In this issue, we feature education experts and academic leaders from Latin American countries who are creating an educational system by sharing experiences and ideas. Here, you will have the opportunity to take a close look at some of the leading EdTech startups in Latin America that are providing solutions to close the digital gap of millions of students.
Ángela Ibáñez, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Patio Vivo Foundation & Martial Huneeus, Director of Education, Patio Vivo Foundation & Andrea Manuschevich, Communications Coordinator, Patio Vivo Foundation
Born in Portugal, Frederico spent his career between finance and the startup world, mostly in Spain and London. He is also a former Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley and held management roles at several startups such as Uber, Selectra and Circ (e-scooters).
Henry May is a Social Entrepreneur from the UK currently living in Colombia. He is a Teach First Ambassador, having completed the programme from 2009-2011. He has set up two successful social impact organizations; The Huracan Foundation and Coschool.
Juan Manuel Pico, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Education Soul
Juan Manuel is an international business executive with 30 years of experience in consulting services of technology and education, with a special focus on public & private alliances for Fortune 500 tech companies.
Luis Javier Castro defines himself as an entrepreneur and activist. He is the Founder and CEO of Mesoamerica Investments, a Private Equity Firm from where he has lead investments across Latin America for the last 25 years.
Mariana Garza Villalobos, Founder and CEO, Inverkids
Mariana is the founder and CEO of Inverkids, she has a degree in finance at Tecnológico de Monterrey and some certificates in ethics, business management and entrepreneurship. After graduating from university, she embarked on her mission of preparing new generations for their financial life through Inverkids.
Matías Scovotti began his career as a primary level teacher and later specialized in technology and models for incorporating new technologies into the educational system. He participated as a workshop facilitator, content writer and advisor in various public programs as well as in the private sphere.
Sandra Milena Chica Gómez, General Manager, Aulas Amigas
With more than 12 years of experience in the education sector, Sandra Milena Chica Gómez has managed governmental projects in the Secretary of Education of Medellín and the Secretary of Education of Antioquia.