Colombia Summer 2013 Blog

Universidad Icesi
June 17, 2013 to July 26, 2013

Teams established!

Xenia Antipova

June 26, 2013

After a period of ideation, multiple rounds of elevator pitches, two stages of project elimination, and a VC investor simulation, we have six finalized teams with excellent projects - which will naturally evolve through the process of market validation and user feedback. Excited to see what these projects will turn into and good luck to all of the teams!

 

BeWatch - Andrés Salazar, Andrés Bermudez, Juan Ramirez, Maria Alvarez

Mejoramiento de la seguridad ciudadana con un sistema de colaboración donde pueda denunciar y hacer control social en tiempo real.

Improvement of the security for citizens with a collaboration tool where you are able to inform the police in real time if you see a crime.


Poder Ciudadano - Claudia Guzman, Andrés Cubides, Juan Restrepo, Joshert Parra

Red social de participación activa con respecto a las votaciones locales de concejales y monitoreo continuo de las campañas políticas y sus iniciativas.

Social network to participate in the local elections and tracking of the political campaigns in order to fight against corruption.  


Game-O - Felipe Maya, Jaekov Segovia, Juan Bejarano

Una aplicación móvil la cual combina el campo del entretenimiento y la salud a través de un juego, el cual te motivará a ejercitarte por medio de una competencia virtual con tus amigos, donde tu actividad física reflejará tu progreso en el mundo virtual.

Combining personal training with health care through a game, which will make you work out through a challenge with your friends, where physical activity will be reflected as progress in the virtual world. 


DietaFacil - Erika Suarez, Hamilton Hernandez, Maria Cespedes, Daniel Garcia

Permite ingresar restricciones de una dieta asignada por un médico, sugiere varias opciones de menú a partir de esas restricciones y genera una lista de ingredientes necesarios para preparar dichos menú.

This app will let you add restrictions to a diet and will suggest different menus according to those restrictions. It will also generate the ingredients needed to prepare those dishes. 


Flist - Cristian Palechor, Leidy Restrepo, Christian Urcuqui, Diego Zapata

Aplicación Móvil integrada a los supermercados para que las personas que compran puedan llevar un presupuesto de sus compras y una lista de compras con base en su historial de compras.

Mobile app to keep track of your shopping list in the supermarket.  


Easy Charge - Daniel Palacios, Germán Villanueva, Jose Arce, Jorge Quesada

La idea es desarrollar una aplicación que permita conectarse y aprovechar diferentes medios de pago online para asignar carga a la tarjeta de acceso al transporte masivo MIO. Para esto es necesario conectarse directamente a la base de datos del sistema.

Mobile app to facilitate the payment of the Cali public transportation, MIO.  


Te lo Cambio - Steven Sotelo, Juan Wong, Luisa Bedoya, Daniel Tarazona

Te lo cambio es la aplicación que revolucionara el modelo e-commerce, permitiendole a las personas y compañías intercambia sus productos y servicios, implementando el modelo de trueque, creando mayor oportunidad de satisfacer las necesidades de ambos.

Te lo cambio is an app the will revolutionize the e-commerce model. It will let individual users and businesses exchange product and services, implementing the barter model.

 

 

Super excited to see the results in a month!!

Videos of the week

Josep Marc Mingot Hidalgo

June 23, 2013

First week in Colombia.

Learning Android is not easy. If this week is the first time in your life you see a "for loop" it is even harder. To be motivated enough, we begin each day with a video of a famous entrepreneur. Let's see if the vision, experience and motivation of each can guide our steps.

First video. The first day Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX) shared his experience after the third failure in a row of launching a rocket into space with SpaceX. Would you have kept going until the fourth trial?

Second video. The second day, our famous Steve and his opinion on the secret of life: "Once you discover that you can change the life you live in, you are not the same again."

Third video. Finally on Friday Drew Houston, Dropbox CEO, talked of his experience with the advice Paul Graham told his group when they were starting: keep it simple. "Ok guys, sure Dropbox does 1000 cool things, but what is the focus?." Also interesting was his story of their first big showcase in front of investors. "Is it risky to fake having lost you presentation and recover it directly from your product, Dropbox?"

Alpha Post

Josep Marc Mingot Hidalgo

June 20, 2013

The fun has just began!

In Cali, city of the rumbeo and salsa, the entrepreneurs have just begin the exciting trip of beginning a new business. On thursday the Android course began. Coding is hard if you have never done it before, but determination is a powerful tool that can move mountains and even in some cases make you understand object oriented programming. 

Yesterday and today we have been delighted with 2 rounds of the participants elevator pitches. We have ideas for everyone tastes: big, small, social, fun, unreal, ... In the first round every participant received the feedback from their mates. Today the participants have used this feedback to improve their pitches. They are just now voting to see which one of those 32 are going to be selected for the rest of the 5 weeks...

Good luck to all the participants!