Bel Pesce, named one of the most influential women in Brazil. Photo: Magnus Höij
From a group of school friends who decided to start a company, to individuals spotting gaps in the market, Latin Trade’s new Top 25 Young Latin American Entrepreneurs ranking includes a diverse set of businesspeople who have pioneered and innovated ways of doing business in the region. They have overcome all manner of obstacles, whether it was lack of initial capital, difficulty to access financing or challenging economic and political climates in their home countries.
In some cases, only a couple hundred of dollars was all it took to create what are now multimillion enterprises with worldwide presence, but in all cases, it took their ability to innovate and turn challenges into opportunities.
The honorees in our Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs ranking stand out among the rest because of their skills, passion, motivation, commitment, vision, and their ability to transmit those aspects to investors, partners and clients.
The list also shows that technology is by far the key aspect in helping these entrepreneurs reach their goals.
Most of the entrepreneurs in our ranking are also looking for ways to contributing to the development of their home countries and create better working and living conditions. Some of their initiatives even include changes to local or national laws that would help promote fairer competition, better education and ways of supporting other entrepreneurs.
Our ranking includes pioneers such as the creator of CAPTCHA, a a security procedure used in …
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