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LatAm Startups Conf 2017

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101 College Street

MaRS Discovery District

Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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This exclusive event connects the Canadian and Latin American startup ecosystems. Top investors, public policy officials, and startups will come together for three days of speakers, panels, workshops, and tours.

The first two days of the conference are optional tours of the Waterloo (Wednesday, June 7) and Toronto (Thursday, June 8) startup ecosystems. These tours proved extremely popular in 2015, and we expect them to sell out quickly.

A select group of startups from across Latin America will be invited to pitch at the welcoming reception the evening of June 8th.

The conference will take place from 9-5pm on Friday, June 9th at MaRS


JUNE 7, 2017 – TOUR, WATERLOO (optional)

Tour includes visits to:
• 10:00AM Communitech
• 11:30AM Google
• 12:30PM Lunch
• 2:00PM Catalyst 137
• 3:30PM Accelerator Centre



JUNE 8, 2017 – TOUR, TORONTO (optonal)

Tour includes visits to:
• 9:30AM Cisco
• 11:00AM One Eleven
• 12:30PM Lunch
• 2:00PM Scotiabank Fintech Centre
• 3:30PM DMZ at Ryerson - #1 Business incubator in North America & #3 in the world


JUNE 8, 2017 (by invitation only)

• 6:30PM Welcoming reception


JUNE 9, 2017 at MaRS Discovery District

9:00AM-9:10AM Welcoming Remarks
9:15AM-9:40AM Keynote speaker: Innovating Sustainable Startup Ecosystems by Dan Breznitz, Chair Innovation Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs
9:45AM-10:10AM Pacific Alliance: The Easy Way to Scale into Latin America by Elias Tefarikis, International consultant in Washington D.C.
10:15AM-10:40AM Scaling into Brazil by Dieguez Barreiro, Senior Officer at Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications of Government of Brasil and Ana Pires, Softex/Startup Brasil

10:45AM-11:00AM Coffee Break

11:00AM-11:25AM Special interview Bridging Canada-Mexico: Supporting Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology (Salvador Behar Lavalle, Director for North America Ministry of Economy of Mexico and Nathalie Béchamp Director General of Investment and Innovation, Global Affairs Canada) Moderated by Sean Stantleigh, editor at Globe and Mail
11:30AM-11:55AM Cybersecurity for startups by Ian Robertson, VP NCC Group
12:00PM-12:25PM Panel Ontario: A Global Entry Point (Peter Liber, Ontario Trade Commissioner; Yuri Navarro, CEO NACO; Heather Galt, VP, Talent Initiatives and Executive in residence at Communtech)

12:30PM-1:30PM Lunch

1:30PM-1:55PM Scaleup opportunities for Canadian and Latin American Fintech startups by Thayde Olarte VP Fintech Partnership at Scotiabank
2:00PM-2:25PM The Evolution of the startup ecosystem in Mexico by Itzel Villa Salinas, General Director Entrepreneurship Programs at INADEM
2:30PM-2:55PM Global partnership and the power of diversity in a community by Aliza Lakhani, Director of International Projects at DMZ Ryerson

3:00PM-3:15PM Coffee Break

3:15PM-3:40PM Angel Investment in Latin America by Israel Pons
3:45PM-4:15PM Panel: Latin America Entry Points (Miryam Lazarte, CEO LatAm Startups; Frederico Marques, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce; Laura Ortiz, Founder SVX Mexico)
4:20PM-4:30PM Closing remarks

Please check our speakers in this LINK



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