The winner of the EAE LAB Challenge: Beat the Covid-19 crisis is… Tarlexa!
15 de June de 2020
15 de June de 2020
At EAE Business School, we don’t see entrepreneurship as just a process for generating economic capital but rather, more importantly, as a mechanism for proposing profitable and effective solutions to the problems faced by society. With this in mind, we organize events like the EAE LAB Challenge: Beat the Covid-19 crisis, a contest in which 7 teams took part to devise innovative projects that help tackle the areas most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
After a long period of research and working online, the 7 teams, all of which have been developed in the EAE Lab incubator, came to give the final presentation of their projects on 5th May via the Blackboard Collaborate virtual platform. They all showed their final videos with a brief but full overview of their entrepreneurial venture. They then answer questions from the jury, made up of experts in innovation and design: Teresa Hernández, Director of Innovation at Barrabéz, Jesús Daniel Fernández Roldán, Director of Business Design at Indra, and Jorge Fields, Managing Partner at Cupido Capital.
After listening to each of the projects carefully, the jury named Tarcila Sugiyama and Alexander Abts as the winners for their project Tarlexa: “A digital solution for increasing access to the legal system, through education, technology and legal empowerment”.
As the creators explained in their presentation, the platform has a number of objectives. On one hand, it strives to help people find legal support easily and, on the other, it aims to enable lawyers not to depend on large firms to work. “Tarlexa provides legal information clearly, simply and intuitively, and can give special contacts depending on each case, such as in relation to domestic violence”, explained Sugiyama.
As winners of the EAE LAB Challenge: Beat the Covid-19 crisis, Tarcila and Alex will get direct access to the semi-final demo day of EAE Lab. In other words, they have earned a free pass to the event that will decide the 10 teams that will take part in the EAE Lab Propeller 2020, an intensive startup acceleration program running from September to November this year. On the program, they will work to develop their project and achieve the full roll-out.
However, the other projects all triumphed in their own right. As the jury emphasized, “they are all winners and a great representation of EAE Business School’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment”. With this in mind, they will all receive mentoring sessions that will help them continue developing their projects in the future.
Would you like to find out about their entrepreneurial ventures? Just keep on reading!
Webin in an online platform created by Sebastián Narváez and Antonio Carrión, which brings entertainment events of all kinds together in one place. The creators explained that the objective is for users to access the website, paying a one-off fee, to enjoy, stand-up comedy gigs, theatre performances and loads more events streamed live.
How can we help small companies not to lose their human capital? The students Lorena Uribe and Ximena Galvis presented a project that strives to help SMEs to adapt to the guidelines of the new normal, thereby enabling them to develop both organizationally and economically. “It is a solution to the problems posed by the new reality, focusing on issues such as coworking and the home office”.
Educapp is a project created by Fermín Barragán and Giselle Rontani focusing on the field of education, with an app that offers a child-oriented education system that can be followed without the student leaving their home. “There has been a significant development in digital learning, particularly in the recent period, and this can be used to make the child the protagonist of their own learning”, explained the creators.
El viaje de LYA
Focusing more on the psychology and coaching sector, El Viaje de Lya is an initiative designed to heal people through modern therapies and their relationship with art. The creators of the project, Natalia Romero and Tatyana Rubio, explained that “the idea is to use art to heal people using a digital tool. We perform a diagnostic, exploration and identification process that enables them to find solutions to different personal and psychological issues”.
Making its way into the world of employability, Maleeney is an application created by Angela Malvone, John Heaney and Luis Lee, which focuses on job search and professional development, connecting the user’s skills with the characteristics of the job offer. “Our app is designed to put the focus on soft skills and create a link to jobs based on these skills, as well as offering coaching and mentoring sessions”, they explained.
Last but not least, Leonardo Quesada, Yamil Lesmes, Jorge Guerra, Dima Rammal and Daniel Arango presented DocExpress, a self-sufficient and self-sustainable cabin designed to offer medical services to people living in areas with difficulty accessing medical treatment, such as rural, remote regions, etc. “Unlike other apps or initiatives, we provide instrumental tools that can’t be accessed remotely, such as blood pressure monitors, taking temperatures, ultrasounds, etc.”, explained the creators.
Congratulations to all the finalists for their participation and hard work!