The Slumdog Beta Startup Competition took place yesterday in São Paulo. Ten startups, whittled down from an original group of 50, pitched their projects to an audience of investors, developers, executives and entrepreneurs.
Following presentations, attendees and judges were asked to place their bets (the theme of the conference) on their favorite startups. As the evening came to a close, the winners were announced. Interestingly, two of the top three spots went to recent graduates of new Brazilian accelerator Tree Labs.
First Place: ClickARQ, a platform where users can find designers, decorators and architects to complete their design projects. Founded by Michel Wajs and Renato Nigri, the startup formed part of Tree Labs’ first acceleration class and launched in July.
Second Place: Adbox Network, a solution that provides quantitative and qualitative analyses of consumer profiles in retail and promotion outlets. Its metrics include age, gender, user reaction and time spent on a site or page.
Third Place: Agendor, also a Tree Labs alum, a CRM tool for small businesses with sales teams that work long-cycle sales. Brothers Júlio and Gustavo Paulillo, the team behind Agendor, are currently working to get Agendor mobile, ultimately creating a solution that works independently of the main platform.
The winning teams were awarded a travel package to attend the Brazilian Applications Seminar (BRAPPS) in April of next year and invited to set up a stand at the event as well. All of the startups that presented were also awarded prize packages with contributions from SurveyMonkey, FIAP, SendGrid, Microsoft BizSpark and Seekr.