Chapecó is a city in the state of Santa Catarina, in the Southern Region of Brazil. Being a major industrial, financial and educational center, it is an agroindustrial hub and a major producer of industrialized foods. Considered a medium city, it is among the four most important cities in the state. Distant 550 km from the state capital, Florianópolis, it exerts a significant influence around its Region, from the economic, cultural, or political point of view. It is also a university center, attracting students from all over Brazil. Chapecó is a city that is part of the Desbravalley, a movement that encourages the ecosystem of startups and businesses in the West of Santa Catarina.