World-class entrepreneurs are popping up all over the globe as technology levels the playing field for innovators beyond Silicon Valley. New start-up ecosystems can be found in emerging hot spots — from Santiago, Chile, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, to south Florida.
To get a glimpse of the trend, one can look at the Startup Showcase at the eMerge Americas B2B conference in Miami tomorrow. At the event, more than 100 companies from 15 countries — including university start-ups, early- and later-stage ventures — are presenting their disruptive business models to key investors and potential business partners. Their ultimate goal: to get chosen to pitch their business plans on center stage in order to raise funding that can help take their business to the next level.
Here is a sampling of some of the hottest companies driving innovation across industry sectors, including health, travel, aerospace and more.
— By CNBC's Barbara Booth
Posted 18 April 2016