Meet the Innovators Under 35

Ronaldo Tenório, Hand Talk

A mobile app gives deaf people a sign-language interpreter they can take anywhere.

Ronaldo Tenório, CEO, Hand Talk

A marketeer and strategic communication specialist with 10 years of experience in marketing and communications, Ronaldo Tenorio is the cofounder and CEO of the Brazilian startup Hand Talk, chosen by the UN as the “Best Social App in the World.” In 2014, he was selected by Folha de São Paulo as the most promising Brazilian social entrepreneur. In 2016, he was selected by Forbes as one of the most promising young people of Brazil and by MIT Technology Review as one of the 35 Innovators Under 35.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.