Brazilian Health Tech Startup Launches in Toronto

Posted July 24, 2018

Brazilian startup WW8 successfully launched their startup in Toronto.

After working in the health sector in Brazil providing a software solution for hospitals and clinics, Diego Correa, one of the four co-founders of WW8, decidied it was time for the company to go global.

Toronto's strong startup ecosystem, including LatAm Startups, drew Diego to Canada.

Diego joined LatAm Startups' spring 2018 cohort after successfully completing the two week Scaleup Bootcamp Toronto.

"Going global is a challenge for any company. But when you are a small company from Latin America the challenge is even bigger. For us being part of the LatAm Startups Hub was the key point to really understand how this process could happen, Diego Correa says.

"During three months we were prepared to absorb this new mindset learning the shortcuts to do business in North America. Several workshops, training sessions and mentoring were great, but the connections with the Toronto business ecosystem really opened the doors for our venture here in Canada," Correa adds.

The three-month cohort ended with WW8 incorporating their business in Canada, pitching at the LatAm Startups Conf 5.0, and hiring local employees.

Since then he has been accepted to participate in the Helix Summer Institute, an opportunity to connect directly with the health sector in Ontario.