Tomas Ko Freitag de Lara
- Co-Founder, Engage, Brazil
Master's in Digital Communication. Social entrepreneur and "netweaver" (business network weaver). Co-Founder, Engage, the first company in Brazil focused on business strategy and technology for civic engagement and social innovation projects; it also co-founded Catarse, the first and biggest crowdfunding platform in Brazil. Teacher: Perestroika; ESPM; São Paulo School. International lecturer on social innovation technologies and collaborative economy, including at the 2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, speaking on technologies for social innovation and crowdfunding. Currently, independent social business consultant, specializing in catalysing new projects based on collaborative, resilient and sustainable economies, fostering the shift of old businesses paradigms that are based on competitive and EGOcentric culture to ECOcentric and collaborative forms of social and economic interactions. Interests: yoga, functional exercises and meditation, cinema.