For the first time, Lima was the venue for South Summit Meetup, the leading global platform for business innovation and development. It connects startups with investors and corporations across the world.
The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) brought together the main players of the innovation ecosystem from Peru, other Pacific Alliance countries and from Spain, as part of the global event.
Entrepreneurs, startups, corporations and investors met together in PROMPERÚ’s main auditorium, where the event was held. Ten Peruvian startups, selected by Innóvate Perú to participate as exhibitors, pitched their projects.
The main objective of South Summit Meetup was to generate business opportunities between Peruvian entrepreneurs and to improve their competitiveness through innovation, thus promoting open innovation.
Three startups were named as event winners, which automatically qualifies them as semifinalists at South Summit Madrid. Their projects will be evaluated behind closed doors by qualifying committees, made up of international specialists.
If the projects get to the final, the startups will exhibit at South Summit Madrid, to be held October 2-4. In Madrid, they will have the opportunity to schedule meetings with foreign investors.
Space AG: Generation of digital maps using professional drones to monitor crops. The information is managed on a dashboard, reducing uncertainty and variability in fields. http://www.spaceag.co
Quantum-talent: Uses data science and machine learning predictive algorithms to manage human resources, with the aim of transforming workforce management in companies. The information allows better decisions to be made when recruiting staff. https://quantum-talent.landen.co
MiBolsillo: The first digital finance personal trainer that helps organize finances, achieve savings, investment and debt reduction objectives, and also access financial services that suit a specific profile. http://mibolsillo.pe
The Innovation and Tourism Panel was led by Gladys Ormeño Aspauzo, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR). The other panel members were Marisol Acosta, Director of Tourism at PROMPERÚ; Diego Arbulú, co-founder and CEO of Turismoi; Alonso Franco, co-founder and CEO of Arrivedo, and Daniel Diez Canseco, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at USIL.
ABOUT SOUTH SUMMIT
The event has been held for the last seven years. In 2017 it took place in Argentina, Colombia and Peru. The 2018 Summit was in Mexico. In 2019, the Pacific Alliance countries met at South Summit in Bogotá on June 20, and Meetups were held in Lima, Chile and Mexico. This facilitated networking between the various actors.