TIC Americas 2018 winners

TIC Americas 2018 Winners!

Lima, Peru, 12 April 2018 - The Finals of the 13th edition of the Talent and Innovation of the Americas Competition (TIC Americas) were held in parallel to the V Young Americas Forum, in the framework of the VIII Summit of the Americas. The winners were selected from a total of 4,716 proposals presented from 41 countries, including all the categories. There were 21 finalist teams, representing 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The partnering organizations of the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), who contributed to the awards of the 7 teams that won, and who have supported in the organization of the TIC Americas Competition, include: PepsiCo, cbc, the World Bank, Postobón and WeWork.

The following authorities were present during the ceremony:

S.E Juan Carlos Varela, President of the Republic of Panama

S.E Néstor Méndez, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States

Luis Montoya, President, PepsiCo Bebidas

Yadira Soto, President of the Board of Directors, Young Americas Business Trust

Luis Viguria, CEO, Young Americas Business Trust.

Jorge Familiar, Vice-President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank.

Meet the winners!

Startup Challenge

Evea Ecofashion - Peru

Eco-Challenge - Environment

Bio Natural Cover - Peru

Eco-Challenge - Nutrition

Aleph Agriplus - Haiti

Eco-Challenge - Women

Comfy - Ecuador

Eco-Challenge - Central America

Agua2 (Water Squared) - Guatemala

Eco-Challenge - Colombia

GodOil - Neiva

Caribbean Innovation Competition

KariBites - Grenada

People's Choice Award

Bresheh - Jamaica

Recognition of the Best Peruvian Entrepreneur Project

Evea Ecofashion - Lima

Recognition of the Best Female Entrepreneur Project 

Filtrante de Mashua Negra -  Peru

Recognition of the Best Peruvian Entrepreneur Project - cbc

Evea Ecofashion - Lima

The TIC Americas Competition is organized by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) as a support platform and business accelerator for young entrepreneurs. Its purpose is to provide guidance, training, mentoring, seed capital and investment, as well as access to an international cooperation network.

YABT is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to promote the social and economic development of young people around the world in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS).