Speakers

Carolina Reis Oliveira
Co-founder & CEO, OneSkin Technologies

Business founder and biotechnology entrepreneur. After dedicating more than 10 years to science in academia, Carolina is working to turn basic science into real products. As a founder of OneSkin, her main goal is to revolutionize the skincare market by finding molecules that are able to reverse skin aging with an effect tested on 3D skin models.

Carolyn Rodz
CEO, Circular Board

Carolyn was selected as 1 of 5 of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Women to Watch for in 2016. As CEO of Circular Board, a virtual accelerator for women entrepreneurs with scalable business models, she advises and serves on the boards of women-led startups. Prior to founding Circular Board, she created a luxury retail line that sold in over 400 stores worldwide, including Bloomingdales, Harrod’s and Neiman Marcus; and later launched a global marketing firm supporting product launches within Fortune 500 enterprises and startups, positioning themselves for industry leadership.

Claudia Muchaluat
Chief Digital Officer, IBM Latin America

As Latin America Chief Digital Officer, Claudia leads IBM digital transformation and strategy through key areas for the company growth such as developers, startups, ISVs/CSPs, universities/schools, digital platforms and digital sales for different segments. Her team has approximately 500 people mainly located in two sales center with presence in 21 countries.

Clelia Morales
Co-founder & COO, WOOM Fertility

Clelia Morales is Co-founder and COO of Woom. She has previously held several management positions with eBay, the most recent being Marketing Director of Southern Europe. Clelia is a firm believer that diversity and innovation can generate great changes in organizations.

Dana Kanze
Doctoral Fellow, Columbia University

Dana Kanze is a doctoral fellow at Columbia Business School who researches implicit gender bias in entrepreneurship, motivated by her experiences as a former startup founder and CEO. Her work is featured in The Academy of Management Journal, The Harvard Business Review and major media outlets.

Daniella García Moreno
Founder & CEO, Elemental

Systems Engineer with more than 8 years of experience in the software development industry. Founder of Elemental, a pioneer in training young talents in the technology field. Winner of the MIT Innovators Under 35 Award.

Karina Santo
CEO, GeneXus Consulting, K2B, GX Vision

Systems Engineer trained at the University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. She is a founding partner and director of the companies K2B, GeneXus Consulting, and GXVision. She has more than 20 years of experience in management of technology companies and an extensive career as an opinion leader in the GeneXus Community. Her experience in areas such as ERPs, Software Architecture, Business Intelligence, SOA, BPM, Methodologies and techniques for the construction of Applications and Project Management led her to head the R & D team that develops the innovative ideas on which K2B is built.

Komal Dadlani
Co-founder & CEO, Lab4U

A biochemist with a Masters in Science, she was awarded the CONICYT Scholarship for academic excellence. She has research experience in nanobiotechnology, biomedicine and molecular diagnostics. In 2013 she co-founded Lab4U to democratize science and change the way science is taught with a laboratory in your pocket. She has been a recipient of the Cartier Women's Initiative Award 2015, Toyota Mothers of Invention Award 2017, and has been internationally recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, People Magazine, and the BBC for her work at Lab4U.

Laura González-Estéfani
Founder & CEO, TheVentureCity

Mother of three children, passionate about technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She spent nearly 9 years with Facebook, launching the company in Spain in 2008. In 2011 she moved to Silicon Valley to lead the growth of LATAM, including its Mobile & Partnerships strategy, Internet.org initiatives, and connectivity. She previously held senior positions with eBay, Siemens, and Ogilvy Group, and she co-founded Esplaya.com.

Lorena Banchero
CEO & Co-founder, GFDas SpA

Lorena Banchero is a geophysicist and specialist in Mining Exploration. She is also an entrepreneur as co-founder and CEO of GFDas, a technology and innovation company where knowledge and innovation-based developments are carried out to improve the process of mining exploration through registered geophysics using drones. She is also board member of the Women in Mining Chile.

Luis Galindo Morales
CEO, Trefilia Capital Investments

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.

María Luisa Fulgueira
CEO, Daltosur

She worked for 43 years in various positions for companies such as Multinational Corporations such as Eli Lilly and Co, Chase Manhattan Bank, Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners, Liquid Carbonic, Xerox, and Dow Corning. First woman General Manager of a multinational company in Bolivia in 1978. First woman General Manager of a multinational company in Argentina in 1990. First (non US-born) Latin American woman director in 1995. She reinvented herself at age 60 and dedicated herself to entrepreneurship. She created a company called Daltosur that imports and distributes raw chemical materials for the cosmetics, home care, medicine and food industries.

Marta Cruz
Founding Partner, NXTP Labs

Marta promotes equal opportunities, leading the initiative that created the Day of the Woman Entrepreneur in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to NXTP Labs Marta founded Nextperience, a digital performance agency and led Regional Sales for MRM in Latin America.

Martín Vivas
Director Latin America, F6S

F6S Latin America Director. Design Thinker, Google product strategy expert. He has designed and directed acceleration programs, company building and capacity sesions, as well as hackathons and innovation challenges throughout Latin America.

Mauricio Jaramillo Marin
Founder & Director, +Hangouts de Periodismo e Impacto TIC

Journalist, lecturer and digital consultant, specialized in technology journalism. He directs the Ibero-American project +Hangouts in Journalism and his digital network Impacto TIC, and he collaborates in national and international media. He also gives lectures, workshops, and consultations about journalism, communication, and technology in Colombia and Latin America.

Mónica Retamal
Executive Director, Kodea Foundation

Social entrepreneur since 2015 and active businesswoman in the technology field since 1999, today she is Executive Director of Kodea, a social endeavor with a vision to empower the new generation of talents for the digital world, promoting technological development that is more inclusive and better prepared for the challenges that face Latin America in the digital age.

Nur Malek Pascha
Founder, Enviopack

Founder of Enviopack, a platform that integrates multiple logistics providers with e-commerce companies, she is an enthusiast of the Internet/e-commerce industry (former Groupon, Avenida.com) and has been working in the field for 11 years. Winner of Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas, an initiative organized by the U.S. Department of State to promote leadership in businesswomen of Latin America.

Rina Fainstein
Founder and CEO, P-EcoSys

Rina is the founder and CEO of P-EcoSys, a company that connects Israeli innovative practices and technologies to Latin American corporates and public institutions while promoting growth-generating ecosystems. Her vision is to link innovation with positive psychology elements (such as resilience, mindset and strengths).

Rocio Fonseca Chamorro
Executive Director, Start-Up Chile

Executive Director of Start-Up Chile, the main business accelerator in Latin America and one of the largest and most diverse startup communities in the world. Biotechnology Engineer with a Master's in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship, and a Master's in Management from MIT. Her focus is to transform opportunities and ideas into business. She has been an entrepreneur, managed technological innovation portfolios, and worked with national and international multidisciplinary teams from both private and public sectors.

Stephanie Oueda Cruz
Lead Investment Officer – Gender and Diversity, IDB Invest

Stephanie is the Lead Investment Officer- Gender and Diversity at IDB Invest, the private sector branch of the Inter-American Development Bank, based in Washington D.C. As Lead Investment Officer Gender and Diversity, Stephanie’s role is to ensure that all operations, when relevant, have a positive impact to lead to more gender balance society.

Susana Larraín Cappello
Co-Founder, Smart Straws

She started in the business world at the age of 16 with her product Smart Straw, a cocktail shaker that detects the two most common rape drugs, GHB and ketamine, in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. She created a team together with Victoria Roca and Carolina Baigorri, co-founders of Smart Straws. Her consciousness of the global problem of rape drugs in social scenes motivated her to create her product.

Susana Balbo
Company Owner, Susana Balbo Wines

The first woman oenologist in Argentina. Entrepreneur. President of Wines of Argentina for three consecutive terms. Elected by The Drinks Business in 2012 as one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Wine" and as "Woman of the Year" in 2015. She is a National Representative for Mendoza and was recently elected by the President of Argentina to be part of W20.

Susana García-Robles
Unit Chief, Financial Operations, Multilateral Investment Fund

Susana is convinced of the impact of business, innovation ecosystems and the venture capital industry in development. For this reason, since 1999, she has worked in creating these industies and ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, as Chief of MIF Financial Operations and co-founder of WeXchange, she works every day towards a greater inclusion of women in businesses, and better and more flexible policies to balance work and family.

Sylvia Chebi
Co-founder & Executive Director, ThalesLab

Executive and consultant turned entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Co-founder and CEO of ThalesLab, a Company Builder that invests in early stage innovative tech startups and spin-offs, helps them succeed, and drives corporate innovation. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Greentizen, a green social platform that promotes and coordinates sustainable action with a focus on energy efficiency. She actively works to bring more girls into Technology and Entrepreneurship through various institutions (Ellas2, W-club, IEEE).

Tadashi Takaoka Caqueo
Entrepreneurship Manager, Corfo

An industrial civil engineer with a Master in Operations Management from the University of Chile. He is currently the Entrepreneurship Manager at Corfo and leads the innovation strategy in Chile, ranked first place in Latin America, boasting global successes such as Start-Up Chile.