Imagine a competition that will have the world's leading innovation experts as judges, big companies focused on the development of startups and entrepreneurs from different countries interacting with the same purpose: finding the best startups.

Creating an array of opportunities for international and commercial partnerships, the Innovation Awards Latam, Latin America's largest Startups award, will award and recognize the most promising startups among more than 20 countries.



  • Blockchain
  • IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • API
  • Cyber Security




Nomination opens


Nomination closes


Semi-finalists published


Finalists published


Awards Ceremony

One of the world's leading authors on the impact of technology on business and society. Author of 16 books including Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything, translated into more than 25 languages. His latest book "Blockchain Revolution" is a co-author with his son, Ales Tapscott, CEO of a startup and governance expert at Bitcoin. In 2015, Don became a member of the Order of Canada. Elected the 4th most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50.
Guga Stocco is the Co-Founder of Koolen & Partners a Venture Capital firm in Brazil. He was a Vice-president of Buscapé Company, Business Development Lead at Microsoft and Country Manager of TeRespondo, sold to Yahoo.
Lisa Besserman is one of Business Insider's "Top 100 Women Influential in Technology" and was named the "Innovative Business of Latin America" in 2015 by the Council of the Americas. In addition, she was recognized as a successful entrepreneur by Forbes and as an Entrepreneur of Outstanding International by the US Department of State.
Miryam Lazarte is a pioneer connecting the Canadian and Latin American innovation markets​, she co-founded the LatAm Startups, a non-profit ​corporation based in Toronto helping startups to scale.​ ​ The LatAm Startups softlanding program under LatAm Hub Toronto has brought 13 startups from Latin America to Canada in 2017, Miryam is expecting the program will bring in 2018 at least 20 startups from Latin America. Currently LatAm Startups is member of the National Angel Capital Organization of Canada (NACO).
Tony Davila has dedicated his career to creativity and innovation. Throughout his professional life, the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting at the IESE Business School in Barcelona has worked with such famous brands as FC Barcelona, Boca Juniors, UNESCO and WTA, to name a few. Before IESE, he was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University after receiving his doctorate from the Harvard Business School.
Rafael is the Director of Occasio International Advisory Services (www.occasioias.com), an independent consultancy he leads and is focused on: a) Providing support for structuring, implementing and evaluating projects in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, public partnership and training and training programs; and b) Offer business intermediation services and support the installation of Brazilian companies abroad and foreign companies interested in operating in Brazil and Latin America.
Candice Pascoal is considered one of the 10 most innovative Brazilians in the technology area. Founder and CEO of Kickante, the number one website for collective financing in Brazil, Candice was the only Brazilian winner of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2017.
Engineer, MBA in Finance and Post-Graduate in Marketing, Master of Business Administration, Entrepreneur and Professor, for 11 years working with organizations in network and technology use for process efficiency and the articulation of distributed organizations based on Blockchain. He is one of the initiators of the first DAO Brazilian Prospera and co-editor, translator and author of the presentation of the book Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and executive of the Blockchain Research Institute in Brazil.

Reasons to Participate


Make sure your business is on the right track, put it to the test. Expose your solution to the top companies in the markets and be evaluated by the best experts in the field. Add the feedback to evolve your startup solution, get in touch with whoever evaluated your case, and enable new paths.


Get in touch with dozens of Startups that have been gently rated to be among the finalists. Discover new solutions that are revolutionizing the market and increase the possibilities of your portfolio.


Have the opportunity to meet the brilliant minds behind leading startups among more than 20 countries. Discover solutions that can help your day-to-day business and participate in the technological revolution that is happening in the world.


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