Argentina’s YLAIs 2018

BUSCETTI CASTRO, Guido

is the Co-Founder and CEO of Welivery, a Buenos Aires-based urban logistics company that is transforming the way consumers, e-commerce users, and companies access local goods, send packages, and manage daily logistics. Welivery works to ensure that anyone in Argentina can get nearly any product delivered the same day they ordered it. He also co-founded the companies Alldata and CTM and previously worked as a Sales Representative for Oracle and as an Engineer for EDF. He has an Engineering Degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master’s Degree in System Communication from Telecom Bretagne

CABRERA, Facundo

is the Founder and CEO of BrasUP, a manufacturer of innovative grilling equipment and electric generators. Facundo previously served as an Account Executive at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide and as the Co-Founder and Product Developer at Energía Social Argentina, Argentina’s first social enterprise focused on renewable energy. He was also a Board Advisor for Scalabl, a business incubator and accelerator. Facundo has a Certificate in Marketing and Advertising from the Argentina Advertising Association.

CALMELS, Bruno

is the Co-Founder and CFO of Macher IT, a company that provides digital marketing to help grow small and medium size companies in the Patagonia region of Argentina. Macher IT offers custom solutions and builds upon state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of software development, design, and neuromarketing. Bruno previously worked for the digital communications company ClariPhy Argentina S.A. He recently completed a Master’s degree in Optical Communications from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and has a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Blas Pascal

DIAZ ACUÑA, Melisa

is the Co-Founder of ME Motivador de Experiencias, a consulting company dedicated to workplace happiness. Her company achieves this by hosting workshops and team exercises on values-based management, the science of happiness, and positive psychology. Previously, Melisa worked in Digital Marketing and volunteered for several NGOs. Melisa has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and a specialization in Organizational Happiness from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.

FONTAINE, Gastón Eduardo

is the Founder of eaInversores, an online platform based in Córdoba, Argentina that provides low-cost investment education. He previously worked as an Instructor for Programa Primer Paso with the Government of Córdoba, which teaches trades to low-income young adults to help them find employment.  He also worked in the Marketing departments of HP, Samsung, and Grupo Bimbo. He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidad Empresarial Siglo

HEYD, Marcos

is the Founder of La Escombrera, a company that recycles construction waste. La Escombrera aims to reduce the presence of construction debris in Argentina’s cities by converting it into concrete, bricks, and other building materials. Marcos is also the Founder of Surcos Argentinos, an organization that creates organic gardens in the city of Córdoba, and is the Co-Founder of Digital Footprint, which promotes digital literacy. Marcos received his Bachelor’s degree in Institutional Communication from Blas Pascal University.

MALEK PASCHA, Victoria

is the Founder of BDIN, which evaluates patient admission data using big data analytics and cognitive computing to determine the most appropriate medical center based on availability. BDIN’s purpose is to improve access to quality health care in low and middle-income countries and to reduce wait times for patients. Victoria is also the CEO of Kairos Society-Argentina, an organization dedicated to developing young entrepreneurs. Victoria studied Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires and received her Master’s in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

MARTINO, Agostina

is the Founder of Iwela design in Córdoba, Argentina. Dedicated to creating sustainable fashion, Iwela creates environmentally-conscious, multi-seasonal footwear. Agostina is also training a new generation of designers and was previously a designer for Guaguas Cloth. Agostina received her Bachelor’s degree in Design and Associate’s degree in Marketing from the Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21.

SCHVARZTEIN, Diana

is the Co-Founder and Director of Financial Inclusion Partners (FIP), the first network of professionals dedicated to promoting financial inclusion to alleviate poverty in Argentina. FIP aims to improve the state of financial inclusion in Argentina by undertaking research projects and training programs in the country. Diana is currently a professor in the Financial Inclusion, Microfinance, and Development postgraduate program at the Universidad Católica Argentina. She has a Master’s degree in Microfinance from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

ULLA, Francisco

is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Aero Studiodesign, a design company focused on generating a positive change in the world of triple impact design (economic, social, and environmental). He is also the Co-Founder of Biográfica, a company aimed at revolutionizing the graphic communication industry by using 100% biodegradable, plant-based signage. Francisco has a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from the National University of Córdoba and an MBA in Green Businesses from the International Institute of Environmental Education.