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Young Entrepreneurs Receive Prizes from YABT/ OAS for Innovative Projects in TIC Americas 2009

The International community celebrates the entrepreneurial talents of the youth from the Americas and the Caribbean, with the presentation of prizes to eight teams whose projects are winners in the finals of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas), previous to the XXXIX General Assembly of the Organization of los American States (OAS).

TIC Americas is a competition of young entrepreneurs. The best and more sustainable small businesses are chosen and awarded with financial prices, training, mentoring, and other important tools to succeed in the business world. Since 2006, TIC Americas has built a portfolio of more than 2,000 business projects that involve over 6,000 young entrepreneurs from 42 countries

More than 600 teams registered their business ideas in TIC Americas 2009, representing 36 countries from the Americas and abroad. Twenty five teams were selected to compete in the live Finals. In May 2009 TIC Americas was held in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and a panel of experts selected the best projects

The awards were given in eight categories:

Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Las Partes - Colombia
The first automobile parts on-line community
Social Entrepreneurship
Celbit - Colombia
Development technologies to improve the quality of life of the human being
Tradition and Culture
La Faltriquera - Peru
Clothes with meaningful cultural contents
New Markets
Cubic - Ecuador
"Reminder Service for Medicines Administrations"
IKono - Colombia
Develops and implements the VoIP technology in order to generate the enterprise telephony solutions.
Creative Design
Dom Dom - Mexico
Is a digital solutions and entertainment company
International alliance
Inovaz - Mexico
An online source center for university students
People´s Choice
Tiflotecnicos - Colombia
Company dedicated to the design, production, and implementation of Tiflotecnic systems (Tiflotecnic = Technical assistance for the blind).
Caribbean Award
WMEP - Grenada
Contributing to the management of a clean environment and participating in the green economy through gainful employment and development of new products through the use of recycled and reusable material.

The YABT invites young entrepreneurs and sponsors to participate in TIC Americas 2011!

For more information please contact:
Carlos Mario Lopez - YABT
Phone: +1 202 458 3290

Communications - TIC Americas
Young Americas Business Trust