The Pitch Competition is a business competition for Latin American and Caribbean high-growth women entrepreneurs that took place during the WeXchange forum. Through the competition, entrepreneurs had the opportunity to show off her business in front of an online and offline audience packed with the most active members of Latin America and the Caribbean's entrepreneurial ecosystems.
USETIME is a company specializing in software for project management, increasing productivity and managing work at remote sites. It is managed by a team of professionals located in different parts of the world. For this reason, they undertstandnd the value of eliminating geographic barriers to hiring talent and what is needed to make working from remote sites, or tele-work, a success.
Simple Agri is a company that produces custom software and mobile applications, with considerable experience in the agro-industrial sector. Currently it is working on a new product, a 100 percent cloud-based platform, designed to aid in detailed management and control of crops. Simple Agri enables farmers to control product costs, quality, and to use their time in other productive activities.
Hoope is a low-cost, easy-to-use medical device that diagnoses syphilis, chlamidia, gonorrhea, and tricomoniasis easily and painlessly in a single test. By putting Hoope on your thumb and pushing a button, the results will appear on your cell phone. The results are 97 percent accurate, according to the gold standard. Hoope also provides educational information on STDs and other relevant risks, as well as personalized recommendations based on the test results.
Semka Technologies is a medical device startup devoted to filling the void in technolgies to monitor cancer therapies. Currently it is developing a low-cost biosensor that will enable continual monitoring of the effectiveness of treatments against cancer using a blood sample. The product will enable oncologists and pathologists to analyze in real time the patient’s condition in order to make timely decisions about which therapeutic regimen to apply.
2ML is a company focused on the development of nano-biotechnological solutions that minimize human error, reducing time and bringing simplicity to diverse scientific experiments.
Memorattic is a mobile freemium App for photo printing & socialisation focused on Emerging Markets. The company looks to change the ephimerous moments into eternal memories.
In mentoring sessions, a mentor, someone with experience and relevant social capital in the world of business, shares her/his knowledge and lessons learned with an entrepreneur, guiding her to analyze and solve challenges or problems of various kinds that her startup is facing, such as putting together a good work team, access to financing appropriate to her needs, and the ability to take advantage of technology, to name only a few. The sessions are highly interactive and mutually enriching. During WeXchange 2015, each mentoring session was an hour long, and the entrepreneurs were able to participate in up to two sessions.