From left: Tallis Gomes, creator of EasyTaxy and SINGU; Juan López Salaberry, partner 500 Startups; Victoria Alonsoperez, co-creator of IEETECH and Chipsafer. Photo: Telecom Young Innovators/Flickr
According to the United Nations, the population of Latin America is expected to reach 784 million by 2050. That figure, coupled with the region’s progress in technology usage (Latin Trade’s Technology Index 2015) provides a very fertile ground for young entrepreneurs.
The Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs ranking is back in its second edition with a list of some of the region’s brightest business minds. They are taking full advantage of technology, gaps in the market and people’s needs to create innovative companies and ventures.
Examples range from using drones to improve agriculture, allowing people in rural areas to make secure online transactions, corporate marketing solutions or creating a device that translates text to Braille in real-time.
Among the new names this year are Pablo Estrada and Eduardo Benchoam from Guatemala, founders of The Influence, a digital marketing service that uses the latest Silicon Valley technology. Some of their clients include AmBev, Tigo and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Joining them is Mexico’s Javier Lozano, who has redesigned treatment processes for Diabetes patients and brought down costs from $600 to around $140.
One entrepreneur representing Colombia is Paola Tafur Jimenez, founder of SBS Facilitadores, a firm that provides specialized human development solutions for large multinationals operating in Mexico City. Clients include Coca-Cola, HSBC and Telefónica.
These are a few examples of the up and coming business …
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