Birth Year: 1989
Country of birth: Honduras
Lucia Gallardo was born in La Ceiba, Honduras. From a very young age, she was characterized by her passion and dedication to studies. From her father and mother, she got the habit of reading.
Gallardo studied at the American School of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where she obtained a high school diploma valid in the United States.
Before creating Emerge, Gallardo had two very important job offers, the first was to be part of a technology-neutral company and the other was an artificial intelligence company.
Gallardo realized that he was not giving his all, so he decided to make a change of course to found Emerge.
Emerge is a humanitarian solutions laboratory that solves problems that other people or groups do not want to solve. For example, massive documentation problems that affect millions of people around the world, as well as solving problems for migrants in several countries, such as the lack of documentation in several countries, who do not have access to a credit card. identity or a document that verifies your identity to be able to carry out personal procedures.
Throughout the time that this company has been in operation, they have collected data and made digital profiles with people's biographical data, including their fingerprints, facial scanners, all this to give another opportunity to the people to whom they are He has denied them a job or help for his entire life.
Currently, the company has clients from all over the world; helping people in Mexico, Syria, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and also in the United States, touching the most important markets around the world.
Her startup brings technology closer to social impact projects. Primarily, it focuses on women and underserved communities who seek to help with technical advice and tools.
In 2019, the MIT Technology Review recognized to Lucia Gallardo as an innovator under 35 of Latin America.
Innovators Under 35, MIT Technology Review