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Chile recognized as solar energy powerhouse as Sunai wins Platzi Demo Day
Contxto – A new solar energy startup has joined the major leagues in Chile’s increasingly influential renewable energy sector. In the ranks of great companies like Inti Tech and Belinus, Sunai—a new solar power generating company—has just won big in Demo Day Platzi. Sunai is a platform that manages solar energy by collecting real time […]
Platzi reveals 15 Latin American finalist startups headed for PlatziConf
Contxto – After an intense two-month selection process, Platzi, alongside a team of industry experts ,have selected 15 Latin American startups who emerged from the Platzi Demo Day back in June. These 15 startups will now go on to a week’s worth of acceleration. On September 22, the selected startups will present their business models […]
6 step startup: How top Founders get from product idea to launch
Contxto – The startup ecosystem is exciting and has been quite busy of late. Behind each new acquisition, investment round, or IPO—Initial Public Offering—is a painful process of investigation, data analysis, and implementation. But, how to start a startup from scratch? Don’t panic just yet. If you can’t hire a professional with experience in assembling […]
Colombian Griky is tackling two fronts in education—with 1,000 free classes
Contxto – Learning should never be limited to a classroom. If anything, the lessons that stick best are often beyond those four walls. Consequently, startups are proving to be hot among eager learners in Latin America. Likewise, edtechs are also offering tools so educators can, well, educate, despite the need to do so remotely in […]
Crypto was meant to open up the world. So why is fintech AgenteBTC specializing in Peru and Bitcoin?
Contxto – Carolina Herrera, CEO of AgenteBTC, wrote to Contxto to tell us about AgenteBTC. A Peruvian fintech founded in November 2019 but which just launched to the general public in February 2020. Just in time for one of the strictest lockdowns in Latin America. For most, companies that would have been a disaster, or […]
Edtech Netzun sees 750 percent surge in users, plans to scale in Latam
Contxto – Users’ attraction to online classes has been almost as contagious as Covid-19 in recent months. Correspondingly, edtechs that offer content to hone your hard and soft skills have experienced unprecedented growth. Peruvian startup Netzun is a prime example. It grew 750 percent during the first half of 2020, compared to this same period […]
Want a career in tech? Let chatbot Nipu be your guide
Contxto – The Master Chief has Cortana. Tony Stark had Jarvis/Edith. Pop culture is filled with examples of AI guides that help the protagonist along their journey. But this isn’t just fiction. It’s an ever-growing fact. Case and point is Colombian startup Nipu. It’s developed a chatbot that helps users navigate their way into a […]
Google for Startups Accelerator Latam announces summer 2020 batch
Contxto – Google for Startups has reviewed the candidates and Google for Startups has spoken! Last Tuesday (23), it announced the startups from Latam that will participate in its three-month accelerator. A total of 12 enterprises from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina will begin the program next Monday (29). What’s new: It’s the first time the […]
Facebook launches Startup Circles program in Colombia. Are you in?
Contxto – Often a startup’s success depends on the circles its leaders run in. For which there are initiatives that can help them network. Facebook “Startup Circles” is one such example. The program was launched in Mexico earlier this year and now it’s open in Colombia. Considering quarantines, this may not be the best time […]
Startup survival mode may last 15 to 18 months, says Runa’s CEO
Contxto – Human resources is facing multiple challenges courtesy of Covid-19. Massive layoffs means HR staff have to carefully calculate severance pays and discharge employees from their books and systems. Now add remote hiring into the mix. Simultaneously, HR staff must deal with payroll punctuality as their “To Do List” only grows longer. As a […]