The most prominent startups of Start-Up Chile Seed program presented their companies in front of judges and investors. WeWaant.com, the best way for buyers to determine the prices they want to pay, won first place and a ticket to San Francisco.
The 14 best startups from the 15th generation of Start-Up Chile Seed presented their companies on a Demo Day this past August 11. These were selected from a group of more than 80 startups, who competed to pitch in front of a select group of guests, investors, press and influencers.
The Demo Day is the final event of the 6-month acceleration program. Each of the startups has only five minutes to amaze the audience with their ideas, business models and market views.
In this opportunity, companies that presented their businesses were from: Chile (3), USA (1), Italy (1), Brazil (2), Uganda (1), Argentina (1) and Ireland (1). The industries that these startups represented were health, food, e-commerce, finance and film, among others.
After the presentations, the judges decided that the best startup was WeWaant.com, platform that allows consumers to determine what they want to buy, how much they want to pay for it and for how long they want the deal. The first seller to accept the conditions, makes the sale before its competitors.
The prize for the first place was a round-trip ticket to Silicon Valley, San Francisco courtesy of Transbank.
In second place came Pluga, a tool that helps with the integration between the most used web apps without having to write a single line of code.
The third place went to Winsenga, an alternative pocket echocardiographic machine that allows nurses and doctors to monitor the health of babies during pregnancy and childbirth more easily and more accurately. It consists of a portable Doppler device that can be connected to a Smartphone.
The winners received prizes from Microsoft, Transbank and Veramonte and later enjoyed a cocktail with the other attendees.