Pitch Competition

The Pitch Competition is a business competition for Latin American and Caribbean high-growth women entrepreneurs that took place during the WeXchange forum. Through the competition, entrepreneurs had the opportunity to show off her business in front of an online and offline audience packed with the most active members of Latin America and the Caribbean's entrepreneurial ecosystems.



2017 PITCH COMPETITION FINALISTS


Agustina Jait
TuVideo CV, Argentina

TuVideo CV is an audiovisual platform for selecting talent and job opportunities. It allows anyone without knowledge of video production to record and edit a complete VideoCV and connect with opportunities.

Cecilia Ezquerro
LECO, Mexico

Our mission to change the way we solve a very simple problem: see well. We are the new generation of on-demand services that will break into the optical industry. We offer products that give access to a better vision through a convenient, personal and accessible service.

Jennifer Reyna
Gaszen, Mexico

Through a platform that provides information that makes the purchase process more transparent and reliable, we create better experiences for consumers of the main energy source in the world: L.P. gas.

Kyle Hepp
Boxmagic, Chile

The next generation of software for the next generation of fitness.

Roxana Kawas
Chopinmol, Guatemala

We are an online store with door-to-door delivery, supply and logistics infrastructure that offers Latin American migrants in the US the option of buying goods and services for their loved ones in their country of origin.

Ximena Adriazola Du-pont

Our mission is to generate sustainable solutions using biotechnology tools to take advantage of biodiversity byproducts and, thus, create innovative products in biotech and foodtech.



2017 PITCH COMPETITION JURY


Allan Jarry
Jarry IP Intellectual Property SpA and DadNeo Investment Fund, Founding Partner and CEO

He has more than 20 years of experience working on issues related to intellectual property and entrepreneurship, both creating companies and investing in them. He has experience in Chile having founded the JarryIP boutique studio and in Harnecker Carey Cia, as well as in Latin America through Integra IP. Allan is founding partner of Dadneos S.A. and former director of Angels Accelerated Growth Partners network in Miami, as well as mentor at startup Chile and Founder Institute.

Eduardo Belio
San Cristóbal Group, Director

San Cristóbal is an insurance and financial services group with presence in Argentina (it is the largest net insurer), Uruguay and Paraguay. The Group has active participation in Venture Capital funds and startups. The responsibility of Eduardo, besides being the Director, consists in the development of new businesses based on Innovation and in making investment decisions in Startups, directly and through Venture Capital funds.

Julina Garaizar
Houston Angel Network, Managing Director

Juliana is the Managing Director Houston Angel Network (most active US network in 2016), Senior Advisor of the Portfolia Consumer Fund and Rising Tide Fund, Investment Committee Member of the Texas Medical Center fund and a Kauffman Fellow. Juliana was the Manager of the Sophia Business Angels network (best European network in 2010) and of Antipolis Innovation Campus, the Business Innovation Centre in the French Riviera, as well as Project Manager of several International Projects funded by the European Commission.

Luis Galindo Morales
Trefilia Capital Investments, CEO

For the last 4 years he has been the CEO of Trefilia Capital, a Family Office from Monterrey. At Trefilia, he is responsible for both the management of the family operating companies and the investment strategy for the liquid portfolio. He was recently invited to join the Board of CORDEM, an association that seeks to rebuild communities by empowering women through education.

Tina Rosenfeld
Soluciones Orión, Board President

Tina is a board member and advisor focused on definition and implementation of strategy, aligning the executive team to the strategy in order to increase the profitability of the business. More than 20 years of solid business experience as board member and executive in the areas of Finance & Administration, HR, Internal Audit, Controlling, IT, and Supply Chain. Expertise in change management to improve corporate governance and family owned business.