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These are the 10 startups participating in Google Launchpad Accelerator in Mexico City

This post is also available in: esEspañol (Spanish)

Contxto – Not long ago, we covered Google’s upcoming Launchpad Accelerator event in Mexico City. This past Tuesday, however, Google announced the 10 participating startups for this special initiative beginning later this month. In anticipation of this, here’s the low-down.

In summary

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is a three-month training, workshop and mentoring event designated for 10 promising Latin American startups. It will take place at the Centraal coworking space in Mexico City until June while serving as the bootcamp for attendees.

All of the companies from either Mexico, Argentina, Colombia or Chile are trying to overcome challenges through technology in their respective industries. The goal is to develop new technologies and products that aren’t only scalable but also impactful.

Other focus areas range from Machine Learning, Android, Google Cloud and web solutions such as Progressive Web Apps, Accelerated Mobile Pages, etc.

“For Google, these startups offer global class solutions to specific problems of the Spanish-American and world markets,” said Google in a statement. “They were selected because they have the potential to execute, grow and scale their value proposition, and to become or consolidate themselves as referents of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.”

In-depth

Take a look at the chosen startups for Google Launchpad Accelerator in Mexico City.

Agilis

This Argentine fintech startup knows the importance of securing credit. Not only do clients receive guaranteed financial assistance for purchasing vehicles and home mortgages but also reasonable rates.

Ben & Frank

Market demand for glasses won’t be diminishing anytime soon, which is something that this Mexican startup realizes. Ben & Frank allows users to personalize and purchase their glasses online. Whether they are sunglasses, prescription glasses or clip-ons, they make the process fast and reliable.

EnvíoClick

Cargo transportation providers can better connect with Latin American businessmen thanks to this Colombian-Mexican startup. It gained attention for its optimized logistics service that eases communication between traders and buyers.

Herolens

Brands can effectively gauge customer behavior with this Argentine digital advertising management and marketing automation platform. Partners easily gather data to improve their performance while also creating content at scale in any format.

Klustera

Data collection, user profiling and activation – this Mexican startup assists firms aspiring to better understand consumer habits both online and offline. It prides itself in its speed and precision.

LaHaus

Founded in Colombia, this startups provides users with a search engine to find the most affordable real estate on the market. They support clients up until the property’s closure.

Ripio

Buying and selling cryptocurrencies, as well as using them to pay for everyday activities, shouldn’t be too much of a hassle with this Argentine-Mexican cryptoexchange. From trading bitcoins to microcredits, these guys aim to become the ultimate crypto contender.

Synapbox

AI-powered consumer research is the best way to describe this Mexican platform. With Synapbox, you can test and validate various content or products with consumers based on their machine learning-powered algorithm. These range from digital ads, packages, concept ideas, product naming, etc.

Ualá

Fintech enthusiasts are going to love this Argentine startup offering free debit cards. No more waiting in long lines considering that Ualá consumers can access traditional banking services with only a few nuances.

Wheel the World

Being the only Chilean startup in this group, the online market caters to people with disabilities yearning to travel. Keeping this in mind, the group offers an assortment of trips for handicapped travelers to destinations like Eastern Island, Tanzania, Peru, plus others.

Conclusion

From logistics to fintech to digital advertising, this appears to be a diverse batch of startups. What they all have in common, though, is a determination to make positive impacts in their individual industries. Equipped with technology and innovative thinking, I’m certain they will all benefit from this program.

-JA

Jacob Atkins
Jacob Atkins is a journalist specializing in Latin America. He studied journalism and international relations at American University in Washington, D.C. and has previously reported from Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Mexico. When he isn't writing he's most likely hiking or drawing.

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