Washington, DC, April 15th, 2017 - The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the Organization of American States (OAS) are pleased to announce the finalists for the XII Edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas ). This year, 4,679 young people from 40 countries presented 3,491 proposals.
All of the proposals went through a rigorous evaluation and selection process and shone through their innovation and creativity.
Meet the 30 finalist teams!
CityWallet - Venezuela
Löfte - Peru
MediPrint: Dispositivos médicos personalizados con impresión 3D – Mexico
Xeiba – Mexico
AGROSMART - Brasil
AQUERA - Mexico
DHG Plastic - Peru
Fundación EcoInclusión – Argentina
Muxarabis Mobiliario Sustentavel – Brazil
Rukai Alimentos - Chile
Sistema de Tratamiento de Aguas Grises - Venezuela
Xoxoc Cultivo Urbano - Mexico
Eco-Challenge Colombia Finalists
Ciclo – Medellin
LIFEFRUIT - Ibague
VERMILIFE Fertilizantes Biotecnológicos - Madrid
Eco-Challenge Central America Finalists
Agricultura controlada del café - Guatemala
Green Rush - Costa Rica
Sistema de bombeo eólico de bajo costo - Nicaragua
Caribbean Innovation Competition Finalists
AquaFlow Project – Jamaica
Coded Arts -Trinidad and Tobago
Easy Click Books - Saint Lucia
FindMyFans -Trinidad and Tobago
Global Tutoring Hub – Barbados
Market Connection – Haiti
Parental Driving Monitor - Trinidad and Tobago
Trinipedia -Trinidad and Tobago
TIC Dominican Republic Finalists
KORPTEST – Santo Domingo
Laboratorio Lesant – La Romana
VIRTUROCKS – Santo Domingo
The finalists will participate in the TIC Americas 2017 finals, which will take place June 17, 18 and 19 in Mexico City, as a prelude to the 47th OAS General Assembly. During the finals, teams will have access to training opportunities, participate in business discussion tables, participate in leadership sessions and strengthen their business networks with the Latin American entrepreneurship ecosystem.
YABT values the participation of each of the young entrepreneurs who completed all the requirements when participating in this edition of TIC Americas. To those who didn’t move to the next stage, we ask you to not give up and invite you to participate in the next edition of TIC Americas. Likewise, we thank the international judges and experts who supported us in identifying the finalist teams and who are now supporting the entrepreneurs in their next steps.
We would like to give special recognition to the program's partner organizations since this would not be possible without their support: The World Bank's Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Region, partner in the Startup Challenge category; PepsiCo, CBC and Postobón, the main partners of the Eco Challenge; Also to the Inter-American Development Bank, sponsor of the Caribbean Innovation Competition; and BanReservas, the main partner of the TIC Dominican Republic Category.
To stay informed about the TIC Americas finals, review the updated agenda and register to participate in the activities, we invite you to follow our official site www.yabt.net or www.ticamericas.net/finales2017 and our social media networks: Facebook YABTDC - Twitter @yabts.