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An Argentine start-up wins the Seedstars contest

The Argentine start-up Blended, led by Federico Hernández, won the Seedstars contest and will now receive $500K for equity.

Last week the Seedstar Summit 2019 was held in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event brought together entrepreneurs from 12 startups from emerging economies to compete for the seed capital of $500K. Among the competitors were four Latin American startups. And one of them was the winner.

Federico Hernández, CEO of Blended, was the winner in the Seedstars contest. Blended is an application that keeps parents in close contact with their children’s schools.

Hernández presented his pitch to an audience made up of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors. On this experience, he said:

“It is a great pride to have won this global startups competition and reflects the quality of entrepreneurs we have in Latin America. It has to help people who wish to be entrepreneurs to do it because there is capital willing to invest in all of us and we have to take the risk, “said Federico Hernández.

Blended, an EdTech platform

Blended competed in Switzerland against 12 finalist startups, chosen from 62 companies from emerging market countries around the world by the Seedstars World organization.

Blended is an EdTech that supports local schools by offering tools and services on a single platform.

Latin American start-ups shined in Lausanne.

Four Latin American companies from Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala reached the final of Seedstars 2019 and arrived in Swiss to compete with the 12 finalists from countries such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, India, Ghana, among others.

Seedstars is an initiative that seeks entrepreneurs from countries in Asia, Latin America, Central, and Eastern Europe to promote startups with ideas with the potential to improve the quality of life of billions of people in five key sectors: health, finance, education, agriculture, and energy. The selected startups get financial support and mentorships from world experts.

Seedstars will begin the search for 15 Latin American countries of the following startups that will participate in the 2020 summit. If you want to join, visit Seedstars’ website.

Seedstars Summit 2019

By Juan Paulo Pérez-Tejada

I've studied Linguistics at the National School of Anthropology and History. I'm interested in NLP and Full-stack web development.

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