Luis Martínez is originally from Bogota, but life’s twists and turns meant that he ended up working as an administrative employee at a bank in Canada for 13 years. Back then, he might not have imagined that he would become an entrepreneur, but he was definitely already a technology enthusiast. While he was working at the bank, he learned to program and got interested in new … [Read more...] about From Employee to Entrepreneur: How a Colombian Business Owner Beat Prejudice to Become a Creative in the World of Animation and Augmented Reality
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You can download our study, Compás Millennial: La generación Y en la era de la integración 4.0 (only available in Spanish), by using the following link. Googling the word “millennial” mainly brings up photos of young people from wealthy backgrounds smiling and laughing as they take selfies. Is this really how we see millennials? Who are the young people that make up this … [Read more...] about Argentinian Millennials: Are They Ready for the 4.0 Revolution?
This article isn’t about Superman, Batgirl, the Green Lantern, or Catwoman. It’s not even about contemporary icons like Pokémon, Dexter, Harry Potter, or Moana. No, instead, it’s about real men and women who travel long distances, take risks, and dare to change the rules of the game. It’s about the entrepreneurs behind SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), our heroes … [Read more...] about Find out why the IDB believes that SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean are run by superheroes
A few years ago, in vitro hamburgers sounded like something out of sci-fi, but they have become a reality and may hit supermarket shelves within five years. Demand for meat has been on the rise for at least 20 years, and population growth and rising incomes are expected to further increase animal protein consumption between now and 2050. These prospects pose environmental and … [Read more...] about New Food 4.0 and Its Impact in Trade
In the first quarter of 2017, global trade experienced an uptick in the value of goods being traded. This rise, the first since 2014, is the result of higher commodity prices and slightly stronger demand from emerging economies. Prior to this – between the great recession and 2014 – global trade expanded robustly both in terms of value and volume. This volatility in global … [Read more...] about Staying afloat? Opportunities in the Maritime Transport Sector in the Americas