• Hipatia Lopez, Inventor



    Ancestry:  Quito, Ecuador
    Residence: Born and raised in New Jersey
    What You Should Know:


    Hipatia Lopez is one of the less than 1% of Latinas who hold a patent in the United States. “Empanada Fork“, an idea that came from the need to speed up the production process of empanadas in her household during a Thanksgiving dinner, is now a patented reality and has launched Hipatia into the world of entrepreneurship. As the CEO and Inventor of Empanada Fork, she believes in herself and in the usefulness of her product and through determination she will continue sharing her invention with the world. Read on for her story. (Nenani.com)











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    Quote: https://www.nenani.com/hipatia-lopez-innovating-your-kitchen/
    Photo: http://blog.uncommongoods.com/2016/inside-the-designers-studio-with-hipatia-lopez/
    Additional Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/keep-pushing-forward-three-latino-retail-entrepreneurs-share-success-stories-n779701
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