“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ―Stephen Hawking

Talent Exchange Program

The purpose of the Talent Exchange Program (TEP) is to facilitate the knowledge and technology transferences between all major pillars of the ecosystem (industry 4.0, startups/scaleups, and academics), thus accelerating their development at a considerably faster pace.

Objectives

  • Supporting ecosystems through the transfer of high-level knowledge and skills, with prospecting and placement of interns and professionals with extraordinary ability (visas O or EB), for the U.S.;
  • Both corporations and startups need skilled labor to help them prepare the existing workforce and develop the company;
  • By helping these companies find the talent they need, we also help the ecosystem develop faster through training and knowledge transfer.

Professionals

Helping professionals focused on technology and innovation from all verticals find job placements in startups, scaleups, or corporations.

Process

  • Talent Matching: up to 6 months of prospection;
  • Immigration support: based primarily on Extraordinary Hability Visas (O or EB), but every case varies. Process must start as soon as the position is awarded to the candidate;
  • Optional support for relocation for the individual and his/her family (including apartment and school placements) and acculturation (including culture and language training).

COSTS – Remote Job Placement

Upfront Costs

  • Retainer Fee: USD$500.00.

Upon Successful Placement

  • Success fee: 15% of the total gross salary contract (up to first year);
  • Mentoring: up to 2 hours a month of mentorship to startups from our portfolio, for the duration of the employment up for up to one year.

COSTS – Onsite Job Placement

Upfront Costs

  • Retainer Fee: USD $1,500.00.

Upon Successful Placement

  • Success fee: 12% of the contract;
  • Mentoring: up to 2 hours a month of mentorship to startups from our portfolio, for the duration of the employment up for up to one year.
  • Agency Fees: USD$1,500.00;
  • Immigration Fees: Candidate is responsible or all the legal costs. Costs vary based on the visa.

Some examples are:

  • Sciences: researchers, doctors, nurses;
  • Technology: computer scientists, programmers, developers, data scientists;
  • Engineering: engineers from all specialties;
  • Arts: artists, 3D artists, writers, designers, singers, musicians, actors, producers, directors, photographers, illustrators;
  • Mathematics: mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries;

*Please note the list is not limited to the examples provided. Any professional that has been recognized for their outstanding achievement is encouraged to apply.

If you are interested professional seeking international job relocation, please fill out our short pre-qualification form, based on the extraordinary ability visa.

PROFESSIONAL SIGNUP
Current Job Openings

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Corporations

Helping corporations find highly qualified foreign professionals to filfull open positions which local talent cannot qualify.

Process

  • Talent Matching: varied depending on qualifications required;
  • Immigration support: based primarily on Brazilian work visas;
    Optional Minization of International Barriers (highly recommended to attract foreign talent:

  • Optional acculturation and language support: support for language and culture adaptation during the first month, but extended periods available;
  • Optional support for relocation for the individual and his/her family (including apartment and school placements).

Academics

Helping matching foreign researchers to help support new or ongoing research work.

Process

  • Talent Matching: varied depending on qualifications required;
  • Immigration support: In the U.S. assistance with O-visas, H1-B visas or other potential qualifying visas. Equally qualifying visas for Brazil;
    Optional Minization of International Barriers (highly recommended to attract foreign talent:

  • Optional acculturation and language support: support for language and culture adaptation during the first month, but extended periods available;
  • Optional support for relocation for the individual and his/her family (including apartment and school placements).

What Are Extraordinary Ability Visas?

Although it might sound overwhelming, extraordinary ability stands for recognized outstanding achievements. Extraordinary Ability visas allow individuals with an extraordinary ability to legally work in the United States and receive financial gain. This visa can also be a direct path to permanent residency (green card).

Some examples of outstanding achievements are:

  • awards for excellence;
  • honorary mentions;
  • published materials in recognized major publications, and
  • any other proof of a major contribution that an individual has done within their field of expertise.

Some of these can be:

  • Speaking at conferences, panels, or seminars;
  • Teaching workshops or classes;
  • Artists in art expos or tours;
  • Writers in book tours;
  • Expert contractors in specific projects;
  • Professors to teach seminars;