Last Update: 7 May 2018
School: National University of San Marcos
Growing up in Huancavelica, the poorest region in Peru, Fernando wanted to be an agent of change in education technology to improve the education experience for children in low-income areas. Fernando founded Miguri Corp., a company that develops educational technology for emerging economies with hopes to improve STEM education skills. Miguri Corp.’s main activity is manufacturing construction kits for robotics that can be used for pedagogical purposes in schools or as an educational toy in children’s homes. Fernando risked everything, including his job, to invest his time and money into building Miguri Corp., but his constant motivation is remembering the lack of opportunity he had in school and his desire to create a stronger educational system for students in the future.