Eight Ecuadorian startups pitched at the recent Seedstars World competition in Quito, but just one was chosen to represent the country. SpeakLiz is an Artificial Intelligence app that helps the world’s 470 million deaf people communicate by interpreting sign language for those that cannot speak it.
Seedstars World is considered the most prestigious startup competition for emerging economies. The prize awarded to SpeakLiz will allow the founders to travel to Sweden for the Seedstars World summit, as well as providing them with training and networking opportunities to meet 65 other startups from emerging markets around the world. At the summit, they will have the opportunity to compete for up to US$1M in capital by pitching in front of over 1000 people.
Hugo Jacomé, co-founder of SpeakLiz, said in the article for PulsoSocial:
“This prize motivates us to work even more diligently for the world’s deaf. Our mission is to provide them with more independence and a complete and inclusive communication experience, without barriers.”
Read more in the original article for PulsoSocial.