Meet the winners of the X TIC Americas

Panama City, Panama, April 9, 2015 - As part of the closing ceremony of the IV Young Americas Forum, the awards ceremony of the Tenth Edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas), Eco-Challenge 6.0 and the first edition of the Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Americas.

TIC Americas is an international platform for entrepreneurship and business accelerator for young entrepreneurs and start-ups led by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT). YABT is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1999 as a private sector initiative that promotes social and economic development among young people worldwide. YABT works in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote and facilitate opportunities for spaces and tools aimed at eradicating poverty and improving the lives of young people in the Western Hemisphere.

32 teams from 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean selected from a total of 2,734 teams participated in the finals of TIC Americas, the implementation component of IV Young Americas Forum.

Meet their profiles here and the official journal of TIC Americas here.

The finalists developed solutions to the themes of the Seventh Summit of the Americas. TIC Americas was divided into four categories: Economic Innovation, Social Innovation, Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Americas, and Eco-Challenge.

Here is the list of the 12 winning teams:

TeachLr
Economic Innovation – Latin America
Venezuela

Agrocentral
Economic Innovation –Caribbean
Jamaica

Plataforma Saude
Social Innovation – Latin America
Brazil

Medregis
Social Innovation – Caribbean
Barbados

Mayan Pitz
The Americas Cultural Entrepreneurship Award
Guatemala

Eva – Servico Do Agua
Eco-Challenge
Brasil

Cocumo
Eco-Challenge
Venezuela

Life Out of Plastic L.O.O.P.
Eco-Challenge
Perú

All GreenUP
Eco-Challenge
Chile

Eco-Vida
Eco-Challenge Central America
Nicaragua

Water Pacific
Eco-Challenge Colombia
Colombia

Kapokara
People’s Choice Award
Ecuador

The X edition of TIC Americas was possible thanks to the unconditional support of our partners, sponsors, experts, judges, staff, volunteers and youth of the Western Hemisphere. We thank the Government of Panama, the Organization of American States, the World Bank, Pepsico Beverages Latin America, Central American Bottling Corporation -cbc-, Postobon SA and Dell.

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