When Freddi Sidi found himself carrying around extra phone chargers, buying backup batteries and sitting next to wall outlets to charge his phone everywhere he went, he dreamed up an opportunity to make a difference. Together with business partner Johnny Bosche, he launched Chargello, a technically tantalizing portable battery that charges phones up to three times faster than industry standard chargers. The stations also take advantage of an untapped area ripe for advertising space that any company’s potential user base is sure to see. Now in its 2nd year in operation, with a portfolio that includes such market titans as Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and Heineken in an impressive 22 countries, cell phones all over the world are regaining their charge like never before; Chargello.com.
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive