Entrepreneurs: International Teaming Opportunities

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Saturday 10th March, 2012

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Entrepreneurs often look their own backyard for the right customers and business partnerships to launch their businesses- yet many times, the best opportunity for sales or collaboration are with business people in other countries. Kevin Koym, Founding Partner of Tech Ranch Austin, and Leonardo Maldonado, Founder of Region Fertil in Antofagasta, Chile, understand this well, for both have supported the teaming together of entrepreneurs in the US, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, and Panama. Kevin and Leonardo will share their approach giving economic development focused community leaders and entrepreneurs a chance to build a framework for success to get ventures off the ground faster and take them further than they ever could on their own.

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Leonardo Maldonado

CEO, Gulliver

I learned all the English and French I have while living in Canada from 75 to 85. I learned a little about Architecture while studying in Universidad de Chile from 85 to 91. I've learned all I know about art and painting by hanging around my good friend and great painter Alejandro Balbontin for the last 20 years. I've learned about tacos, education and business process while working for a business consulting firm in Mexico for the Tecnológico de Monterrey from 95 to 99. I've learned and came to love Social activism and teaching entrepreneurship while working in Mercator Foundation in different roles for the last 15 years. Over the years, in my various endeavors, we have trained thousands of people in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Panama and Honduras to improve their entrepreneurial skills, to assist them in acquiring skills that help them help themselves. I've learned everything I know about entrepreneurship building our four companies during the last 8 years. Gestion & Liderazgo S.A.
Blue Company S.A.
Gulliver S.A.
Insumo China S.A. I am currently in charge of changing a region of my country into an innovation and entrepreneurship hub and I lead the TEDxPatagonia team

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Kevin Koym

Founding Partner, Tech Ranch Austin

Kevin Koym accelerates entrepreneur success. Kevin leads and coaches teams and individuals to innovate to breakthrough performance through doing more with less. Championing the cause of startups for over a decade has given Kevin the chance to launch a number of companies across the world. The culmination of those experiences has led to the founding of Tech Ranch Austin, a venture accelerator for early-stage technology companies.

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6 attendees

  • Bryan Menell
  • Don Turnbull
  • Kevin Koym
  • Leonardo Maldonado
  • lsoules
  • RoniD

3 trackers

  • Chris Bernard
  • Johnson Cook
  • Patricia Marinho

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When

Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 10th March 2012

Where

Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center

Session type

Dual

Session Hash Tag

#teaming

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