Latin America is full of opportunities and talent. Turning great ideas into a business that can withstand tough economic times is another matter. But engineers, bankers and others are founding companies all the time, including the 10 young ones we profile here. A number of the executives at the helm have received crucial support and guidance from the likes of Endeavor, a New York-based organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs. The oldest in the group — Mexico’s Neoris — got its start as a department in a deep-pocketed corporate parent. The youngest, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, is the baby of a renowned airline industry veteran. What they have in common: each company is making a mark in its field and demonstrates how work, talent and financing can transform inspiration into a viable product, service or process.
Left to right:
Claudio Muruzábal, CEO, NEORIS; Juan Antonio Pérez, President, BRIO; James F. Park, CEO, GEOPARK; Alfredo Suárez Rivero, CEO, ALIBIO; Martín Migoya, CEO, GLOBANT; Guillermo Casarotti, CEO, INTIZEN; Moises Abadi, CEO, LIBERTY TECHNOLOGIES; Anabel Pérez, CEO, NOVOPAYMENT; Martin Gutierrez, CEO, INTRABASE; David Neeleman, CEO, AZUL
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