BBVA Compass volunteers recently doubled down on efforts to give back to communities across the bank’s footprint.
Startups multiply in the form of mobile apps as a digital platform, market place, etc. But is there always a personal project behind startups? Sometimes they do, sometime they don't. Some time ago company builders came about, companies that provide vital support and all the necessary resources to develop new startups.
How did the sharing economy become a phenomenon? The initial idea - communities that share resources to improve services and limit the environmental impact of their actions - has evolved and reemerged in recent years thanks to the success of startups such as Uber, Airbnb or Taskrabbit. We asked some experts to help us understand why.
As an employee of the National Entrepreneurship Institute (Inadem), Tortajada gives us an overview of the efforts being made by the public sector to support entrepreneurship in the country. She explains that strong alliances have been made with the private sector to reinforce the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem in Mexico. She is one of the 33 Mexican innovators interviewed for the eBook 'Hablan los protagonistas' (The key players speak).
Robo-advisors are becoming increasingly popular as a useful tool for making good financial decisions. The Colombian company Alkanza develops these automated services that use algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze millions of potential investments and provide users with the best options for ensuring profitability from the money they invest.
The Higgs boson made the Large Hadron Collider and CERN world famous. However, the European Organization for Nuclear Research also conducts many other experiments that are less well known. Two of them – Neutron Time of Flight (n_TOF) and ISOLDE – are focused on nuclear physics and their findings could be used to treat cancer or produce safer and cleaner nuclear energy, for example.