SoftBank Group’s Operator School (also called SBOS) will resume on February 24 with a seven-week program designed to equip startup founders and operators with funding and management skills. The course’s target audience is founders of startups in South Florida, Latin America, and beyond. In 2021, the course happened in partnership with Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami, and had over 5,000 registrants from 50 countries attending the classes.
The program will feature an online master class speaker series focused on venture capital and startup fundraising, which will be hosted remotely by Laura Gaviria Halaby, head of ecosystem development and crypto value creation for SoftBank Group International, and available to the general public online.
Confirmed speakers include SoftBank Latin America Fund managing partner Paulo Passoni, SoftBank Group International managing partner and CHRO Francisco Sorrentino, SoftBank Latin America Fund Early Stage managing partner Rodrigo Baer, Olist‘s Founder and CEO Tiago Dalvi, VTEX‘s founder and Co-CEO Geraldo Thomaz, and Pipefy‘s founder and CEO Alessio Alionço.
“Our vision for the SoftBank Group Operator School is to continue delivering content that can help accelerate tech startups’ growth in Latin America, South Florida, and around the world,” Gaviria Halaby said in a press release. “We know the importance for entrepreneurs and operators to learn from each other, and SBOS is the ideal platform to do that. We are excited to launch the new edition of SBOS with a curriculum that is meant to inspire and teach the next generation of tech operators how to thrive and make an impact.”