2016 Grand Prize Winner

Laboratoria

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Laboratoria takes advantage of a real market demand – the need for developers across the tech sector – and solves it by addressing one of the most pressing social problems in Latin America: the lack of quality education and job opportunities for low-income youth. We select and recruit young women with promising talent and take them through an immersive 5-month training program. Our comprehensive education approach includes not only technical skills but also a personal and professional development program that teaches soft skills essential to the job market. Upon graduation, we connect our coders with tech companies in need of their talent. Our students pay gradually and only once they are employed, which makes our program affordable to a population excluded from quality programs. Our goal is to reach 10,000 young women by 2020, giving them the tools they need to change the face of the Latin American tech sector.

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