Brazil’s Paula Gomez and Neide Sellin, and Chile’s Paloma Farias have been announced as Finalists representing Latin America for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.
Designed to support women entrepreneurs, the Cartier Women's Initiative awards were established in 2006 by Cartier, the INSEAD business school and McKinsey & Company. With 18 finalists across the following regions: Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, and Asia-Pacific, the awards promote female-led and socially responsible startup companies.
In Latin America, three finalists have been shortlisted:
- Paula Gomez, Epistemic: Paula has developed a first of its kind device that alerts patients with epilepsy and caregivers of an oncoming epileptic seizure up to 25 minutes in advance.
- Neide Sellin, Vixsystem: A pioneering business that has developed a robotic guide dog for the blind and visually impaired
- Paloma Farias, La Fabrica Alegre: Entrepreneur Paloma Farias established La Fabrica Alegre to offer customisable sensor solutions for the agricultural sector based on the Internet of Things
The announcement of the Laureates takes place during the Awards ceremony in Singapore on April 26th, 2018. Each regional winner will be awarded $100,000 USD in funding, personalised coaching for one year, networking and visibility opportunities.
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