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Matías Kalwill

App designer, Bikestorming in Buenos Aires

Bikestorming

PRESENTED ON APR 29, 2014
IN BUENOS AIRES @ VOL 32

In combination with mobile technologies, open data, and crowdsourcing, Matías Kalwill believes bikes will take the world by storm. Starting in just a few cities in South America, Bikestorming is starting small and solid, but ready to expand to half the planet by 2030.

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