Eight startup proposals win grant money

Eight projects that are potential startups under the incubator programs of the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio have been chosen to receive money under the seed capital program.

The eight are Add2Beer, DiDi, Hullihealth (Hullisearch), Morpho: Azulejos Tridimensionales, Toemaster, Leaf,  Polydiesel and Reutopiña.

The projects were selected from 62 that applied for the contest. The winners will share 470 million colons or about $870,000 for development. The winners were from Naranjo, Guápiles, San Carlos and San Jose.

Sponsors said that the winners have the capacity to develop more than 700 jobs, both direct and indirect.

Originators of six other projects were given more time to develop their proposal for possible funding later, said the ministry.

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