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This article was published on August 5, 2013

    Meet the winners of The Next Web’s Latin American Startup Awards 2013

    Meet the winners of The Next Web’s Latin American Startup Awards 2013 Image by: © Julia de Boer
    Wytze De Haan
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    Wytze De Haan

    Founder, The Hatchet

    Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, conv Wytze writes weekly career advice for employees of fast-growing startups and scale-ups on topics like how to negotiate a better salary, convincing clients to work with you, or how to be a great manager for your team. Prior to founding the Hatchet, he spent 9 years working as Director of Events for TNW.

    In the lead up to this year’s The Next Web Conference Latin America, we’ve been running Startup Awards competitions in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil in search of the hottest startups and investors.

    Each competition kicked off with an initial public nomination period during which we received some 2,000 nominations. With oversight from local experts and The Next Web, five finalists were shortlisted per category in each country.

    And then we opened up each competition for public voting..

    The result has been absolutely amazing – in just under a week 18,448 people have cast a total of 31,000+ votes. We’ve seen finalists create beautiful social media campaigns, adding calls-to-action to their websites and we’ve even heard of finalists flying to other cities to strengthen their leaderboard position.

    It’s worth mentioning that not only the winners but also the top three of each category will each receive a ticket to The Next Web Conference Latin America. Hopefully we’ll see you there too on 28-29 August 2013 in São Paulo. Tickets are available now. If you move quickly, you’ll be able to grab a group discount (25% off!) if you register two tickets or more.

    Without further ado, here are the winners of each category. Congratulations to everyone below, for all of the results visit the Startup Awards result page.

    brazilBrazil

    Best Consumer Startup: Easyaula
    Best B2B Startup: ContaAzul
    Best Investor: 21212
    Best co-founder(s): Vinicius Roveda (ContaAzul)

    chileChile

    Best Consumer Startup: Welcu
    Best B2B Startup: Mediastre.am
    Best Investor: Startup Chile
    Best co-founder(s): Nico Orellana (Welcu)

    peruPeru

    Best Consumer Startup: Tucloset
    Best B2B Startup: Transcarga
    Best Investor: Wayra Peru
    Best co-founder(s): Alexander Langle (Vao)

    colombiaColombia

    Best Consumer Startup: Lentescol
    Best B2B Startup: Senseta
    Best Investor: Wayra Colombia
    Best co-founder(s): Sebastián P. Saaibi (Aentrópico)

    mexicoMexico

    Best Consumer Startup: Petsy
    Best B2B Startup: Aventones
    Best Investor: Wayra Mexico
    Best co-founder(s): Toby Clarence-Smith (Petsy)

    ArgentinaArgentina

    Best Consumer Startup: Zukbox
    Best B2B Startup: tuQuejaSuma
    Best Investor: Kaszek Ventures
    Best co-founder(s): Juan Manuel Lucero (Qonf)