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Housing innovation to radically improve the lives of low-income families

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Access to adequate housing for low-income households is a critical issue facing many countries in the region. In this session, meet some of the cutting-edge housing entrepreneurs tackling affordability from every angle. Start-ups from Habitat for Humanity’s ShelterTech platform present how their technologies are disrupting the affordable housing sector, with innovations such as self-financing solar home solutions, pioneering modular housing, a materials reuse platform and other inspiring initiatives.

Co-organized by the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

Moderator: Lizan Kuster – Associate Director Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Global ShelterTech lead, Habitat for Humanity International Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter


  • Prasoon Kumar – Cofounder and CEO at BillionBricks (Philippines)
  • Francisco Rojas – Founder at Hobe (Chile)
  • Morgan Babbs – General Manager at Soluna Energia (Colombia)
  • Sondre Støyva, Cofounder & CFO at Material Mapper (Norway)