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IDB selects startups to participate in Demand Solutions Chile

11 startups from Latin America and the Caribbean will compete for the most innovative title in December

Washington, D.C. -  Design, multimedia and exports of creative services are some of the thematic areas related to the startups selected to participate this year in Demand Solutions Santiago, which will take place on December 11 at the CorpArtes theatre, in the Chilean Metropolitan Region.

The theme of the event, organized by the IDB, will be “Creativity for Export”, with the aim of highlighting the creative talent from Latin America and the Caribbean as a business opportunity, through different tools such as videogames, smart fashion and digital art.

The 11 startups that will be participating in Demand Solutions Chile were selected from a pool of 100 applications received by the IDB. To choose the finalists, we invited a jury of experts in innovation and entrepreneurship, who chose startups from: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Founders from each startup will travel to Santiago, Chile, to participate in two days of activities with mentors, innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to pitch their projects in front of an audience of expert judges who will select the most innovative ones from Latin America and the Caribbean.

These are the 11 chosen startups that will be competing in Chile in December:

  1. Aiween, Cecilia Vega (Mexico)
  2. Cuantix, Adriana Mata (Venezuela)
  3. Educash, Raquel Cavalcante (Brazil)
  4. EnlightAid, Verónica Celis (Chile)
  5. INTI-TECH, Camilo Contreras (Chile)
  6. Kaha Kamasa, Erick Marín (Honduras)
  7. Kinemotion, Felipe Quezada (Chile)
  8. MACHI, Julieta Piñeiro (Argentina)
  9. PO8, Matthew Arnett (Bahamas)
  10. SPOT, Julio Ábrego (El Salvador)
  11. Talk to you, Nicolás Ferrario (Argentina)

All those interested in innovation and creative solutions may attend Demand Solutions. The entrance is free, but they have to register in advance.

What: Demand Solutions Santiago, Chile
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 9 am to 6 pm
Where: CorpArtes

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients through the region. 

Since its creation in 2013, Demand Solutions has brought together more than 7,000 entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, thinkers and opinion leaders from over 30 countries on 4 continents.

The event, which is now in its thirteenth edition, is part of the IDB mission to promote innovative solutions from the different sectors of the Orange Economy, and it intends to convert Latin America and the Caribbean into the region of creativity.

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Luis Simon  
Knowledge, Innovation and Communications Sector
luissi@iadb.org 
(202) 623-1532

Eliana Prada  
Knowledge, Innovation and Communications Sector
elianap@iadb.org 
(202) 623-1204