Accelerating Killer LatAm Startups

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

The genome to create a great startup fast has been cracked. With proper funding and mentoring provided by a series of Lat Am-based accelerators, we can expect that a new wave of brave and savVy Latin American entrepreneurs will be entering the global market soon. Meet the people who are making this happen and learn why a regional network of accelerators is the way to make a real difference in this continent.

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Bedy Yang

Partner, Brazil Innovators/500Startups

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Hernan Kazah

Cofounder & MP, Kaszek Ventures

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Vanesa Kolodziej

CEO & Founder, BA Accelerator

Vanesa Kolodziej has a broad experience in the entrepreneurial, technology and investment arena in LATAM. She is Founder and CEO of BA Accelerator, a Buenos Aires-based boutique accelerator program focused on tech companies. She is co-founder of Palermo Valley (the main LATAM tech community) and curator of Startup Digest Buenos Aires. She is co-organizer of Startup Week Buenos Aires and Geeks on a Plane Lat Am. She is also founder of Fundadoras.com, a nonprofit that helps female founders in Lat Am access Venture Capital. She was honored with a UWC scholarship to study at Pearson College in Canada, holds a BA in Political Science from Universidad de San Andrés and took MBA classes at Babson College.

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David Weekly

Founder & General Partner, Mexican.VC

Socialite & nerd. Hacker since age five. Stanford President Scholar. Founder of PBworks, Hacker Dojo, SuperHappyDevHouse, and Mexican.VC. Award winning startup mentor for Founders Institute. Named Plaxo (exited to Comcast for >$100m), advised Attassa in their sale to YouSendIt, consultant for MP3.com (IPO), Like.com (sold to Google), and a dozen others.

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Pedro Torres Picón

Managing Dir, Quotidian Ventures

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12 attendees

  • Adam Gering
  • Bedy
  • David E. Weekly
  • Gianfranco Chicco
  • Gui Ambros
  • Gustavo Caetano
  • James Parton
  • Carmen A. Medina
  • Oguz Serdar
  • Pablo Tirado
  • Pedro Torres Picón
  • Vanesa Kolodziej

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  • Kevin S Prince
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  • Nick Parish
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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Room 5ABC, Austin Convention Center

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