The Participating startups have been selected!

Learn more about the 15 startups from Latin America and the Caribbean that will be participating in the Demand Solutions – Venture Night 2015.

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USound. Listen to Clearness

Patricia Sanchez co-founder of USound from Jujuy, Argentina, won the Most Innovative Entrepreneur award and received US$15,000 at the Entrepreneur Night. The argentinian entrepreneur created a software that converts smartphones into digital hearing aids. Here you can read about the solution published in NEXSO.


Do you have a Startup that has developed a solution, product or service that is improving lives in Latin American and Caribbean cities? The IDB is looking for startups fostering innovations in cities that have developed a solution or product, in areas such as: Alternative Energy, Transportation and Logistics, Housing, Urban Farming and Gastronomy, Education, Big Data, Creative Industries, Art and Design, and Citizen Security, among others.


Startups will be evaluated by a panel of experts, which will select the startups with the most promising solutions to attend Demand Solutions in Washington, D.C. with all expenses paid. This will be an amazing opportunity to showcase to investors, executives, journalists, industry experts, university students and prospective customers. Also, the selected startups will participate in a two-day workshop and matchmaking sessions with investors. Additional awards will be granted by Demand Solutions’ partners.

Demand Solutions

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and The Blum Centers at UC Berkeley and UCLA are excited to host Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives in Cities on September 29, 2015 at the IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C. Demand Solutions gathers some of the most creative minds in the world to share innovative solutions to urban challenges. Demand Solutions consists of a series of inspiring talks and presentations focusing on innovative solutions for sustainable cities. Leaders from top universities and foundations, university students, entrepreneurs, city enthusiasts, high-level government officials, private sector decision-makers, and impact investors with interest in contributing to innovative approaches to development in Latin America and the Caribbean attend the event.

Simple process to enter your startup

1. Eligibility
Check the Terms and Conditions to see the eligibility to make sure your startup is eligible to participate.

2. Registration 
Create a profile & register your startup in NEXSO.
Learn how »

3. Application
Once you have a profile created, then enter the call by explaining in 500 words the solution, product or service created by your startup following the form in NEXSO.
Learn how »

4. Uploading
Demand Solutions´ Venture Night requires two letters of recommendation and a 2 minute video. (Check Terms and Conditions)


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