After extensive preparations, we’re extremely excited to see the Web & Mobile Colombia program taking off in Bogota! After a meticulous selection procedure, the joint team from Colombia and the Netherlands has chosen the best ten—and they look amazingly promising! The startups came to the Colombian capital last week for the 150-day program.
“One could say that Colombia continues to consolidate itself as one of the leaders in the region in entrepreneurship, and increasingly [it] is the case that those who take the risk to start their own company can count on various kinds of support needed for growth,”
Felipe Santamaria, CoFounder and Managing Director, Rockstart Latam
Check out the first ten startups from Central and South America that have made it to the program.
CloudBiz (Honduras). The startup founded by three brothers offers a cloud SaaS product of inventories, accounting, sales and invoicing online, accessible from any mobile device, and targeted towards entrepreneurs. Using a freemium model, CloudBiz helps entrepreneurs and micro enterprises with complete administrative support at a low cost to manage their business.
FoodyCo (Colombia). Make high-quality gourmet food (tasty, varied, and healthy) affordable for everyone, and deliver it to your home or office. Many Colombians eat the traditional “corrientazo,” which is often unhealthy, arguably lacks flavor and usually unvaried. FoodyCo offers the opposite, brought to you, and at an affordable price.
GetLavado (Peru). An innovative global platform for a traditional industry, designed to solve the pain of its users, GetLavado is a mobile laundry-service platform and dry cleaner on demand. The service picks up your weekly laundry, and delivers it for free, dried and ironed, back at your home within less than 48 hours.
LaManicurista (Colombia). The first application in Colombia to offer immediate at-home manicure and pedicure services, connecting clients and manicurists through a mobile platform. LaManicurista guarantees 24/7 service and the arrival of the manicurist in less than 45 minutes, among other offerings. Team: COO & CFO + 1 employee on customer service/coordination and planning. Traction: 9,000+ Google Play and Apple Store downloads, with over 2,000 active users and a 70% buyback. 77 Manicurists connected and performing 1,200+ services monthly.
MapTasking (Panama). The startup automates and solves the complexity of managing field workers by offering an automation platform for the agricultural industries. MapTasking works 100% offline, works without formal addresses, synchronizes transparent to the user and consumes little power. You assign a task to a mobile worker in a remote location, and MapTasking tracks the task until completion, connecting all dots and providing relevant data to all parties.
MedicApp (Colombia). The first application in Colombia that leverages the collaborative economy model in the health sector. From taking medical consultations and laboratory tests at home to requesting an ambulance, all this can be done from MedicApp’s web and mobile application, solving patients’ lack of access to health services.
QUEO (Colombia). Manages secure parking for employees, by connecting parking lot owners to companies to reserve exclusive parking spaces near their office or places of work at an acceptable rate. Giving an extra income to the parking lot owner and an efficient solution to the user.
Sense Box (Colombia). Changing the way consumers interact with beauty or personal care products, and how women shop for these products. Through its community SenseBox optimizes marketing strategies of connected companies, reaching a potential consumer through its box and its beauty community.
Jolly Joker (Colombia). Jolly Joker democratizes fashion by allowing anyone to design and sell their products instantly, without costs and without risks. All inclusive, across all channels and in a single platform.With Jolly Joker anyone can open a t-shirt shop with their designs in a matter of minutes.
Eventsite (Colombia). Eventsite integrates the concepts of online booking websites and sales platforms for event tickets. The service integrates multi-platform web and mobile applications (Android, iOS), and connects to an entertainment meta-search engine that allows the end user to find and book different types of events all in one place.