2013

2013 was the year it clicked for Pablo, our CEO and cofounder. 

The anger that poverty still exists in the 21st century because of systemic failures and the realization that entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful vehicles for economic empowerment and job creation fueled the creation of what is today Bridge for Billions. 

Everything started during his master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management from Carnegie Mellon University where he noticed he had access to opportunities that many other entrepreneurs from not-so-privileged backgrounds don’t have. He noticed that founders had ideas but little to no support, structure, or guidance when wanting to develop a new business due to race, gender, level of studies, location and many other discriminatory biases. He was living it first hand. 

By now, Pablo was in love with fixing the problem but the solution seemed daunting…

2014

With a lot of research in entrepreneurship methodologies, support from mentors, interviews with more entrepreneurs, and pure hands-on customer discovery Pablo developed the MVP of our entrepreneurship program in Google Slides and tested it with a small cohort of 6 entrepreneurs from Ghana, Mexico, Spain, and US to learn from different ecosystems.


He was able to validate the need entrepreneurs had for such a solution and so he started building the foundations of what still today is our entrepreneurship methodology inspired by leading frameworks such as Lean Startup and MIT’S Disciplined Entrepreneurship.  

As a good engineer, he needed a different set of skills to bring this methodology to life. So Pablo met Jessica, his co-founder and still Head of Product Design. 

2015

2013 was the year it clicked for Pablo, our CEO and cofounder. 

The anger that poverty still exists in the 21st century because of systemic failures and the realization that entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful vehicles for economic empowerment and job creation fueled the creation of what is today Bridge for Billions. 

Everything started during his master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management from Carnegie Mellon University where he noticed he had access to opportunities that many other entrepreneurs from not-so-privileged backgrounds don’t have. He noticed that founders had ideas but little to no support, structure, or guidance when wanting to develop a new business due to race, gender, level of studies, location and many other discriminatory biases. He was living it first hand. 

By now, Pablo was in love with fixing the problem but the solution seemed daunting…