LatAm Startups Conference 8.0 will introduce speakers from startup ecosystems in Latin America, market entry experts, and scaleups. Other speakers and attendees at the conference are the industry leaders from the Canadian startup ecosystem. This annual event aims to encourage Canada and Latin America to work together towards innovation.

LatAm Startups has been a pioneer connecting the Latin American and Canadian startup ecosystem. In 2021, as community we’re working toward topics related to “A Path to Rebuild the Global Economy


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Claudia Krywiak, President and CEO at Ontario Centre of Innovation
Claudio Rojas, Chief Executive Officer at National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)
Mayor of Toronto John Tory

Speakers

Tadashi Takaoka, General Manager at Socialab Chile
Liliana Reyes, CEO at AMEXCAP Mexico
Luis Narro, Executive Director at PECAP Peru
Mark Steffler, Manager, Burlington Lands Partnership
Fernando Vega, Co-founder of Colmakers
Bruno Santiago, CMO and Founder NEOJETS
Erich Ko, Co-founder and CEO at Hop In Technologies
Ilya Brotzky, CEO and Founder VanHack
Enrique Suarez, CEO at MountX
Juan Ciapessoni
Cuti’s VP of Innovation and The Electric Factory Co-founder
Marcelo König Sarkis, Founder of Prima IP, and Former President Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce in Toronto
Melloney Campbell, Founder of Startup Peel
Mario Zenteno, Co-founder Audioweb
Blayne Kumar, CEO at Bright Immigration
Beatriz Zanatelli, Co-Founder and CEO at Lightouch
Eduardo Serna, Co-founder and CEO at Cardiotrack
Leandro Scalise, CEO at RankMyApp
Diego Cibils, Co-founder of KONA
Rafael Pinto, Director at Occasio International Advisory Services
Manjula Selvarajah
Journalist and syndicated technology columnist to the CBC
Eduardo Vargas, Co-founder and CEO of LoopStudio
Shelley Hirstwood, Director of Business Development at Kingston Economic Development Department
Marcos Amadeo, Founder and CEO StarupGlobal
Amy Pollard, Startup Program Manager at OVHcloud’s Startup Program in Canada

Preliminary Agenda

MAY 25 CANADA

5:45pm Keynote Interview: How to Create a Post-pandemic Economy Built on Innovation. Interview with Dr. Claudia Krywiak, CEO at Ontario Centre of Innovation. Interview by Manjula Selvarajah, Journalist and syndicated technology columnist to the CBC

6:15pm Pitch Time! International Startups Launching New Companies in Canada (Sponsored by OVHCloud)

6:30pm Networking

6:45pm Impacts of the Pandemic on Startup Mobility. Conversation with Ilya Brotzky, Co-founder and CEO at VanHack; Erich Ko, CEO at Hop In Technologies and Blayne Kumar, CEO at Bright Immigration. Moderator: Mark Steffler, Manager, Burlington Lands Partnership with Burlington Economic Development

7:00pm Announcing Finalist Final Pitch May 27th

7:00pm Networking


MAY 26 PACIFIC ALLIANCE

5:45pm Pitch Time! International Startups Launching New Companies in Canada (Sponsored by OVHCloud)

6:00pm Visualizing the Cooperation Between Latin America and Canada. Mayor of Toronto John Tory

6:15pm Pacific Alliance: How Technology Is Impacting the Future of the Post-pandemic Economy. Conversation with Tadashi Takaoka, General Manager at Socialab Chile; Liliana Reyes, CEO at AMEXCAP Mexico; Luis Narro, Executive Director at PECAP Peru. Moderated by Melloney Campbell, Founder of Startup Peel.

6:35pm Networking

6:45pm Lessons Learned: From Pacific Alliance to Canada. Conversations with tech startups founders Enrique Suarez, CEO at MountX; Mario Zenteno, Co-founder Audioweb; Fernando Vega, Co-founder at Colmakers; and Eduardo Serna, Co-founder and CEO at Cardiotrack. Moderated by Shelley Hirstwood, Director of Business Development at Kingston Economic Development Department

7:00pm Announcing Finalist Final Pitch May 27th

7:00pm Networking


MAY 27 MERCOSUR

5:30pm Keynote presentation: The Role of the Startup Visa for Economic Recovery by Claudio Rojas, CEO at National Angel Capital Organization

6:00pm Final Pitch Competition (Sponsored by OVHCloud)

6:10pm Mercosur: How Technology is Impacting the Future of the Post-Pandemic Economy. Conversation with Juan Ciapessoni, VP of Innovation at CUTI and Co-founder at the Electric Factory; Marcelo König Sarkis, Founder of Prima IP and Former President Canada-Brazil Chamber of Commerce in Toronto; Marcos Amadeo, Founder and CEO at StarupGlobal. Moderator: Rafael Pinto, Director of Occasio International Advisory Services

6:30pm Networking

6:40pm Lessons Learned: Conversation with Startups Scaling up from Mercosur to Canada. Conversation with Beatriz Zanatelli, CEO and Co-founder at Lightouch; Leandro Scalise, CEO at RankMyApp; Diego Cibils, Co-founder of KONA; Bruno Santiago, CMO and Founder of NEOJETS. Moderated by Eduardo Vargas, Co-founder and CEO of LoopStudio.

6:55pm Announcing Pitch Competition Winner (Sponsored by OVHCloud)

7:00pm Networking


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