Women in Peru have been breaking paradigms for thousands of years. Literally.
This week, archaeologists concluded that 9,000 year-old skeleton of a woman found in the Andean highlands in Peru indicated that she was a hunter, rather than a gatherer. She was buried with a “big-game hunting kit,” according to the New York Times. While this finding was surprising to some scientists, it won’t be to the many female startup founders currently living in Peru today.
In fact, also this week, three Peruvian women were selected as finalists for the WeXchange Pitch Competition as part of the WeXchange forum, the largest forum for female technology entrepreneurs in Latin America.
Here are the finalists by track (each track has six finalists):
- Cynthia Villar, MiBolisillo – Seed
- Ivonne Quinónes, Aimo – Seed
- Oriana Fuentes, Emptor – Pre-Series A+ to Series B
These founders are following in the footsteps of other Peruvians who have been finalists in past competitions.
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