The Inter-American Development Bank Venture Night in Demand Solutions Challenge 2016.

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Application Deadline: July 5, 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank is looking for the most innovative startups working on Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Solutions

Do you have a startup in Latin America and the Caribbean that has developed a health, water , sanitation and hygiene solution, product or service that is improving lives? If so, this is the contest for you! Apply to be one of the startups selected to experience Demand Solutions, and network, pitch, and compete for awards during Venture Night.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a national citizen of one of the IDB borrowing member countries.
  • Your startup must be operating in one of the IDB borrowing member countries.
  • Your startup must be providing a solution, product or service in health or water sanitation sectors.
  • Technology must play a key role in your startup’s solution, product or service.


Closing the existing maternal and infantile health indices gaps and improving nutrition during pregnancy and early infancy; and checking the growing incidence of chronic, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension among others.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Solutions to improve water and sanitation services, as well as combat water and sanitation related diseases and infections, such as: cholera, malaria, dengue, trachoma, schistosomiasis, worm infestations, guinea worm disease, neglected tropical diseases, chikungunya, zika, among others.


  • A panel of experts will evaluate and select startups to attend Demand Solutions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • One startup representative will be invited with all expenses paid to participate.
  • Selected startups will also take part in an intensive day and half program to support their growth, and will have the opportunity to meet with high level mentors.
  •  Ten to twelve startups will be selected, half from the health category and half from water sanitation and hygiene field (WASH).
  • Three of the WASH startups selected will be awarded the IDB-FEMSA Water Prize.
  • Other partners will award prizes to some of the other startups as well.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IDB Venture Night in Demand Solutions Challenge 2016.

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