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LatAm Startups Conf 5.0

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101 College St

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.

On May 29th we start the conference with an amazing program full of valuable content for international startups, scaleups, investors and government representatives.

Followed the conference day, LatAm Startups has designed two startup ecosystem tours (Waterloo May 30th and Toronto May 31st) to visit the best business incubators and accelerators in the second largest tech corridor in the world! These tours proved extremely popular in 2017, and we expect them to sell out quickly.

A select group of startups from across Latin America will be invited to pitch at the Conference Day on May 29th.


Tuesday May 29, 2018 (Conference Day)

9:00AM Opening Remarks

9:15AM Keynote Interview: Manny Padda, Canadian Angel Investor of the year 2016

9:45AM Panel Pacific Alliance: Cooperating to support Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology (Rodrigo Contretras, Trade Commissioner ProMexico; Fernando Acuña, Trade Commissioner ProChile; Christian Mauricio Rodriguez Anzola, General Consul Colombia; Jorge Orlando Bravo Robles, Director at Pacific Alliance Chamber of Commerce Peru)

10:00AM Coffee Break

10:15AM Canada. From Startup to Scaleup presented by Sen Sashi, Director of Accelerator programs at DMZ Ryerson

10:45AM Mexico. Bridging Accelerator Programs through Pacific Alliance by Itzel Villa, National Director Entrepreneurship Programs and Funding at INADEM

11:15AM Going global from Brazil by Ana Pires, Manager Entrepreneurship Softex

11:45AM Chile, The #1 Accelerator Program in Latin America by Camila Postigo, Business Network Manager at Startup Chile

12:30PM Lunch - Sponsored by TouchBistro. Case study: Canadian tech company scaling up in Latin America (Mexico and Colombia as point of entry) speaker: Jonatan Morgenroth, Director of Sales LATAM TouchBistro

1:30PM Pitch Competition Latin American startups


2:00PM Fintech Panel (Gary Schwartz, Managing Director, Pegasus Fintech; Roger Vandomme, Chief Data Scientist and Principal at SMC Inc.; Carrie Russell, Market and Product Lead, Finn AI)
2:30PM Workshop: Blockchain and its applications by Marc Lijour, Co-founder at ColliderX

3:15PM Coffee break

3:30PM Clean-tech/Green-tech panel (Raad Seraj, Senior Analyst, Client Engagement, WaterTAP; Sischa Maharaj, Associate Director, Business Development and Client Relations at Rotman School of Management University of Toronto; Chris Dudley, Director at Helix)
4:00PM Workshop: Government grants and tax credits for tech companies by Brian Cookson, Managing Director at RDP

2:00PM Artificial Intelligence panel (Lana Novikova, Founder at HeartBeat AI; Asif Sharif, Senior Artificial Intelligence Developer at IBM; Mark Campbell, Vicepresident of Technology ClickTagMedia)
2:30PM Workshop: Canadian Startup Visa Program Canada by Andre E. Garber, Director, Dentons Canada Startup Program

3:15 PM Coffee Break

3:30PM Angel Investment Canada-LATAM Panel (Israel Pons, CEO at Angels Nest Mexico; Claudio Rojas, Director at Hurt Capital; Tony Duckett Manager Director xiVentures Fund, Ozan Isinak, President Keiretsu Forum Canada; Moderator: Philippe Jeffrey, international tax advisor at FCRLaw)
4:00PM Workshop: Tech companies valuation and investment by Ozan Isinak, President, Keiretsu Forum Canada

The Angel Investment break out session is sponsored by FCRLaw

6:30PM Cocktail Party

To see the full list of speakers please go to this link

Wednesday May 30, 2018 (Startup Ecosystem Tour - Waterloo)

9:30AM Miovision (confirmed)
11:30AM Teledyne Dalsa (confirmed)
12:30PM Teledyne Dalsa sponsored lunch by Shopify (confimed) speakers: Accelerator Centre
1:30PM Shopify tour (confirmed)

Thursday May 31, 2018 (Startup Ecosystem Tour - Toronto)

This tour is sponsored by DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA). The second largest business improvement area in North America and is one of the last significant employment areas in the City of Toronto with room for growth in manufacturing, retail, and office space.

9:30AM YEDI (confirmed)
11:00AM Northspace (confirmed)
1:30PM CISCO (confirmed)
3:30PM DMZ (confirmed)


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us through email Contact@LatAmStartups.org or use the hashtag #LatAmStartups to have a chat with us on twitter!

What's the refund policy?

We don't have refunds available for any type of tickets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't need to print your ticket, we can locate you through our system. As a backup you can bring a confirmation of your purchase shown in your cellphone or tablet.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, in case you cannot attend the conference you can tranfer your ticket to any other person. To do so, please Contact@LatAmStartups.org

I think I may require a visa to travel to Canada. Is LatAm Startups providing an invitation letter?

Depends. First please make sure you actually need a visa, certain countries just need an eTA (i.e. Mexico, Chile and Brazil) This is a much simplier process you can do online with an answer sometimes in a matter of hours!

If you do require a visa, we're happy to send an invitation letter if you have purchased a ticket at least for the Conference Day. We don't send invitation letters for people attending just a workshop or a Startup Ecosystem Tours. Please consider the invitation letter doesn't guarantee a visa will be issued, this process is totally under the control of CIC and you must meet the requirements asked by the Government of Canada in order to obtain your visa.

Payments are not refundable in case the visa is denied, please review carefully your financial situation and obtain the right informatin before you apply for a visa process.

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