Zéluis Teixeira has always shown an interest in building community, having partnered with UNICEF of Belize for several years and currently participating as a member of the Open Society Institute’s Leadership Council with the Baltimore Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation. He has held executive and leadership roles for both Fortune 500 companies and tech startups. Zéluis speaks five languages and holds a B.S. in International Business/Finance and a minor in music with a concentration in voice from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Venture: Markit Opportunity is a for-profit social enterprise with a mission to improve smallholder farmer incomes by connecting them to new and existing markets in the East African community through a trusted and transparent mobile trading platform.


Venture Co-Founder: Ashley King-Bischof