After finishing university in Argentina( Torcuato Di Tella) and Italy(Luigi Bocconi) at age of 22 , I started my first business adventure, EDUNEXO, an internet education platform, that rapidly expanded to other countries of LATAM and Spain. I moved to Spain in 2000 to open Edunexo’s offices there. In 2001, the Nasdaq crashed and I sold my stake at the company. Over the next 10 years I was involved in the launching and development of 4 trendy and successful restaurants (Ottocento, Tanino(2), Club Teatro Lara). Ottocento, made it to the top 25 on Tripadvisor (out of a potential14000 restaurants in Madrid). In 2010 the downturn of the european economy was evident, on top of which I found myself spiritually and emotionally bankrupt so I decided to shift direction: I headed south, to Cabo Polonio, a lonely fisherman’s town in Uruguay where I spent a couple of month thinking. Recalling my childhood, the happy memories of listening to my parents, both medical doctors, enthusiastically discussing about the latest technological advances in medicine and how it would help improve the quality of life of millions of people. I realised that this had had a strong impact on me. In 2012, I attended “Exponential Medicine” an intensive crossed-disciplinary programme at Singularity University, located in a NASA Research Center, where I had the possibility of mingling with innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum and was able to explore the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention and future of healthcare and medicine. I was moved by it! I felt alive again… I wanted to make an impact! In 2013, I founded Fundación TelMed, an organization designed to be the platform for the launching of telemedicine projects designed to be financially sustainable. The first Project is Mamotest. This is telemammography network with the potential to radically reduced the number of women dying of breast cáncer, in Argentina and Latin America.
Publicaciones del Desafío
Buscamos disminuir el riesgo de muerte por cáncer de mama ampliando el acceso al diagnostico de excelencia, a través del desarrollo de la telemamografia, en el interior de Argentina y America Latina.