June - 2020
La revista de TIC Americas 2020
TIC Americas 2019
- 2.085 registered teams
- 47 Countries
- 22 Finalists
Talent & Innovation
Category: Startup Challenge
ALFI is a financial education and inclusion platform and app that connects people with the financial system for free, massively and gamified. It uses techniques such as gamification, serious game, machine learning and behavioral economics to adapt the platform to the profiles of each user and thus create the perfect scenario based on real financial products so that they learn to make the best decisions with their money. Metrics are based on studies and recommendations of international institutions such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
ALFI is joining forces with GOVERNMENTS and BANKING to reach the largest number of families and bring financial health to them.
Team: Eco Panplas
Category: Beyond the Bottle and the Bag
ECO PANPLAS is an innovative industry for the recycling of contaminated plastic packaging, as it carries out this process without using water, without producing waste and with a high reduction of C02 emissions, through its own technological solution, 100% Brazilian, disruptive and a pioneer at an international level. This generates significant socioenvironmental benefits and, therefore, was recognized by 18 national and international awards and became a Corporation B Best in the World 2019 for the socioenvironmental value generated. They became a prominent member of the United Nations Global Compact in 2019.
Team: Killa Vive Verde
Category: Beyond the Bottle and the Bag
KILLA VIVE VERDE, is an eco-business that designs and manufactures eco-friendly fashion inspired by Shipibo-Conibo women who seek to reduce the use of plastics and disposables that deteriorate biodiversity, rivers, and seas from their community and cities. Products are made with the support of women from the community and 100% with Peruvian ecological inputs. The brand seeks to translate each product into the transformation of one schoolchild at a time into heroines and heroes of biodiversity and the forest, through its program Saving Yacu. It is a program that turns each schoolchild involved into a defender of the planet and a responsible and conscious consumer in their three fields of action; their home, their school, and their community.
Team: WAS Company
Category: Recycling and Post Consumer use of BOPP
WORLDWIDE ACCOUNTABILITY SOLUTIONS (WAS Company), is a corporation whose main objective is to generate and integrate technology-based solutions with high social and environmental impact.
WAS Company includes the corporation of 3 Startups:
- Polycrete by WAS Co: Development of sustainable construction materials based on recycled polymer compounds. With better mechanical and chemical properties and at a competitive price.
- MWorks by WAS Co: Construction of decent, sustainable, and affordable homes using Polycrete by WAS Co materials, with a new construction system similar to “lego,” for low-income families.
- Polycreate by WAS Co: Development and commercialization of products based on recycled materials with customized designs.
Caribbean Innovation Competition 2020
Team: Red Diamond Climate Adaptation Ecosystem Initiative
Category: Climate Change
RED DIAMOND CLIMATE ADAPTATION ECOSYSTEM INITIATIVE is a direct response to the global call for climate action. Our solution is to create a range of organic and biological crop protection and other soil treatment products such as fertilizers, bio-stimulants, and soil conditioners. Our products are made mostly from organic waste materials that would otherwise be dumped in the landfill or placed in the waters polluting our oceans and rivers. We take these materials and convert them into valuable end products to boost agricultural productivity, remove toxins from the food supply, and strengthen food and nutrition security and build climate resilience.