The startup competition PulsoStartup10 announced today the list of 20 Latin American startups that will compete for a chance to fly to NYC and pitch their project to investors.
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Here are the semi-finalists, many of which will sound familiar to our readers:
- Arcaris (Chile) which gamifies call centers (see our previous story);
- Aivo-Agentbot (Argentina), a virtual customer service;
- Babelverse (Chile) which provides real-time on-demand interpretation, powered by a global community of human interpreters. It has recently won the third place in LeWeb’s Startup Competition;
- Backpacker (Brazil), which helps retail employees learn English;
- Dafiti (Brazil), an online fashion platform backed by the VC firm Rocket Internet;
- Clerk (Chile), a management tool for independent hotels;
- Everwrite (Brazil) which helps publishers adapt their content to user demand and recently won RBS Prize for Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
- Fanwards (Argentina) which helps brands build loyalty on social networks through rewards for their fans. Accelerated in Argentina by NXTP Labs, it has been selected to participate in Start-Up Chile;
- Hadza (Chile) which focuses on online video;
- Helpin (Brazil) which helps users find the best service providers and is part of 21212’s first acceleration batch;
- Kidbox (Uruguay) which creates a safe browsing environment for kids. It is also the winner of Red Innova’s latest Startup Competition;
- LedFace (Brazil), a Q&A platform powered by crowdsourcing (see our review);
- Myband.is (Colombia) which lets bands create a webpage based on the content they already posted elsewhere;
- NuFlick (Mexico), a distribution platform for independent filmmakers. Born during Mexico City’s Startup Weekend, it is backed by the Silicon Valley seed fund Mexican.VC.
- OmbúShop (Argentina), a DIY online store platform;
- Prolancer (Brazil), a job market for freelancers;
- Shopperception (Argentina) which uses Kinect to track shoppers’ interactions at point of sale;
- Thotz (Colombia) which let organizations centralize and map their information;
- Tweegee (Brazil), a social media site for kids and pre-teens.
Over the next weeks, ten winners will be selected among these twenty startups, out of which the jury will pick one winner.
What is your favorite startup on this list? Let us know in the comments.