Announcement YEA 2019

COALAR Australia – Latin America Young Entrepreneur Awards

The Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Australia – Latin America Young Entrepreneur Awards.

The awards provide an incentive for young, creative and motivated entrepreneurs to deepen Australia Latin America relations.

There are two awards each year – one to an Australian and one to a Latin American entrepreneur.

Ms Valeria Alonso

Valeria is an entrepreneur from Adelaide, South Australia. She is the founder of El Ritmo South American Dance Academy, dedicated to teaching children Latin style dancing. The academy also offers educational programs to engage and connect with the Latin American culture in a fun and supportive environment. Teaching dance to children and inspiring parents to engage in Latin culture is Valeria’s biggest achievement. Valeria is also the Vice President of Spanish Teachers Association in South Australia, fostering the teaching and learning of Spanish in school around the state.

Photo of Ms Valeria Alonso

Mr Orlando Guzman

Orlando is a Chilean Civil Engineer turned Entrepreneur in 2012. He is a co-founder of FromOzz – the first global business platform that links small goods producers to retailers in a way that could not be done previously. Ecuador and Chile have adopted FromOzz technology to increase their SME exports worldwide. Orlando is also the founder of “My Global Class” – an online English language platform that provides opportunity for disadvantaged students across Latin America to meet foreign students and practise English language.

Photo of Mr Orlando Guzman

The Australian Technology Network generously provided sponsorship of a $5,000 cash prize for each winner.


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