Showcasing Miami’s Entrepreneurial Spirit: Latinx Innovators Leading the Way

Miami, FL, February 23, 2024 – Endeavor Miami has announced its latest EndeavorLAB Latinx cohort, showcasing the wealth of Latinx talent, its commitment to elevating underrepresented founders, and Miami’s rise as a global innovation hub.

Tailored explicitly for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Florida, EndeavorLAB addresses a crucial gap in the startup ecosystem. EndeavorLAB focuses on Black, Latinx, and Women founders, whose businesses are often underfunded  and may face more struggles to access the resources they need for growth. EndeavorLAB fills this void, offering a sanctuary of community, knowledge, and support that reaffirms their potential and empowers them to persevere.

This year’s Latinx cohort is a vibrant mosaic of ten startups led by a diverse group of twenty co-founders from across Latin America – Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. This selection celebrates cultural diversity and spotlights the innovative spirit and scalable potential within the Latinx entrepreneurial community. From enterprise SaaS to fintech, consumer tech to CPG, and logistics, these startups represent a broad spectrum of industries poised for significant growth.

Within just a few years of founding, these ventures collectively achieved over $2.5M in revenue in 2023, with projections to surpass $10M in 2024. They are supported by an impressive $18M in external funding. 

EndeavorLAB’s design reflects a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial journey, offering a structured yet flexible program that aligns with founders’ busy lives. Over two months, with a commitment of just four hours per week, participants engage in a curriculum focused on scaling up, tailored to integrate seamlessly into their schedules. This thoughtful approach ensures that learning and growth can occur without disrupting the ongoing momentum of their businesses.

Claudia Duran, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami, expressed her enthusiasm for the cohort: “We are immensely proud to introduce these extraordinary startups to the world. Their ambition and innovation embody the spirit of Endeavor Miami. This cohort underscores the vast potential within our community and the broader Latinx entrepreneurial ecosystem. We’re excited to facilitate their growth journey and look forward to the remarkable impact they will have.”

EndeavorLAB’s introduction of this year’s Latinx cohort, supported by JPMorgan Chase and in collaboration with DELL For Startups, is a milestone for Endeavor Miami and a beacon of hope and inspiration for underrepresented founders in South Florida. It highlights the organization’s role as a catalyst for meaningful change, fostering a more inclusive, diverse, and competitive entrepreneurial landscape. As these startups embark on their EndeavorLAB journey, their success stories will undoubtedly inspire future entrepreneurs, proving that the possibilities are limitless with the proper support and community.

Here is a complete list of the EndeavorLAB Cohort:

Casalú is a rum seltzer brand built to represent modern Latino Culture.

Entrepreneurs: Gabriel Gonzalez, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ricardo Sucre, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, and Gustavo Darquea, Co-Founder & COO

CodeGPT empowers businesses with a customizable, robust, and secure LLM as an Operating System (OS) for seamless business integration. Providing total control of the AI experience and the data back to the companies.

Entrepreneurs: Alvaro Chavez, Co-Founder & CEO, Daniel Avila, Co-Founder & CTO, and Gustavo Espindola, Co-Founder & Chief AI officer

Highlights App helps fans stay connected to their favorite sports, teams, and athletes by leveraging their intuitive mobile interface and advanced AI to aggregate full highlights across all sports and leagues and personalize them to fans’ preferences.

Entrepreneurs: Daniel Benchimol, Co-Founder & CEO, and Humberto Ciffoni, Co-Founder & President 

iTruckr fueled by AI and smart algorithms, transforms independent trucking with automated operations, personalized scheduling, and real-time load booking, boosting financial control and profitability for owner-operators.

Entrepreneurs: Camilo Ramirez, Co-Founder & CEO, Alexander Florez, Co-Founder & CTO, and Carolina Espinosa, Co-Founder & CMO

Kanto is a multi-platform interactive singing app. With Kanto Score, users experience the world’s most accurate scoring technology an a large library of songs and playlists.

Entrepreneurs: Carlos Montesinos, Co-Founder & CEO, Kevin Zuñiga, Co-Founder & CTO, Tomomi Toyosato, Co-Founder & CMO & COO, and Gary Urteaga, Co-Founder & CBO

Mavity is the AI-powered tool that supercharges creative operations.

Entrepreneurs: Tomas Uribe, Co-Founder & CEO, Kristian Diaz, Co-Founder & CTO, and Juan Soto, Co-Founder & CMO

Neomoon revolutionizes financial access in LATAM, offering easy-to-use dollar accounts and empowering users with deep financial education, bridging the gap between technology and everyday finance.

Entrepreneurs: Fedor Saldivia, Co-Founder & CEO, Luis Miguel Bevilacqua, Co-Founder & CTO, Joshua Witherill, Co-Founder & Head of Operations, and Andrea Ferro, Co-Founder & Head of Marketing

Onyx Private is Empowering Small Business Owners to Thrive and Grow with a Unified Personal and Business App that Simplifies Financial Management.

Entrepreneurs: Douglas Lopes, Co-Founder & COO, and Victor Santos, Co-Founder & CEO

Palla is a platform that enables people and companies to instantly send funds from the US to LatAm. Palla partners with Financial Institutions and Fintechs in LatAm to enable their customers to request and receive funds in seconds, instead of hours or days.

Entrepreneurs: Enrique Perezalonso, Co-Founder & CEO, Greg Piccolo, Co-Founder & CTO, and Andrew Mason, Co-Founder & CPO

Securily is the company behind the World’s Easiest Pentest, it revolutionizes pen testing for small and medium-sized businesses by combining certified human expertise with cutting-edge AI, streamlining cybersecurity processes and ensuring compliance. 

Entrepreneurs: Orit Benzaquen, Co-Founder & CEO, and Cariel Cohen – Co-Founder & CTO

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About Endeavor Miami:

Endeavor’s Miami affiliate was established in 2013, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as the first U.S. affiliate of the global Endeavor organization. Miami’s Endeavor Entrepreneurs generated over $900M+ in revenues and employed over 6,000 individuals in 2023. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 35 companies and 60 Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

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