Erika is the founder of Noisinho da Silva, an NGO which promotes the inclusion of children with disabilities through education. She also founded Rede Folha de Empreendedores Socioambientais and Movimento Dignidade and is an Ashoka Fellow.
Fred is a computer scientist, visual artist, and designer who formed and directed the creative collectives Mosquito and Osso Design. Today he coordinates the Coletivo Gambiologia (Gambiologia Collective), which develops electronic devices inspired by the "Science of Gambiarra" (the science of makeshift improvisation) and organizes workshops in Brazil and abroad. He was also the founder and curator of the exhibition "Gambiólogos - The Gambiarra in Digital Times" (2010) and he currently edits the Facta - Journal of Gambiologia.
Marco is the president of Agronelli, the founder of Agronelli Institute for Social Development (Iades), and patron of Projeto Produtor de Águas. In 2011, he received the Mérito Industrial award from FIEMG, and the following year was honored by the Associação Lucchesi Nel Mondo and the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Trained as a journalist, Flávio is co-founder of the company Bacia Viva (Basin Life), an eco-business that makes floors and pavements from the sedimented tailings of mineral extraction. The initiative originated from his dream to revitalize the Alegria Creek of the Macacos Basin.
Architect, urban planner, founder of GUIV Architecture, and Professor of Architecture at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Guilherme Vasconcelos is one of the creators of the project "Praca na Rua" (square in the street). The project proposes mapping routes through the city of Belo Horizonte that can be transformed into spaces that favor transit of convivial persons over the traffic of cars and other vehicles, and the subsequent production of these spaces. It seeks to achieve this by engaging residents of these streets in the entire production process: from the identification of pathways through to design and ultimately to their deployment.