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Announcement of Finalists of the TIC Americas & Eco-Challenge 2013

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), the Organization of American States (OAS) and PepsiCo are pleased to announce the finalists of the TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge 2013. After being selected from over 1,700 teams by an Evaluation Committee of 223 international experts, the finalists will compete in the TIC Americas 2013 Finals that will take place in Antigua, Guatemala on June 2-3, 2013 within the framework of the XLIII OAS General Assembly.

Six (6) Caribbean teams from the Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC), the finals of which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados on April 25 and 26, 2013 will join the list of TIC Americas finalists. We will also announce the finalists of TIC Guatemala in the upcoming days.

Please find the list of the TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge 2013 Finalists below:

Talent and Innovation 2013 Finalists

Team Country City
Agencia Solidaria Platica Chile Copiapó
Alt|Digital Colombia Medellín
Directorios Digitales en Línea Honduras Tegucigalpa
Eco Impulse Colombia Cartagena
GuanaShop El Salvador San Salvador
Hivesource Trinidad and Tobago Diego Martin
LCP Industries Antigua and Barbuda St. John's
LevGrow Mexico Altamira
Marcador Inalámbrico Ecuador El Oro
Mercado Emprendedor Chile Santiago
MOM-2-GO Colombia Bogotá
My Weenkel - Commercial Network Brazil São José dos Campos
Neoceramitax Peru Piura
pptVivo Argentina Mendoza
Telelogistics / Ace Technologies Guatemala Guatemala
Vanderdroid Mexico Mérida

*Listed in alphabetical order

Eco-Challenge 2013 Finalists:

Team Country City
Book Line Barbados St. Michael
Ecolivery Courrieros Brazil São Paulo
Ecoportunidades Peru Lima
EKOMURO H2O + Recolección Lluvias Colombia Bogotá
Emerald Energy St. VIncent and the Grenadines
Mr. Tallyman's Sun Dried Bananas Trinidad & Tobago St. Joseph
JUEGA -Juegos Infantiles Reciclados Nicaragua Managua
Reverdeciendo Mexico Querétaro
Tambran by Tamara Grenada St. George's
Transformoleum Brazil Belo Horizonte
Urban Farmers Punto Com Puerto Rico Bayamon
Yaku Kawsay (Agua Viva) Ecuador Quito

*Listed in alphabetical order

TIC Guatemala

Team City
Bioecodigestores Morales
Sistema Permacultural Jolomche
Vive una Experiencia Socioecologica Ciudad de Guatemala
Yo Soy un Guardian San Agustin Chahal

*Listed in alphabetical order

In Guatemala, the finalists will have access to training sessions, showcase their projects at the International Expo, as well as present their proposals to a panel of experts. Additionally, the teams will benefit from international visibility and the opportunity to be part of an extensive hemispheric network of young entrepreneurs and institutions that support youth-led business initiatives.

YABT and PepsiCo congratulate the finalists of the TIC Americas and Eco-Challenge 2013 and encourage all participants to keep working on the development and implementation of their ideas. We also thank all the judges involved in the evaluations process and institutions in the Americas and the Caribbean that contributed to the preparation and promotion of the projects that participated in this edition of the competition.

TIC Americas & Eco-Challenge: www.ticamericas.net
Preliminary Finals Agenda: View Agenda

Contact information:

Gerardo Robinson
grobinson@oas.org
(202) 427 2548

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