Entrepreneurs are experts at mobilizing quickly and turning challenges into opportunities. In the context of the pandemic, the IDB Lab carried out a regional mapping exercise to visualize the solutions that are emerging from this network. This open data, presented with an intuitive interface, serves to facilitate collaborations, scale robust concepts, and highlight the capacity … [Read more...] about The visible ally: open data about the network of entrepreneurs responding to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
Cris leads the connections strategy at IDB Lab - working on new ways to bring together startups, investors, accelerators, creative talent & ecosystem actors to scale innovative solutions for development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her experience working with tech startups and in the international public sector fed her passion to connect public and private ecosystems. From IDB Lab, she coordinates the network Moonshots for Development, a group that facilitates collaborations between innovation labs of Development Finance Institutions. From 2016-2019 she led the yearly startup competition of Demand Solutions, an IDB flagship platform to highlight disruptive solutions to improve lives in the region. She's also an avid supporter of platforms working to elevate women’s collective power for change.