It has been quite an end of 2019 for our startup Permalution. During November 2019, we attended the Unleash Innovation Lab, held in Shenzhen, China. Where over a thousand talents arrived to work on solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Being part of the new Unleash+ track, our three members took part in the pre-accelerator program with 21 other amazing startups in the same track, competing for a cash prize during a Dragons Den pitch competition.
After five days of intense preparation, canvases methodologies, gate checks, short nights and meeting inspiring and talented people, we were ready for the pitch day.
On the day of the pitch at the Dragons Den, we won one of the cash prizes along with an in-kind contribution funded by Chemonics International. It was a great milestone for the team, and it meant we would be moving forward with our activities for wildfire mitigation using fog in Mexico.
We were proud of our team and our efforts. Among the other five winning teams of the track, we were the only Latin, and also female-owned startup to win this track.
We were also invited and featured at the 2019 International Youth Innovation Conference, in Shenzhen, after the event at Unleash.