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Accelerating Killer LatAm Startups

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The genome to create a great startup fast has been cracked. With proper funding and mentoring provided by a series of Lat Am-based accelerators, we can expect that a new wave of brave and savVy Latin American entrepreneurs will be entering the global market soon. Meet the people who are making this happen and learn why a regional network of accelerators is the way to make a real difference in this continent.


Bedy Yang Partner Brazil Innovators/500Startups

David Weekly Founder & General Partner Mexican.VC

Socialite & nerd. Hacker since age five. Stanford President Scholar. Founder of PBworks, Hacker Dojo, SuperHappyDevHouse, and Mexican.VC. Award winning startup mentor for Founders Institute. Named Plaxo (exited to Comcast for >$100m), advised Attassa in their sale to YouSendIt, consultant for (IPO), (sold to Google), and a dozen others.

Hernan Kazah Cofounder & MP Kaszek Ventures

Pedro Torres Picón Managing Dir Quotidian Ventures

Vanesa Kolodziej CEO & Founder BA Accelerator

Vanesa Kolodziej has a broad experience in the entrepreneurial, technology and investment arena in LATAM. She is Founder and CEO of BA Accelerator, a Buenos Aires-based boutique accelerator program focused on tech companies. She is co-founder of Palermo Valley (the main LATAM tech community) and curator of Startup Digest Buenos Aires. She is co-organizer of Startup Week Buenos Aires and Geeks on a Plane Lat Am. She is also founder of, a nonprofit that helps female founders in Lat Am access Venture Capital. She was honored with a UWC scholarship to study at Pearson College in Canada, holds a BA in Political Science from Universidad de San Andrés and took MBA classes at Babson College.

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