2021 Finals


22 - 25

They benefited from trainings, mentoring sessions, and valuable feedback from the judges. Discover the entrepreneurs who made it to the Finals of the Competition.


Discover all the details of the Competition, its impact on Latin America and the Caribbean, and read more about the Finalist Teams.


A group of exceptionally capable and dynamic international specialists contributed their participation to the success of TIC Americas.


Connect young entrepreneurs and national organizations in a vibrant community of global players that support youth development and exchange opportunities, to form a new generation of responsible business leaders.



A regional innovation competition and support program aimed at empowering young entrepreneurs to respond to the emerging needs of grassroots communities in Latin America and the Caribbean as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eco-Challenge 12.0 promotes a new vision of plastic and contributes to a sustainable future in Latin America and the Caribbean, seeking sustainable solutions that will allow the industry and the consumer to go beyond the traditional use of plastic.

TIC Jalisco seeks to identify and promote innovative and sustainable solutions led by young entrepreneurs from Jalisco, México.


Speakers and Experts



June 22 

9:00 am

Demo Day – Eco-Challenge

10:30 am
PlanetLove: Conversation about the importance of the circular plastics economy

11:30 am
MasterClass: “Marketing. Los principios y “reglas”del juego infinito”

June 23

9:00 am

Demo Day – InnovAction Challenge

11:30 am
Youth Dialogue: The three Cs of youth development: Climate Change, COVID-19, Collaboration with Youth.
(Activity for finalists only)

June 24


10:00 am
Demo Day – TIC Jalisco

11:30 am
Master Lecture:
Innovation Ecosystem of Jalisco: An opportunity for young entrepreneurs of the Americas

June 25 

11:00 am
Presentation of recommendations for the Discussion about the three Cs of youth development: Climate Change, COVID-19, Collaborating with Youth

12:00 pm
Awards Ceremony and Announcement of Winners

* All times are in Washington D.C. time. (EST)



Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is an international non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the social and economic development of young people around the world. While building entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for future business leaders, the YABT community advances global goals and strengthens youth-led initiatives for sustainable development.

Business skills and Training
Emphasizing practical experience to generate an entrepreneurial spirit and foster innovation in young people, while motivating and leading them through a “real life” business experience.
Connecting young entrepreneurs and national organizations in a vibrant community of global actors supporting youth development, the citizen participation and the learning and exchanges opportunities, to form a new generation of responsible business leaders.
YABT Competitions operate as business accelerator platforms in which young entrepreneurs develop their business ideas and startups. These hemispheric programs connect private sector, investors and governments seeking to support business proposals with scalable innovations in different sectors.
Resources and Alliances

Working through international and national alliances that provide technical and financial support to young entrepreneurs programs and initiatives.