Fundação Telefônica — Facebook initiative for young people promotes entrepreneurship

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Fundação Telefônica Vivo’s Deco is a Facebook Messenger bot that invites users to view a series of videos designed to promote entrepreneurship amongst young people. Launched in October 2016, the Brazilian telco’s initiative features videos of people aged 15-29 from poor areas in São Paulo explaining how they earn a living by running their own businesses. The series of videos shows young entrepreneurs sharing tips and advice, and once they’ve viewed all ten clips, people are sent relevant business material to help them take the next step.

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