2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

SXSW Accelerator returns for its tenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearables Technologies, Hyper-Connected Communities Technologies, Payment and FinTech Technologies, Security & Privacy Technologies, Augmented & Virtual Reality Technologies, Social & Culture Technologies, Sports and Performance Technologies, and Transportation Technologies to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist / Angel community. We invite you to attend this incredible pitch event as we highlight Startup technologies most impressive new innovations. Past judges have included Tim Draper of DFJ, John Sculley of Apple/Pepsi, Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Naval Ravikant of AngelList, Guy Kawasaki of Alltop, Werner Vogels of Amazon, Shervin Pishevar of Sherpa Capital, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Albert Wenger of Union Square Venture, Bob Metcalfe of 3Com/Ethernet Co-Founder, and Laurie Segall of CNN to name a few.

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Buenos Aires Entrepreneurs Leveraging Public Policy to Boost Startup Ecosystem

Author: Matt Wright

Publication: Nearshore Americas

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Buenos Aires Entrepreneurs Leveraging Public Policy to Boost Startup Ecosystem

When you arrive in Buenos Aires, there is an immediate sense of prestige; European culture is everywhere.

You are reminded of this as you receive a customary kiss on the cheek during business greetings, pass Italian architecture, and hear echoes of distinct Argentine Spanish. The city is riddled with Euro-culture that will leave you disoriented.

This has attracted digital nomads and tech behemoths from all around the world, which in turn have taken part in creating one of the most potent cities for technology startups in Latin America. With all of this rich history and developed culture, you wouldn’t think twice about its economy.

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Interview with REDOXIGEN

This is an Interview with Min Chen, CEO and founder of REDOXIGEN, a technology consultancy firm based in Panama. The interview explains their journey, who they are and their inspired vision of the future. Min also talks about their revolutionary new game, Interfase, which will be released very soon in conjunction with the Seedstars Regional Championships next week.

How would you define REDOXIGEN and where did the idea come from?

I have been an entrepreneur for over 10 years now working in my firm as an innovation and technology consultant for large companies and government institutions. After helping companies from difference sizes and challenges, I have seen patterns that led me to think that tech start-ups can also be created with an engineering approach. If we think of every start-up as a product of the same product line, then each of the components used in each start-up can be reused. Hence we can have a portfolio of solutions and we can create synergy between them.

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Interview with The Travelling Greens

This is an interview with Sherine El Hashemi who 2 months ago set up the most delicious gourmet salad company in Buenos Aires. The interview provides an insight into her unique story and her inspiration. She also shares her tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. If there is one thing you need to do this week, it is to order a salad from The Travelling Green’s (you can get it delivered to your door as well!).

How would you define The Travelling Greens and where did the idea come from?

The idea came many years ago when I could not find a good salad here, this became a reoccurring thought over many years. I have known for a while that with my passion and experience for cooking, that this is what I want to do. Also my friends kept encouraging me to open something after tasting my salads and middle eastern dishes. Finally, this year I had the time that I could create the company. The Travelling Greens is basically, rich, fresh and gourmet salads which take inspiration from ingredients and flavours from my mother’s amazing cooking and things that I have experienced throughout my live.

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Interview with Colppy

This is an interview with the Founder and CEO of Colppy, Juan Ignacio Onetto. Colppy is an example of a very successful Buenos Aires Startup and this interview provides a great insight into how they got to where they are today. Juan also tells us what the keys were to their success and shares his tips for young entrepreneurs. This is a must read!

Colppy offers a software to simplify accounting and make it more accessible. Where did the idea come from and how would you define what you do?

Juan: The idea came from a reoccurring issue I kept seeing; that it is very difficult to understand the best way to organise accounting and basic administration. Whilst working with other companies I had the opportunity to learn about process improvements like, 6 sigma and Lean where you make small changes and get better results. This is what I love, how technology can help people, making our lives easier and helping companies grow. Colppy offers an online accounting software for small businesses. We want to help business owners understand how their business is doing and allow for full transparency been businesses and their accounts in order to maximise efficiency. This is particularly important in Argentina where gaining investment and capital is difficult for small companies.

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Busting 5 myths about the startup scenes in Latin America

Author: Francisco Coronel

Publication: VentureBeat

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VCs should give Latin America another look

Latin American startups are moving into the spotlight, and in the last six months, there have been big funding stories in the region, including Brazilian fintech startup Nubank, which raised $50 million, and on-demand food delivery service iFood, which picked up $30 million. Additionally, Mexican grocery shopping service Cornershop received  $6.7 million in Series A funding, and the Argentinean-born Satellogic has accumulated a total of $30 million in multiple rounds.

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Argentina: home to the majority of Latin America’s tech unicorns

Author: Benedict Mander

Publication: Financial Times

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Argentina: home to the majority of Latin America’s tech unicorns

A global mindset among its entrepreneurs has made Argentina a natural home for fast-growing tech start-ups.

Few economies have performed as poorly over the past century as crisis-plagued Argentina. The nation even has the unique distinction of losing a tenure, albeit a brief one, in the early part of the 20th century as one of the world’s 10 richest nations to become just another developing country.

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Top 7 Latin American Countries for Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs

Author: Yoselí Orozco

Publication: Techflier

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Top 7 Latin American Countries for Tech Startups and Entrepreneurs

Latin American has become a hotbed of tech startup activity in recent years, serving as the cradle for many brilliant ideas and innovative projects. A myriad of opportunities as well as challenges— political, economic, and social—have prompted regional entrepreneurs to develop innovative technological solutions for solving local problems and improving the lives of residents.

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10 Useful Tips to Know Before You Start Work in Argentina

Author: Nora Wallenius

Publication: Language Trainers

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10 useful tips to know before you start work in Argentina

Argentina is one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for foreigners to live and work. It is a blend of European and Latin influences, making it a melting pot of cultures that are both accessible yet exciting for a temporary basis or long-term. Whether you are visiting for a quick business trip or planning on a life in Argentina, here are some tips you should know before starting work in Argentina.

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How to Attract Millennials to Your Organization

How to Attract Millennials to Your Organization

Whether your business is based in New York or Buenos Aires, you need the right people working for you. The problem is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to hang on to talent in the workplace. Research carried out by major employers has indicated that millennials don’t stick around if they are not 100% happy in their job. Instead, they stay for approximately two years and then jump ship in search of more money and better perks. How can you as an employer prevent this from affecting your organization’s growth?
Young people are often in a lot of debt by the time they graduate from a masters in nursing online program from the University of Arizona, even though online study is cheaper than traditional avenues of education. Graduates recognize the fact that need a good job to be able to pay off their student loans, but at the same time, tempted by the lure of big name employers such as Google and PWC, they don’t want their career path to be hindered by a stint in a lesser organization.
Millennials are the largest section of the modern workforce, but they are not evenly distributed. Established companies are often at a disadvantage when pitted against cool new tech startups. Government departments and businesses operating in less attractive niches really struggle to attract and keep talented millennials, which is making them less competitive. So what’s the answer?
Offer Training Resources
Millennials are very career focused. They prize growth and development above material wealth, so you can’t afford to take on a talented millennial and then not offer them plenty of opportunities for career progression and skills growth. There are lots of ways to do this. You could offer employees time off to pursue further education such as a MSN online, or you could provide regular training sessions in the workplace. Both approaches have been shown to be effective.

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