March 3, 2022
Apple launches inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Latin founders
This week, Apple launched its inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Hispanic and Latin founders, inviting leaders and builders from 9 app corporations from the US, Brazil, Guatemala, and Portugal to construct the following technology of cutting-edge apps.
“We’re so excited to bolster the influence of Entrepreneur Camp with the addition of this new cohort for Latin technologists,” mentioned Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vp of Surroundings, Coverage, and Social Initiatives. “It’s an honor to help these founders and builders on their journeys as they construct superb apps that join, inform, and encourage us.”
Throughout this immersive tech lab, builders obtain one-on-one code-level steerage from Apple consultants and engineers to assist speed up their apps. Contributors additionally obtain mentorship, inspiration, and insights from the corporate’s leaders.
The primary Entrepreneur Camp was held in 2019 for app-driven corporations based and led by builders from underrepresented backgrounds in know-how. The primary cohorts targeted on feminine founders and builders, and final yr, Apple welcomed its first group of Black founders.
Program alumni have gone on to safe main funding rounds, garner awards and accolades, and efficiently promote their corporations in main acquisitions. Earlier app participant BookSloth lately turned the first-ever acquisition of a female-led know-how firm in Puerto Rico.
Extra apps from Entrepreneur Camp alumni might be discovered on the App Retailer right here.
Meet the Builders
Apple Developer Academy graduates Matheus Kulick, Theo Caldas, and Kassio Veras wished to discover a manner to make use of know-how to advertise Brazilian folklore and tradition. They lately launched “Cuca Catch” on the App Retailer — a dynamic recreation that makes use of customers’ facial expressions to assist Cuca, Brazil’s most iconic witch, create potions.
Encantos: Play, Be taught & Develop
A number of years in the past, CEO and Encantos co-founder Steven Wolfe Pereira was in search of a strategy to share his Dominican tradition together with his children, and launched into the journey of launching a various content material library. As his firm grew to a full staff, together with builders Keith Elliott and Francine Walker, their focus has broadened to serving to children improve their literacy and life expertise by way of audio, video, books, and video games from creators of underrepresented communities.
When Gabriel Santos, Vitor Marques, and Matheus Medina held conferences in English, they observed that dialog may very well be troublesome for many who had studied the language in class, however didn’t have a lot sensible talking expertise. They created Falou to assist folks turn out to be conversational quicker by strolling by way of immersive journey simulations.
An homage to ’80s-style video games like “House Invaders” and “Galaga,” “Gamma Fighter” is a retro-style arcade recreation created by solo developer Jorge Briones. Although recreation creation is a ardour challenge that Briones initially picked up as a interest, he now blogs about his “coding adventures,” in hopes of inspiring others to discover ways to code.
Apple Developer Academy college students Ana Bittencourt Vidigal, Djenifer Renata Pereira, and Gustavo Kumasawa need to evoke reminiscences related to digital pictures the way in which previous printed photograph albums do. Throughout camp, they’ll be engaged on Memoria, a sharable digital photograph album that anchors pictures to things or environment, to assist spark reminiscences related to the pictures so that they don’t get “misplaced” or forgotten in your iPhone digital camera roll.
Sinq: Your Health Companion
Well being and wellness have been all the time necessary passions for Apple Developer Academy alums Matheus Fogiatto, Rodrigo Giglio, and Daniela Aires dos Reis. They noticed a chance available in the market for Sinq, an app that makes use of a customizable dinosaur character to behave as a motivator buddy for health, and now, they’re working to launch extra group actions and challenges.
When founder Alexandre Morgado couldn’t discover what he wanted in a journey app, he began designing his personal. With the assistance of fellow developer Thiago Imolesi, the staff constructed Tripify as a holistic journey app with options to plan journeys, handle bills, register reminiscences, and log locations visited.
Wakeout! is a “motion remedy” app designed to get customers off the sofa or out of their desk chair with temporary motion classes all through the day, it doesn’t matter what their environments appear to be. Already vastly profitable on the App Retailer, Wakeout! obtained an App Retailer Award in 2020. Since then, teammates Andres Canella, Pedro Wunderlich, and Dmitry Ivanov have added 1000’s of workout routines to the platform and have even created a separate, however related, providing for teenagers.
Yoga Wake Up
Founders Lizzie and Joaquín Brown first got here up with the thought for Yoga Wake Up throughout a yoga class. Aiming to create a device for inexperienced persons and people with persistent well being points who’re in search of an approachable strategy to make yoga part of their routine, the app encourages pleasant interactions between instructors and the neighborhood, and now presents over 365 bed-based audio classes.
Katie Clark Alsadder
Apple Media Helpline