Rockstart holds its first Demo Day in Latin America with 10 international startups participating in the accelerator’s Web and Mobile program in Bogota, Colombia.
On February 7, 10 startups shared their visions in front of more than 250 investors, ecosystem leaders, and members of the press.
Acknowledging the explosive growth and development in the tech industry that Colombia has undergone in the past year, Rockstart hopes the launch of the program will allow the country to become one of the most developed entrepreneurship ecosystems in the region.
“The startup ecosystem in the region has been welcoming us with open arms – more proof that the tech industry in Colombia is ready to take off,” said Felipe Santamaria [featured image], managing director at Rockstart Colombia, prior to the program’s launch.
Like any good accelerator, Rockstart provides mentorship, office space, networking, and access to capital.
The 150 day program connects selected startups with industry-specific experts, mentors and fellow founders to help build, validate and scale their businesses. Rockstart hopes the launch will empower Colombia in furthering itself as one of the most developed entrepreneurship ecosystems in Latin America.
Out of the 500 applications that Rockstart received, here are the 10 startups that were carefully selected and participated in the Demo Day:
CloudBiz (Honduras) Using the freemium model, this startup software provides storage and processing inventory, accounting sales and invoices, which is accessible from any mobile device through the cloud.
FoodyCo (Colombia) Performing a preparation of high-quality gourmet food with affordable prices, this startup is delivering healthy lunches to Colombians.
GetLavado (Peru) GetLavado is an innovative mobile platform disrupting the traditional industry of laundry.
LaManicurista (Colombia) This startup is the first app in Colombia providing immediate manicure and pedicure services, connecting customers to clients through their mobile platform.
MapTasking (Panama) MapTasking is an online platform, that requires no internet connection, solving the complexities of managing remote farm workers.
MedicApp (Colombia) An app providing health services ranging from sending lab tests home, requesting ambulance services, and booking medical visits.
queo (Colombia) This startup connects parking owners with companies, to help provide safe and affordable parking spaces for company workers.
Sense Box (Colombia) Using an online platform, SenseBox offers every woman the possibility to test products recommended especially for them, without having to incur the total cost of each one.
Jolly Joker (Colombia) Jolly Joker is democratizing fashion by allowing anyone to design and sell products, or even create brands, instantly on their online platform.
EventSite (Colombia) A mobile app showcasing what entertainment is on offer in a city. With Eventsite you can find information about events, restaurants, bars and nightclubs and even reserve or buy tickets for special events.
After the program, these startups will gain access to Rockstart’s Alumni Program, which includes PR and marketing support, fundraising advice, and legal and administrative services.
With headquarters in Amsterdam, Rockstart is one of the leading accelerators in Europe. Holding events in over 25 cities across the world along with a vast network of local and international investors.
This story originally appeared on The Sociable.