IDB : The 15 Latin American startups that are improving life in cities

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The Inter-American Development Bank announced the 15 startups in Latin America and the Caribbean elected to devise solutions.

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the 15 startups in Latin America and the Caribbean elected to devise solutions, the initiative that unites entrepreneurs, investors and institutions with an eye to identify and promote innovative solutions to improve quality of life Latin Americans. (Read: Inhale and connect: keys to drive innovation in Latin America)

The finalists, innovative between 18 and 35 years old, were selected with the help of an expert jury in areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and crowdfunding among 200 applicants from 19 countries. A cofounder of each of the selected startups will travel to Washington, D.C. to be part of the event, preceded by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, and both compete in the Night of Entrepreneurship, where will have the opportunity to pitch their business. In addition to the 15 selected startups will also participate Guillermo Castelli, cofounder of QuadMinds, who was selected by Red Innova competition sponsored by the IDB in Argentina.

Devising Solutions will be held on September 29 (9:00 am EDT) and can attend the event in Washington, D.C. or see it through Livestream (in English, Spanish or Portuguese) by registering at this link.

These are the 15 Latin American startups that are improving life in cities:

Patricia Sanchez, Jujuy, Argentina.
It is software that leverages the capabilities of smartphones to function as a digital hearing aid. The user can configure entering data from your audiogram or hearing test performed with the same application. The phone captures the sound, uSound compensates specific frequencies and reproduces the audio headphones adjusted in real time.

Gabriel Weitz, Rosario, Argentina.
It is a system that connects people who want to share a car trip. Simple and safe manner, allows both passengers and drivers to connect and posting their travels. The system works through Facebook to build trusted networks. Recently developed Carpoolear More, a unique closed system for large institutions wishing to promote carpooling among its members.

Caribbean Transit System
Khalil Bryan, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Solve problems presented in public transport in Barbados through the use of GPS, mobile data and Internet technologies. He has developed BeepBus and BeepCab so users can track real-time and apply various means of transport. It has also developed EASYTRAK for insurance companies and fleet owners to monitor their belongings.
Bruno Aracaty, São Paulo, Brazil.
It is a social platform designed to connect citizens with their government. Its centerpiece is engaging citizens with public administration: from solving small problems to help in the formation of new public policies. Through the platform citizens can report or suggest urban improvements, also new public policies and at the same time be weighted utilities. Governments use CRM, the workflow management tools and public consultation to interact with residents of the participating cities.

The Noocity Growbed
Rafael Loschiavio, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
It is a unique system of urban agriculture which uses a model of self-fertilization and self-watering. The tool used is designed to produce the same user, process, consume, paid, store and reuse, thus creating a cycle of self-sustainable and efficient urban food.

Leon Hernandez, Medellin, Colombia.
A breathalyzer device that integrates with the cell to indicate to people their level of alcohol in the blood at any time. It also gives information on alternative transport services as a taxi driver or chosen not to endanger their lives and those of others.

Javier Luongo, Santiago, Chile.
A mobile application that allows users to monitor and measure their environmental impact while giving them points for good environmental actions such as recycling. By accumulating points, users receive awards program partner companies.

Miguel Angel Islas, Mexico, Mexico.
The first sustainable logistics platform in Latin America based on the collaborative economy making deliveries in the city by bike. Topa Gustavo Adolfo Riart, Asuncion, Paraguay web & mobile application to help locate buses in real time and from anywhere in the city.
Laboratoria Mariana Acosta, Lima, Peru. Looking to the growing technology sector is a source of opportunities in Peru and Latin America. It is a social enterprise that trains young women without access to quality higher education as web developers and connects with companies that require their talent.

Sofia Orellano, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Designs and produces modular elements for urban applications in materials with low environmental impact. The products combine ergonomics, aesthetics and comfort with attractive anti vandal solutions.

Alejandro Pinzon, Bogota, Colombia.
It is a multichannel platform that allows users to ask questions about health and get personalized answers from doctors. 1Doc3 also allows government agencies to work health and prevention, health promotion and user segmentation.
Mario Mora, Santiago, Chile
The first Web platform job search for college students and young professionals from Latin America that connects those seeking their first job with large companies looking for talent.

Marcelo Wilkowsky, Montevideo, Uruguay.
It is a mobile application designed to care for and maintain alert users of everything that is happening in the streets. It works thanks to the cooperation of the community, sharing and updates information in real time to the benefit of all.

Juan Andres Lagrange, Caracas, Venezuela.
It is a technological platform developed to optimize the management of administrative, managerial and communications processes one or more schools. It is one of the few companies in the education sector that offers web services like mobile application (app) dedicated to promote a virtual classroom where everyone can participate actively, both teachers and students and parents.



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