Meet the startups from the 7th batch of Chihuahua’s Orion Startups

Having earlier graduated six classes, Orion Startups is announcing its upcoming seventh batch.

Tecnológico de Monterrey and its Chihuahua-based accelerator program have played an important role in driving innovation in the local area. The accelerator’s upcoming batch includes startups in the AI, Sharing Economy, Bots and Industry 4.0 industries.

The accelerator has helped develop over startups that collectively account for more than $42M in sales. It’s program is open to outside applicants from all over the world and has included founders from Canada, Peru, Chile, and India.

One of the upcoming startups, Omdena, is building an educational platform for AI enthusiasts and students to collaborate with organizations on real-world projects.

Here are the startups from the 7th Batch of Orion Startups

Community: Online class booking platform with local instructors.

KeyA: Business providing software to support manufacturing processes in SMEs.

Omdena: An educational platform for AI enthusiasts and students to collaborate with organizations on real-world projects.

Chaty: Company with the mission to help thousands of businesses sell and process online payments via messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.

In Mexico, internet and banking penetration have risen rapidly, and experienced world-class entrepreneurs are collaborating with qualified engineers, developing software for these underserved markets.

According to Dave Mejia of Talos Digital on VentureBeat, Mexico has become a hotbeds for fintech and other startups. “Mexican exchange Bitso counts 500,000 users in a country where 80 million lack access to banking services.”

“Meanwhile, big Mexican industries, from insurance to banking, are exploring ways to tackle inefficiencies with blockchain solutions.”

Solutions developed and market-tested in Mexico have unique potential to be scaled throughout Latin America’s emerging economies and/or marketed to their northern neighbor’s burgeoning Latino population, with their $1.7 trillion in purchasing power.

 

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