I was looking around at a bunch of different startups throughout Latin America, trying to decide what to write about. I have this list of companies that I’m planning to write about but haven’t had time to do so yet, so I decided to see if I could knock a couple off.
There was one problem, though. All the ones I looked at today are still in pre-launch stage. They have an idea, and a website, but no product yet… or not one they’re willing to share with the world yet.
That doesn’t mean they’re not good ideas — they could be The Next Big Thing — it just means that we can’t look at them. Regardless, their “Minimum Viable Product” is still worth a look, so take a gander at them, below.
Not sure how these guys in Peru plan to pull this off, legally, but PublikRadio wants to be a way for people to save their own song lists, publicize them á la Twitter, and allow people to edit the lists. They describe themselves as “Pandora and Wikipedia got together and had an illegitimate child.” Confused yet? Me too.
Attender sounds like a great idea at first: create an app to support/enhance/complement your event. I wonder, though, how the app squares with, for example, Apple’s need to approve every single app that goes in the App Store. Have we reached the point were apps are completely disposable? Is there a way to distribute the apps only to people that are attending the event? The group creating the app for making apps is based in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Latinno isn’t technically a startup, at least in the sense we tend to think of them. It appears to be more of a think tank for innovation in Latin America. Its website says:
LATINNO offers novel instruments for democratizing innovation and proposes a change in the perceptions and implications of science, technology and innovation for Latin American society.
We’re left to wonder how the Colombian NGO plans to provide those “instruments” to foster innovation since a good portion of the website is still unfinished.