INTERPHASE, THE PANAMANIAN APP THAT CONQUERED SWITZERLAND (SPANISH) PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (LA PRENSA) MAY 6, 2017
De un total de 66 modelos de emprendimiento a escala mundial, Interfase, el primer juego de realidad aumentada hecho en Panamá, fue el ganador del premio “US Market Entry” de VIAGlobal en la competencia SeedStarsSumit 2017 en Lausana, Suiza.
Se trata de un premio que reconoce a las statrups con mayor potencial de expansión en el mercado estadounidense, el cual le permite a la empresa ganadora asentarse de modo legal y financiero en Estados Unidos (EU).
“Este reconocimiento, prácticamente nos permite obtener todo lo que se necesita para operar en EU, así como recibir clientes e inversión potenciales, especialmente de Silicon Valley”, sostiene Min Chen, quien creó junto a su hermano Ricardo Chen, la app con sello panameño.
Interfase es un juego virtual que ayuda a crear una gran base de datos en el que se puede encontrar dónde, qué y cómo operan las pequeñas empresas del país.
“Haber ganado este premio valida que tenemos un emprendimiento que aporta valor a un mercado tan maduro y competitivo como el estadounidense, también demuestra que el nivel de ejecución que tenemos en el país es muy bueno”, asegura Chen.
A pesar de que la plataforma se ha promovido con mayor fuerza en Panamá, su uso puede desarrollarse en cualquier parte del mundo.
Actualmente se ha descargado la aplicación en más de 30 países.
En Panamá, hasta el mes de febrero, la aplicación creada por la empresa RedOxigen, tenía más de 7 mil comercios conectados y más de 4 mil jugadores registrados. El 60% de los jugadores está entre 18 y 34 años.
Se estima que para el mes de junio, Interfase radique su casa matriz en Estados Unidos, de la mano de potenciales inversionistas.
VIAGLOBAL’S GLOBAL PRIZE PARTNERSHIP WITH SEEDSTARS SUMMIT WILL PROVIDE EMERGING MARKET WINNER WITH 12-MONTHS OF INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE IN THE U.S. MIAMI, FLORIDA (PRWEB)APRIL 5, 2017
VIAGlobal, the Miami and San Francisco-based launchpad that helps international startups evaluate and execute against their U.S. market potential, announces a strategic partnership with Seedstars Summit, the global startup competition covering more than 65 emerging and developing markets, as a Global Prize partner. The VIAGlobal Global Prize winner that demonstrates the most potential for U.S. market expansion will be announced on April 6, 2017 at the Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. The winner will be selected from group of regional qualifiers from dozens of countries across Asia, Africa, Central Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. “From the moment that I became involved with Seedstars as a judge and mentor, I knew I wanted to work with Seedstars startups as I could see the quality of companies they were attracting and the value that Seedstars adds in their path to exponential growth.” said Julian Sevillano, CEO and co-founder of VIAGlobal. “For many startups from smaller countries, their main constraints to growth are the size of their local market and access to growth capital. Our program is designed to help companies commercialize their product in the U.S. as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to position themselves for success when they seek additional capital. This helps strengthen their business in their home market as well.” The VIAGlobal Global Prize winner will receive 12-months of VIAGlobal’s Virtual Presence services, which provide an economical solution for companies that want to expedite a commercial presence in the U.S. without moving personnel immediately. With this service, international startups can incorporate in the U.S. and open a bank account so that they can begin to sell in the U.S. as a U.S. company. They also have access to a suite services across varying support functions that include marketing, accounting and tax services, vendor certification, sales management and regulatory compliance. “We are excited to partner with VIAGlobal to offer the Virtual Presence Prize to the winners of our Investor Forum, said Alisee de Tonnac, CEO of Seedstars World. “This is a brilliant opportunity for our startups to enter the U.S. market remotely.” About VIAGlobal: VIAGlobal is a Miami and San Francisco-based program that facilitates US expansion for international ventures by helping them evaluate their U.S. market potential, establish their U.S. operations, scale their business, raise additional capital, and seek potential partnerships and/or exits. For more information, please visit viaglobal.us or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn. About Seedstars: Seedstars is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. They run 65+ local competitions where they identify the best seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit where one of them will be crowned Seedstars World Global Winner.
VIAGLOBAL ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH CHILE’S IMAGINE LAB TO FORM IMAGINE U.S. ACCESS AND WITH ARGENTINA’S NERDCUBE TO FORM NERDCUBE EXPRESS MIAMI, FLORIDA (PRWEB)MARCH 29, 2017
VIAGlobal, the Miami and San Francisco-based launchpad that helps startups evaluate and execute against their U.S. market potential, has entered into strategic partnerships with Santiago, Chile’s Imagine Lab, one of the top technology accelerators in the region and Latin America’s only Microsoft Innovation Center outside of Brazil, and Nerdcube, the San Juan, Argentina-based regional accelerator.
Imagine U.S. Access and Nerdcube Express will provide Latin American technology startups with a structured U.S. integration program designed to establish their U.S. operations, scale their business, raise additional capital, and seek potential partnerships or exits.
"We are very excited to work with Imagine Lab and Nerdcube companies to provide them with a capital-efficient soft landing solution for international expansion into the United States as they seek to grow their businesses,” said Julian Sevillano, CEO and co-founder of VIAGlobal. “Both Imagine Lab and Nerdcube have very rigorous and comprehensive programs and the quality of the startups they work with are world class. We know many of them are ready to expand into the U.S. market following their success across Latin America and we look forward to working with each of them to accelerate their business models.”
With offices in Miami and San Francisco, VIAGlobal works with international startup accelerators, incubators and venture capital funds to find early stage technology companies and provide them with the support needed to expand beyond their home countries and into the U.S. market.
VIAGlobal’s Virtual Presence Program provides an economical solution for companies that want to expedite a commercial presence in the U.S. without moving personnel immediately. Participating companies also have access to a suite services across varying support functions that include marketing, accounting and tax services, vendor certification, sales management and regulatory compliance.
The more robust U.S. Establishment Program provides 12-months of support for a founder moving to the U.S. for international expansion. The program helps startups evaluate their U.S. market potential and then integrates those companies into the U.S. through turnkey operational solutions that feature immigration, real estate, legal, banking, marketing and other essential professional services.
“Our Virtual Presence Program is designed to help international companies buy or sell in the U.S. at a very low cost,” said Rich de la Rosa, COO and co-founder of VIAGlobal. “We allow them to engage their clients as a U.S. company without having to be here. Our U.S. Establishment Program is designed to help startups demonstrate traction in the U.S. while commercializing their product quickly and efficiently in order to successfully position them to seek additional capital.”
The successful launch of the partnership between Imagine Labs and VIAGlobal was achieved over the last year with support from Microsoft and CORFO, a global innovation and entrepreneurial initiative of the Chilean government, in addition to the LATAM Ventures Club. These were key factors that VIAGlobal identified in evaluating the partnership as it provides access to quality startups poised for successful expansion into the U.S. market.
Based in the agricultural and winemaking heartland of Argentina, NerdCube’s unique acceleration program feeds off the engineering talent from nearby universities, which was a key component to establishing the partnership. The companies being built in the San Juan region are now solving local problems with global applications.
“By leveraging our internal resources as well as our network of trusted partners, VIAGlobal looks forward to working with Chile’s Imagine Lab and Argentina’s Nerdcube in the formation of Imagine U.S. Access and Nerdcube Express,” said Sevillano. “It’s going to be exciting to see some of Chile’s and Argentina’s best and brightest startups finally have the access and the ability to grow in the U.S. market.”
About VIAGlobal: VIAGlobal is a Miami and San Francisco-based program that facilitates U.S. expansion for international ventures by helping them evaluate their U.S. market potential, establish their U.S. operations, scale their business, raise additional capital, and seek potential partnerships and/or exits. For more information, please visit viaglobal.us or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.