Endeavor Miami selects next EndeavorLab Latinx cohort. Let’s meet them.

Endeavor Miami announced its latest EndeavorLAB Latinx cohort, showcasing Miami’s wealth of Latin American talent and the organization’s commitment to elevating underrepresented founders.

EndeavorLAB focuses on Black, Latinx, and Women founders, whose businesses are often overlooked and underfunded  and may face more struggles to access the resources they need for growth. Over two months, with a commitment of just four hours per week, EndeavorLAB participants engage in a curriculum focused on scaling up, tailored to integrate into their schedules. Endeavor Miami recently received $500,000 in funding from JPMorgan Chase to support its ongoing EndeavorLAB programming.

The 20 founders from 10 startups selected for this year’s Latinx cohort, supported by JPMorgan Chase and in collaboration with DELL For Startups,  come from Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Brazi and represent sectors from enterprise SaaS to fintech, consumer tech to CPG, and logistics. Within just a few years of founding, these ventures collectively achieved over $2.5 million in revenue in 2023, with projections to surpass $10 million in 2024. They are supported by an impressive $18 million in external funding. 

“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,” said Claudia Duran, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. “We’re excited to facilitate their growth journey and look forward to the remarkable impact they will have.”

Here are the members of the cohort (descriptions provided by Endeavor Miami):

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.

Endeavor Miami, the first US affiliate of Endeavor Global, recently celebrated its 10th year. Miami’s Endeavor Entrepreneurs generated over $900M+ in revenues and employed over 6,000 individuals in 2023. Endeavor Miami currently supports 35 companies and 60 Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

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Nancy Dahlberg