Inscriptions for this year’s PulsoStartup10 – better known as the PS10 – are still open. Startups, mark your calendars: February 1st is the final date to apply.
The contest is aimed at Latin American entrepreneurs and early-stage ICT startups seeking to drive forward the regional tech community and consolidate the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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: entrepreneurial vision, business projection and technological innovation.
A panel of judges with deep knowledge and experience in technology, entrepreneurship and startups in Latin America will evaluate the applicants:
Gonzalo Costa, Founding Partner of NXTP Labs with extensive experience in private equity, venture capital and angel investment.
Cristián López, Executive Director of the Chilean Association of Entrepreneurs.
Andrés Martínez, Developer Program Manager at Telefonica Digital with a degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Madrid.
Pedro Torres Picón, Latin American entrepreneur and angel investor.
Marcelo Sales, Founder of 21212, the world’s first Brazilian-American startup accelerator.
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 (2008, 2009 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!