Tech Evening | Collaborative App to fight crime wins Start-Up Chile Pitch competition

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On Thursday June 22nd, Start-Up Chile’s monthly pitch event was held, where the 8 best startups of the security industry presented their business in front of judges and guests related to the field. The event was broadcasted by Microsoft and reached more than 5000 views. After the pitch competition, the guests had the opportunity to share with the entrepreneurs thanks to an amazin networking cockail by BCI Bank.

The winners received a giftcard from Transbank and the recognition of “Bull of the month” by Viña Requingua.



In the 4th Tech Evening of 2017, 8 startups presented the best innovations in terms of citizen security and cybersecurity.

Based on its business model, impact and scalability, the company that won the first place was City Cop, presented by Marcelo Dotti, who created a community alert application, which helps fight crime and protect neighbors. The app unites strength among people to prevent theft and other types of crimes actively alerting about crimes in the community. It allows you to receive alerts from other people, mark areas of interest and receive information about what happens there in real time. It has already more than 200,000 users and opened market in the United States earlier this year thanks to its participation in Techstars.

The Uruguayan startup won a Gift Card from Transbank of 250,000 CLP and gifts from Toro de Piedra Wine. In addition, Marcelo Dotti was highlighted as the Bull of the Month, award for the most outstanding entrepreneur of the day by Viña Requingua.

Second place was for Gauss Control,  a service as a software (SaaS) that improves drivers’ performance by simply using existing telemetric data through a world-class human-fatigue program, big-data and predictive models. Its value proposition is to reduce accident costs by up to 50% and fuel consumption by up to 15%.

The third place was for Zyght, a solution that can integrate productive processes of companies, evaluate and document the risks of each one of the tasks, planning preventive controls to be carried out in the field by means of mobile devices, to monitor all the management in real time of multiple geographical sectors and take actions on continuous improvement in a collaborative way among all the workers. The second and third place also won prizes from Transbank and Viña Requingua.

The judges

This time the jury was integrated by Andrea Moraga from banco BCI, Wilson Pais, Director of Microsoft Partners, Pamela Flores, Transbank Chief Operating Risk Officer and Mauricio Martinez, Digital Senior Manager at EY.

The Tech Evenings are monthly events with different themes where 10 startups present in front a jury and investors. With this, Start-Up Chile seeks to highlight the visibility of high-impact startups in front of large companies, so that solutions to their corporate problems come from the entrepreneurial world.

The event culminated with a cocktail to facilitate networking thanks to Banco BCI and was broadcasted live by Streaming thanks to the support of Microsoft.

In July the Tech Evening theme will be Wellness & Lifestyle, where entrepreneurs will showcase their businesses and technological solutions in the field. In addition, the event can be watched live on July 20 from 5:30 pm on and on Start-Up Chile’s Facebook page.