Young Agents of Change: The New Face of Innovation and Talent in Latin America

Washington D.C. October 28th, 2015 – The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), in association with Latin Trade Group and MTV, will launch today the “Young Leaders” Program. It will take place in the Offices of Greenberg Traurig in Miami, Florida. The Young Leaders Program will host the most innovative entrepreneur leaders and young entrepreneurs from the region.

This program will run as a support platform for the young who took part of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas) and the Leadership Links Program. Both programs, organized by YABT, impact positively on young entrepreneurs by providing international visibility and strategic relationships with key entrepreneurial partners from Latin America.

This year, YABT, in cooperation with Latin Trade, Ashoka, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and MTV, will call innovative young, CEOs from the main Latin Companies and multinationals in order for them to share their entrepreneur stories, good practices and opportunities. They will also talk about future opportunities and the future of businesses in Latin America.

It’s important to mention that young entrepreneurs, part of the YABT network, will be able to listen to Presidents, Executive Directors and Experienced Entrepreneurs that have promoted successful companies in the region.  This is the case of the participants of Eco-Challenge – a special category of TIC Americas, focused on the search of environmental solutions. These people are now YABT’s alumni that will have the opportunity to interact with Luis Montoya – President of PepsiCo Beverages Latin America.

Other participants such as the founders of, crowd-funding online platform; beneficiaries of the Leadership Links Program, which provides new chances of experience sharing; international missions; and competitiveness to empower young leaders and entrepreneurs. Waposat staff, tech company leader in control and mitigation of water pollution, will also be present in this event; they were also finalist of Eco-Challenge 2014 and 2015.

Luis Viguria, YABT CEO; Isabella Troconis, Eco-Challenge Coordinator; and Yadira Soto, Vice-president of the Directory from YABT will participate in the event. The Young Leaders Program will be held one day prior to the Latin Trade Symposium 2015 and the 21st Annual BRAVO Business Awards, which every year brings more than 500 Senior Executives and Policy Makers to Miami in order to analyze crucial issues that enterprises in the region deal with.

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