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Go For it Brazil

Screw Silicon Valley, Brazil actually has a startup show worth watching

Anyone on the tech startup scene will have at least heard mention of a Silicon Valley reality TV show. Well Brazil looked at that, called bullshit and produced a show about startups that looks like it’ll be worth watching.

Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter
Stuart Thomas is a product of Rhodes University. Whilst completing his Bachelors in Journalism, Politics and English, he realised he was a bit of a geek, albeit... More

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The Silicon Valley show’s executive producer was Randi Zuckerburg (sister of Mark) and by all accounts, it was about as entertaining as getting hit in the head with a wet trout. Brazil’s Go For It by contrast follows a more documentary-style way of doing things to tell the story of a handful of startups.

The trailer obviously portrays them in a fairly idealistic fashion but all the startups seem to want to change the world using technology rather than make a quick buck.

The show is produced by Brazilian film company BigBonsai with the sponsorship and support of Locaweb and Visa. So hey, at least its funding model looks credible.