millennials challenge of december linking together latino youth entrepreneurs across the americas and through to Rome Nobel Peace Summit and back- if you have a favorite latino peace or entrepreneur network to be in please post its adress

strange but true after a third of a century of unparalled health service to the poorest, boston and other friends of paul farmer built him the best teaching hospital in the world in HA... the pride and joy of the hemisphere- particularly as its also world bank's jim kim favorite space to showcase what millennials can now do -lets hope next tedxwb will linkin

..Chile searches for business schools with a (sustainable) futureENS Global
toplines from superb #demandsolutions summit idb 2 December
Blum has turned global poverty in UC's most popular minoroty option since starting partnership with idp
Gomez startup easytaxi shows how a digital platform can go global wherever a passionate tech entrepreneur starts
cnn gabriella friasmay be interested in linking latin americas to atlantas biggest ever youth celebration
tie up between singularity university, xprize, women@thefriontier
impressive play in vc value chain  by founder  Bedy Yang of 500 startups also started 500women and premoney(and brazilinnovators san fran)

these from december 2014 celebration of millennials entrepreneurial talent latin america development bank dc

chile bottom-up medicine Contreras Retediag - medical millennials

ecuador satellite tracking of healthy cattle alonsoperez ieetech   -women millennials, agriculture millennials, tech millennials

Colombia Gutierrez Sokotext Food safety and small food retailers- womens millennials food millennials sme millennials

Colombia Guaqueta acuacare  - water milennial, health millennial, houing millennails

Argentina Puig Acamica - elearning

mexico Freitas Handtalk - translating hand language for deaf

Brazil enois contenuendo Rahra- elearning/youth media

uruguay Vipermed Oliveri-telemedical knowhow

Brazil  Livox Pereira - App for disabled

Mexico increasing nutrition of processed foods Bonzalez Eatlimmo - health millennials

Peru Guiterrez Duhem -Online store (ethical produce)

Brazil mobile medical Gomes   Plataformasaude medical millennials

Panama Criptext Mazrachi- mobile millennials, security millennials

Venezuela Mara Takehand- 3d printing prosthetic hand

Guatemala Lopez Dplatam - digital game mobile millennial

Chile Correa Copperbiohealth - copper bedstands cause least risk of transmitting diseases -women millennials,health millennials

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) welcomed more than 30 young rural entrepreneurs from various regions of Colombia.

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Computers Analyst. CEO of AEC a company,Focused in creating innovative solutions for people with disabilities.

Millions of people with disabilities can't speak. Most of them will never learn how to read, how to write or complex concepts, like Math. In Brazil alone, 15 million people can't speak. People with disabilities are the group with the highest risk of school exclusion.

Carlos is a father of a 7-years-old girl named Clara. Due to a medical mistake during his wife's labor, Clara has Cerebral Palsy. Carlos is very passionate about empowering people with disabilities and help them in creating a more equitable society.

Since his daughter's birth, Carlos looked for alternatives to help her. That is why he is changing the world by helping people with disabilities to be socially included by Livox, an app created by Carlos that is the evolution of alternative communication for people with disabilities. Livox adjusts itself according to the user's disability.

Livox enables them to do much more than just speaking - through a tablet. Livox has already reached 10,000 people with disabilities in Brazil and are now ready to take it to Spanish and English spoken markets.


Industrial engineer, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) and the University of Pennsylvania. Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum since 2013

Puig was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After working in investment banking in New York and as a business consultant, and aware of the social reality in his country and the world as a whole, Puig embarked on a personal search that led him to understand that everyone is seeking the same thing: happiness.

In this spirit he set off on an entrepreneurial path that would bring together his passion for technology, business and social impact. While taking part in an event for entrepreneurs he met his now partner Gonzalo Orsi, which was the first step leading to their current project: making education fun and available to everyone. Along with Juan Badino and the successful entrepreneur Tomás Escobar, in 2013 Puig founded Acamica. This is an online academy and community which, through the use of technology, allows anyone to learn the skills that are most in demand to confront the future, and to do it from scratch and swiftly. The skills are using technology, design and entrepreneurship. Through its own platform and content developed exclusively for the Internet, Acamica seeks to address estimates that 65% of today’s school children will end up doing jobs that have not even been invented yet and that by the end of the decade 65 million jobs will be vacant and the education system is not preparing us adequately to meet this challenge. As of today, more than 65,000 students around the world are learning and changing their lives through Acamica, with the aid of strategic partners such as the Buenos Aires city hall.

Besides Acamica, Puig and some friends created a library to give young people access to culture and education and keep them off the streets. He is a regular speaker at events on innovation and entrepreneurship.


Major in Journalism and is post graduated in Communication Management.

While doing voluntary work at an NGO in São Paulo with her business partner Nina Weingrill, where they taught a communication workshop for youth at risk, they found out that journalism beyond giving youth back the pleasure of learning was also an opportunity to help Brazilians learn about themselves.

Challenging mainstream media in the country they decided to hack the teaching and practicing of communication and created, in 2012, a company called Énois Inteligência Jovem (youth intelligence). After one year working -not for youth or teaching to youth- but working with them, they have developed the first online platform to teach journalism to the low-income youth.

They noticed the impact of their work, when they watched youth from Capão Redondo – one of the most violent regions of the city – turn into a professional group that published local journalism, relevant to their community. Those same students improved their grades in writing and in all other subjects in school.

Enois Inteligencia Jovem currently reaches 40,000 youth with a publication –produced by youth for youth- that is distributed every 3 months in 6 states in partnership with 23 NGOs.


Ronaldo Tenório Freitas was born in Maceió, in the Brazilian state of Alagoas and his specialty is strategic communications.

Today, around the world, there are more than 200 million people with hearing loss problems. Between deaf people and those who can hear there is a huge communication barrier, as they communicate with each other in different languages even though they live in the same country. In 2008, as a university student, Tenório came up with an idea for a tool to overcome that barrier and improve communication between those who can hear and those who cannot. But at the time he lacked resources and technology to bring the idea to fruition. So it was set aside for a few years.

In 2012, Tenório, Carlos Wanderlan Thadeu and Thadeu Luz teamed up to develop the idea with a platform for automatic translation of sign language. It works with Hugo, a friendly 3D interpreter that made it possible for the translations to be accessible with a variety of tools.

In 2013, the app for smartphones and tablets, which automatically converts sign language, was finally launched. The app lets people write, speak and even take photographs ( In a matter of months the app was a huge success, and so far more than 20 million translations have been done. Besides that app, Hand Talk ( features a tool for accessing any web site in sign language ( ). Special projects are also designed to take this new accessibility to companies (

The solutions have helped more than 10 million people in just 12 months and in Brazil alone.

Hand Talk was chosen as the most innovative project in Brazil at Rio Info in 2012. It has received similar honors on a larger scale: for all of Latin America in 2014 by the company Qualcomm Ventures, and as the best social app in the world, by the United Nations, at WSA-Mobile in 2013 in Abu Dhabi.


DECEMBER 2, 2014

Register here

8:30 AM

Doors Open

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Welcome Remarks


Luis A. Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

Richard C. Blum, Chairman, Blum Capital Partners & Founder and Trustee, Blum Center for Developing Economies

10:00 – 10:10 AM



Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group & Chair, Albright Capital Management

10:10 – 10:30 AM

A short chat about why science is important for innovation


Rajiv Shah, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

Carlos Belmonte, Director of the Sensory Transduction and Nociception Research Unit and Full Professor of Human Physiology in the Medical School, University Miguel Hernandez

10:30 – 10:50 AM

3D Printing: Technology for development

Could 3D printing have as transformational an effect on developing economies as the mobile phone? William Hoyle, Chief Executive of Techfortrade, a UK based charity that has been involved in examining the potential for 3D printing as a development tool, will assess the opportunities for this technology to enable community action against enduring poverty.


William Hoyle, Chief Executive, Techfortrade

10:50 – 11:10 AM

City Labs: On the edge of fiction and reality, art gives the potential to imagine a better world

Mexico City is striving to creatively respond to today’s most pressing issues by harnessing community’s imagination as a tool for social transformation. Gabriella Gomez-Mont will share her experience creating the Department of Fictions and Futures for Mexico City, which explores immediate solutions for today and the next 100 years of this city’s (and others’) life.


Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Director, “Laboratorio para la Ciudad”, Mexico City

11:10 – 11:40 AM


11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

Social Innovation: Games for social change

A meeting point for citizens, developers, researchers, educators, artists, coders and do-gooders! Learning is happening all the time, not just in a formal space. Eric Gordon explains how communities undertake long-range strategic planning through games and Reina Cabezas talks about how she used gamification to develop a new kind of school.


Eric Gordon, PhD, Director of the Engagement Game Lab, Emerson College in Boston

Reina Cabezas, Entrepreneur and Teacher—Teacherpreneur—Education for Change, Epic Middle School

12:10 – 12:30 PM

Transportation: Easy Taxi, a startup present in 30 countries

A company born out of frustration when Tallis Gomes decided to do something for society and created the biggest mobile service application in history; leading the company in 32 countries, 165 cities and 4 continents. 


Tallis Gomes, CEO & Founder, Easy Taxi

12:30 – 12:50 PM

A Short Chat about Open Innovation: Startups + Corporations = “The Right Match”

Like different generations, the two sides misunderstand each other. Corporations are seen as old, bureaucratic and risk-adverse. Startups are disruptive, irresponsible and inexperienced. Neither usually sees the good in the other. Pablo Larguia explains the importance of connecting these two through open innovation to shape up the future of Latin-America and the Caribbean.


Pablo Larguia, Founder and CEO, Red Innova

Manav Subodh, Global Manager, Corporate Affairs, Intel; Co-Founder, 1M1B

12:50 – 2:00 PM


2:00 – 2:20 PM

Road safety: An innovation that celebrates 75 years

The world has changed immensely since 3M installed the first fully reflective traffic sign in 1939. Mark Gates will present how this ground breaking innovation is still saving lives. Over the years, their close collaboration and feedback with customers has helped them to continue to improve their products, services and—most importantly—road safety.


Mark Gates, Global Business Director, 3M Traffic Safety and Security Division

2:20 – 2:40 PM

A short chat about millennial: The millennial takeover

Not just kids anymore, millennials are a dominant emerging demographic force, and we have to change how we engage with them. Silvina Moschini, known more widely in the media by her Twitter name @Miss_Internet, shares her vision on the potential of such generation and how we can better reach into this influential demographic.


Silvina Moschini, Founder and CEO, Yandiki; Creative Talent in the Cloud

2:40 – 3:00 PM

Entrepreneurship: Yes, you can!

Is the Silicon Valley mindset applicable for entrepreneurs outside of California? Bedy Yang believes it is. She tells us how she helped catalyze the startup’s ecosystem in Brazil with her company, Brazil Innovators.


Bedy Yang, Managing Partner, 500 Startups

3:00 – 3:20 PM

The sharing economy: Hop in, let’s speak in any language!

Sharing Economy has gained traction in Latin America. Juan Nicolás Pinzón presents Alloo and Clog, two apps, one which allows people to share their cars with others and the other to translate conversations in 27 different languages.


Juan Nicolás Pinzón, CEO & Founder, Alloo and Clog

3:20 – 3:50 PM


3:50 – 4:10 PM 

Women: Connecting women game changers around the world

Women are in a unique position to become pioneers, catalyst and game changers at the frontier of their industry. Susan Fonseca explains the importance of connecting innovators and inviting different players to design technology-driven solutions to address the world’s greatest challenges.


Susan Fonseca Volz, Founder and CEO, Women@TheFrontier and Founder member, Singularity University

4:10 – 4:30 PM

Design: An unconventional place to co-create high quality public services

Have you ever imagined a place to think about innovative Google-style public services? Germano Guimarães explains how he created a new place to co-create and think of high quality public services. Inspired by the most innovative offices in the world like Google, IDEO, and Facebook, Germano launches its space to support the creation of a new generation of innovative public services.


Germano Guimarães, Co-Founder and Director, Instituto Tellus

Venture Night (4:30 – 8:00 PM)

4:35 – 5:00 PM

Mingling and Warm-up

The day will close with the exciting Venture Night which is the culmination of an intense competition  among innovative and disruptive startups established by young entrepreneurs from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. From among all of the applicants, 16 startups have been selected to present their projects to you, the Demand Solutions audience, made up of other entrepreneurs, investors, executives, journalists, industry references, university students and prospective customers. Each pitch will also be evaluated by a panel of expert judges  who will provide feedback to the startups. Prizes will be awarded!

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Startup Pitches

6:35 – 7:30 PM

Venture Night Awards

7:35 – 8:00 PM

Cocktail & Networking



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survey 1of child centric education

My dream: everyone experiences Harrison Owen OpenSpace After%20the%20Rage.pdf

IF SCHOOLS were child centric they would make age relevant interventions:

if anyone is illiterate at age 6 it only takes 90 days to change that - best of all a literate kid can be main helper in 20 minute session - see sunita gandhi

finacial literacy would be practicsed from age 8 - see aflatoun ( works in 100 countries

from age 10 pre-teens would have access to pfysical and mental health studies designed peer to peer -see Lancet

no kid would leave primary school without knowing how open space meetings/teamwork is facilitated

teachers would be celebrated for clarifying which skills involve experiential learning not classroom examination - while there is some recognition that music and sports involve practice, its shocking that coding isnt valued this way ..


Do you have life-changing moment to share? - what was it and what did you think or do differently after it?

example until 9/11, i assumed that (good) futures are happening somewhere in the world and would be searched out so that all could communally replicate them;  === 9/11 caused me to question whether global connectivity will give us time to find sustainable solutions for our kids- i became particulaly interested in places where good education leaps appeared but did not get app'd the world over - one example actually goes back to my favorite 1990s advances in schools that a small cliuster of new zealand schools pioneered - download it here

i welcome discussion of this book's parts at any time rsvp if you have a solution every community that develops youth could be cooperational

in 1984our book with economist editors 2025report made the case for 40 year commitment to every child identifying own skils dashboard and maximising AI curation of this- we valued this as sustainability critical worldwide cooperation - we see no logic for changing this concern

== we live in an age where most up to half of knowhow of techforgood changes every 3 years - we needed mindsets for exploration not for being standard examined; a nation that makes its college students its largest debt class is likely to collapse economically socially environmentally if web3 is designed for celebrating sustainability cooperation; and if web3 is not designed for neough yout to linkin the first sustainability generation then we are all heading the way of the dodo

I am learn to learn  

TECH - What is IT? and which exponential multipliers most impact human and natural futures?

AI   >. silicon chip singularity (ie when one chip > one brain in pure analytical capacity) - science fictiion no moore

who programs the ai - the race to include lost voices eg girls- the world of statistics re=-examined like never before (eg previously mass statistics very weak at coding meaining from numbers)

Biotech  >> Affective science (loveq and emotional intelligence remains human's unique edge over artificials for at least 10 more years!)

Some people say that Virtual or Augmented Reality has advanced at its best so far in last 12 months that there are hardly any qualified teachers only pioneering explorers- does this matter - well its VR which is your gateway to web3 - intead of just a mobile device you will like wear  a visual sensor system; equally others argue that you shouldnt worry about how fast you put googles on - what you should want is to take back ownbership of what you spend time creating virually- look at the small print of the big platforms you probably dont own anything without them..maybe this is a generation issue bu interstingly the met-generation can now work on chnaging anything that old systems are destroying (eg climate) ...t 

 IOT which things will now have brains and be as mobile connected as you are

Crypto - can communities celebrate financiang their own most urgent sustainability cooperations? if they dont who wil?

Cyber >> Drone - opportunities and threats of public spaces- first in spaces like the arctic circle if we dont use drones we will get no warning before the big meltdown

-the mkist memorable western campus event i attended in 2010s was tufts colllaboratory summit convened mainly by arctic circle youth under 25; 

one of the main debates how to help teachers in arctic circle schools empower their students to use virtual reality to visit other arctic circles schools communities; many of the changes and solutions are analogous; I am reminded by educators leading the compilation of virtual realty libraries of the DICE acronym - a reen might want to do something dangerous like climb everest, why not VR simulate that? there are impossible things a trainee doctor will never be able to travel inside a humans gut but that can be VR'd; there are catastropghic simulations - you would rid the world of bees just to test if donald is wrong about nature being more powerful than he is, you can simulate it; or the future of smart tourism may be curation of what a community is proudest of being visited for - this way ecotourism, cultural appreciation exchanges can be twinned to maximise celebration of each other- and by the way friends of the tourist can join in virtually- of corse this raises a metaverse question - that Hong Kong is leading the world on

being 100% public - good and bad hacs- note context matters - context 1 smart city context 2 isolated vilalge no moore context 3 make a huge land safe at borders

3D printing aka additive engineering

Big Data Small by market tech sector Leapfrogging

Nano cf einstein - to innovate science model more micro


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