TIC Americas 2021 helps you to scale up your entrepreneurship!

Washington, D. C., December 15, 2020 The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) provides more opportunities and benefits for the community of entrepreneurs around the continent, through its participation in the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas). There are already more than 1,400 registered teams from 30 countries in the continent, with access at all times to training sessions, business resources and tools offered free of charge by the YABT BootCamp.


YABT invites entrepreneurs in the region to register for the TIC Americas program. The earlier you enroll, the greater the benefits of being part of the program. The first step to register is simple and fast, by logging in to the portal www.ticamericas.net/en, choosing the category of your preference and then creating your project account in just one minute. With this, you will be part of a unique experience, and will be guided through the steps to complete your registration and submit your Competition Materials within the program timeframe.


Today you are just one click away from having access at all times to upcoming online training and interacting directly with experts from different disciplines, as well as joining a growing community of entrepreneurs and connecting with business support organizations to strengthen your project. All this is free, permanent and tailored to your needs.


The YABT, an international organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS), added that entrepreneurs can register in one of the following award categories:


  • Eco Challenge 12.0: Promotes a new vision of plastic and contributes to a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean, constituting the special category of sustainable innovation of TIC Americas -www.ticamericas.net/eco-challenge-


  • The InnovAction Challenge: Focused on the development and implementation of ideas and Startups, with the ability to quickly scale up and overcome the challenges of economic and social inclusion in the populations most affected by the COVID-19 - www.ticamericas.net/innova/en-


  • TIC Jalisco: First local edition in Mexico, created to support business and social projects with high growth and investment potential, developed by citizens of Jalisco - www.ticamericas.net/tic-jalisco-



Finalists in each of these categories will receive an incentive package to participate in the finals to be held in June 2021 in virtual format, having the opportunity to compete for the awards package valued at US$ 15,000, of which US$ 5,000 will be used as seed capital, in addition to follow-up services, and mentoring after the finals.


"Today, more than ever, we must give entrepreneurs the opportunity to access these types of opportunities, receive comprehensive training and connect them with the actors that add value to transform their ideas and projects into scalable and replicable solutions on an international scale", said YABT Executive President Luis Viguria at the close of the press release.


YABT thanks each strategic partner of this edition of TIC Americas for their support and contribution to youth entrepreneurship and empowerment:  PepsiCo Beverages Latin America; the Inter-American Foundation; the Summits of the Americas Secretariat of the OAS; and the Secretary for Innovation, Science and Technology of Jalisco, Mexico. YABT calls for public and private organizations to develop a strategic alliance with the YABT, becoming strategic partners of TIC Americas and together promote innovative entrepreneurships that accelerate sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the region.


TIC Americas, a hemispheric program developed by the YABT/OAS since 2007, has consolidated itself as a pioneering program that supports and accelerates business, social and sustainable initiatives of entrepreneurs around the continent. The program has positively impacted more than 47,194 young people throughout its 15 editions, with more than 31,720 proposals submitted in all its categories.


Join TIC Americas now! We invite you not to wait any longer for your project to be part of the solution for a better future for the region. For more details and registrations, go to www.ticamericas.net/en. Inquiries, write to us via ticamericas@yabt.net

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