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RELEASE: IDB Lab and Google announce the finalists of the WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2023

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- WeXchange, the platform of the Inter-American Development Bank Group's innovation lab, IDB Lab, which connects female STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors, and Google announce the 15 companies led by women selected in the call for the WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2023.

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RELEASE: IDB Lab and Google announce the finalists of the WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2023

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- WeXchange, the platform of the Inter-American Development Bank Group's innovation lab, IDB Lab, which connects female STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors, and Google announce the 15 companies led by women selected in the call for the WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2023.

The finalists will showcase their solutions during WeXchange 2023, which will take place on June 13 and 14 in Bogotá, Colombia, within the framework of the IDB Lab Forum, the IDB Group's flagship innovation and technology event.

The competition received more than 340 applications from 25 countries with solutions in the fields of, among others, educational technology, health, financial, biological, climate, agricultural, software as a service and electronic commerce (edtech, healthtech, fintech, SaaS , biotech, climatetech, agtech and ecommerce). The selection process was led by the venture capital fund AVP Ventures and included the participation of more than 65 investors belonging to 40 funds from Latin America and the Caribbean.

The selected companies are: B2Gov (Argentina), Dinie (Brazil), Enteria (Uruguay), Flevo (Argentina), GenderLab (Peru), IncluirTech (Colombia), Kaudal (Peru), MetaBix Biotech (Uruguay), Munay (Bolivia) , Nippy (Argentina), SmartTerm (Trinidad and Tobago), Suncast (Chile), Sylvarum (Argentina), Taxo (Ecuador) and Vopero (Mexico).

The selected companies will participate in the Startup Academy, Google for Startups' micro-acceleration program, which will put them in contact with experts in technology, digital marketing, leadership and capital raising. In addition, the selected entrepreneurs will present their business to a group of venture capital investors and key players in the innovation ecosystem of Latin America and the Caribbean during the IDB Lab Forum.

The WeXchange platform seeks to make it easier for entrepreneurs to connect with other entrepreneurs and investors, as well as participate in training and mentoring. This year, the WeXchange activities take place within the framework of the IDB Lab Forum, and the participating entrepreneurs will be able to attend both the regular sessions of the event, as well as the exclusive activities for STEM entrepreneurs, which include talks, workshops, and sessions with industry experts. and for business.

WeXchange's activities are made possible through the support of the Women Entrepreneurs Financing Initiative (WeFi).

More information about the event and registration here: IDB Lab Forum

Press contact: Gador Manzano GADORM@iadb.org

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