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Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latin-Americans from September 15thto October 15th. Junior Achievement is sharing the stories of Hispanic entrepreneurs who are making an impact in today’s business landscape. 

 

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Carlos Meléndez- Co-founder & COO of Wovenware

Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, Carlos Meléndez took a detour from his graduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law to pursue his talent in software engineering. In 2003, Meléndez became the COO and co-founder of Wovenware, a software company that specialized in artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning and more! 

 

 

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Elisabete Miranda– President & CEO of CQ Fluency 

Elisabete Miranda learned from experience that the English language is a struggle for those who don’t speak it, which sparked her to launch her business, CQ Fluency. The communications company focuses on facilitating “real connections and true cultural understanding between people who don’t speak the same language.” Through their reliable translation and cultural adaptation services, their multicultural tools equip their clients to communicate to a diverse audience. 

 

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Tricia Martinez – Founder & CEO of Wala

Known for her knowledge in cash transfer solutions in areas like Africa, to her development of an investment fund for underserved markets, Tricia Martinez is an international expert in behavioral economics. After many entrepreneurial and economic endeavors, Ms. Martinez was inspired to test “incentives models” to influence financial behaviors. It was at this point that Martinez created Wala. As advertised on the Wala site,Wala is a “zero-fee money app” that aims to guide its users towards financial freedom. 

 

To discover more influential Hispanic business founders, click here.

 

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