Sophetic among the winners of innovation contest

In 106 the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism and the Alliance for Entrepreneurship and innovation (AEI) launched the first annual contest ‘Reto Turismo.’ The purpose was to find and select the companies and products with the highest quality and innovation that could represent Ecuador in national and international stores.

The contest was divided into 4 categories: Foods and beverages, Tourism, Souvenirs, and Crafts and textiles. 130 companies participated and only 30 were selected to present their products in front of 8 judges from different companies and Ecuadorian ministries. During these presentations, the judges analyzed the products and their quality, the growth potential of the companies and the leading abilities of their CEO’s.

Sophetic and CEO Cristian Fuentes were selected among the 3 winners of the Crafts and textiles category thanks to the quality of our leather work and for the creativity and vision of the Sierra Blanca team. On October 18th, we received the certificate at the Ministry of Tourism headquarters from the Vice Minister of tourism.

Our products will soon be in the duty free section of Ecuador’s international airports as well as in Metropolitan Touring’s luxury cruises in Galapagos. We also had the chance to participate in the annual national ‘Expo Pais’ fair where the most important Ecuadorian companies display their products that best represent Ecuador in international markets.

It was a great honor and we are immensely happy that our hard work was recognized.