List of Brazilian participants in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Ystallonne Alves

Ystallonne Alves is the Co-Founder of Agromarra and CTO of EnergyNow and Amazing Tech. Agromarra is a technology startup that develops solutions for the agribusiness field. The startup produces devices and software products that aim to help farmers better understand their production. Giving real-time information about their farm animals regarding milk production, weight, vaccines, genealogy, and other daily life aspects of the animals in the farms, they provide an optimization for managing animal production. He is a Master degree student in the research field of Graphics Processing and Computational Intelligence at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. He also completed a one year Fulbright community college program at NVCC. He was recognized as an Alumnus to Advocate by the U.S. Consulate General in Recife, Brazil.

Juliana Batista

Juliana Batista is the Co-Founder and General Manager at Elefa Education for Life, an initiative committed to providing an educational service for young people, seeking to supplement traditional school education with financial education related to credit card use, retirement, establishing financial goals, etc. Education for Life is a division of Elefa Advisory and Consulting, which helps microenterprises become sustainable through consulting, advisory, and business training. She has a Master’s Degree in Humanities from the Universidade Anhanguera UNIDERP and a Bachelor’s Degree from the Universidade Paulista UNIP.

Rodrigo Biajoni

Rodrigo Biajoni is the Co-founder of Colaboradora, an initiative from Agência trustme, which offers communication support through ebooks, training, and branding development to NGOs and social enterprises. Colaboradora is a private fund that collects 5% of trustme’s revenue to finance the pro-bono work for organizations that cannot afford communication materials. Rodrigo also supports NESsT as a Latin America Porfolio Manager to identify, develop, and invest in social enterprises focused on generating employment and income. For the past nine years he has worked in communications and sales for private companies, NGOs, and government agencies in Brazil and Mexico. He has a degree in Social Communications from Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso, and is finishing an MBA in Strategic Business Management at the Universidade Federal Fluminense.

Camilla Borges

Camilla Borges Costa is the Founder, President, and General Manager of Politiquê?, a nonprofit aimed at providing political education and fostering civic entrepreneurship among young people between 15 and 25 years old. Since 2013, Camilla has led more than 100 volunteers through Politiquê? and has impacted over 3,000 people. In addition to her role as the leading manager at Politiquê?, she also works in a program called Local Agents of Innovation at SEBRAE, promoting innovation and management practices at small businesses. Camilla was named one of the 18 young people making a difference by Época magazine in 2016. She has a Bachelor´s Degree in International Relations and in Business Administration.

André Dumont

André Dumont is a Project Optimization Professional for IBM and is a social entrepreneur for Projeto Soprar where he performs roles such as HR Director and Project Manager. Projeto Soprar aims to change a neighborhood in Campinas, a municipality in Sao Paulo State in Brazil, through basic education quality improvement. Before IBM, André worked as an intern in several industries like oil and gas, agroindustry, and biochemistry research. André has a technician degree in Biochemistry, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and is currently pursuing a MBA in Project Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Danielle Fausto

Danielle Fausto is the founder of Danielle Fausto Coaching Company. The company is dedicated to supporting people so they can find their personal and professional purpose. She has been training and coaching individuals since 2013, and she wrote an E-book entitled Find Your Life Purpose. She also created a Canvas Purpose Methodology. In 2015, she received a Golden Award from HSBC Bank Brasil for People Management. She is also the founder of a Women Entrepreneurs Local Group, and a volunteer coach at an NGO called Sociedade Global. Danielle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a post-graduate degree in the same field from the Universidade Federal do Paraná.

Adriane Fernandes

Adriane Fernandes is a psychology student with a focus on gender violence and social behavior. She is a marketing analyst at Pmweb and Co-creator/founder at Não Me Calo, which is a web application that ranks the places where women felt unsafe. Users rank safety and report incidents of gender violence.

Gui Franco

Gui Franco is the founder of [un]tourism, a platform to connect travelers from around the world with local communities for authentic and immersive experiences. He has previously provided consulting services to NGOs, the government, and impact businesses. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas and a degree in Public Relations from the University of São Paulo.

Michelle Guimarães

Michelle Guimarães is the founder of Fora da Caixa, a consulting company focused on customer service management and small business development. Its new project Visit Manaus is a tourism platform that helps visitors and promotes local tourism businesses. She is one of the founders of Amazonas State Young Entrepreneurs Association, which serves individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who are running their own businesses. She is also a member of the Council of the National Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, which has 36,000 members in the country. Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management, a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the Universidade Gama Filho and ten years of experience in marketing and sales.

Monique Lemos

Monique Lemos is the Co-Founder of UP (Universe of Possibilities), a knowledge sharing community that allows people from different areas to share their professional experiences in order to support young people in their career choices. Monique is also a partner of SER, an enterprise that aims to promote positive impact solutions. She is also one of the individuals responsible for NOSSA, an innovation hub that brings together social entrepreneurs to develop their projects. Monique has been an active member of Salvador’s entrepreneurship community. In 2014 she co-founded the new University Entrepreneurship League; in 2015 she was selected by the World Economic Forum as a member of their young Global Shapers Program. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA).