Contrib/VNOC Picked as Part of Emerge America Startup Finalist

We are so stoked to be part of Emerge America 2016! We always do strive to push boundaries and uncreate boxed models in today’s collaboration platforms. We believe in what Emerge America stands for and hope to win the coveted award.


eMerge Americas’ 2016 Startup Showcase, Presented by Grupo Arcano, Will Host Entrepreneurs from Around the World Competing for a Chance to Win $175,000

MIAMI, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — eMerge Americas, the leading B2B technology conference connecting companies with business and government leaders from North America, Latin America and Europe, announced more than 100 finalists selected to participate in this year’s Startup Showcase. For the first time, the program will be presented by Grupo Arcano, an international private equity and venture capital firm, founded in 2001, with offices in Santiago, Miami, London and Sydney, and recognized for investing in innovation businesses including Uber, Snapchat, Square, Open English, among others. Forming a key part of the eMerge Americas 2016 event, the Startup Showcase will take place on April 18 and 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

“The finalists in the 2016 Startup Showcase truly exemplify what the program is all about – uncovering world-class university, early and later stage companies that are bringing to market innovative and disruptive technologies,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. “For the first time, we are thrilled to partner with Grupo Arcano as the Presenting Sponsor for the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase. Their global reputation and proven ability for identifying and supporting the best and brightest tech talent is sure to take this year’s Startup Showcase to another level.”

The distinguished group of finalists hails from 15 different countries, and will benefit from the unique opportunity of connecting with key investors and business leaders. The Startup Showcase will culminate with the top companies pitching to a qualified judges panel on eMerge’s Center Stage for the chance to walk away with up to a total of $175,000 in cash and prizes.

This select group will also gain valuable insight from mentors in the lead-up to eMerge Americas through an innovative boot camp that will take place at Venture Hive, the Miami-based incubator and accelerator.


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