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Talent and Innovation Challenges of the Americas – TIC Americas

The Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas), a program developed by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), is an international competition that supports young entrepreneurs in furthering their innovative ideas and implementing new sustainable business models. TIC Americas goes beyond developing a business plan as it incorporates "before and after" stages, focusing on training and mentoring as preparation for the competition, and providing follow up services.

Award Categories

Talent & Innovation
An entrepreneurial project in its developmental stage with an innovative and responsible business model from any economic sector.

Eco-Challenge
Created in partnership with PepsiCo, Eco-Challenge is the environmental category within TIC Americas, promoting sustainable entrepreneurship.

National TIC
The national category within the competition evaluates local innovative projects to showcase the entrepreneurs of the host country.

Background
Since 2007, more than 24,000 young entrepreneurs from 75 countries have participated in TIC Americas, registering more than 8,000 business proposals.

  • 7 Editions: (Panama 2007, Colombia 2008, Honduras 2009, Peru 2010, El Salvador 2011, Bolivia, 2012, Colombia 2012 and Guatemala 2013)
  • 75 countries represented.
  • 24,301 young participants
  • 8,461 business proposals
  • More than 500 professionals from across the continent have been involved as judges and mentors.
  • More than 100 hours of virtual conferences to train participants.
  • More than 200 universities, colleges and incubators have been linked to the process.

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