Demo Day: Latin America Invades Silicon Valley
Startup Accelerators NXTP Labs and 21212 will present 20 LatAm Startups to Silicon Valley VCs September 6th at the offices of Microsoft
Mountain View, CA, Aug. 31, 2012 – Twenty startups from two of Latin America’s leading accelerators, NXTP Labs and 21212, will be traveling to Silicon Valley to participate in the “Latin America invades Silicon Valley” Demo Day on September 6th, 2012 at the Microsoft offices in Mountain View.
This will be the first Demo Day of its kind showcasing the best tech startups from the region presenting to an audience of top Silicon Valley investors and VCs from Sequoia Capital, Accell Partners and Emergence Capital among others.
The Latin American tech market has increasingly become a market of interest with reports of Sequoia reportedly looking to expand to Brazil, Alta Ventures’ $70 Million fund to invest in Mexican technology startups and most recently, the acquisition of Mexican startup accelerator Mexican.VC by Dave McClure’s 500 Startups.
“Demo Days like this are important to bridging the Latin American and Silicon Valley tech hubs,” explained Gonzalo Costa, co-founder of NXTP Labs. “We are introducing some high profile startups with global potential. We want to show the strength and execution abilities of Latin American startups to the investor community,”
Among the presenting startups will be The Social Radio, recent winner of Startup World Buenos Aires and Argentina’s edition of App Circus, and Kinetik, Startup Battle contender at The Next Web’s Latin America Conference. Microsoft and Silicon Valley Bank will be sponsoring the event.
21212 partner Frederico Lacerda further stated, “A Latin American Demo Day in San Francisco is a great opportunity for our startups to present their products and business models to leading local investors. We are looking forward to partnering with NXTP Labs to show the quality of Latin American tech entrepreneurs.”
“21212 and NXTP are the top incubators in South America. Any investor interested in the region should attend their Silicon Valley demo day,” explained Ariel Poler, Chief Angel of Best of Angel. “I’ve been impressed by the teams at 21212 and NXTP. Their Silicon Valley demo day should be very worthwhile.”
Click here for the full list startups, event details and to register for the event.
List of Demo Day LatAm Startups:
Afluenta (Argentina) – the first and only social network in Latin America to provide peer-to-peer lending.
Bidcorp (Brazil) – the leading marketplace of surplus assets focused on the construction market.
Comenta.tv (Argentina) – social TV platform for Latin America.
Easyaula (Brazil) – web based platform for offline courses.
Empreware (Argentina) – software application for business plans.
Fanwards (Argentina) – QR based mobile platform connecting brands and fans.
Flare3d (Argentina) - real time 3D Engine for Adobe Flash optimized for games, web and animations.
GoodPeople (Argentina) – social community and e-commerce for extreme sports.
GroovinAds (Argentina) – provides dynamic creative optimization services.
Igluu (Brazil) – a personal chef experience and customized online recipes platform .
Kinetik (Ecuador) – social appstore for apps fans.
Oony (Argentina) – the smart coupons aggregator.
Pixowl (Argentina) – game development company.
Queremos (Brazil) – financing and marketing crowdfunding tool to promote live events.
Socialare (Argentina) – email app for social optimization.
The Fan Machine (Argentina) – Facebook application for contests and promotions.
The Social Radio (Argentina) – text-to-speech development that allows you to listen to your tweets and music.
WeHostels (Colombia) – social-booking platform for backpackers.
WeGoOut(Brazil) – platform to get to know people with similar interests taking advantage of offline events.
About NXTP Labs
Based in Buenos Aires and New York City, NXTP Labs is the leading Internet and new-media business accelerator in Argentina. NXTP Labs is the only member of the Global Accelerator Network. NXTP Labs follows the proven TechStars concept, based upon the Lean Startup strategy, and accelerates two classes of companies per year, each class comprised of 15-20 Internet and media companies which have passed their beta stage and are ready to develop the market adoption phase of their business’ growth. The accelerator provides funding, mentoring, community and office space to Internet based entrepreneurs with great ideas and excellent execution capabilities.
212121 Digital Accelerator is a mentorship-driven seed stage accelerator program located in Rio (21) and NYC (212), and is proud to be recognized as the leading digital accelerator in Brazil. Our 6 month long program is concentrated on building successful companies focused on the exploding digital market in Brazil. Admission to 21212 is highly competitive – hundreds of companies apply, but only 10 are accepted to participate and complete the program. Each admitted company receives seed funding, shared office space, hands-on mentoring and the chance to pitch to the world’s best angel investors and venture capitalists.
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