Speakers

Agustina Jait
CEO, TuVideo CV

Camilo's mom, Santi Figueroa's companion of life and partner, TV producer and audiovisual communicator, Co founder and CEO of Tu VideoCV, a Video Technology platform to find work and select talent. Emerging as a social initiative in 2014, after making a Resume Video and uploading it to the Internet, they managed to get seven job interviews in less than a week for Eric, a young man from a disadvantaged neighborhood that when he put together his written resume and provided his real address, he could not access any job interviews. The great objective is to be the best ally for businesses and SMEs when it comes to selecting personnel.

Alexandra de Haan
SVP Finance, Mubadala Capital

Alexandra is a Senior Vice President at Mubadala Capital, a Private Equity firm that invests in Infrastructure in Brazil. Born in the Netherlands, she moved to Brazil in 2000 as an entrepreneur and co-founded Mundivox, a fiber-optic broadband provider for SMEs in Brazil, successfully sold in 2014. In 2007, she transitioned back to corporate as CFO and Fund Manager of Ideiasnet, a publicly traded VC firm that invests in tech in Brazil. In 2015, she founded Copacabana House Ventures, a micro-VC in technology. She also served as Board Member for several companies (Officer Distribuidora, Padtec and Nexxto). She is a strong proponent for gender diversity, supporting this through her activities as a member of WCD, a mentor at Wexchange, and as founder of Venture Women Brasil.

Carolina Medina
COO & Founder, Vincu

Carolina is a social and technological entrepreneur. She is currently the COO and Founder of Vincu, an enterprise that uses data and artificial intelligence to make more efficient the recruitment of commercial teams, contributing to the employability and productivity of companies and candidates. Prior to Vincu, Carolina co-founded and led as CEO a social startup in Bogotá called Agruppa, which used mobile technology and economies of scale to streamline the fruit and vegetable supply chain between farmers and neighborhood stores. Carolina was selected as MIT Innovator Under 35 Latam (2017) and UN Young Leader for the SDGs (2017), and was winner of WeXchange in 2013, among others.

Catherine Carlton
Vice President, CFLD US

Catherine Carlton helped found and currently serves as Vice President of CFLD US. Catherine is also serving her second term on the Menlo Park City Council, elected as Mayor in 2014 and 2015. Catherine worked in the TV and tech industries in the UK. She then lived in Greater China for over ten years, serving as the Founder and Managing Director for Digital Island in Asia, the largest data center company in Asia at that time. Catherine helped found Equant, BIM and other start-up companies in Asia, before she married and moved to Silicon Valley.

César Adán Pedroso
Technology Director, Everis Peru

César is Regional Technology Director at Everis. Professional with more than thirteen years of experience in the field of technology consulting, always related to the field of Digital Channels, Mobility, Omnichannel, Architectures and Systems Integration, API Management, DevOps, BI & Big Data and other projects related to the Transformation Digital of large organizations. He is a Computer Engineer from the University of León and during his career has developed projects in large organizations of Telecommunications, Financial Institutions, Public Sector, Insurance and Utilities in different countries.

Claire Chang
Founder & Managing Director, IgniteXL
Claire is Founder and Managing Director of igniteXL, a Silicon Valley-based global accelerator and seed fund focused on early stage startups expanding to global markets. Since 2014, 120 founders have graduated from igniteXL's Silicon Valley immersion and market access programs. Most recently, igniteXL launched its first beautytech acceleration program focused in partnership with Draper University to work with most promising beautytech startups in beauty, fashion, and wellness from all around the world.
Debbie Jaffe
Managing Director, Endeavor Perú

Debbie Jaffe is the managing director at Endeavor Peru, a non-profit organization focused in scaling high-impact entrepreneurs. Previously she was the director of product partnerships for Latin America and director on the global marketing team at Google. She has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a master's degree in international policy studies from Stanford University in California and a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Lima, Peru.

Diego Kerner
Partner for LATAM, Brandgym

Partner for Latam of the brand strategy consulting firm, Brandgym Coach for executives and work teams. Author of the book Happy Monday". Former Global Marketing Head in Cadbury's, Regional Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company and Diageo. Former member of the Cadbury-Adams Regional Board.

Eduardo Roman
Director of Research, LAVCA
Eduardo Roman is Director of Research at The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA), where he oversees the delivery of research products and services to LAVCA’s members and to the Latin America private capital community.
Elizabeth Acuña
Senior Analyst, Angel Ventures
Elizabeth is Senior Analyst at Angel Ventures, a regional venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage and early-growth stages. Elizabeth is mentor in Peruvian accelerators and leads the Women Empowerment initiative, which seeks to involve more women, both entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, in the startup ecosystem.
Elsa del Castillo
President, Universidad del Pacífico
President of Universidad del Pacífico, professor of the Academic Department of Administration and member of the Research Center of Universidad del Pacífico. PhD in Economics and Business Administration from University of Deusto (Spain), has a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Instituto de Empresa (Spain) and a degree in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico. Her areas of expertise are linked to the strategic management of organizations, corporate social responsibility and the management of the human team.
Eric Pérez-Grovas
General Partner, Jaguar Ventures
Eric is in charge of Jaguar’s Mexican investments. He’s also President of the Board of the Mexican Association of Online Sales (AMVO). He currently serves as a board member at Ben&Frank, Konfio, Nexu, Kinedu, Walmart Mexico, and Viajamex. Eric’s Internet experience began in 1999 when he opened and managed Mercadolibre’s Mexican operations, he also worked in Management Consulting at McKinsey and Bain. Eric holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, summa cum laude, from the Tec de Monterrey and an MBA from Stanford University.
Ethy Levy
Passionate Founder, Impact Innovation Israel

Ethy is the Founder of Impact Innovation Israel, a strategic consultancy firm focusing on tech and innovation in sectors where there is a substantial impact on society and the environment. She is also the co-Founder and Israel CEO of the Bridge Hub, a global agrifood tech innovation hub. It’s aim is to support the whole agrifood tech eco-system - from the researcher and entrepreneurs, by bringing their initiative to global scale and guiding them in the global AgriFood eco-system. Ethy is on the board of Springboard Enterprises Australia, the leading accelerator for female entrepreneurs.

Gabi Mendes
Co-Founder, Strider

Co-founder of Strider - has been working with technology for 10 years, formed as a ux designer. As entrepreneurs, has built teams from marketing to financial - belief and always seek a customer-centric business development to drive great changes in the world.

Giselle Borau
Co-Founder, Growth Startups

Giselle Borau is mentor and co-founder of Growth Startups, a company dedicated to consulting in Growth Marketing. She started in the digital marketing industry in 2005, working in different startups, always with the horizon of scaling the business as her own. In 2013 she created a small digital marketing company until 2015 where she met again with her current partner, together with whom she works to give scalability to ventures throughout Latin America.

Greg Mitchell
Regional Director, Angel Ventures
Greg is Regional Director at Angel Ventures and President of the Peruvian Seed Capital and Entrepreneur Association (PECAP). He is a mentor at Endeavor, an organization that supports high impact entrepreneurs. He has held positions in private equity funds in Peru such as Nexus Group and Faro Capital. Greg is an electrical engineer graduated from Rice University and has an MBA from Wharton and MA from the Lauder Insititute of the University of Pennsylvania.
Hannah Kim
Co-Founder, Mifiel
As a cofounder of Mifiel and Volabit, Hannah’s focus has been on making financial services more accessible by creating intuitive products that make blockchain easy to use. Mifiel is an e-signature service that allows legal ownership to be transferred on the blockchain in a legally-secured way and Volabit is a leading cryptocurrency exchange in Mexico. She was named one of the Power Women in FinTech by Innotribe in 2015, participated as a finalist in BBVA’s Open Talent Competition, and was a finalist of the WeXchange Pitch Competition 2016
Irene Arias Hofman
CEO, BID Lab

Irene leads IDB Lab since January 2018. The IDB Group innovation laboratory is a purpose-driven platform open to the world that mobilizes capital, connections, and knowledge to promote innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously, she developed her career working for more than 20 years with the World Bank Group, specifically with the IFC, the largest international development institution focused on the private sector. There, Irene had investment responsibilities with global reach and also focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. She managed the IFC's largest portfolio - US$ 16 billion - and annual investment programs of more than US$ 6 billion. Her focus has been on innovation, venture capital, and fintech.

Ivonne Quiñones
CEO & Founder, Urbaner

Ivonne is CEO & Co-founder of Urbaner, a logistics platform for express delivery. It has been recognized by MIT, with the Innovators under 35 award, for the algorithm it developed for its start Up, which has been used by leading companies in the logistics and e-commerce market. Ivonne is an MBA from UCLA Anderson in California and an engineer from the Universidad de Lima, she leads the technology and product team at Urbaner.

Javier Salinas
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Universidad del Pacífico
In addition to being the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Universidad del Pacífico, he is a professional manager of the Angel Investors Network UP4angels , "Emprende UP"; and president of the Peruvian Crowdfunding Association.
Laila GJ Choe
Specialist, IDB Lab

As investment officer of the IDB Lab, the IDB Group's innovation laboratory, she works on the structuring and monitoring of investments in venture capital funds focused on Latin America. She is also part of the WeXchange coordinating team, a platform that connects STEM entrepreneurs with investors and mentors. Laila is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the University of Salvador.

Linda Franco
Co-Founder & CEO, Machina
Linda is co-founder and CEO of Machina, a portable technology company that creates garments that extend the functionality of the human body. Linda has been named one Forbes Mexico’s 30 promises under 30, MIT Innovators Under 35, IDB's (Inter-American Development Bank) High Income Women Entrepreneur and has been featured as one of Intel’s MakeHers, Google’s Women Tech Makers, and has given talks talks at the most prominent technology, design and innovation events such as Women 2.0 in San Francisco, Explorers Festival Lisbon, Wired London, Smart Content Conference Seoul, among others.
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.

Marta del Castillo
CEO, Koga Impact Lab
CEO of Koga Impact Lab (Paraguay). She has experience in project management in international organizations, cooperation agencies, NGOs and companies in India, Tanzania, Colombia, Bolivia and Spain. Lawyer and MBA from the IE Business School and Tufts, Boston. Specialized in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University. In her free time she is a social entrepreneur and mentor.
Mónica Reyes Coronado
Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Wayra Peru

Manager of business development and alliances of Open Future, Telefónica's open innovation program to detect talent and help generate new digital businesses. She is responsible for the deployment of the Crowdworking Open Future initiative in Peru.

Mosi Mosquera
Senior Specialist, BID Lab

Senior Specialist of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Lab, loans and investments unit), economist with two Master's Degree in Finance and Quality and Environment Management, with more than 18 years of experience in international cooperation, private sector and academia. Over 12 years of experience in the promotion of private sector development in LAC, leading initiatives related to access to financial services, innovation, entrepreneurship and the empowerment of women.

Roy Ramon
Investor, former Managing Director, Intel Corporation Startup Program

Roy is an investor and startup consultant, before that he was an Investor for Intel capital with focus on AI, SoC and cyber. His latest investments are in the domains of AI (medical and NLP) and cyber security. He was also the founder and Managing Director of Intel corporation startup program and was also part of Intel Israel site management pathfinding team, leading the development of new technology domains for Intel. As part of that role he was heavily involved with the Fintech Hub “The Floor” working with world’s main financial institutes to drive the FinTech revolution. He serves as advisor for many companies from blockchain to consumer products.

Silvia Torres Carbonell
Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, IAE Business School

Silvia is the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at IAE Business School. Silvia is also Director of the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) research project in Argentina, board member of the Endeavor Foundation and ASEA (Association of Argentine Entrepreneurs), Vice President of IWF International Women Forum, and an active angel investor.

Susana García-Robles
Unit Chief, Financial Operations, IDB Lab

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, Thales Lab

Sylvia is the co-founder and executive director of ThalesLab, a Company Builder that creates startups. She is an electronic engineer with an MBA, married and with 3 children. International senior business developer in the telecom, broadcasting and wireless industries. International telecom consultant in telecom regulatory issues, economics applied to Telecom, and new technologies (Smart Grid, NGN).

Victoria Simón
Founder & CMO, Alquilando

Victoria Simón is a technology entrepreneur since 2011. Her first startup was a digital marketing agency focused on growth hacking strategies. In 2017, with her partners of the agency, launched Alquilando.com -the first marketplace of real estate rentals- with the aim of providing a superior rental experience and end with the "karma" of renting in Buenos Aires. In 2017 Alquilando was chosen as the most innovative startup in Argentina in the Seedstars World competition and in 2018 it was the winner of the BBVA Open Talent Argentina contest.

Vivianne Bernardes De Cibils
Director, Cibersons Group

Investor, inventor and serial entrepreneur. Co-founder, past CEO and Director of CIBERSONS a multinational corp and Ringold Ventures a Silicon Valley firm. Software developer with top academic and business awards. Proud mother of three.