Venezuela, Ganadora Regional Latinomericana 2019 de Technovation – EN
24 August 2019 - María Fernanda Pacheco

Caracas, June 27, 2019.- Our country stands out worldwide after the Technovation organization chose as the Latin American regional winner 2019 (Regional Winner 2019) the team that developed the Clean Up Plastic (CUP) application, represented by Venezuelan young women: Ayneth Rosario Verónica Girón and Adrimar Moros, who stood out among the 239 groups in Latin America: 11 from Chile, 82 from Brazil, 76 from Bolivia, 50 from Mexico and 20 from Venezuela.

CUP will receive as a prize a scholarship of USD 1000 $ that will help them to continue developing their App.

These results are part of the last awards made by Technovation, in which they evaluated 2000 mobile applications from 57 countries and chose 12 finalists for the World Pitch Event in Silicon Valley, California and the regional champions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America .

The director and co-founder of Impact Hub Caracas and regional ambassador of Technovation Venezuela, Claudia Valladares, informed that this is a great step in the career as technological entrepreneurs of these teenagers.

“We are extremely happy and proud that Venezuela is news in the world for the performance of girls who have posed as a challenge to solve a problem in their community with the design and implementation of an App. It is a great achievement that they have won in the region , which shows that these young women are already empowered in the world of technology. We hope this is the beginning of their journey as entrepreneurs, businesswomen and leaders, “said Valladares.

Remember that Clean Up Plastic seeks to encourage recycling and help the environment through dynamic and fun challenges that must be filled weekly by the user. Once the four challenges of the month are completed, the person can contact the recycling companies through the application.

CUP together with CitySens were the two semifinalist applications among the 20 teams that formed Technovation Venezuela 2019, a program carried out by Impact Hub Caracas in alliance with Iridescent and with the support of the United Nations Program (UNDP) and the company Total Oil & Gas Venezuela, among others, and whose mission was to empower girls from vulnerable sectors in the world of technological entrepreneurship through the design of mobile applications.

For more information and interview requests, contact the Communications Management of the Impact Hub Caracas through 0212 3133831 and 3133832 or write an email to [email protected]