Start-Ups Drive Development in Latin America

A new wave of start-ups are disrupting business as usual and creating new economic opportunities across Latin America. These companies are using technology to provide broader access to goods and services, create jobs, and help close the region’s inequality gap.

This week, 50 of the most promising Latin American start-ups are joining a forum in Sao Paulo organized by the World Economic Forum and IFC. Watch some of these entrepreneurs talk about their experiences:

 

Victoria Alonsoperez, CEO and founder of Chipsafer.

Victoria Alonsoperez, CEO and founder of Chipsafer. (Audio in English)

Sean Petersen, IFC Venture Capital Team.

Sean Petersen, IFC Venture Capital Team. (Audio in English)

Freddy Vega, CEO and founder of Platzi.

Freddy Vega, CEO and founder of Platzi. (Audio in English)

Ezequiel Guilleron, CTO and co-founder of Afluenta.

Ezequiel Guilleron, CTO and co-founder of Afluenta. (Audio in Spanish)

abriela Rocha, founder of Laboratoria.

Gabriela Rocha, founder of Laboratoria.
(Audio in Spanish)

Marcela Torres, founder of Hola Code.

Marcela Torres, founder of Hola Code.
(Audio in Spanish)

Greg Balasko, CFO of Loggi.

Greg Balasko, CFO of Loggi.
(Audio in Portuguese)

Sergio Furio, CEO of Creditas.

Sergio Furio, CEO of Creditas.
(Audio in Portuguese)