Sometimes you need a global team to scale globally.
Brazilian Lucas Pinto is the founder of Cerbo. Or rather, one of the co-founders—the other three are Alexandre Schmitz from France, Anthony Liu from China, and Justin McOmie from the US.
And Cerbo’s co-founders decided to scale their startup from Toronto, using the LatAm Startups acceleration program as a springboard.
Cerbo is passionate about online learning, and connecting learners and instructors from around the world.
Cerbo signed up for our two-week Scaleup Bootcamp Toronto, and applied to stay for the three-month softlanding program. During those three months, they learned how take advantage of Toronto as the ideal place to launch their startup globally, and are in the process of hiring their first local employee, an engineer.
Diversity is a strength for a Cerbo, and Toronto is the ideal place for them to continue to grow their business.
“Participating in LatAm’s program was a great way to get into the startup ecosystem in Toronto and Canada. The 2-week bootcamp was very intense and full of networking possibilities. During these first two weeks we ended up meeting the lawyers who handled our incorporation in Canada and a few mentors whom we’ve kept in touch with ever since. In short, the bootcamp is a warm-up that helps you establish your next milestone and set up the tone for your company for the whole program.
The hub was my favorite part. Meeting with Miryam, Perla, Alex, the volunteers, and the other companies on a daily basis for three months was like testing our product every day and getting real and honest feedback from educated and honest people. In addition, LatAm’s access to several events, mentors and other entrepreneurs is a huge asset. The conference at the end of the program is not only a great opportunity to expose your company, but also a huge incentive to set up specific goals and work hard until you achieve them. This grand finale is, however, just the beginning of a long journey. Truth be told, being part of the LatAm hub made us move fast and accomplish much more than we expected to in only 3 months. Finally, it goes without saying that even after the program, both their support and friendship have been part of our lives in Toronto”. Says Lucas Pinto, CEO at Cerbo
About LatAm Startups
LatAm Startups is a non-profit corporation helping startups to scale. We’re based in Toronto, providing softlanding and bootcamp programs for technology companies. LatAm Startups has an MoU with the City of Toronto and we’re members of the National Capital Angel Organization in Canada.