Students from Universidad del Valle de México Campus Saltillo win 1st place in Entrepreneur Competition


Students from UVM Campus Saltillo win 1st place in Entrepreneur Competition

Alan Javier Camargo Hernández and Miguel Darío Barojas Armenta will receive financial support and mentoring to help them launch their business

Alan Javier Camargo Hernandez (Industrial Engineering) and Miguel Dario Barojas Armenta (International Trade), both from Campus Saltillo Universidad del Valle de Mexico won 1st place in the category of Information Technology and Telecommunications in the 2012 Entrepreneurship Competition. The award ceremony took place on March 7th, the "2nd Day of the Entrepreneur".

With their project, CABA Intelligent Building, the UVM students won 100 thousand pesos, mentoring from the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas), promotional support in Entrepreneur magazine, participation in workshops to access seed capital provided by the Secretariat of the Economy and many opportunities to expand their professional network.

The project is focused on creating a company that will be a leader in developing building materials that minimize construction costs and building time. The proposal was selected over five nominees in the same category that were submitted from students that attend the Institutos Tecnológicos de Colima, Culiacán, Jiquilpan and la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

According to Alan Javier Camargo, while one of the objectives of CABA is to help reduce costs, they are also focused on being environmentally responsible and promoting green culture, as the materials they work with are recyclable. The idea behind this project was born 4 years ago, but the company was only formed in the last year and a half.

The 2012 Entrepreneurs Competition was organized by the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP), the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (ANUIES), the Scientific and Technological Consultative Forum (FCCyT) and Higher Education-Business Foundation (Fese).

Alan and Miguel’s project was one of more than 400 projects that entered the competition in the following categories: Agribusiness and Food Industry, Health Sciences and Pharmaceuticals, Sustainable Development and Energy, Industry and Construction, Industrial Projects, and Information Technology and Telecommunications.