Forbes: IDEAS Grantee Mercedes Bidart (QUIPU)

Mercedes Bidart, Co-Founder and CEO of QUIPU, was featured in Forbes Magazine! QUIPU was an IDEAS grantee, a start-up that focuses on building a digital market place for businesses in Latin America. Read more about QUIPU’s progress and mission here

“I started to study these communities and I noticed three critical things: 1. With limited access to cash, people in informal settlements develop their own trading systems based on trust and strong community ties. 2. Smartphone usage is growing in almost every community on the planet. 3. Solutions to tackle structural inequity work best when they come from people closest to the problem.”

Tags: Finance & Entrepreneurship, IDEAS, News Feature

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