Babson Alumni Business Cargo42 Receives Key to Miami-Dade County
Babson alumni and co-founders of Cargo42, Murilo Amaral MBA’16, and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, recently received a Key to Miami-Dade County from Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, City Officials, and other local dignitaries.
The Cargo42 team joined the Miami-Dade Beacon Council for this special honor at the 2017-2018 Annual Meeting and Key Ceremony on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
This year’s event was a celebration of Miami-Dade’s economic development initiatives and results, which main focus was on job creation and capital investment. Cargo42 joined 45 other local businesses who were new, expanded, or relocated this past year. All were honored with a Key to the County.
“We are honored to have been selected among other distinguished companies as a proven leader contributing to the enrichment of our society,” said Amaral and Keri. “As a startup, this recognition gives us another reason to keep working as hard as we have been doing for the past two years. Moreover, this acknowledgment and the continuous encouragement we’ve received, confirms that we chose the perfect location to start our venture. We are proud to be a Miami-Dade based company.”
Cargo42 is an on-demand marketplace for local trucking, committed to reducing empty miles and simplifying shipping for all. The web and mobile app aims to leverage drivers’ smartphones to quickly connect them with nearby companies looking to ship goods and accept gigs if they find them convenient.
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Babson College is also the academic architect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, hosted at Miami-Dade College since 2014, empowering participating local small business owners to help their businesses grow.
Babson’s WIN Lab has had local roots since 2016, with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, FedEx, and Akerman LLP. The program’s first cohort of women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding and celebrated its finale in April. The new cohort launched in September.
Miami also is a hub for a vibrant network of more than 1,300 Babson alumni. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: Murilo Amaral MBA’16 and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42; Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P’21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.