IDB Lab and Google announce the first batch of the LAC Women Founders Accelerator

WeXchange, a platform powered by the IDB Lab, and Google announced the 20 women-led startups selected to participate in the first edition of the LAC Women Founders Accelerator program. 

The selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their companies in front of a group of venture capital investors, entrepreneurs, and key players in LAC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Demo Day will take place on December 1st and 2nd, during the WeXchange Forum 2021.

This program forms part of WeXchange’s mission to connect women entrepreneurs in STEM fields from Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors.

The accelerator program is a 100% virtual, highly customizable acceleration program for women-led startups in the region, organized by WeXchange/IDB Lab and Google, in collaboration with Centraal.

Here are the 20 selected startups for the first cohort of the LAC Women Founders Accelerator program:

Alquilando (Argentina): a digital ecosystem for real estate rentals, which integrates services from brokers, insurers, and banks to provide a complete and innovative rental experience.

Apptim (Uruguay): a mobile experience infrastructure for the global app industry, providing mobile testing solutions and monitoring solutions for both app performance and end-users.

Branddu (Colombia): a one-stop B2B marketplace that optimizes the merchandising buying experience.

Carinos (Brazil): a digital support network, and corporate benefits platform, for working parents and caregivers, that offers access to child development specialists and a concierge that addresses the daily challenges of childcare.

EatCloud (Colombia): a food surplus management solution that connects the food industries’ supply and demand sectors, such as restaurants and hotels with food banks and NGOs.

Getin (Mexico): a people traffic analytics system that provides data on the traffic circulating in physical stores, simplifying interpretation and providing analysis to inform strategic actions.

hiSofi (Uruguay): a human-centered debt-collection startup that is making life easier for the millions of people with overdue accounts by providing them with financial education and helping them with debt collection management and financial re-inclusion.

ioio (Mexico): a p2p mobile app to rent everything from physical items, real estate, vehicles, professional services, and talents for events, memberships, etc.

Kon3cta (Chile): a B2C platform that offers an affordable and comprehensive solution for companies to measure and improve the mental health of its employees and their close relatives.

MO Technologies (Colombia): a modular Credit as a Service startup that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to determine the financial worthiness of corporates, merchants, and individuals.

Muda Meu Mundo (Brazil): a platform that connects retailers with small farmers, generating a sustainable supply chain through the use of ESG data.

NeuralMind (Brazil): a solution that promotes an open space for creative and inspiring work in organizations, focusing on facilitating business decision-making and increasing security and transparency in the relationships between companies, partners, and suppliers through advanced artificial intelligence techniques.

Prometeo (Uruguay): an open banking platform that seeks interoperability in LATAM’s financial sector, allowing access to banking information, transactions, and payments across multiple financial institutions in Latin America.

Prosperia (Mexico): a social impact enterprise that creates solutions powered by artificial intelligence to massify early detection and treatment of chronic diseases in emerging markets.

Snap Compliance (Costa Rica): an all-in-one place software that transforms the ways in which companies manage risk and compliance.

TiendaDa (Peru): a platform that helps SMBs create their virtual store, efficiently, by offering simple and practical solutions at a fair price.

Tipti (Ecuador): a platform that facilitates the purchase and delivery of supermarket products and specialized stores by connecting teams of specialized buyers and consumers.

UpGirl (Chile): a C2C platform, exclusively for women, that connects female drivers and passengers establishing a safe transportation environment for women and children.

Vinco (Mexico): serves as a bridge between big employers seeking to upskill and retain their workforce, working adults who want to earn credentials, and education institutions looking to drive their online enrollment.

Wit Advisor (Argentina): a customer and employee experience management solution that uses AI to analyze, in real-time, customer and employee satisfaction, thereby increasing productivity and rentability.

There were over 300 applications from 30 different countries from agtech, edtech, fintech, foodtech, healthtech, proptech, ecommerce, and SaaS industries, among others.

While only a select 20 startups will participate in the accelerator program, over 200 women entrepreneurs that applied will be invited to participate in the WeXchange Ignite Program – a series of workshops on key topics to help ignite their startups’ growth.

This year’s forum is supported by Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).

Admission for the forum is free upon prior registration for entrepreneurs, investors, and those interested in the innovation ecosystem.

For more information and to register, visit WeXchange.

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