NXTP boasts a network of over 80 mentors and has invested in more than 70 companies from 10 countries to date. At this week’s Demo Day, it will introduce 18 of its latest startups. Entrepreneurial teams will take the stage to present their business models to an audience of investors, executives and journalists, officially completing NXTP’s acceleration cycle and moving on to the next stage of growth.
Each startup will be allotted just three minutes to explain the problem the project is solving, the market it is targeting, the achievements it has under its belt and its plans looking ahead.
“In the three previous Demo Days, more than 70% of our portfolio of startups has managed to raise capital, and one of the companies was acquired by a company in Brazil. This positive outcome would not have been possible without of each Demo Day,” remarked Gonzalo Costa, Co-founder and Director of NXTP Labs who will host the event.
Costa described Demo Day as a crucial moment for startups, explaining that, in Latin America, there is a significant need for more angel investors willing to write checks for innovative companies to be born and grow. He called events such as Demo Day “key in the process of awakening angel investors.” Forums that expose early-stage companies to the investment community are essential in garnering the funding needed for those companies to grow, scale and continue on.
The companies that will present at this 4th NXTP Labs Demo Day are:
Widow, a video game maker that adapts traditional games for mobile devices. (Argentina)
Properati, an online real estate marketplace for Latin America. (Argentina)
MiCarga, commercial infrastructure and transport contracting services for businesses. (Colombia)
Fligoo, an intelligent engine for gift ideas. (Argentina)
Vontrip, a solution that connects travelers with hotel vacancies. (Argentina)
The Fan League, a fantasy soccer league. (Argentina)
Productgram, a fusion of e-commerce and Instagram. Users snap and edit pictures, place them on social networks and marketplaces, and collect payments. (Argentina)
Femeninas, a content platform focused on fashion and beauty for Spanish-speaking women. (Argentina)
SoloContrata.me, a search engine for public and private contracting information and RFPs. (Colombia)
Tale me Stories, a virtual bookstore for interactive storytelling. Designed for iPads, focused on children. (Argentina)
Likeeds, an online marketplace for young audiences.
Dotspin, a web and mobile app that gives real recognition to good photos and ensures licensing rights are respected. (Argentina)
VU Security, a company specializing in designing and developing identity security solutions for mobile operating systems. (Argentina)