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Ecosystem, startups, software startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation


The overall goal of our research is to produce a characterization of the software startup ecosystem in the state of Pará, Brazil. This characterization will describe the various actors involved in this ecosystem, as well as the relationships among them. This paper presents our initial results based on a set of interviews conducted with entrepreneurs located in the city of Belém, Pará. We report different aspects faced by those involved in startup ecosystems, which can be used to suggest actions to strengthen the ecosystem. We plan to collect additional data in other cities of the state as well as to compare our results with other software startup ecosystems.


This paper is in Portuguese (Ecossistemas de Startup de Software: Resultados Iniciais no Âmbito do Estado do Pará)