Blick Rothenberg sponsors award for Latin American start-ups


Blick Rothenberg is sponsoring the first British award for young ambitious Latin American tech companies looking to expand internationally, starting in the UK.

The LatAm Edge Awards were launched with a view to identify ambitious Latin American companies with a proven business model and the potential for scalability within the UK and beyond, and help them realise international growth. It was co-founded by Trade Horizons Incisive Edge and GrupoCASA.

Five finalists have been selected and invited to pitch in London on 26 October. The winning company will receive:

  • 1 year office space for their startup team
  • A marketing and communications package worth £20,000
  • Legal support worth £20,000
  • Accountancy support worth £20,000
  • Introductions to UK investors
  • UK and European market exposure

The finalists chosen, listed below, are from Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

IN LOCO MEDIA, a Brazilian market leader in micro-location, a platform for communications powered by the most accurate (1meter) and scalable indoor location technology: proximity messaging without beacons/GPS or Bluetooth.
SOLIDES TECHNOLOGY from Brazil have created behavioural technology for HR management – a complete software system to help automate the hiring and development processes, create training plans, and optimising HR management to reduce turnover costs and increase staff productivity.
ZEHNK, also from Brazil, has developed an extremely intuitive and flexible collaborative task and project management working solution that also enables live communication, in one single page.
TOC BIOMETRICS from Chile have a patented biometric authentication system for all sorts of applications, operations and industries - guaranteeing security, privacy and total traceability - and replacing the need for passwords
SAMI also from Chile enables companies to take control of their total environmental impact, offering a ‘neural network’ linking customers and suppliers that measures, compares, evaluates and reports on a variety of environmental and sustainability indicators.

We look forward to hearing their pitches and wish all of the finalists the best of luck!

To find out more, please contact Blick Rothenberg partner Nilesh Shah at