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George Washington University student entrepreneur Danya Sherman outpitched more than 100 startup competitors from around the world to win the grand prize at the eMerge Americas technology conference in Miami Beach.
South Florida startup Bioverse Labs, pitched by Francisco D’Elia, was a top 5 finalist and also pitched on the main stage. Born at Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program, Bioverse uses machine learning to offer a system to farmers that will help them monitor and detect pests before they become infestations.
Other finalists were:
Swap, a peer-to-peer payments system, based in Mexico.
FlowSense, a digital marketing platform, based in Brazil
TiendApp, a shopping platform, based in Colombia.