Honduras may not come to mind when you think of tech startups, but a rapidly expanding economy—one of the fastest growing in Latin America—has prompted a handful of digital pioneers to launch products and services targeting the region’s businesses and consumers.
In the face of various economic and social challenges, entrepreneurs are still managing to innovate—the following are the best and brightest from Honduras you need to know about in 2016.
Eso Latinoamerica is a consumer-to-consumer (C2C) online marketplace for all sorts of products and services. The firm plans on expanding to early-stage e-commerce markets in Central America such as Bolivia and Paraguay.
AimRocket provides human-howered testing services for software and apps, complete with personalized reports pointing out any issues to fix or improvements necessary.
Honduras Online Stores (HOS) is an online shopping platform and accompanying Android app for special promotions and discounts. HOS is poised for expansion into Central America with an expanding partner network of retailers and supermarkets in the region.
RELIoT combines hardware and software solutions around IoT, the cloud, mobile technologies, and sensor networking to create products that collect relevant information and indicators from machines or equipment in real-time—crucial for predicting fault or issues quickly.
A so-called “application-to-person” (A2S) SMS aggregator, Movitext provide messaging services to customers in the Central America region.
Digital Academy is a training institution specializing in topics related to online and social media marketing: Google AdWords, SEO, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and more. The organization has campuses in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.
Clinpays is a mobile app that gives users real money for visiting selected restaurants and other storefronts. Users can use accumulated digital cash for real in-person transactions at participating brick-and-mortar retailers.
Honduras may be just starting its journey into digital entrepreneurship, but these local 7 startups are fast becoming regional names—be sure to keep an eye out on them as they expand their products and services into greater Latin America.