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Two Mexican startups won in the first UNICEF Lab call

February 5, 2020

The contest presented 193 projects from 16 countries that were evaluated by a panel of independent experts.

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UNICEF Lab , business accelerator, selected five startups as winners to enjoy the benefits that its program offers and within them are two Mexican entrepreneurs.

“The great enthusiasm shown during the UNICEF Lab call only demonstrates the interest in technological development and the benefits that it implies. New economic and social models find innovative solutions to challenges facing the most vulnerable population, ” said Miguel Alegre, CEO of ISDI Mexico.

Two Mexican startups won in the first UNICEF Lab callTwo Mexican startups won in the first UNICEF Lab call

This call was submitted 193 projects from 16 countries, which were evaluated by a panel of independent experts who were given the task of assessing the 70 best, select 25 and then the five who will take advantage of the programs offered.

UNICEF Lab was created by ISDI , digital business school, and UNICEF Spanish Committee with the aim of finding innovative solutions to the challenges facing the most vulnerable children.

The international organization announced that the maturity level of the startups that were presented was about 55% of those that already have clients and another 28% that already generate profits.

In the same way, the lines of work that stood out the most were: “Disruptive innovation” in 34%, “Optimization of key project” in 20%, and “New forms of financing” in 20 percent.

  1. WAS Company (Mexico, Monterrey, Nuevo León): Development of sustainable building materials based on recycled polymer compounds.

  2. moyoAI (Mexico): They have presented a credit score that helps financial institutions to value and lend money to unbanked people away from the system.

  3. PPa-People's Protection App (Spain): Reliable biometric solution even in children, portable and affordable, which allows the registration of vulnerable groups that lack identity documents. It allows you to manage your data in an aggregated way between organizations, and it is efficient and safe in humanitarian programs.

  4. BRAVE Corporation (Spain): Brave Corporation is a Spanish artificial intelligence company founded in 2019 that develops innovative solutions to protect humans from new dangers in the digital era. They develop innovative B2B and B2C solutions that have a great social impact.

  5. Watafan (Spain): Solidarity digital tokens that generate recurring revenue for the NGO.

These companies will enter the acceleration program, designed and managed by ISDI Accelerator , which will last three months.

They will also have financing, advice in the search for additional financing, a bootcamp with leading organizations, business mentors, specialists, access to free services or with a high discount, such as technology, marketing, legal and talent, among others, and a Demo Day with the participation of various experts from UNICEF Spanish Committee , ISDI, private investors and executives of large corporations.

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