Startup Emotion.me is the big winner at the first edition of DEMO Brasil Startup Bizut won first preference among internauts; In the Alpha Pitch category, victory goes to BabySaver; winners in each category will be awarded a place in the 2013 Summer Program at Silicon Valley

SAO PAULO, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Startup Emotion.me, the first one-stop-shop for weddings in Brazil, is the big winner at DEMO Brasil, the most important get-together among businessmen and investors on the planet, in the DEMONSTRATOR category (product already finished). Meanwhile, in the ALPHA PITCH category (for high school and college students with innovative ideas), the victory went to BabySaver, a startup that intends to create a safety device to prevent babies from being forgotten inside vehicles. 

By winning, both companies are guaranteed a place at the 2013 Summer Program of Silicon House (in August of 2013), where they will spend 28 days receiving all necessary support for the development and improvement of their business, including a relationship with all of Silicon Valley.

Here is the list of winners:

ALPHA PITCH:
BabySaver
DEMONSTRATORS
Emotion.me
Chegue.La
CargoBR
Descubraomundo.com
Hello Universe
Bizut (Winner by Popular Vote)

"We've achieved our objectives and surpassed all initial goals, with more than 600 people in attendance, including investors, businessmen, universities, entrepreneurs, government; more than 100 partners in all of Brazil, a panel of judges made up of renowned investors and specialists, and 35 speakers who provoked extremely positive discussions that will contribute to market development and the maturing of the ecosystem of startups. They worked hard for the whole weekend receiving training and mentoring from specialists in business models, pitch and  motivation, and no question they all gave their best to make the presentations on the DEMO stage the differentiated strong point of the event, without the use of slides. During the event all the startups were visited by investors in the exhibition area, and a number of them have already received a variety of proposals and have already left DEMO with important meetings scheduled," says Geraldo Santos, Executive Producer and Partner of DEMO Brasil.

DEMO Brasil opens voting on social networks

For 2014, DEMO Brasil is already surprising people. The organization has opened voting on its fanpage in Facebook to decide what city will host the next Conference.

To participate, simply like the page of DEMO Brasil on Facebook and choose the city of your preference using the application provided on the page.

MORE INFORMATION FOR THE PRESS 

FIRSTCOM COMUNICACAO (www.firstcom.com.br)
Luis Claudio Allan (luisclaudio@firstcom.com.br)
Marcos Viesti (marcos@firstcom.com.br)
Lucas Paschoal (lucas@firstcom.com.br)
Phone: +55 (11) 3034-4662

SOURCE DEMO Brasil




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