Congrats to Junar! Red Innova 2011 Top 5 Finalists

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Red Innova 2011, Junar

Today, Diego May, Junar‘s CEO (in the orange t-shirt), presented the startup (that was the second company to join Start-Up Chile in 2010) in the 2011 Red Innova Open Talent contest in Madrid, Spain. The competition is annually organized by Red Innova, the #1 entrepreneurship, innovation, internet, and creativity network for Iberoamerica, where, this year, 20 startups from Spain and LatinAmerica where gathered to present their ideas for a $100k prize financed by the BBVA bank.

Off Track Planet, a 2011 Start-Up Chile participant originally from Argentina, was also among the 20 invitees and, in the final top five, the Chilean startup Ganeselo accompanied Junar on the podium. Palbin, a platform that enables small businesses, micro and freelancers to create an online store with technology in the cloud very quickly, easily and cheaply, was the final winner of the $100k prize.

According to Andre Hess, Junar’s Business Development manager, “the presentation went very well, so well that we were selected as one of the top 5 projects, which makes us really happy and proud! Thanks to all users, friends, family and investors for supporting us along the way.”

The Junar team counts this honor as one of many during the past year as they participated in the MIT$100K , then were selected in Red Hot StartupsStart-Up Chile, and the Launch Conference.

Congrats to the whole team!