Mariana Arellano Chapa del Bosque and Thomas Antoine Espinoza, UDLAP graduates from Organizational Psychology, and Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering, were winners at the Startup Pitch Night organized by Universidad de las Américas Puebla and UDLAP Jenkins Graduate School, thus winning a place to attend the Global eMerge Americas to be held next year in Miami.
The alliance between UDLAP, the University of Miami, and eMerge Americas will give the young entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend meetings along with international figures of the business world in an event to be held on March 30 and 31st, 2020, in Florida. This, thanks to their participation in Startup Pitch Night – held at UDLAP Jenkins Graduate School in Mexico City – where they competed against other innovators.
After presenting their companies, and receiving feedback from the jury, one winner was Mariana Arellano’s Creati Lab Consultoría, whose purpose is to motivate organizations towards social entrepreneurship. “The objective is to change NGOs, foundations, and civil associations so that they do not depend so much on donations but are self-sustainable,” explained the UDLAP graduate.
The other project is Carbomex, of Thomas Antoine Espinoza, dedicated to bringing nanotechnology to everyday life. “We strive every day researching the use of nanomaterials to offer solutions and development to the Mexican industry. We participated as a platform that provides high-impact development for other companies. We also have research lines about treating sewage, green batteries without heavy materials, anti-contamination, paint, and others focused on a circular economy,” stated the graduate from Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering.
Both graduates, as winners of this contest, will present their ideas at the symposium Global eMerge Americas, which is backed by the best institutions in the world. The objective of this symposium is to meet with new investors, customers, and make contact with Latin American and US companies. For this, they will have a stand along with other startups, showing their products and proposals to investors, companies, and sponsors that can be a step to reach new markets. “We are very excited to prove that Mexican innovation is real, that nanotechnology can also be made in our country. It is something that we have been expecting for a long time,” said the director of Carbomex.