in a specific activity in which the pilot is deployed, and their specific ability to incorporate innovation as a competitive advantage.

23 April to 28 September 2018 Residence

Startups will have access to a space dedicated to innovation in an AG Engineering office in Sao Paulo for the entire length of the program. The companies will be mentored and trained to accelerate their business and deploy pilots in selected works.

October 2018 Demo Day

The first edition of the 2018 Vector program will end with Demo day in September 2018, when the startups will present the results of their pilots to the market.


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