Tampere Ambassador: Junior Carneiro

Where are you from?
I am originally from Brazil, specifically the North-East area, from a city called João Pessoa.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I have been in contact with Tampere for 3 years now, but only came to live here definitely one year ago.

Everything started when I met a woman that soon became my wife. Yes, she is Finnish and she is from Tampere. After living for 2 years in Brazil, we decided to move to Finland to start our studies here.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
Tampere is an incredible city, a vibrant environment full of interesting people, students and everything here seems to be different. The streets are safe at any time and that doesn’t even say about how beautiful they are. I got very impressed about how good I have adapted here. The city already seems to be Home to me.

Tell about your professional activities?
During my whole life, I have been working with business and Law.

Tampere is a city where business is in the air, grows in trees! And I can say that this was the perfect match to my ideas. Since I moved to Finland, I am starting a business which aims to increase the relationship between Finland and Brazil, with the main Idea of bringing Tampere-area startups to Brazil, and also Brazilian companies and investors to Tampere.

What is your involvement in international activities?
Already several companies from Finland are very interested in the idea of internationalizing to Brazil and many Brazilians investors are willing to invest in Finland. My involvement in this chain is to promote the better relationship between those investors through this business project of mine and now with this great opportunity from the ambassador program.

What is your mission as a Tampere - All Bright! Ambassador?
My mission at the program would be the mission number 2, to connect Tampere to international business activities, which is basically what I have been doing during this time.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
To me, Tampere has the biggest potential ever to grown even more as a Startup Environment city. There are many real opportunities to bring as much development as possible for the business activities here, by attracting even more investments to the city, developing relationship with companies interested in investing in Finland, and so on, developing the multi-lateral relationship with Brazil and Latin American countries.

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