Gabriela is an innovation management consultant for the biotechnology industry. She realizes business development for Latin American biotechnology companies. Through the ELAN Project - EU and Latam Innovation Network and Business Services she seeks to increase and diversify the European business presence in Costa Rica. Gabriela previously carried out assignments for other projects funded by the European Commission for the promotion of regional biotechnology R & D projects in Mercosur: BIOTEC I and BIOTEC II. Gabriela's previous professional placements includes the National Biotechnology Innovation Center of Costa Rica, the Pasteur Institute of Montevideo, the Biotechnology Center at the National Institute of Agronomic Research of Uruguay and the Technology Management Center of the Chamber of Industries of Uruguay.
Raquel is an operational excellence engineer at Microvention. Previously he worked in companies as Savia Biotech S.A. in Spain and Boehringer Ingelheim in Germany, country in where she also participated in the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research research center.
Raquel is a biotechnology engineer, obtained her baccalaureate at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and completed a master's degree in ESBS (École Supérieur de Biotecnologie Strasbourg) in France. Her master's thesis was carried out at the Ragon Institute MGH, MIT and Harvard.
Patricia Trinler is President of Grupo Trisan, companies from the Central American region that manufacture and market products for the regional food chain. Through market research and development, they offer products and services for nutrition and crop protection, golf courses, seeds for planting, animal health products, raw materials and ingredients for the food industry, detergents and other industries. Patricia has actively participated in the Board of Directors of EARTH University, Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, Lincoln College and YPO (Young President's Organization). He currently participates in the Board of Directors of the National Children's Pro-Hospital Association, the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Cluster of Costa Rica (CR biomed), the Environmental Commission of the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, the Sustainability Committee of AMCHAM, the Forum of Businesswomen of Costa Rica and the Advisory Board of the William & Mary University International Center in Virginia. Patricia was nominated by AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) for the 2013 Corporate Leader Woman Award.
She graduated with an MBA from Thunderbird International Graduate School in Arizona and a Marketing degree from William & Mary University in Virginia.
Daniel is the CEO and Founder of the biotechnology start-up Reuti-piña, a company dedicated to researching and extracting active isolated components of pineapple biomass. With his work team Daniel carries out research and development in the field of agricultural and industrial biotechnology with pineapple biomass for its valorization under a triple impact model. Reuti-piña has been recognized by international organizations such as ECLAC as a business model that incorporates bioeconomy into its methodology. In addition, Reutipiña has projects with national and international research centers, taking advantage of the exchange of knowledge and generating a network of contacts to strengthen the biotechnology sector in Costa Rica.
Daniel also has knowledge in the formulation and development of biotechnology ventures.
Silvia Chaves is General Manager of the company Florex Productos de Limpieza S.A., a company that designs, develops and manufactures cleaning products, both from green chemistry and biotechnology, friendly to the environment. She is also the General Manager of the Florex Centroamericana S.A. Distributor, which markets these products, currently covering markets in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama. Florex is a pioneer in sustainable production processes, certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Carbon Neutral, Ecological Blue Flag and Company B
Silvia was president of the Center for Environmental Law and Natural Resources (CEDARENA) for more than ten years, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Industries, of the Council for the Promotion of Competitiveness in Costa Rica, of the Business Association of Development and of the Directive Council of the Technical Institute of Normalization. She is a lawyer and Notary, graduated from the University of Costa Rica. Master in environment and graduate of the business administration program of the Monterrey Institute in Mexico.
José Roberto is the Director of the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LANOTEC) of the National High Technology Center (CENAT). He is a professor-researcher at the Polymer Laboratory (POLIUNA) of the School of Chemistry of the National University of Costa Rica and currently holds the position of Professor. Jose Roberto is a member of the Board of Directors of CONICIT and CR biomed. He is the founder of the UCCr and representative of Costa Rica for the IUCr of crystallography and for the IUPAC. He is the representative of Costa Rica in the networks of NANOANDES, NANODYF, NANOCELIA, BIORRECER, these last two of the CYTED and he is also coordinator of the Pharmaceutical and Devices Area of ILSI Mesoamerica. Jose Roberto was awarded as "Champion of Innovation", MICITT, in 2013 and 2015 through LANOTEC and POLIUNA. He has created 5 national and international patents and 8 high-tech companies between 2012 and 2018, also he has participated in events and congresses with 250 publications.
Jose Roberto holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Costa Rica, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in Polymers from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, a specialty in biodegradable polymers awarded by the National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research and a PhD. in nanotechnology from the University of Alicante in Spain.
Allan is the founder and Managing Partner of Carao Ventures. He has over 10 years of experience in venture capital investment management and has worked and invested in startups in different stages during the last 6 years in Latin America and the United States. He founded Carao Ventures in 2012 with the vision of offering entrepreneurs in Latin America the same resources and opportunities that entrepreneurs have in developed markets to create valuable startups. At Carao Ventures, Allan leads investments in Slidebean, BildTEK and Speratum, where he is an advisor and member of the Board of Directors of each company. Additionally, he leads for the firm the acceleration processes in GoPass, Singularities and Quenti. Prior to founding Carao Ventures, Allan worked for more than 5 years at Mesoamerica Investments, a consulting and investment risk management firm in Latin America, initially from the offices in Costa Rica and later establishing the firm's operations in South America with headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. Today, Allan is a member of the Boards of Directors of Banco BCT, BCT Puesto de Bolsa and BCT SAFI; he is also a member of the Investment Committee of the CRUSA Foundation. Allan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College.