Announcement of Finalists of the TIC Americas 2014

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), PepsiCo and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) are pleased to announce the 24 finalist teams that will take part in the Finals of the VIII TIC Americas in its four categories:

  • Innovación Económica,
  • Innovación Social,
  • Eco-Reto
  • TIC Paraguay.

The celebration of the finals of TIC Americas will take place on June 1-2 in Asuncion, Paraguay within the framework of the 44th General Assembly of the OAS. 

YABT recognizes and appreciates the financial, institutional and human support provided by its partners, colleagues and sponsors. We thank our sponsors for its unconditional support: PepsiCo Bebidas América Latina, Central America Bottling Corporation, Visión Banco, the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, the General Secretariat of the OAS, the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI/OAS), and the Government of Paraguay.

CONGRATULATIONS to each and every young entrepreneur who completed its application and extends an invitation to all of them to continue working with YABT and its partners for further opportunities on the development of their business ideas and projects; stay tuned for the TIC Americas 2015!

YABT acknowledges and is grateful for the participation of our local partners in Paraguay to make TIC Americas a reality.

Finally, we would like to emphasize the admirable work done by all judges and international experts during the entire evaluation process.

We congratulate the 24 teams from 16 countries for been chosen as finalists after a competitive selection process that involved more than 300 international experts and 5,000 young people from 39 countries.


Please find TIC Americas Finalists below, listed in alphabetical order:

Finalists of Social and Economic Innovation Categories

Team Country
Colorblind Design Dominican Republic
Cooperativa Lenibrothers Colombia
Notezilla Trinidad and Tobago
Orquídea in Vitro Mexico
Producción y Comercialización de Helados Naturales para Diabético Peru
Proyecto Gerontovida Costa Rica
Pukavi Argentina
YouVo Chile

Finalists of Eco-Challenge Category

Team Country
EcoVita Brazil
Establisment of a Honey Haiti
GardenEs from Garbage El Salvador
Grace Farm School Trinidad and Tobago
Greenetics Ecuador
Héroes del Ambiente Honduras
Iluméxico Mexico
Pisotapitas Argentina
Sistema Permacultural Guatemala
Tambran by Tamara Grenada
Vitronatura Mexico
Waposat Peru

Finalists of TIC Paraguay

Team Country
Amo mi País, Cuido mi País San Bernardino
Eco Huerta Sostenible Asunción
FOS Rico, saludable y ecológico Yataity del Norte
Oga Katupyry Coronel Oviedo


For more information on TIC Americas Finals, Expo and Awards Ceremony, please find the preliminary agenda here.

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