Mayor of Miami opens Terrapinn LatAm Start Up Battle 2013

As part of Terrapinn’s annual Private Equity Latin America & Real Estate Latin America 2013 conference, the team partnered up with the LAB Miami to run a break-out venture capital afternoon with a competition for the Top 10 Start Ups in Latin America.  The conference saw over 280 attendees from across Latin America, the US and Europe attend and some of the top funds, investors, angel investors and entrepreneurs.

For the Start Up Battle, we were honored to have the Mayor of Miami open the session – Tomás Regalado – who is a huge business figurehead in Miami and a big advocate of small business start ups and entrepreneurs.  Mr. Regalado officially opened the Start Up Battle, which then commenced into 5 minute pitches from 10 of the hottest start ups in Latin America, to our panel of 4 judges and audience.


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We’re excited to announce that the winners of the 2013 Start Up LatAm battle were:

1st Place: Kairos

2nd Place:  mxHero

3rd Place: LearnerNation

Congratulations! Prizes included: a return flight to New York, fast tracked access for Start-Up Chile, meetings with ff Venture Capital, press features and more.

Other Start Ups participating included: Flomio,, DemoHire, Punto Latam, Square for Latam, Jaamoon, Vinylfy,  LiveNinja – you can download our eBook here for more information on them all.


We will be interviewing each of the top 3 start ups, so watch out for our next blog post….

Below are a few pictures from the event:

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Our highly qualified judging panel from San Francisco, New York, Santiago and Mexico City included:

Moderator: Faquiry Diaz, CEO, President, Tres Mares Group

David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital

Nicolas Sorensen, Investment Manager, CORFO

Alex Rossi, Managing Partner, Latin Idea Ventures

Art Mikhlin, Head of BD, Adamant Technologies


With thanks to the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse for a fantastic venue in Miami.


See you all in Miami for next year’s event!


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