Recorrido.cl, platform to buy bus tickets, wins Start-Up Chile Pitch competition

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In the second Tech Evening of 2017 10 startups exposed the best of logistics and transportation nationwide. An industry that delivers 7% of Chile’s gross domestic product and is currently seeking to mitigate the environmental effects that could be quadrupled if no effective and technological solutions are sought.

 


 

Last April 28th, ten startups from the transportation and logistics industry in Chile presented their business in front of judges, big corporations, public services and other guests. The winners received a giftcard from Transbank and a recognition by Requingua vineyard.

Based on its business model, impact and scalability, the company that won the first place was Recorrido.cl, presented by Lennart Sönke, who with his co-founders created a platform to compare and buy bus tickets in Chile. The company has more than 30 bus companies affiliated to their web page and more than 7 million users.

The founders of the Chilean-German startup won a giftcard of Transbank with CLP$250,000 (around USD$400) and gifts of Toro de Piedra wine. In addition, Lennart Sönke was highlighted as the “Bull of the Month” by Requingua vineyard, award given to the most outstanding entrepreneur of the event.

The second place was for Fracttal, an IoT solution to connect physical and digital assets, capturing information, predicting and responding according to the knowledge acquired to make the companies of the world work better.

The third place was for Autofact, a platform that allows to know the complete history of a vehicle, only with a plaque number. Designed for people who want to buy a car, the report contains information on legal issues, usage information, mileage records, crashes and more. Customers reduce the risk in the purchase to pay a fair amount for the car. The 2nd and 3rd place also won prizes from Transbank and Requingua vineyard.

This time, the jury was composed by Claudio Zegers, Sub-Logistics Manager of Transbank,  Rodrigo San Martin, Head of Air Freight of DHL Chile, Paula González, head of the innovation apt from the Ministry of Economy and Juan Piera from Banco BCI.

The Tech Evenings are monthly events with different themes, where 10 startups of different industries present their business. With this, Start-Up Chile seeks to highlight the visibility of high-impact startups in front of large companies, public institutions, press and others.

The event culminated with a cocktail to do networking thanks to Banco BCI and was broadcast live via Streaming thanks to the support of Microsoft.

In May the theme will be Creative Economies, where entrepreneurs will showcase their businesses and technological solutions for the field. In addition, the event can be watched on streaming on May 25th starting at 5:30 pm (GMT-3) at www.startupchile.org/live.

Judges: Claudio Zegers, Sub-Logistics Manager of Transbank, Rodrigo San Martin, Head of Air Freight of DHL Chile, Paula González, head of the innovation apt from the Ministry of Economy and Juan Pablo Piera, from Banco BCI.

Full house

 

The Winners: 1st Recorrido.cl, 2nd Fracttal and 3rd Autofact

 

Amazing cocktail by BCI bank

 

The best chilean wine: Toro de Piedra

 

The official selfie of the event!