GIF @ LatAm Startups Conference 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 - Saturday, September 27, 2014    
12:00 am


Innovation Centre at the Universidad Catolica
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago
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Global Innovation Forum Executive Director Jake Colvin joined startup and public policy leaders at the 2014 LatAm Startups Conference in Santiago.

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LatAm Startups Conference

Santiago, Chile (September 26-27, 2014)

The LatAm Startups Conference brought together North American VC and angel investors and the best startups in Latin America. Startups must have previously received seed capital from an incubator or bona fide investor to participate.


September 26, 2014

10:00 Opening Keynote — Creating an Entrepreneur Movement by Victoria Lennox, CEO Startup Canada (CANADA)

11:00 How Competitive is the Latin American Startup Ecosystem? by Torsten Kolind, CEO YouNoodle (USA, DENMARK)

11:30 Panel: How Can Latin America Promote Innovation? with Renata Horta (BRAZIL), Lisa Besserman (USA, ARGENTINA), Lorena Mendez (PARAGUAY), and Jake Colvin (USA) moderated by Wilson Santurio (URUGUAY)

12:00 – 12:30 Networking/coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 B2B Sessions (in Conference Room 2)

12:30 – 13:00 Creating a Collaborative Platform to Spur Female Entrepreneurship by Felena Hanson (USA) and Dr. Silvia Mah (VENEZUELA, USA)

13:00 Investing in GreenTech by Mike Volker (CANADA)

13:30 The 7 Essential Elements of a Killer Go-to Market Strategy by Craig Morantz (CANADA)

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Afternoon Keynote: Startup Chile, by Sebastian Vidal, CEO Startup Chile (CHILE)

15:30 Panel: Startup Ecosystems of the Alliance of the Pacific with Sebastián Rodríguez Correa (CHILE),  Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas (MEXICO), Gary Urteaga (PERU)

16:00 Mexico’s Startup Ecosystem with Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas (INADEM, MEXICO) and Marcus Dantus (CEO, Startup Mexico)

16:30 – 17:00 Networking/coffee break

16:30 – 17:30 B2B Sessions (in Conference Room 2)

17:00 – 17:30  Panel: Women Entrepreneurs with Felena Hanson (USA), Dr. Silvia Mah (VENEZUELA, USA), Renata Horta (BRAZIL), Lorena Mendez (PARAGUAY), Guadalupe Itzel Villa Salinas (MEXICO)

17:30 Innovation & InfoSec: Digital Self-Defense for the Entrepreneur by J.M. Porup

18:00 Global Technology Acceleration & Commercialization by Les Neumann (USA)

18:30 Civic Technology and Social Change, by Evan Henshaw-Plath (USA, URUGUAY)

19:00 Cocktail

21:30 VIP Dinner

September 27, 2014

10:00 Morning Keynote: The Brazilian Startup Ecosystem, by Felipe Matos, COO of Startup Brasil (BRAZIL)

10:30 Panel: Latin American Accelerators with Renata Horta (BRAZIL), Felipe Matos (BRAZIL), Marcus Dantus (MEXICO), Craig Morantz (CANADA)

11:00 The Argentinian Startup Ecosystem by Francisco Coronel (ARGENTINA)

11:30 Incubation Building & Ecosystem for Technology Startups by Sergio Escobar (BOLIVIA, CANADA)

12:00 – 12:30 Networking/coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 B2B Sessions (in Conference Room 2)

12:30 – 13:00 Bitcoin & Latin America, by Adam Stradling (USA, CHILE)

13:00 Latin America Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Fund by Manuel Canales (CHILE, CANADA)

13:30 Panel: Angel Investors (Mike Volker, Craig Morantz, Don Pare, Patrick Watson)

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Afternoon Keynote: Crowdfunding For Startups by Oscar A. Jofre Jr. (CHILE, CANADA)

15:30 The Power of Social Enterprise by Jory Cohen (CANADA)

16:00 – 16:30 Networking/coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 B2B Sessions (in Conference Room 2)

16:30 – 17:00 Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Minas Gerais by André Victor dos Santos Barrence (BRAZIL)

17:00 Impact Investing and Social Enterprise by Patrick Watson (UK, PERU)

17:30 Closing Keynote – Strategic Planning and Evolving Funding Modalities by Don Paré (CANADA)