Startups

Diamond Winners
2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

In CDMX the average time spent commuting is about 2.5h and collective public transportation is perceived as unsafe, inefficient and pricey. Urbvan offers a daily commute transportation system with strategic routes and executive vans, that aims to make commuting in Mexico more efficient, secure and comfortable all through a mobile app. We have a team with experience in successful companies in Mexico working to provide a top service to our clients both technology and service wise.

2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

We are a social enterprise whose mission is to catalyze grow through solar energy.
Just in Mexico, more than 500 thousand households located in rural communities are still using expensive, environmentally damaging and unsafe solutions to have a light at night. Our solution is simple: change those sources for renewable energy SHS and provide better quality illumination with an inclusive financial scheme that helps us to achieve our vision for all Mexicans to have electricity by 2025.

Gold Winners
2017 Mexico Gold Winner

Totolines is a snack based on corn flour and "chapulin" designed for customers concerned about the environment, boosting the local economy and looking to enjoy a nutritious snack. A portion of Totolines provides the same amount of protein as a portion of tuna, it has no additives and it's a sustainable source of protein. Insects are up to 12 times more efficient than cows.
Totolines is created by two food technologists that aim to boost the consumption of insects providing quality products.

Silver Winners
2017 Mexico Silver Winner

We’re addressing 2 problems with the existing baby food industry:

i) regulatory standards are very low, hence companies use additives such as sugar & starch
ii) the industry is dominated by foreign companies who do not tailor products for local ingredients; meanwhile Mexican foods such as avocado, amaranth & chia are increasingly recognized abroad for their nutritional value, many labeled as “Superfoods”

So we created the 1st locally-inspired, all-natural Mexican baby food company.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

“Dilo en señas” started like a Gaming App to learn Mexican Sign Language (LSM), designed for deaf children, but that all can play; created to improve the language development of deaf children and improve communication between deaf and hearing persons. Now, we offer technological solutions to improve quality of life of deaf people in Mexico, with 4 objectives: Language, Communication, Knowledge and Inclusion. Team: Rocio (hearing), Inclusive Education PhD; and Gerardo (deaf), Technology Engineer

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Trueke is a social enterprise whose aim is to bring a different approach of traveling, where the traveller can get involved with communities, cooperate with them while acquiring new experiences and knowledge from their culture, traditions and productive processes.
We offer well organized, planned and safe trips around Mexico. We seek to provide the best trip option for travelers that intend to have a more rewarding experience, rather than playing a role of external spectator to reality.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Swap is a free-for-download app, available on both the App and Play Store, that allows users to pay anyone on their contact list (as long as they have a phone number or email of the person they wish to pay) using any credit or debit card. If the person receiving the payment doesn't have the app, s/he will receive a link to a page where they can enter their bank details in order to receive the money immediately.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

50% of Mexicans have visual acuity problems. Yet, people roam the streets with broken glasses, outdated prescriptions, or even worse, without glasses. Why? There is a disconnection between the current offer and the huge demand. High prices, poor service, and outdated delivery to a digital generation. Our service starts with optometrists who arrive at people’s doorsteps. We offer the entire range of products, with 48hr delivery, fair prices, 9.3 NPS quality service, and an online visual profile.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Fáctico creates technology that empowers citizens and helps promote freedom of speech. We develop mobile apps designed to help journalists and citizens create geolocalized, newsworthy content. Our app Supercívicos app geolocalices videoreports made by citizens and classifies them, to create huge database to help governments and communities transform our cities. From text to video, we passionately believe that anyone has the power to tell a story and change their community using his mobile device

Startups
2017 Mexico Silver Winner

We’re addressing 2 problems with the existing baby food industry:

i) regulatory standards are very low, hence companies use additives such as sugar & starch
ii) the industry is dominated by foreign companies who do not tailor products for local ingredients; meanwhile Mexican foods such as avocado, amaranth & chia are increasingly recognized abroad for their nutritional value, many labeled as “Superfoods”

So we created the 1st locally-inspired, all-natural Mexican baby food company.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

“Dilo en señas” started like a Gaming App to learn Mexican Sign Language (LSM), designed for deaf children, but that all can play; created to improve the language development of deaf children and improve communication between deaf and hearing persons. Now, we offer technological solutions to improve quality of life of deaf people in Mexico, with 4 objectives: Language, Communication, Knowledge and Inclusion. Team: Rocio (hearing), Inclusive Education PhD; and Gerardo (deaf), Technology Engineer

2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

In CDMX the average time spent commuting is about 2.5h and collective public transportation is perceived as unsafe, inefficient and pricey. Urbvan offers a daily commute transportation system with strategic routes and executive vans, that aims to make commuting in Mexico more efficient, secure and comfortable all through a mobile app. We have a team with experience in successful companies in Mexico working to provide a top service to our clients both technology and service wise.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Trueke is a social enterprise whose aim is to bring a different approach of traveling, where the traveller can get involved with communities, cooperate with them while acquiring new experiences and knowledge from their culture, traditions and productive processes.
We offer well organized, planned and safe trips around Mexico. We seek to provide the best trip option for travelers that intend to have a more rewarding experience, rather than playing a role of external spectator to reality.

2017 Mexico Gold Winner

Totolines is a snack based on corn flour and "chapulin" designed for customers concerned about the environment, boosting the local economy and looking to enjoy a nutritious snack. A portion of Totolines provides the same amount of protein as a portion of tuna, it has no additives and it's a sustainable source of protein. Insects are up to 12 times more efficient than cows.
Totolines is created by two food technologists that aim to boost the consumption of insects providing quality products.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Swap is a free-for-download app, available on both the App and Play Store, that allows users to pay anyone on their contact list (as long as they have a phone number or email of the person they wish to pay) using any credit or debit card. If the person receiving the payment doesn't have the app, s/he will receive a link to a page where they can enter their bank details in order to receive the money immediately.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

50% of Mexicans have visual acuity problems. Yet, people roam the streets with broken glasses, outdated prescriptions, or even worse, without glasses. Why? There is a disconnection between the current offer and the huge demand. High prices, poor service, and outdated delivery to a digital generation. Our service starts with optometrists who arrive at people’s doorsteps. We offer the entire range of products, with 48hr delivery, fair prices, 9.3 NPS quality service, and an online visual profile.

2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

We are a social enterprise whose mission is to catalyze grow through solar energy.
Just in Mexico, more than 500 thousand households located in rural communities are still using expensive, environmentally damaging and unsafe solutions to have a light at night. Our solution is simple: change those sources for renewable energy SHS and provide better quality illumination with an inclusive financial scheme that helps us to achieve our vision for all Mexicans to have electricity by 2025.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Fáctico creates technology that empowers citizens and helps promote freedom of speech. We develop mobile apps designed to help journalists and citizens create geolocalized, newsworthy content. Our app Supercívicos app geolocalices videoreports made by citizens and classifies them, to create huge database to help governments and communities transform our cities. From text to video, we passionately believe that anyone has the power to tell a story and change their community using his mobile device