Entrepreneurs U.S. Embassy awards “Entrepreneur of the Year.”
On December 7, 2016, the United States Embassy in Argentina awarded the first “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award to three Argentinean entrepreneurs who have demonstrated their commitment to technology innovation.
The award was based on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, strategic direction, market impact, and social responsibility and the panel of judges chosen by the Embassy included government, business, and NGO representatives. The winners of the award were in three categories: NonProfit, For-Profit and Renewable Energy.
Gino Tubaro from Atomic Labs, who before the age of 20 created an economical and sustainable robotic hand, won the Non Profit category.
The winner of the For-Profit category was Ezequiel Escobar, from USound who in collaboration with a student’s group in Jujuy, developed an application that transforms the smartphone into a hearing aid for people with diminished hearing capacities.
Finally, Nicolás Canevaro from Semtive, won the renewable energy entrepreneurship category by producing vertical wind turbines that seek to replace the capacity of solar panels with lower cost and higher performance.
The awards come at a time when the Argentinean Chamber of Senators is debating laws that will help entrepreneurship.