About Demand Solutions

Latin America and the Caribbean region face developmental challenges that require innovative solutions. In response to this, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives, an event that brings together the most creative minds in the world to discuss and share innovative solutions to address developmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Demand Solutions is an open innovation model that believes in the power of organizations to reach beyond their comfort zone and in building relationships with external players. This is an excellent opportunity to meet inspiring professionals, investors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are passionate about innovation and whose groundbreaking ideas are helping transform lives.

Miami Dade College (MDC) is proud to partner with the IDB to bring Demand Solutions to Miami for the first time. As part of our commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, we are thrilled to present revolutionary ideas that are having an impact on our world.


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Miami, considered the second most entrepreneurial city in the US, is the strategic springboard to position Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as the Creativity Hub. We are bringing together some of the most creative minds in the region to discuss leading-edge ideas and how they are implementing them to improve lives.

Demand Solutions will cover:

  • Design with Social Responsibility
  • Gastronomy as an Agent of Transformation
  • Multimedia to Save the World
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Stereotype-Free Music


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Startups Competition

Following the conference, the most innovative and disruptive startups in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean will showcase their solutions for improving lives at Startups Competition.

The winners were selected through a competition and evaluated by a panel of specialists.

One founder from each startup will present their project in a pitch by fire format to compete for prizes, and will be evaluated by a jury of venture capital investors and innovation experts.


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