IBM SmartCamp Brazil has just announced the final five startups in this year’s competition. SmartCamp is aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with the idea of improving the world around them.
In each location around the world, five finalists will be selected for a one- to two-day event to network with 25 world-class entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. These mentoring and networking events put entrepreneurs in touch with experts that can help accelerate their business.
You can vote now for your favorite entry from Brazil, but you will need to be fast as the polls close this Friday (Nov 11) at 9am ET. The five shortlisted companies are:
Easy Taxi is a smartphone application that allows users to call a taxi in only one click. Based on a GPS system and using a network of taxi drivers and partner companies, it quickly locates and calls the closest taxi to the user with convenience and security. Easy Taxi also allows fare calculation and direct payment through the device.
IDXP use smart sensors in shopping carts to monitor its movement in stores and measure consumer behavior in real time. The reports generated identify problems and opportunities to increase conversion and sales.
Mobwise is a company specialized in traffic management technology. It developed the smartphone application Wabbers that promises to help people save and enjoy the time they spend in traffic. Wabbers always provides the best route between two points, considering traffic conditions.
Opará aims to provide new levels of management, tracking and control of the production chain of fruits. The project goal is the overall management of the entire production cycle of the fruit, from the field to the supermarket shelves.
Prime Saúde provides intelligence analysis of patient profiles, allowing better performance in the prevention of diseases and health complications, while saving money on treatments also provides better efficiency in health management.
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