For two decades, the Corporation has evaluated more than 30 thousand businesses, counting today with a portfolio of more than 287 companies in operation and generating more than 12,000 direct and indirect jobs in Colombia. "For 18 years we have believed in the power of ideas, in innovation as a generator of change. This has allowed us to have a positive impact in Colombia, "says Carolina Durán, Executive Director of Corporación Ventures.

Within the framework of the LATAM Ventures Summit, will be awarded the undeniably Ventures entrepreneurs, which are characterized by having a highly innovative and disruptive business model and by being environmentally, socially and financially sustainable; in addition to being globally and inclusively scalable, while constantly seeking to contribute to the development and transformation of the territories and communities in which they impact nationally and internationally. Hence the motto for this edition, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it".

Until September 7, 2018, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present in the main categories of "Business without Borders" and "Business with Purpose and Profitability". Additionally, they can apply for the special awards "Isa Intercolombia - Prize for energy efficiency and mitigation of climate change" and the "Texmoda Foundation - Prize for the empowerment of victims of conflict".

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Competition Achievements

We are looking for entrepreneurs undeniably Ventures

An undeniably Ventures business is characterized by having a business model that is HIGHLY INNOVATIVE, DISRUPTIVE and SUSTAINABLE environmentally, socially and financially; in addition to being SCALABLE globally, while constantly seeking to contribute to the DEVELOPMENT and TRANSFORMATION of the territories and communities in which it IMPACTS nationally and international.

Competition Steps


Ventures Categories



Businesses that cross borders

It calls for business at a global level, with the firm purpose of crossing borders, characterized by being innovative, sustainable (Financial, social and environmental) and with the potential to be scalable and contribute to the business growth of the territories in which they impact.

Requeriments

Companies with a minimum of 1 year of legal establishment anywhere in the world and a maximum of 7 years of operation.

Demonstrable and continuous sales in the last 6 months.

Work team with at least 2 partners, one with 100% dedication.

That currently have an operation in Colombia.



Businesses with purpose and profitability

It calls for non-profit companies, which, from their point of view, seek in a sustainable and innovative way to generate transformative solutions to social and environmental problems.

Requeriments

Companies with a minimum of 1 year of legal establishment anywhere in the world and a maximum of 7 years of operation.

Demonstrable and continuous sales in the last 6 months.

Work team with at least 2 partners, one with 100% dedication.

That currently have an operation in Colombia.

Awards

Energy efficiency & mitigation of climate change

Promotes issues of energy efficiency and climate change and initiatives of a social, environmental and economic nature that impact local development and trigger a culture of efficiency, transformation of social or community practices of adaptation or mitigation of climate change, which generate an advantage of resources and promote the protection of habitats..

Requeriments

- Business ideas or research projects with commercial validation.
- Legally constituted companies with a maximum of 5 years of commercial operation.
- Work team with at least 2 members, one with 100% dedication.
- Commercial operation in Colombia.

Award for the empowerment of conflict victims

It seeks to recognize and identify business initiatives that promote the development and empowerment of the population victim of the conflict, in topics such as: community development, generation of decent and quality employment, generation of projects and productive chains, agricultural and rural development, education ., creation and restoration of social relations and / or promotion of Rights.S

Requeriments

- Business ideas or research projects with commercial validation.
- Legally constituted companies with a maximum of 5 years of commercial operation.
- Work team with at least 2 members, one with 100% dedication.
- Commercial operation in Colombia.

Benefits


Dreaming Business into Reality