500 Mexico City, the new branch of 500 Startups dedicated to Latin America, hosted its first #500mx Demo Day yesterday. The 10 startups of its Summer 2012 program pitched their products to investors and journalists.
These types of events are valuable for many reasons. They are an opportunity for entrepreneurs to improve their arguments and work on their networking skills. For the audience, such occasions are a chance to learn about great ideas that solve real problems and, what’s more, make money.
César Salazar, Venture Partner of 500 Mexico City, served as the master of ceremonies at the Mexico City Demo Day. The event will be repeated next Tuesday, February 5th in Mountain View.
Here are the startups:
Boletia, an online ticket sales platform that requires no technical or marketing knowledge for use.
Capptalog, a tool for sales teams to create dynamic digital catalogs of their products or services for display on mobile devices.
Etraining, an online learning platform featuring a wide range of courses taught by specialists.
Harris, an app for the health-conscious that calculates the nutritional value of the foods.
Nuperty, a real estate observation platform that provides information about standard of living, helps buyers connect with real estate agents and refers users to the financial products that fit their specific profiles.
Popcontacts, an iOS app that helps users simplify their contact searches by combining results from the web, their address books and social networks.
Rubberit, a startup aimed at curbing unplanned pregnancies and STDs in Mexico and Latin America. The web-based platform distributes condoms and offers home delivery service. We interviewed this startup and learned about its social side a while back.
Semeantoja, an online food delivery platform.
Shopinterest, a startup that helps Pinterest users monitize their accounts and create their own Pinterest stores.
Yaxi, an app for users to request taxis in a way that is safe and fast.
This text has been adapted and translated into English by Emily Stewart from its original Spanish publication.