IBM SmartCamp Latin America: Seis startups incríveis competem!

IBM Brazil in Sao Paulo

Based in the heart of Sao Paulo, IBM Brazil will host the IBM SmartCamp Latin America Regional Finals on Nov. 13th! The top 6 startups from Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil will compete to advance to the Global Finals! To attend the event, you must register!

One startup will advance to the Global Finals: the Judge’s Choice! However, you can help decide who wins the popular People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite startup!

Let’s take a look at our 6 finalists:

logo_dodClients can invest and maintain several active robots simultaneously, and each robot is capable of monitoring a diverse selection of financial assets concurrently. dod has developed a pioneer solution regarding the use of Robots as a Service (RaaS) in a simple way, providing capabilities such as drag and drop, play and stop buttons, and much more. It works with a vigorous risk management system accompanied by sophisticated strategies to maximize consistent profitable returns. dod has a simple design and is very flexible and instinctive.

logo_inventsysInventsys designed Citysys, an innovative solution to help government better manage public inventories and operations in the field.  This solution is a powerful asset management platform based on a cloud control panel and a mobile application, in which any kind of item or operation can be inventoried/tracked easily.  After the inventory building phase, users can register incidents in plan events, and the system will automatically generate and forward work orders to any service provider based on a Smart work order handling filter. Citysys is not a Citizen Complaining Tool. It is a real time, mobile and paperless platform to revolutionize small cities asset management procedures. serves as an additional live-media channel for online marketing, allowing live content monetization and strengthening the relationship among broadcasters with their fan bases (live interaction, audience mailing and creative rewards). Live streaming broadcasts gives them total freedom and autonomy to perform whenever and wherever they want. Follow them on Twitter @Netshowme.

logo_clipClip provides card acceptance services for any person or business, regardless of the size of operation and takes all major credit and debit cards. Clip accepts card transactions through a sleek and easy-to-use piece of hardware that connects with an operator’s smartphone or tablet by fitting into the headphone jack of the device. Payments are automatically transferred into the merchant’s bank account every two business days with no monthly fee or minimum transaction amount required. Clip is only one of two companies in the world to have its own proprietary design for the card reader (the other is Square) and it uses a patented fraud protection program. Clip also provides its services through an SDK for developers.

logo_Store_LevelStoreLevel provides consumer brands with real time in-store execution monitoring nationwide on-demand using crowdsourcing and mobile technology. Users download the App and execute missions based on the brands’ needs in exchange for cash rewards; hence providing supplemental income to tens of thousands of families.  Brands analyze the results directly from their cloud based dashboard. StoreLevel has the largest mobile on demand workforce in Mexico. Follow them on Twitter @getwownder.

logo_ubidotsUbidots is a cloud service to store and analyze sensor data, making it very simple for hardware engineers to create applications for the Internet of Things. Through a clean and simple interface, they can create real-time dashboards, SMS/Email notifications, compute math formulas in the cloud, or even share sensor data with other users or applications – no web coding required. They also provide firmware libraries to make most popular devices Ubidots-compatible (Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Spark Cores, Electric Imps, etc.), as well as software libraries so they can extend their applications in their language of choice (Ruby, Python, C, Java or PHP). Follow them on Twitter @ubidots.

Don’t forget to register to attend!

Brazilian startup, Geekie, wins SmartCamp Latin America

Congratulations to Geekie for winning the SmartCamp Latin America event in Mexico City!

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Illustrative art of the SmartCamp Latin America event

geekie logoNow, Geekie will compete in the SmartCamp Global finals in San Francisco on Feb. 5-6, 2014. Geekie will join the other 7 finalists at the global event: Nova Lumos, Shopa, OnFarm, Coriell Life Sciences, Temando, TMC, and Reengen.

Congratulations and good luck to Geekie!

Geekie and Nativoo win the Brazil event, advance to Mexico City

Geekie and Nativoo, winners of the SmartCamp competition. Simbio won the People’s Vote award.

Congratulations to Geekie and Nativoo for winning the IBM SmartCamp Brazil event on Oct. 3rd. Simbio took the People’s Vote award, so a good showing for them, as well!

brazilsmartcampNext up for Geekie and Nativoo is competing in the regional finals in Mexico City on Nov. 12-13. The regional event will be difficult. The competition for Mexico City is already looking very tough!

Viva o Rio! Impressive list of finalists for IBM SmartCamp Brazil!

The IBM SmartCamp Brazil competition is Oct. 3rd. Five smart startup finalists have been selected to compete at the event. Two finalists will be chosen as the winners.

bovcontrolBovControl is the new information empowerment for livestock ranchers. Using BovControl tools, ranchers can improve operational profits up to 50%, while optimizing their efficiency and ultimately increasing the ranch’s value.

Geekie applies artificial intelligence technologies to geekieeducation. Geekie Teste identifies the strengths and weaknesses of students. Geekie Lab is a platform that provides a customized study plan and identifies the most suitable teaching methods to help each student learn faster.

Intoo is a platform that connects small and medium-sized businesses to banks and intooinvestors. The platform is based on the supply chain finance concept, organizing relevant financial information from suppliers.

Nativoo learns travelers’ preferences and creates itineraries nativooautomatically, selecting among thousands of possibilities to provide the end user a personalized experience. It can help the user choose where to stay, what to do, and where to eat.


Connecting companies, exchanging information, integrating business processes and making real-time deals are the future of any business, especially small ones.  Simbio is an active network that connects companies and people through a free management system available in the cloud.

Meet the Regional Finalists: Hygeia

Hygeia offers a solution to manage healthcare risks in a smarter way, allowing hospitals and healthcare providers to improve profits, strengthen reputation and, best of all, save more lives.

Their solution gathers real-time data on patient condition, prescriptions, nutrition supplied, test results, hospital infrastructure, medical staff condition and other information to calculate each patient’s risk of developing pneumonia, urinary tract infection, sepsis and other complications. This allows healthcare providers to detect undesirable events in advance so that medical staff can take preventative measures.

Hygeia is a Brazilian startup company that will compete next week against the 5 other Latin American Regional SmartCamp finalists. If they win they will advance to the Global SmartCamp Final in February 2013.