Our Awesome Team
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Our awesome team

Gabriel Costa
Co-Founder & CEO

Gabriel Costa holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Twente, giving him a strong educational background to tackle any technical project. Before starting J58, he also co-founded ZAET which develops electrical bikes. He also worked as a pre-development engineer at Philips where he was responsible for developing new innovative ideas and solutions for the fully automatic espresso machine market.

Rivelino Montenegro
Co-Founder & Regulatory Affairs

Dr. Rivelino Montenegro is an entrepreneur. He studied materials science engineering and holds a PhD in chemistry from the Max Planck Institute in Germany. In addition to his experience in many countries, including US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil and Portugal, in fields ranging from nanotechnology and drug delivery to medical implants.

Augusto Hosanna
Co-Founder & Ambassador

Augusto Hosanna is a chemist and a businessman living in Brazil who, because of a car accident, has been in a wheelchair since 2000. He has firsthand experience as an user and contributes to the development of products for this market.

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