This is part of our series of posts summarizing startup news from Brazil in English.

Rumor has it the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) will be offering grants in support of accelerator programs. The development of the program, which will offer subsidies for the support of startups within the selected accelerator programs, involves a number of professionals in the field. MCTI has an annual budget of R$25 billion. However, last year it retained R$800 million unspent. Details when they emerge. Full story.

EZLearn is offering games for distance learning. Recently launched are two games which supplement an existing English language product aimed at beginners. EZLearn  is based in Rio and has received support from Galicia Investimentos, a private equity firm. Full story.

Enjoei started with one woman’s desire to sell off some of her used clothing, accessories and other items. Friends began giving her things to sell on the site, and since 2009 it has grown to epic proportions, with more than 10,000 registered users and 40,000 Facebook fans. Given the demand, the founders are launching an updated version of Enjoei with new features such as buying and selling with one click, more categories to organize the items, commissions for registered sellers and so on. Full story.

A new idea for circumventing credit card fraud comes from EvoluCard, which is offering a tool for online payments using mobile phone numbers. Users register their credit card(s) with the system, and when they wish to purchase online they enter their phone number instead of credit card number. They then receive a text message with a code, which they complete using their credit card security code and then enter on the web page to finalize the transaction. EvoluCard has partnered with major e-commerce platforms with the expectation that the service will be available in more than 1000 virtual stores by the end of the year. Full story.

It’s time for the annual Ideas2Product competition, Brazilian finals of which will take place at the end of August. The national winner will be given patent and business development consulting services. The international finals are being held in Sweden this year with a prize of US$10,000. Brazilians have placed well in previous years, winning the global competition last year with an innovative industrial dust-suppression product. Full story., e-commerce site for baby products,  has received new investment from Accel Partners and Tiger Global. The Brazilian site was launched in October 2011 and received initial support from Monashees Capital, angel investor Ron Conway and Tiger Global. With the new round plans to open a brick and mortar store as well as additional web services. The business currently employs more than 100 people. Full story.

ABVCAP, the Brazilian Association for Private Equity and Venture Capital, will be offering a series of talks in the coming months. The first one, held in São Carlos, drew 150 people and featured researchers and scientists involved in technology and innovation. Upcoming talks will be held in various cities; ABVCAP also regularly holds events in New York. Details in English here.

The ever popular Campus Party, which has been held in São Paulo for the past four years, is being held in Recife this time around. There will be live coverage, hackathons, pitch sessions, speed networking, and excellent presentations by top entrepreneurs and geeks. Official siteFull story from Startupi.