Startups to Compete for $150K at eMerge Americas’ 2015 Showcase Competition

Camila Souza

eMerge Americas, a global technology conference focused on innovations transforming industries across the Americas, will host a world-class array of early and later-stage companies to highlight innovation and disruptive technology through its Startup Showcase May 1-5 in Miami Beach.

As part of the eMerge Americas 2015 program, the Startup Showcase will feature early and late-stage startups. The showcase will culminate with the top companies pitching on eMerge's Center Stage for the chance to walk away with up to $150,000 in cash and prizes. Last year's early-stage and late-stage competition winners were Modernizing Medicine and Hair Construction.

“Last year's Startup Showcase highlighted talented innovators of the highest caliber from across the U.S. andLatin America, and gave them a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of investors and business leaders,” said Xavier Gonzalez, Executive Director of eMerge Americas. “This year promises to be bigger and better as we have expanded the eligibility requirements to allow companies from across the globe to compete for a chance to take their company to the next level.”

Registration is currently open. Startups interested in participating can visit apply through March 15.  Applicants have three exciting tracks to choose from in 2015—University, Early-Stage and Late-Stage.


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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.