Abimbola: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! I help women in Nigeria start businesses. I find them money, break down unfair rules, and introduce them to the right technology. We work together to make their dreams come true!
Ana: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! Winnipeg Ventures is launching the first educational technology (edtech) and future of work fund in Latin America. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for millions of children and adults by investing in technological innovations that will transform the way we learn, teach, and work. Can you imagine that eight out of every ten children under the age of ten in Latin America do not understand what they read? Did you know that half of the students who start college do not finish it? Or that only 30% of teachers in secondary schools meet standards for teaching? It’s not surprising that 60% of companies struggle to find the right talent. We aim to change the fate of Latin America by investing in amazing founders who are building child and human-centered technologies.
Ady: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! There are over two billion low-income people in the world who lack reliable access to basic products, such as healthy food and hygiene products. Yet, because of inefficiencies in the food supply chain, such as excessive intermediation and informality, basic products in low-income neighborhoods are at least 25% more expensive than in middle-income areas. That's why economists call them food deserts.
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