Alexandre Azevedo

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Founder of The Traction Stage Blog & Podcast
Alexandre's Skills
Business Strategy
Design Thinking
Lean Startup
Business Development

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Alexandre

I'm passionate about startup developing in the seed stage (from 0 to traction).

I have a Finance background, and in the last years I've been studying a lot about lean startup, business model generation, design thinking and innovation.

I help early-stage startup founders to develop their businesses until they get the traction needed to scale their business and/or receive an investment round.

You may check my PODCAST/BLOG here:

My MENTORSHIP SESSIONS are available here:

Work Experience


The Traction Stage Blog & Podcast

June 2018 - Today

The Traction Stage is a podcast/blog that aims to hear startup entrepreneurs from all over the world to understand their journeys from the initial idea to the traction stage.


PUCRS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Bachelor of Business Administration

2006 - 2006

PUCRS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Specialization course in Controlling and Finance

2008 - 2009


Product Management with Lean, Agile and System Design Thinking

Boston University

Innovation & Creativity Management

RWTH Aachen University

Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology

Delft University

Foundations in Design Thinking


Entrepreneurial Negotiations: The MIT Way


Introduction to Venture Capital

RWTH Aachen University