Company: Strap Technologies
His passion for innovation began when he discovered robotics at 7 years old. Three years later, Diego, 10, began teaching robotics. Driven to help the visually impaired, he founded Strap Technologies and developed a wearable device designed to detect any obstacle and notify the user of possible collisions through a vibrating alert system. In nine years, Diego turned his passion into a company whose goal is to help the visually impaired achieve complete autonomy.
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.
School: ITESM Campus Monterrey
BIOFASE is an international awarded Mexican company that produces bioplastic by an own patented process. BIOFASE’s bioplastic resins are made out of 100% biopolymers found on the avocado seed, which is an agro-industrial waste, becoming the first company worldwide to use avocado seed as feedstock. In this sense, BIOFASE offers the lowest carbon footprint and more sustainable biodegradable plastic on the global market.