|12 November 2012|
|Entrepreneurs from Buenos Aires Emprende program receive important awards|
Onapsis (winner of Buenos Aires Emprende 2009), Keepcon (winner of Buenos Aires Emprende 2008), and Wormhole (winner of Buenos Aires Emprende 2008) were recognized by Sadosky-CESSI Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Argentina Endeavor Foundation.
Buenos Aires, November 2012
Three entrepreneurs, winners of Buenos Aires Emprende program, were recognized with distinctions given by various national and international institutions, such as Sadosky-CESSI Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Argentina Endeavor Foundation.
Onapsis (BAE 2009 winner), Keepcon (BAE 2008 winner) and Wormhole (BAE 2008 winner), by participating in the programme, received financial assistance through a non-refundable contribution, oriented to support its' startup process, as well as technical assistance from specialized business entities, in order to provide support for one year, at the initial stage of their entrance in the market.
OnapsisOnapsis is a company directed by Mariano Nuñez, Víctor Hugo Montero and Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen, which through innovative solutions helps their clients protect their business platforms from espionage, sabotage, financial fraud and cyber-attacks. At the end of last October, the entrepreneurs of this firm, were recognized with the distinction of Emerging Entrepreneur, given by the Endeavor Foundation, since 2009, to the entrepreneur teams which stand out for their innovation and high potential.
KeepconKeepcon is a startup led by Matías Rozenfarb that is dedicated to the provision of services of automatic and manual moderation for online communities, media/press, large enterprises, and public personalities, among others - through a software platform that performs semantic processing of text in natural language, images, audio and video. Recently, it became Sadosky's 2012 award winner in the category technology and innovation. This award, given by the Sadosky Foundation in conjunction with CESSI (for the eighth consecutive year), distinguishes those individuals, work teams, companies, organizations, academics and entrepreneurs, which work and performance, contributes to the growth of the IT Argentine industry in any of its dimensions.
WormholeThe team from Wormhole - company that develops software for video conferencing and platforms of education, with the aim to revolutionize the way in which people work, learn and communicate in the web; founded by Sally Buberman, Maximiliano Menasches and Ignacio López, was recognized this month with the TR35 talent award, given by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through its magazine Technology Review in Spanish. It is the first time that this prestigious institute recognizes the local workspace and their goal is to find people with potential and detect them at an early age, to put them in touch with each others and make them visible to society.
For more information about these projects, visit www.buenosaires.gob.ar/emprende
To see cases of other Buenos Aires entrepreneurs’ participants that have obtained prizes in national and international competitions, click here.