Argentine-Spanish entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky has founded seven companies over the past 20 years. These include telecoms provider Viatel and, more recently, fon.com, which aims to create a global community of wifi users.
Ecuadorian Carlos Moncayo and his two brothers founded Asiam, a Shanghai-based offshore manufacturing management company that specialises in clothing, in 2003.
The company now ships more than $34m worth of clothing per year. Mr Moncayo was voted Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneur by Businessweek magazine in 2009.