Finalist Announcement

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!


StartupChallenge Finalists

CityWallet - Venezuela

Löfte - Peru

MediPrint: Dispositivos médicos personalizados con impresión 3D – Mexico

Xeiba – Mexico


Eco-Challenge Finalists


AQUERA - Mexico

Clevot- 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


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 or and our social media networks: Facebook YABTDC - Twitter @yabts.


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