Press Release — SoftBank Group’s program for startup operators, known as the SoftBank Group Operator School (SBOS), will be made available for consumers free of charge on Bloomberg Línea’s sites, within the media platform’s soon to be launched ‘Startups’ section.
The classes will be conducted by top entrepreneurs from Latin America, such as Olist Founder and CEO Tiago Dalvi, VTEX founder and co-CEO Geraldo Thomaz, and Pipefy Founder and CEO Alessio Alionco. The classes will be made available in video format at no cost to viewers.
SBOS, already in its second season, is a seven-week program designed to equip startup founders, operators, and anyone interested in building and managing startups, with an emphasis on Latin America. This year’s program follows the SBOS launch in 2021, which was carried out in partnership with Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami.
The curriculum covers topics such as introduction to Venture Capital, Startup Valuation, Fundraising Process, Pitching, Term Sheets, Deal Negotiation, Board Management, and Growth Venture Capital. The content features a speaker series focused on venture capital and startup fundraising and is hosted remotely by Laura Gaviria-Halaby, head of ecosystem development and crypto value creation for SoftBank Group International.
According to Gaviria-Halaby, the program targets startups from the initial financing stage to potential IPOs.
The content of both seasons will be available for free for Bloomberg Línea readers under the ‘Startups’ section in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, to be launched in April.
Bloomberg Línea’s ambition is to create the largest financial and business news site in the region. Launched seven months ago, the site already has more than three million visits per month and accrues millions of views on its video streaming platforms, which feature exclusive interviews and self-produced web series, and four podcasts, including La Estrategia Del Día, which quickly became #1 in the charts on Spotify and Apple under the Business News category in Mexico, Colombia, and other countries. The news platform also gained thousands of followers on social media, such as TikTok and Instagram.
About Bloomberg Línea:
A partnership between Bloomberg Media and Falic Media, Bloomberg Línea is a digital multimedia platform with local versions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, an English-language and a Latin American pan-regional site. It offers audiences and advertisers a set of digital products that serve the financial and business public. The brand has the global resources of Bloomberg Media and a workforce of 2,700 journalists and analysts in 120 countries to create a news platform for a rapidly growing audience in Latin America and the Caribbean. It features content localized from Bloomberg and local reports produced by a team of more than 80 contributors across the region. It is available on multiple platforms, including desktop, mobile, podcasts, events, and social media.
About SoftBank’s Operator School
Launched in fall 2021, the SoftBank Group Operator School (SBOS) offers master classes led by SoftBank Group’s expert network, covering the most relevant skills needed to be a leading technology startup operator. The program reaches a community of more than 7,000 subscribers from more than 50 countries and includes live-streamed and on-demand courses that are open for anyone to view. Learn more here.