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Latin American Startups demo day at 500 Startups Silicon Valley

The following is an article from Digitantes posted on February 7, 2014 that has been translated from Spanish to English. Read the original version here.

This week, 28 startups presented their pitches at 500 Startups Demo Day, after passing through an acceleration process of almost 4 months in the heart of Silicon Valley.

During the program, these entrepreneurs have access to mentors and experts in different industries and disciplines. The program’s primary focus is improving the startups’ models of distribution, monetization, and design.

Startups from more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Brazil, and of course Mexico, had the opportunity to present their pitch in 3 minutes in front of investors and investment funds. The objective: proving to be an attractive investment opportunity.

Here is the list of Latin American startups that were present.

Shopeando – México

An e-commerce site that offers a wide range of imported “non-branded” products or inexpensive brands for users looking for high quality at accessible prices.

Carreira Beauty – Brasil

The B2B Market Place connects small establishment sin the beauty industry, like beauty salons and spas, with providers of all sorts of products and services that they need.

BTC Jam – Brasil

A platform that allows users to lend and borrow money, using only Bitcoins.

WePlann – Colombia/España

A platform for discovering and buying world-wide travel experiences, aimed at Spanish-speaking users.

Which is your favorite?