This year we will have two guest speakers: Paulo Veras (Endeavor Institute Managing Director) and Mark Barcinski (MBA ‘97/ CEO of Propay) who will share the importance of supporting entrepreneur initiatives in Brazil.


Restaurante Nam Thai
Rua Manuel Guedes, 444 – Itaim Bibi
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Driving Directions:See map at

Event Details

You are cordially invited to attend our annual All-Chicago Community Dinner Celebration in São Paulo. We will open the opportunity for those who want to share their personal or professional affiliations as well. At the event, we will have a stand/ board to expose brochures, posters, business cards, photos, clippings or other material for this purpose. At the close of the evening, each of these items may be taken back. Last but not least, the single most important component of this party is YOU. Come to re-connect. Of course, spouses and guests are welcome. -Reservation: Your payment will confirm your reservation. We regret that no payments can be received at the door. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, June 17, close of business. -Payment: should be made to: Jackson Ricardo Gomes CPF 019.723.148-90 Banco Itaú S/A (banco 341) Agência 0262 Conta corrente 29.392-1 Please fax or e-mail a copy of your deposit confirmation to (with your name, degree, graduation year and names of spouse and guests: FAX: (11) 5019-1175, a/c Katia Ferreira or - Tel.(11) 5019-1215 -Menu: Thai, international and vegetarian available -Affiliation items: Please mail, e-mail, or drop off items for the Chicago Alumni News Board c/o: Luverci Sachs / J Ortega Saenz Hofmann Al. Franca, 933 - andar 8 01422-001 São Paulo, SP te: (11) 3796-8040


R$ 100,08 per attendee/ Admitted: R$ 75,08 per attendee (includes 3-course dinner and drinks)


7:30 PM-8:15 PM: Cocktails

8:15 PM-9:15 PM: Panel Session

9:15 PM-10:45 PM: Dinner

Speaker Profiles

Paulo Veras (Speaker)
Managing Director, Endeavor Institute

Paulo Veras has been the Managing Director of Endeavor Brazil, a non profit that promotes development by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, since early 2005. Before that, as a consultant at Gradus, he developed several projects in strategy and cost reduction. Paulo was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Tesla, a pioneer Internet Professional Services company in Brazil. He developed some of the first e-business projects in the country and led the sale of 30% of the equity to JP Morgan. He was also a founder of GuiaSP, one of the first online city guides businesses in the world. In 2000, he sold GuiaSP to a Nasdaq listed company. In the beginning of his career, he worked as a systems automation engineer at Asea Brown Boveri. Paulo received a mechanical engineering degree from Escola Politécnica - USP and an MBA from INSEAD.

Mark Barcinski (Speaker)
CEO, Propay

Mark Barcinski is the CEO of ProPay Brasil, the largest Brazilian company dedicated to Payroll Processing and Benefits Administration. Mark was one of the founders of ProPay in 1999, when the company started its operations. Before ProPay, Mark worked for 3 years at General Atlantic LLC - an international company of private equity with over US$ 8 billion invested - and for 3 years at McKinsey & Company. Mark is Brazilian, 37 years old, received an Economics degree from PUC in Rio de Janeiro (1993) and has an MBA from the Graduate School of Business of The University of Chicago (1997). In 2001, Mark was selected an Endeavor Entrepreneur.


Rodrigo Medeiros