We evaluate and recognize the impact generated by startups in Latin America

The unique methodology of iImpact validates the impact generated by hundreds of startups across Latin America, in line with the 17 UN SDGs.

All impact generating startups must participate!

Value offer: We aim to evaluate and recognize, with transparency and method, Latin American startups that are committed to positively changing the world. We aim to enhance entrepreneurships that generate profits, opportunities and that is aligned with the sustainable development of the planet and society. About us: iImpact is an initiative led by Fundação Dom Cabral and Innovation Latam. Conceived by Professors Fabian Salum and Karina Coleta, professors at Fundação Dom Cabral, elected the 9th best business school in the world, according to the Financial Times. Representing the only Brazilian institution of executive education among the ten best in the world and the best in Latin America. In 2019, a unique methodology was developed to evaluate and recognize the socio-environmental impact of startups across Latin America. The evaluation process is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ESG business practices. In 2020, the iImpact Badge was born as a form of annualy recognizing selected startups based on a methodology supported by evidence and rigorous criteria. As an effect, the alignment of businesses with the resolution or mitigation of socio-environmental problems is proven, in addition to qualifying them for global investments. iImpact fosters an ecosystem that engages various actors: startups, large companies, high-level executives, academics, NGOs and other civil society initiatives. We aim to promote connections, business and relationships in a network committed to a sustainable future.

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Connect your startup to our ecosystem and generate business opportunities


Position your corporation in the world of open innovation, and generate innovation through connections with startups


Meet the most innovative startups and the most talented entrepreneurs


Opportunities to connect with technology-based startups in projects and processes


Develop your scientific project in partnership with large companies


Connect with mature startups and identify good opportunities for acceleration and co-development

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Meet the Executives and mentors who evaluated the startups in 2021.

Adriana Barbosa

Founder - Feira Preta

Adriana Lagrotta Leles

Vice Chair Stakeholder Council - Global Reporting Initiative

Alvaro Perdomo

Director of Projects & Sustainability at EDP Soluciones

Amanda Andreone

Corporative Sales Director and Investor Angel - Br Angels

Ana Luiza Canhestro

Head of Innovation at BH-TEC

Ana Paula Franco Calvillo

Impact Lead | Justo

André Medina da Fonseca

Manager of Innovation - Andrade Gutierrez

Andrea Rodriguez Valdez

Founder - Prop Tech Latam Summit

Bianca Neves

New Business Leader - Gerdau

Camila Olmedo Mendez

Sustainability Manager at ECOM Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd.

Carlos Pignatari

Inclusive Growth Manager - AMBEV

Carlos Zambrano Sequera

Senior Associate Investment Advisor - Credicorp

Carlos de Barros

Head of Outpatient, Diagnostics & Dasa Empresas – Dasa

Carlos Victal

Sustainability Manager at Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo e Gás

Carolina Duarte

Executive Director - Mercantil do Brasil

Carolina Rosero

Safety, Security, Sustainability, Health and Evironment (SHE) Manager at Roche

Cesar Silva

Head of Supply Finance for Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay - Diageo

Christiano Rohlfs Coelho

Head of Corporate Sustainability - Banco Inter

Daniel Maranhão

Country Managing Partner and CEO - Grant Thornton Brasil

Daniel Balaban

Director and Representative - UN's World Food Program in Brazil

Daniela Bermeo

Founder and CEO - Bengala Advisors

Daniele Barreto e SIlva

Líder de Sustentabilidade - Grant Thornton Brasil

Danilo Nascimento

Full Time Professor of Entrepreneurship - Centro Universitário do Espírito Santo

Davi Strazza

President - Ayden for Latin America

Diego Garaycochea

Managing Director - Krealo

Dustin Gray Quintanilla

Corporate Sustainability Manager for Latam Region at METKA EGN

Edgard Carneiro Vieira

Policy Analyst and Engagement Specialist - World Economic Forum

Eduardo Fisher


Eduardo Atehortua

Head of Latin America - Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Eduardo Belio

Consultant of Senior Management - Innovation and News Business Development

Éricka Menegaz

Corporate Innovation Manager - Usiminas

Fabian Gil

Investor and Former President - Dow

Fabian Salum

Full-Time Professor of Strategy and Innovation - Fundação Dom Cabral

Felipe Romera

Sustainability Manager - Grupo Sequoia

Gabriel Aramouni

Associate Professor - Fundação Dom Cabral Brazil for Argentina and Uruguay

Gabriela Alves

Director of Social Participation and Project Management Specialist at Instituto Perifa Sustentável

Guilherme W. Syrkis

Executive Director - Centro Brasil no Clima

Gustavo Narciso

Executive Director at Instituto C&A

Héctor Mario Rodríguez


Hernan Acuña

Manager - Enel Innovation Hub

Hugo Ernesto Amado

Innovation and Digital Business Head for Latin America - Stefanini

Ivan Andres Galindo

Chiefe Business Development Office - Digiware

Janete Sabin

Founder and Associate - Grupo Sabin

João Pedro Brasileiro

CEO - Innovation Latam

Joaquín Gajardo Canales

Strategy Manager at Cornershop by Uber

Jorge Arbache

VP for Private Sector - Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

Julia Rueff

Head of Marketplace - Mercado Livre

Juliana Arango Uribe

Director of Social Management - Sura Foundation

Juliano Alves Pinto

Under Secretary for Science, Technology and Innovation - State Government of Minas Gerais

Julio Begali Carvalho

Head of Open Innovation - SMARTie

Karina Coleta

Ph.D. in Business Administration - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais

Kevin Reyes

Brazil Key Account Manager at Saving the Amazon

Klaus Paz

Innovation Manager | Aegea

Larissa Corvelo

Head Squad ESG Tech at PANGEIA.ECO

Lauren Dallas

CEO & Founder - "Future Females"

Liel Miranda

President - Mondelez Brazil

Lilian Arzabe

CEO - ICR Systems & Management

Lorena Meza

Specialist in sustainable development and management of socio-environmental projects and CSR

Luis Resende

Senior Manager - Salesforce

Marcel Daltro

Associate - Nelson Wilians Advogados

Marcelo Seraphim

Head of Brazil - Principles for Responsible Investment

Marco Antonio Fujihara

Founder and Parnet - EcoFix Securities S.A.

Marcos Gurgel

Corporate Venture & Open Innovation - iFood

María Ruiz Sierra

Chief of Sustainable Investment - Sura

Maria Jesus Baez

Senior Project Manager at the Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance - Frankfurt School

Mariana Macoris

Innovation & Brand Change Manager - Diageo

Mary Alejandra Ballesta Estrada

Global Innovation & Digital Business Director - Stefanini Brasil

Mauricio Salvador

President - Brazilian Association of Electronic Commerce

Mayra Castro

Founder - Mayra Castro.Pro

Miguel Chavarría

Director - The Carbon Trust in Mexico

Miryam Lazarte

CEO - Latam Startups

Pedro Zannoni

CEO for Latin America - Lacoste

Philippe Figueiredo

Innovation Analyst - SEBRAE

Rafael Guper


Rafael Pinto

Founder and Director - Occasio International Advisory Services

Renata Petrovic

Head of Inovabra Habitat - Bradesco

Renata Del Claro

Innovation Manager for Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay - Diageo

Renata Zanuto

Co-Head - Cubo

Renato Carvalho

President - Novartis Brazil

Rodolfo Oppenheimer

Managing Partner - Insight Mentors

Rodolfo Roballos

Founder - Rodolfo Roballos & Asociados SRL

Rodrigo Perpetuo

Executive-Secretary for Latin America - ICLEI

Rogério Studart

Senior Fellow - WRI

Sandra Boccia

Chief Editor - Editora Globo

Sérgio All

Founder and CEO - Conta Black

Silvia Ohara

General Manager for South America - Bertschi

Soffia Alarcon

Director for LATAM - IHS Markit

Stefan Salej

Counselor - FIESP

Susy Yoshimura

Head of Sustainability

Tamara Braga

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gupy

Tatiana Leon

Open Innovation Director - Connect Bogotá

Tatiana Silva


Thiago Contage

CCO - Grupo Águas do Brasil

Tomas Cordero

Specialist in Conservation, Blockchain, Sustainability and Finance

Valentina Lagos

Chief Sustainability Officer at INDEMIN SpA

Vanessa Domene

Partner Director - Lima Júnior, Domene e Advogados Associados and Investor Angel - BR Angels

Víctor M. González

CEO and Founder - Sperientia

Vítor Andrade

General Manager - Idexo

Yessica Benavides

Director of Sustainability and Communication at Fundación Circular

Yomayra Martinó Soto

Lead Consultant - GreEnergy Dominicana

Zaima Mendes Oliveira Milazzo

Director and President at Brain and Director of Innovation - Algar Telecom

Andrea Valdez

Editor-Chief at Editora Globo

Mary Alejandra Ballesta Estrada

Global Innovation & Digital Business Director - Stefanini Brasil

André Medina

Gerente de Inovação

Joaquín Buzeta Pastenes

HSEC and Sustainability Manager LATAM at Symrise AG

Ana Carolina Carmo

Performance Coordinator at Farmax

Marco Aurelio Chaves Macedo Oliveira

Diretor Executivo de Negócios BPO at Algar

Henrique Leoni

Innovation Manager - Trutec

Victor Gimenez

Acceletarion Manager at Trutec

Francine Pena

Director at Legacy4Business and Advisor for Instituto Capitalismo Consciente Brasil

Ana Vitória Alkmim

Professor at FDC - Sustainability, Social Innovation and Global Business

Fabio Riserio

Consultant for Fundação Dom Cabral's Sustainability Center

Francisco Perez

Executive Director at Alfa Collab

Cilene Salmaso

Mentor for startups at Neoventures and Inovativa Brasil MDIC

Luciana Branco

Founder & Creative Director of [EM BRANCO]

Guilherme Colombo

Account Executive | DELL Technologies

Matheus Lemos

Professor and Founder of Jumppi

Joana Rudiger

President of Enactus Brazil

Fernanda Wasner

Assistant Technical Director at União Brasileira para a Qualidade and Ph.D. student in Administration at PUC Minas

Frederico Dornellas

Superintendent of Science, Tecnology and Innovation at Prefeitura Municipal de Itabira

Leticia Dieguez

Coordenadora de Projetos & Parceria at Natura

Paulo Siffert

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Sânia Fernandes

Assistant Professor, PhD

Silvia Torres

Director and Professor | The Entrepreneurship Center - IAE Business School

Soraya Pongelupe

Professora universitária

Livia Machado

CFO at Rede Montagens Eletromecânicas

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