WeXchange 2016

#womenSTEMpreneurs

Forum Recap

Relive the highlights from WeXchange 2016, held in November in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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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.

2016 PITCH COMPETITION WINNER & FINALISTS

PRIZES

WINNER:
  • The winning entrepreneur and her co-founder will participate in a one-week immersion program in Silicon Valley, participating in workshops delivered by educational institutions, startup-oriented events, networking opportunities with entrepreneurs operating in the same industry, coaching sessions with mentors, and pitching sessions with investors. Sponsored by Mercado Libre and Puente Labs.
  • A BlueSmart suitcase. Sponsored by BlueSmart.

WINNER AND TWO FINALISTS WITH BEST QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A BoosterWe grant, to take part in a practical stay program of between 6 and 12 weeks, in consolidated companies operating in complementary sectors and in another country. The scholarships include 1,000 euros per month of stay (for a maximum of 3 months), travel insurance, travel assistance of up to 1,000 euros, family conciliation aids of 1,500 euros (500 euros per month of stay for women with children under 4 years old), and access to the network of mentors of RedEmprendia. Prize sponsored by RedEmprendia.

ALL FINALISTS:
  • BizSpark program for start-ups of Azure Cloud Services. Award sponsored by Microsoft.
  • Access to the "Own the Moment: Pitch to Male Investors using Gender Awareness" webinar, organized by Global Invest Her. Award sponsored by the MIF.

Mentoring Session

Powered by Endeavor Argentina, the women entrepreneurs took part in mentoring sessions, led by the best in the industry. Topics discussed included: fundraising and investors, marketing, sales, international expansion, technology, legal framework, financial framework, and the Brazil-specific mentoring.

Sponsors

PLATINUM

Endeavor Argentina


GOLD

Mercado Libre


SILVER

CAF
RedEmprendia


WEXCHANGE FELLOWS SPONSORS

City of Knowledge
ConnectAmericas
INADEM
Inter-American Development Bank
Ministerio de Producción
Mulheres Investidoras Anjo




OUTREACH COLLABORATORS

América Economía
Mexican Association of PE & VC Funds
Anjos do Brasil
Asea
CRP
Endeavor Argentina
Entrepeneurs Organization
FLOR
Global Entrepreneurship Week
INADEM
LAVCA
MassChallenge Mexico
Mujeres Empresarias
Prodem
Startup Buenos Aires
Techstars
ThalesLab
The Way Women Work
VillageCapital
Voices Vitales Argentina
wayra
Zolvers


OTHER SPONSORS

Bluesmart
Empretec
Inter-American Investment Corporation
PuenteLabs