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2017 Mexico Finalist

“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 Finalist

Shipit is a platform that simplifies the shipping process adapting the tech solutions of the courier companies with any ecommerce platform. Through its service, Shipit is able to: generate shipping labels automatically, provide tracking of the orders and give access to shipping rates with an up to 50% discount with the leading courier companies (DHL, FedEx, Estafeta, etc.). Shipit helps ecommerces grow their business by taking care of their shipping needs.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Piktia is a mobile app where users can choose their favorite photos from their phone or social media, to create prints and photo albums in seconds and get them delivered at their doorstep. Almost 2 billion pictures where printed in México on 2016, and the industry grows at a 7% yearly rate. But The only way to get prints is to go to a convenience store and wait on average 90 minutes. Piktia allows you to save time and get prints easily at your doorstep.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Finerio is the first automated and free personal finance management platform in Mexico, capable of connecting your bank accounts to keep all your information in one place, categorize transactions, track your expenses, and budget automatically, so you can be on top of your personal finances and save money. Based on your spending habits and financial goals, Finerio can recommend the appropriate financial products from partner banks and fintechs in order to both monetize and save the user money.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Concrete is the second most used consumed substance in the world but it is considered a boring, dull, simple product which is commonly used in its basic gray formulation. We help the design community to know all the amazing attributes and benefits that can be achieved by combining cement, water and aggregates making unique and complex forms. Designers, artists and architects can learn and use this product and open their minds into new products and solutions with our high quality and experience.

2017 Mexico Finalist

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 Finalist

Bussi is the first van pooling service for commuters in Latam. We provide a unique experience for commuters from point A to point B within megacities. We are an innovative on-demand transport solution that bridges technology with excess capacity in local markets. We move people from A to B using the existing capacity with crowdsourced routes (tech enabler). We empower people to create routes that do not exist to accommodate their needs.

2017 Mexico Finalist

XOC is a fully integrated IoT device that allows people to have a better understanding of their energy usage. The system consists of a sensor and a link to the cloud that makes it both easy and ubiquitous. The smart algorithm detects which electronic devices are on and off at all times, making it convenient for the user. Generate statistical info, set milestone goals, trigger alarms and share your data with your family and potential partners (yes, energy will be a business soon).

2017 Mexico Finalist

A sustainable mobility social network , where users define their interaction network from 3 trust groups (Friends, colleagues and contacts) to share different types of urban transport. For that reason we offer an implementation service to organizations interested in strengthen their policies of social responsibility, promoting the culture of carpooling and smart mobility, including usage reports with relevant metrics on how members are mobilized through Wheels, such as saving CO2 emisions.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Vaaiu is 100% mexican brand in which we incorporate artisan rebozo to contemporary products. We design, produce and distribute within Mexico. We work with artisans and guarantee workflow for them every month and once a year we improve one of their workshops. We work with women in prison, they make the cover bags for our products. We created Vaaiu 4 years ago, we have generated more than 30 jobs, improved 3 workshops, invested more than .5million mxp in rebozo & more than 250k in women prison.

2017 Mexico Finalist

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 Finalist

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 Finalist

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 Finalist

TdM is a biotech start-up that develops and commercialize eco-technological agriculture inputs that regenerate the natural and financial capital of primary sector
Applying soil ecology science we provide integral and cost-efficient solutions for agriculture needs to improve crop yield and quality.
With technological transference we promote an efficient and sustainable agriculture to guarantee wellbeing for rural communities an supply of high quality, safe and accesible food for the world.

2017 Mexico Finalist

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 Finalist

We´ve developed a humanoid robotic body that when is merged with smartphones transform it into full interactive social robot companion to play teach and learn. The SIMA robot is able to show emotion in his face on the screen and make gestures with his body. He is also able to recognize voice and patterns and show important information on his belly.We are developing/teaching educative content to SIMA to made him capable of teach kids while they play together.

2017 Mexico Finalist

More efficient payments drives economic growth. Addressing the issue of value transfer has always been our passion; improving the quality of Mexicans lives, has always been our mission. Saldo.MX is a mobile application system aimed at 12 million Hispanics living in the US; its aim to facilitate the remittance of $23 billion from US to Mexico and to allow Mexicans to make payments of public and private services from their App directly to the companies that provide all those services in Mexico.

2017 Mexico Finalist

QueMesa is an estaurant booking system focusing on promotions to help restaurants fill their empty tables, increase their business and attract new customers. Essentially we are an extension of their marketing department with a wider online reach plus loyalty systems and a digital presence.

To be on our platform each restaurant must have at LEAST 1 promotion daily (with no monthly fee nor contracts).

They can manage their promotions and profile in real-time. Users book for free.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Mentes Habiles is a manualized school evidence-based drug abuse prevention program that use engaging technology like videos, handouts and digital clips that maintain adolescents attention to develop social and emotional skills. Compared to other countries like the U.S. and the Europe Union, México has no programs that have proved effectivity. We have been implementing this program since 2016 with an excellent response. We are ready to take our program to the next level.

2017 Mexico Finalist

MediPrint is a company that provides high tech medical solutions, using 3D printing technologies. Our product, NovaCast, is a safer, lighter and more comfortable alternative to traditional casts. Its design permits proper ventilation, and empowers doctors for an adequate inspection. It’s personalized to every patient, and it’s applied easily and fast without exposing users to application mistakes. It’s more aesthetic, you can take showers while using it, and it doesn’t hurt the skin.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Skull and maxillofacial prosthesis make a big difference between a full life and a life full of insecurities, rejections and dangers. In the world people with head injuries, lacking bone portions, can't get access to proper prosthesis without incurring in physical and economic loss. Health care and insurance systems are also overwhelmed with this burden. With our unique bone substitute we bring the opportunity to recover fullness and self-regard to people in need, alleviating overall costs.

2017 Mexico Finalist

More than 72% SMB don't get access to credit products due to extremely manual and resource consuming application processes.

Most information systems need someone constantly typing or feeding in data to keep them up to date.

Lefort® automatically processes, learns and registers every business transaction at the time it occurs, delivering key finance data always up to date and handy for SMBs, Financial Institutions and external IT systems.

200 times faster and 5 times cheaper.

2017 Mexico Finalist

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 Finalist

Kayum simplifies personal insurance for Latin American consumers, starting in Mexico.
The Mexican market is mostly opaque with complicated offers; it’s also expensive partly because 43% of premiums are spent on SG&A.
Consumers actively research insurance online, performing 110 million Insurance-related searches every year.
To satisfy this demand and close the coverage gap, Kayum offers price comparison aided by personalized, AI-generated recommendations helping consumers make the best choice.

2017 Mexico Finalist

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 Finalist

Higia, Inc. es una compañía mexicana dedicada al desarrollo de biosensores para la detección oportuna del cáncer de mama. EVA, nuestro producto principal, es un parche insertable dentro de cualquier brasier con el fin de monitorear -durante 60 a 90 minutos a la semana- patrones vasculares anormales asociados con cáncer de mama. Actualmente, nos encontramos en pruebas clínicas con 500+ pacientes por medio del IMSS y por iniciar los procesos regulatorios de COFEPRIS y FDA.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Tenemos un propósito: Nutrir a México. 7 de 10 mexicanos tienen sobrepeso y están en riesgo de padecer diabetes. Por eso, iniciamos la producción y comercialización de harina de grillo comestible como un ingrediente rico en proteína para balancear alimentos procesados. Creamos una cadena de valor basada en micro-productores, a quienes les acercamos un paquete tecnológico para que inicien su cultivo de grillo. Compramos su producción, la transformamos en harina y nos volvemos proveedores.

2017 Mexico Finalist

FONDIFY, is a Crowdfunding platform focused on Entrepreneurship, Art and Culture and Charities. Our responsibility is to create a better collaborative environment, by being part of the change in the emerging countries. Fondify opens the possibility of fundraising ideas and dreams, otherwise, by conventional channels like financial or government institutions would be very difficult to achieve. We are spokespersons and transformers of proposals that generate a disruptive change in our surrounding.

2017 Mexico Finalist

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

2017 Mexico Finalist

In Venezuela the shortage of drugs exceeds 80% (meaning that people die for lack of essential drugs) and more than half of the population lives in poverty.
Donamed is a web platform that connects in an organized and efficient way, patients with donors of medicines, and channels donations from abroad to distribute them to the urgencies, directly and through allied organizations.
We promote solidarity and gratitude as fundamental values ​​for reconciliation and reconstruction of the country.