Winners of the Talent and Innovation Competition 2011

Winners of the Talent and Innovation Competition 2011
San Salvador, El Salvador
June 3rd, 2011

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), in cooperation with the Organization of American States, the Dirección Nacional de Juventud of El Salvador, PepsiCo, and Citi El Salvador awarded the winners of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas 2011) on Friday June 3, 2011 in San Salvador, El Salvador.

TIC Americas Finals were held at the Hilton Princess Hotel on 2nd and 3rd June, prior to the XLI OAS General Assembly. TIC Americas is a program of the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), in its 2011 version includes three categories of prizes: Talent and Innovation Awards, Eco-Challenge Awards and TIC El Salvador National Awards.


The Eco-Challenge Awards 2011, funded by PepsiCo, sought for viable and innovative solutions to existing environmental problems. The winners in this category were RaxuleW from Guatemala and from Colombia. Each of them was awarded with $5000 in addition to the International recognition and visibility.

The national TIC El Salvador Awards , sponsored by the Citi El Salvador and the Dirección Nacional de Juventud of El Salvador identified ideas that would contribute to improve the quality of life of Salvadoran youth. The winners of this category were: Endow Technologies, Newschool and TipSal. These teams won $2500 and five finalists received $1200 of seed capital to develop their businesses.

The competition winners will receive a strengthening and improving support services. TIC Americas is an international competition for business creation and accelerator for young entrepreneurs that goes beyond developing a business plan which include monitoring, international visibility, networking and market opening.

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Carlos Mario Lopez, Program Manager YABT