#PS10: In Search of Latin America’s Best Startups

Having survived the holidays and rung in 2013, we at PulsoSocial are proud to open the call for this year’s edition of the PulsoStartup10, better known as the PS10. The contest is aimed at Latin American’s community of technology entrepreneurs seeking to drive forward the regional ecosystem and consolidate early-stage companies. We officially invite all of Latin America’s ICT startups to apply.

The winning team (a maximum of two entrepreneurs) will be invited by PulsoSocial to travel to New York City in March of next year and present their company to some of Latin America’s most important investors.

Applying companies must:

– be based in Latin America,

– have been in business for under three years, and

– possess a scalable and high-impact product with a realistic way to expand internationally, generate value or create jobs.

The selection process will last approximately six weeks, and startups will be evaluated based on three main criteria:

1) Entrepreneurial Vision

2) Business Projection

3) Technological Innovation

A panel of judges representing distinct sectors within the entrepreneurial ecosystem will evaluate each project. These individuals possess extensive experience in the rubric and are committed to entrepreneurship in Latin America.

2012: A Look Back

Without a doubt, 2012 was a big year for the region’s ecosystem. Colombia launched its macro strategy for stimulating web innovation, Peru and Brazil announced investment initiatives, and Mexico demonstrated its rapid maturation with 500 Startups’ purchase of Mexican.VC and the opening of new venture capital funds like Alta Ventures. And let’s not forget Chile’s government-sponsored Start-Up Chile, which has gained international clout.

Get in on the Action

We look forward to a heated competition for this year’s PS10 and hope to top last year’s record of 121 applicants.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply today. You can also take a look at the results of past editions (20082009 and 2011) and follow the conversation surrounding this year’s edition on Twitter with #PS10.

Inscriptions for PS10 will remain open until February 1st. Apply now, and spread the word!