Mariana Costa Checa

March 22, 2022 | secon2023

Mariana is the co-founder and CEO at Laboratoria, an organization empowering women
who dream of a better future to start and grow careers in technology. With learning centers
across Latin America, Laboratoria is helping shape a more diverse, inclusive and
competitive digital economy in Latin America that can create opportunities for every
woman to develop her potential. For her work as a social entrepreneur Mariana has been
named one of Peru’s leading innovators by the MIT, and had the honor of sharing a panel
with President Obama at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Aside from her work
at Laboratoria, Mariana is involved in multiple initiatives that promote the growth of social
entrepreneurship in her home country Peru, such as being a Board member at Angel
Ventures Peru (seed stage fund) and Kunan (entrepreneurial ecosystem builder). Prior to
starting Laboratoria Mariana worked in development programs through Latin America as a
Project Manager at the Organization of American States. She holds a BSc in International
Relations from the London School of Economics and a Masters Degree in Public
Administration from Columbia University in New York.