Google will push three Mexican Start-ups towards Silicon Valley
Unima, Econduce and TiZKKA ready to learn and improve
Unima, Econduce and TiZKKA are the three Mexican startups that have been selected by Google to attend the Launchpad Space program in San Francisco in early 2017.
Google has announced the next group of promising startups for its third class of Launchpad Accelerator. Unima, Econduce and TiZKKA, the three invited Mexican startups will receive intensive mentoring from Google engineers, product managers and other expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley.
“We have around 100 confirmed mentors representing 30 Google teams, experts from our network mentors in a dozen countries and a number of the Silicon Valley ecosystem,” said Francisco Solsona, Google Developers Developer Relations in Latin America.
Unima is a fast and low cost diagnostic and disease surveillance technology for infectious diseases which allows doctors, nurses and community health workers to diagnose diseases directly at the point of care, in less than 15 minutes, without the use of any lab equipment. The goal is to increase access to a timely diagnosis for more than three billion people living in situations of limited economic and technical resources.
TiZKKA is the app that gathers the world´s top fashionistas with fashion lover, showing trends, new ideas and giving tips to help you put together your daily looks and become a reference in the world of fashion.
“Being part of Google Launchap allows us to enrich ourselves with the latest technology and continue to improve our platform, but also to stay in touch with other startups around the world who will help us cooperate and learn best practices”, said Gabriel Roizner, CEO And co-founder of TiZKKA.
Econduce is an Initiative that provides zero emission electric scooters that seeks to improve mobility and reduce air pollution in Mexico City. The Ministry of Mobility (Semovi) has almost five million cars registered in Mexico City, with just over a million in daily circulation generating 75% of the city’s air pollution. The startup has been operating for a year and a half and is backed by Ideas & Capital, Dila Capital, NAFIN and Femsa, among other investors.