IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. It mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to catalyze innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Quipu is the first Colombian project supported by the IDB Lab, part of the 2019 cohort.
Major Colombian non-profit that In alliance with public and private organizations leads projects in priority such as Education, Environment, Health and Territorial Development. Quipu has been working with the Fundacion since our start in our first Quipu community, Villas de San Pablo.
The Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) is a development bank that has a mission of stimulating sustainable development and regional integration in Latam. Quipu was selected as the winner of the CAF Financial Inclusion Laboratory in the category of financial inclusion of vulnerable groups in November 2019..
Village Capital is the largest organization in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups. Quipu was selected as one of 12 financial health companies to participate in its Finance Forward Latin America 2020 program with the support of Moodys, MetLife and Paypal in July 2020.
Visa Everywhere Initiative LAC, led by Visa and Finnovista seeks to promote the economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, while accelerating the digitization of all economic activities. Quipu was awarded third place in the VEI 2020 program in October 2020.
Finnovista is an impact organization that empowers the transformation of the financial services and insurance industries by building between large corporates and Fintech & Insurtech startups
Quipu was selected as a finalist in the World Bank Youth Summit Competition 2019: Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future, participating in the summit inWashington DC in December 2019.
Quipu joined the Fast Forward program for technology companies with social impact in summer 2019. The program took place in Silicon Valley and New York sponsored, among others, by Google, Amazon, HPE and Blackrock.
Third prize winner of the Innovate for Good Challenge by Upswell and Independent Sector in Chicago, USA. Independent Sector brings together a diverse community of changemakers at nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs working to strengthen civil society.
Quipu was part of the 2018-2019 cohort of MITdesignX is an MIT academic program and accelerator for new business ventures and forward-thinking solutions designed to address critical challenges facing the future of cities and the human environment.
MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund provides seed funding for student-initiated entrepreneurship ideas, mentoring from within MIT and from a broad network of committed partners, and tailored educational experiences. Quipu was part of the Sandbox program in 2018-2019.
Quipu was selected as recipient of an award by the MIT Translational Innovation Alliance (TIA) to develop a community digital market project with a token-based exchange system in 2018.