LATIN AMERICA • FINANCIAL SERVICES
MAY 18, 2020
“Not only with good intentions and good policymaking, you can change people’s lives. You need to improve your profit and people’s profit”, – Amarilis Altagracia, CEO of Made With Cana.
Amarilis has chosen to study economics as she believes it’s an efficient way to impact millions of lives. Being born and brought up in a small town, Amarilis knows all the problems facing the local people. With her solution, Made with Cana, the founder aims to open up more opportunities for local entrepreneurs and help them boost their income. In what way?
Made With Cana connects tourists with producers and sellers of local goods and services by integrating any hotel key card with a bracelet that serves as a digital wallet for payments inside and outside the hotel. Learn more about the startup and its solution in the Seedstars Spotlights episode with Amarilis.
LATIN AMERICA • TECHNOLOGY
Spotlight on Fabian: Creating New Opportunities for Business in Paraguay
As far as he remembers himself, Fabian Biedermann, CEO of MOMO, was always inseparable with computers.
AFRICA • FINANCIAL SERVICES
Spotlight on Geraldine: Leveraging Technology to Connect Informal Markets with Consumers
Meet Geraldine Geraldo, CEO of Roque Online, a solution that connects informal markets with consumers in Angola.
AFRICA • OTHER
Spotlight on Anderson: Making Waste Work for Economy of Angola
His love for nature defined Anderson’s career path. Today, he is a founder and CEO of an innovative startup dealing with waste problems called Menos Lixo.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • HEALTHCARE
Spotlight on Sandra: Nurturing the Culture of Wellness Through Gamification
Hayatech is a wellness gamification platform that incentivizes users to activate a wellness lifestyle with rewards
AFRICA • GOVERNMENT
Spotlight on Neema: Personal Lawyer in Your Pocket
Sheria Kiganjani was created to give people access to various legal services and information via their mobile phones
ASIA • EDUCATION & CONSULTING
Spotlight on Htet: Helping People Gain Skills to Succeed on Global Market
How to solve the global human capital crisis? Where to start? We met someone who knows the answer – Htet Thiri Shwe, CEO and Founder of MYEO.
AFRICA • HEALTHCARE
Spotlight on Gilbert: ‘Engineering’ Apparel to Save Lives
Gilbert Abel, CEO of Noobites, is on a mission to solve the problem of mosquito-borne diseases by engineering clothing capable of repelling mosquitoes.
AFRICA • OTHER
Spotlight on Rebecca: Laundry Made Health- and Eco-Friendly
What would be a reaction of your parents if one day you told them that you won’t pursue career in economics and will do laundry instead?
ASIA • OTHER
Spotlight on Okka: Recycle Like a Pro
Meet Okka from Yangon, Myanmar and his idea RecyGlo Myanmar, a first innovative recycling solution in the country.