Mariana Costa Checa, 30 PeruLaboratoriaBragging Rights: One of MIT Technology Review (Spanish edition)’s Innovators Under 35The Dream: To build a region that taps into its talent no matter where that talent is born. Today, in Latin America, there isn’t equality of opportunity. If you’re born poor, chances are you will end up poor. At Laboratoria, we’re trying to break that cycle by taking advantage of the growing tech sector. We’re providing a path for young women to escape the low-paid, low-skilled trap and do jobs that can be transformational and that can give them everything they need to build the future they want. And at the same time, by being part of growing the tech sector, we’re pushing our economies forward.Sending it north: We often think that things go from here [the U.S.] to there [Latin America], but I’m convinced that many things can go from there to here. The program we’ve developed is a very powerful methodology that … [Read more...] about Meet The Entrepreneurs Building The World’s Startups
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As job losses sparked by the coronavirus pandemic pile up, a troubling scenario is playing out across the country. People who turn to their state websites to file for unemployment benefits are unable to access services because the rush of visitors is causing systems to crash. Here are a few recent examples: … [Read more...] about Unemployment websites from Oregon to NY are crashing under the weight of the coronavirus crisis
Equally interesting, however, is Goodricke’s foray into the niche market of single estate and gourmet teas. Tea Box, the online platform for gourmet teas, sold the brand’s Badamtam Heritage Moonlight Spring White Tea at Rs 2 lakh a kg, as part of its Private Reserve Collection. The scenic tea estate burrows in a small valley overshadowed by the Kanchenjunga mountains, next to the icy rivers — Rangeet and Majhitar. A suspension bridge over Rangeet links the garden to Sikkim. Some of India’s finest teas — the first flushes and the white teas — come from this scenic environment. … [Read more...] about Goodricke reinvents itself with a range of exotic gourmet teas, premium lounges
Influenza dies back in the summer, but scientists have yet to see evidence that the coronavirus will go away as temperatures rise. Coronavirus infections have been spreading in equatorial climates like Singapore’s and in the Southern Hemisphere, now in the middle of summer. … [Read more...] about Your Nose Itches. You Wonder: Is It the Coronavirus?
Informal housing has also exploded. The tall hills dominating the center of town are covered with homes built on the sly, by families escaping violence in the countryside or simply looking for the kinds of opportunities only a metropolis can offer. These aren’t the makings of shantytowns, though. They’re proper homes, with electricity and driveways. But everything, including water, has to be trucked in. The hillside neighborhoods are not on the city books, so they don’t receive any municipal services. … [Read more...] about The Kabubble: Scenes From Afghanistan’s Stalled Housing Boom