July 1, 2019
This past June 20, 2019, the annual South Summit Pacific Alliance took place in Bogota, Colombia. The conference is the leading global Open Innovation platform and it is known for connecting startups, corporations and investors with the goal of creating business opportunities. It is a part of a set of conferences, the others take place in Madrid, Mexico, and Malaga.
This edition was powered by IE University in alliance with Campus Party Colombia, the strategic partner was BBVA, the Smart Mobility Partner was Ferrovial, Iberia was the official airline and Indra & Enel were Innovation Partners.
More than 3,000 people were in attendance, among them 1,000 entrepreneurs and more than 150 investors that amounted to up to 7 billion dollars. For the startup competition 500 projects from around the world were proposed, from that pool South Summit chose 40 finalists for the conference. In this edition the startups came from USA, Spain, Israel, Germany, and the UK - Amongst those, the winner was EPICA.
As a result EPICA will now be traveling to Madrid, Spain to participate in the South Summit that will take place on October 2 - 4. We will also be able to compete for investment prizes of up to 6 million Euros of the South Summit Fund. It was an honor to participate among amazing startups and to be given the opportunity to present in Madrid, big things are coming!
We would like to congratulate the other startups that participate and the winners of the other categories:
- Most Disruptive Startup: Change
- Most Scalable Product: MiBolsillo
- Best Team: Jubel