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Jose Ignacio Barrientos Zamora

Country: Costa Rica

Company: BambuPallet

 

Website: https://bambupalletcr.com/

Facebook:@bambupallet

In 2018, Jose launched BambuPallet, a company which is pioneering pallets made from bamboo. His goal is to stop at least three million hectares of deforestation and erosion in the pallet industry. In doing so, Jose’s objective is to manage climate change by maximizing Co2 fixation and increase water conservancy by a hectare of bamboo harvested.  He believes in a triple bottom approach to business where companies generating value and impact in the economic, social and environmental sectors.

Mariano Miranda

Country: Costa Rica

Company:  EDaway

School: Yale University 

Mariano Miranda launched EDaway with the vision of building the first global application to help thousands of students around the world access better educational and college prep opportunities. Starting his business out of his dorm, Miranda worked with low-income students to help them apply to college, with a 100% success rate. Now, EDaway plans to enhance global connectivity in education through the development of digital platforms that assist students applying to college through mentorship and standardized application processes. He attributes much of his success to hard work and the desire to bring opportunities he never had to the youth of today.

Paulo Vargas

Company: Gluten Free Factory (Grupo Industrial PAMA S.A)

School: Universidad de Costa Rica

The Gluten Free Factory, es una empresa especializada en alimentación saludable sin gluten, pionera para Costa Rica en investigación y desarrollo de alimentos libres de gluten certificados mediante análisis de laboratorio y una de las primeras empresas en este campo para américa latina, ofrece productos destinados a la población que padece la enfermedad celiaca (conformada por las personas que tiene algún grado de intolerancia al gluten; proteína presente en el trigo, avena, cebada y centeno) , personas con enfermedades gluten dependientes, deportistas y personas que busquen salud y bienestar.

 

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