Emprego Ligado receives Google and Facebook awards

FBStart has chosen the app as the best in Latin America and Google
invited the company to their Second Launchpad program


São Paulo, Brazil, 2016-Jun-22 — /EPR Network/ — Emprego Ligado, the world pioneer in georecruitment, was selected for the second edition of Google Launchpad Accelerator. The program rewards selected companies with US$50k in funding, US$100k in Google cloud products and a two-week experience at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley where the companies receive expert mentoring.

This Launchpad Program focuses on providing technology, online resources, events, knowledge exchange and creating the community needed to launch and evolve successful applications.

The Program also provides user experience evaluation and guidance and leverages Google’s infrastructure to allow new companies to focus on creation, distribution and monetization.

Emprego Ligado was also awarded best application in Latin America by Facebook’s FbStart Program. Globally, FbStart evaluated a field of more than 1,000 companies from 89 countries.

The FbStart Program, now in its third year, aims to guide startups towards success by providing free tools, services, partner benefits and mentorship. This year the principle selection criteria were: growth and engagement, experience and design, scale efficiency and Facebook platform use.


About Emprego Ligado

Emprego Ligado is the georecruitment platform for the mobile-only emerging market labor economy. Founded four years ago by Derek Fears, Nathan Dee and Jacob Rosenbloom, is the first job site and app focused on helping blue collar workers find opportunities geo-located close to their homes. Based in São Paulo, the company is the Jobs marketplace that leverages Android, geolocation, and predictive matching algorithms to increase productivity and quality of life.​


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