Chile’s GiveO2 named 1 of 50 most promising global startups by Kairos Society

After being rejected from the popular government sponsored program, Start-Up Chile, Chile’s cinderella startup team, GiveO2, is rocking the glass slipper once again as international award recipients at the prestigious Kairos Global Summit for young entrepreneurs.

They were 1 of 50 teams selected (and 2 representing Chile) from a pool of thousands of applicants around the world and named by Kairos Society as “one of the most promising global startups”.

GiveO2 designed a mobile application that allows users to neutralize the carbon footprint related to transport and also buy carbon credits directly from their mobile device. Continue reading

Biofiltro wins Cleantech Open 2011 Global Ideas Competition

This year, more than 1,000 applications were submitted in countries around the world, with teams from 23 countries traveling to the Global Forum.

Six teams were then selected to present to the audience:

A panel of expert judges determined the winner:

Biofiltro of Chile

Via PitchEngine

Congrats Matias Sjögren !

His team just won $100k to begin the commercialization of Biofiltro in the USA.

What is BioFiltro?

Short-story:  a waste-water treatment system

Long-story: find out below (text and video)…

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