Marcelo Pimenta, 40 years old, is from Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Journalist, teacher, researcher, TEDx speaker, marketer, entrepreneur, activist, always on. As one of the pioneers of the Brazilian Internet, he coordinated BancNet Network in 1994. He founded the Group in 1996 and moved to Sáon Paulo in 2001.
In 2010, he founded the Laboratorium - Innovation and Entrepreneurship a laboratory -- experimenting with a mix of digital and social inclusion. He joined the team of "Raio Brasil," to development of internet cafes as a center of digital and social inclusion in the most remote parts of Brazil. Today, he is the advisor on innovation in social learning for the crowdsourcing initiative Uniaberta.