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.