Six were the technological or digital enterprises chosen by the business accelerator of the University of Development, UDD Ventures, as winners of its Open Startup 8 competition. The contest, which awards innovative high-impact entrepreneurs from all industrial sectors, And are oriented to solve problems in different areas of national and international economic activity, will deliver up to 60 million pesos to each of them, in Corfo resources.
The winners will also receive acceleration, mentoring and visibility, institutional and regional support, consultancy and workshops to strengthen their business, networking, a workplace and the provision of the new LAB UDD Ventures, the latter located in “Espacio IF” , If necessary.
The winning projects were: Diddli, a platform for university students that improves communication, allows sharing useful resources and offers a learning space with online classes; Sportafolio, a portal that allows you to participate in challenges of running (called Challenges) to win prizes and rewards according to the route; Bimtool, a technological platform where BIM object-based catalogs are created, generating business intelligence for construction companies; CaaYari, the first Chilean infusions of organic yerba mate, filtered, sweetened with stevia and ready to enjoy; Eskuad, a web and mobile management platform for companies with field equipment in the Field Management industry that allows productivity increase up to 20 times, reduces operating costs, solves logistical problems; And Prilov, a platform that connects closets, functions as a social marketplace and allows women to buy and sell branded clothing up to 60% off.
“We are very satisfied with the closure of this process and for having found new projects that we hope will be a reference in the development of innovations from Chile, so that ideally in the future they can go out into the world. This year the winning entrepreneurs will have a new working methodology, which implies to include elements to help them in their professionalization and acceleration of sales, to have control over this marketing process, to visibilize it, to systematize it, so that each day they can become more professional, Which we expect the added value of this process to be even greater, “says Julio Correa, Executive Director UDD Ventures.