Washington D.C., United States, September 15, 2015— Forbes Magazine Mexico recently released a report of the most promising start-ups in Central America and South American. Forbes chose the 30 start-ups with the highest potential based ontheir profits, jobs creation, and their social and environmental impact.
Four out of the 30 start-ups on this list took part in the finals of the Talent and Innovation Competition in the Americas (TIC Americas):
Winner of the TIC Americas 2011, in the Social Entrepreneurship Category
Founders: Sergio Rodríguez Ávila, Mario Magaña, Santiago Imberton
Description: Medio Lleno aims to generate a space of exchange of opportunities for youth online contents creation. Through Medio Lleno, people can see and participate by looking for news and sending them out, which can benefit other young people.
Jobs Created: 12 Direct & 25 Indirect
Countries in operation: El Salvador
Finalist of the TIC Americas 2015, in the Economic Innovation Category
Founders: Mayer Mizrachi, Luis Loaiza & Alberto Vera
Description: Criptext is an e-service, which allows people to send emails in a safe way. It can track the status of all sent emails and even restrict the reading to only the original email-receiver.
Jobs Created: 13
Countries in operation: United States, Panama, and Ecuador
Winner of the TIC Americas 2013, in the Eco-Challenge Category
Founder: Víctor Navarro Castello Branco
Description: Courreiros offers delivery services via bicycle. This project aims to protect the environment by reduction CO2 emissions in the delivering industry by improving the urban lifestyle and building-up a more economic efficient society.
4. Clic Educa
Winner of the TIC Americas 2011, in the Traditions and Culture Category
Founder: Ricardo Mansilla
Description: Clic Educa generates support tools for the education sector by providing online technological products and services for the transversal education.
Countries in operation: Chile & Peru (All Latin American Countries through www.musiglota.com)
The Talent and Innovation Competition in the Americas (TIC Americas) is an international entrepreneurship platform and a business accelerator for young entrepreneurs led by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS).