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Axel Antonio Garcia Burgos

Country: Puerto Rico

Company: PRatian LLC

School:  MIT-Skoltech Graduate Program 

Axel started PRation LLC as a way to create commercial products in the field of astronautics. PRation’s first product, Hydropearl, will be used to reduce water consumption by irrigation systems and provide a fertilizing solution to grow foods for home applications and industrial farming. Axel hopes that Hydropearl will expand across all markets where water consumption by irrigation systems is a critical factor due to high losses or a lack of water.

 

Fernando Rodriguez

Country: Peru

Company: Miguri

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.

David de Leon

Country: Panama

Company: Medicsite

School: University of the Isthmus

From his experience in the medical industry, David noticed the lack of efficiencies in healthcare technology processes. David felt passionate about making a change to create better processes and took it upon himself to enroll in a business administration program to gain relevant business experience and resources. With these skills and his experience in the medical industry, David launched Medicsite–a technology platform that facilitates healthcare information management for healthcare providers and administrative professionals. This platform is now available in clinics across Panama, France, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and Paraguay. David hopes that with continual improvement, this platform will be accessible to any country in the world.

 

Esther Vargas

Country: Nicaragua

Company: Ometepe Bilingual School

School: Paulo Freire University

Esther embarked on her entrepreneurial journey by combining her passion of providing quality education and nutrition to underprivileged children and her desire to improve tourist experiences
on Ometepe Island. Esther owns and operates Hacienda Merida and the Ometepe Bilingual School, two ventures that support her interests, with 40 percent of the revenues from Hacienda Merida going directly to Ometepe Bilingual School. The school’s sustainability is linked to the financial success of the Hacienda Merida Hotel and to the continued support of volunteer study or travel programs where groups volunteer at the school teaching English or providing on-site support in other ways. As a mother, Esther is passionate about continuing to grow this school system to support youth education in Nicaragua and its surrounding countries.

 

Giselle Mendoza

Country: Mexico

Company: GECO

School: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

Giselle’s main driving force is to help close the economic inequality gap experienced in Latin America through technology-based entrepreneurship ventures that have a high social and environmental impact. Her most recent venture, GECO, creates 100% biodegradable bioplastic made from orange waste. This product has the potential to be applied in biomedicine, packaging and agriculture as it is an ecological and versatile material that can replace the plastic pollutants derived from petroleum. Giselle hopes to grow GECO’s impact in the future by increasing the industrial production to satisfy a larger customer base.

Juan José Asensio

Country: Guatemala

Company: 1bot

School: ESI School of Management 

Guatemala ranks 134th out of 138 countries evaluated by the World Economic Forum in terms of quality of education in science and technology for primary schools. 1bot, A Robot for Every Child, is a social enterprise that seeks to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Mathematics (STEEM) education to the children of Guatemala, encouraging them to become technology creators and not just users of technology. 1bot uses robotics and programming as tools for children to learn on their own in fun and inspiring learning environments. Juan is making great strides with 1bot in the education system in Guatemala, already obtaining some of the most prestigious schools as clients.

 

Julio Ábrego

Country: El Salvador

Company:  SPOT

School: Don Bosco University

Julio Ábrego’s company, SPOT, develops software based on artificial intelligence (AI). The implementation of his AI software, through video analysis and cloud computing, allows for more effective collection, analysis and management of data in real-time. As an entrepreneur, trusting in his own personal abilities, as well as being persistent and disciplined, created an opportunity for Ábrego to build a business in a community with little familiarity of cloud technology. Ábrego’s long-term vision focuses on being a software development leader in Latin America.

 

Christian Torres

Country: Ecuador

Company:  Kriptos

School: University of the Americas

Christian has identified as an entrepreneur since the age of 15, selling electronics and helping in his family’s motorcycle business. His passions as an entrepreneur led him to start Yambuu, a security and information control add-on for any email-compatible software (Office 365, Gmail, and Exchange). Yambuu gives users the ability to send email more securely and track the forwarding of personal information to third parties. In the next three years, Christian expects Yambuu to operate in three different Latin American countries.

  

Fernely Lebrón

Country: Dominican Republic

Company:  WARA

School: Technological Institute of Santo Domingo

Fernely identifies himself as a social entrepreneur and has created his business, WARA, as an opportunity to help those most in need with a product that will make their lives easier. WARA’s main product is an amphibious vehicle that creates more accessibility for anyone with or without a physical disability in their lower extremities to access the beach and sand independently. In future years, Fernely hopes to expand WARA’s business model and offer products in markets outside of the Dominican Republic.

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.