Call 2024

business pipeline

BUSINESSES REGISTERED IN AMAZ CALL 2024 DEMAND MORE R$ 100 MILLION INVESTMENTS

Registered initiatives mobilize chains of socio-environmental products and services, technological solutions, crafts, art and sustainable fashion, food products, oils and butter, among others.

>> Of the 110 registered businesses, most are in the initial phase of organization, traction and validation of products/services (MVP)

>> Together, the registered businesses earn more than R$ 58 million annually and require R$ 100 million in investment to boost their growth

AMAZ, a socio-biodiversity business accelerator operating in the Amazon, promoted, between March and April this year, its fourth Business Call.

As a result, it received 110 registrations, coming from 16 states and the Federal District, 32 of which came from Amazonas, 20 from Pará and 11 from Amapá. Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo recorded 10 and 9 registrations, respectively.

For the first time, in four calls, the state of Amapá is in third place in terms of number of registrants. In previous years, São Paulo recorded the third highest number of registrants.

The Call allows applications from states other than those located in the Legal Amazon, as long as they offer solutions for the Amazon and commit to starting operations in the region within six months from the start of the acceleration. There are registrations from states in all five regions of the country.

The majority of registered enterprises are in the business organization, product/service validation (MVP) phase or seeking traction. Although the Call notice points out that the initiatives should be in operation, even in the initial stages, to participate in the selection, businesses in the idea or idea validation phase also signed up.

Of the 110 registered businesses, around 54.5% declared that they had already been accelerated.

Impacts

Among the value chains addressed directly by businesses are socio-environmental products and services, technological solutions, crafts, art and sustainable fashion, food products, oils and butters, among others.

In 12 of the registered businesses, the community where the enterprise is located or the region where the raw materials originate is a relevant partner in the business. And in 71 of them the community is consulted, although it does not participate in decisions and business management.

In 84% of them (92) there are women in leadership, and in 73% (80) there are people of color in leadership. The age group of registered leaders is most concentrated between 40 and 44 years old, but there is a presence of people between 19 and over 65 years old.

The registered businesses are also connected by all 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the UN 2030 Agenda, with the most frequently activated being number 12 (responsible consumption and production), followed by number eight (decent work and economic growth ).

Of the 110 registered, 23 declare that they do not have any practice of monitoring the impact they cause, but 45 declare that they collect and analyze process and/or business operation indicators; 12 of them say they have defined indicators of socio-environmental results/impacts, while 16 report making decisions based on impact assessment.

business models

Most of the initiatives have a B2C business model (end consumer as target audience) – 74 of them declare themselves as such. Subsequently, 67 businesses declared their model to be B2B (sales to companies), and 46 of them B2B2C (companies that form partnerships with other companies to reach consumers).

Many of the initiatives operate in more than one business model, and B2G companies (selling to public bodies) and C2C (direct negotiation between consumers) stand out.

Regarding the legal nature of the registered enterprises, there is the presence of limited, simple and anonymous companies, cooperatives, associations, individual micro-entrepreneurs and individual limited liability companies (EIRELI).

The combined annual turnover of the 110 registered businesses is more than R$ 58 million, and their total investment demand is more than R$ 100 million.

Next steps

The AMAZ team has been analyzing the registered businesses. Those who best fit the selection criteria will be interviewed and analyzed in greater depth.

Of this total, between 10 and 12 will be selected for pre-acceleration, of which those who will join the AMAZ acceleration program will be selected, receiving investments of up to R$ 400 thousand.