Startuptravels City Guide Guayaquil – a fun and growing startup scene in Ecuador

Startuptravels City Guide Guayaquil – a fun and growing startup scene in Ecuador

Startuptravels City Guide Guayaquil

It’s certainly the best time to be an entrepreneur in Guayaquil. Breakthrough technologies and new business models are disrupting the old paradigm of bigger is better.  Local startups have started to focus on providing specialized services at affordable costs, and finding buyers from across the world. Guayaquil is a great place to find inspiration, experiment with new ideas and scale them globally. Guayaquil is also close to wonderful beaches with perfect weather all year round and probably the best nightlife in the continent. Accommodation is cheap and the seafood is amazing. This is definitely both a fun and growing startup scene in Ecuador. Here is Startuptravels City Guide Guayaquil

Co-working spaces

Invernadero: Invernadero is Guayaquil’s first coworking space. Invernadero’s community is new, so it’s made up by inspiring and motivated trailblazer entrepreneurs who find meaning in tackling big challenges together.

More about Invernadero http://www.invernadero.ec

Innobis: Innobis is an incubator and coworking space founded by Isabel Noboa, one of Ecuador’s most successful businesswomen. Innobis focuses on providing support to disruptive startups.

More about Innobis http://www.innobis.ec

Entrepreneurs to look up

Ivan Campaña: Ivan is a serial entrepreneur and cofounder of Domo Solutions. Ivan is a startup mentor and startup community organizer. He is a startup evangelist who helps startups with advising.

More information: LinkedIn

Vanessa Barbery: Vanessa is CEO of Digimarketing and Director of Guayaquil’s Jr. Chamber of Commerce. Vanessa has a strong background in communications, marketing and social media.

More information: LinkedIn

Eduardo Jurado: Eduardo is the President of Semgroup, an innovative tech company creating humanized virtual agents that interact with users via phone calls or by online chats, understanding semantics.

More information: LinkedIn

Upcoming startups

Shippify: A shipping platform that provides you access to urban shippers on demand combining SAAS and crowdsourcing.

More about Shippify http://www.shippify.co

Datil: One of the fastest growing financial tech companies in the country. Winner of 1776’s national competition.

More about Datil https://datil.co

Criptext:  Encrypted service for sharing web messages that includes destroy when read options and other innovative security features.

More about Criptext https://www.criptext.com/index.php

Wipala: What do Inca’s and astronauts have in common? They both eat Quinua. Wipala aims to do its part in solving malnutrition by manufacturing products high in Quinua, an extraordinary superfood.

More about Wipala http://www.wipalasnacks.com

Events

1776 Challenge Cup: http://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup/event/challenge-cup-local-guayaquil-ecuador/

Reinvention: https://reinvention.ec

Lean Startup Machine: https://www.leanstartupmachine.com/cities/guayaquil

Startup Weekend Guayaquil: http://www.up.co/communities/ecuador/guayaquil/?lang=en

TEDx Peñas: www.tedxpenas.org

 

Anything else we should add? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Enrique Ledergerber

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