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Building Successful Teams in Latin America

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Latin America is among the most dynamic emerging markets in the world, resulting in a tremendous amount of opportunity for startup success.

Building teams in Latin America presents a unique set of challenges, from identifying and hiring remote talent, to scaling company culture, to creating successful workflows with off-site teams.

Join the conversation as experienced entrepreneurs, digital marketing experts, and investors, share experiences and deliver best practices when it comes to building successful global teams across borders.


Bedy Yang Partner Brazil Innovators/500Startups

Diego Saez-Gil Co-Founder WeHostels

Diego is a founder of WeHostels, a mobile travel startup based in Latin America and New York. He has been selected Endeavor "High-Impact Entrepreneur", Forbes 30 under 30 and among "100 Brilliant Companies" by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Pedro Torres Picón Managing Dir Quotidian Ventures

Pedro Torres Picón is an entrepreneur and investor from Latin America, based in New York City. He has been actively investing in early stage technology companies since 2004 and has made over 40 investments in various areas such as: real estate, construction management, digital and out of home advertising, home maintenance, mobile commerce and several others. In 2010 he created Quotidian Ventures to invest in passionate entrepreneurs and help them realize their potential to turn great ideas into amazing companies.

Sebastián Valin Founder & CEO

Sebastian Valin, Founder & CEO of

Structural Civil Engineer. After graduating college in 2008, Sebastian decided he wanted to become an entrepreneur. He didn´t have a clear idea ahead, but in little time, he found an opportunity after realizing how hard it was to compare and purchase car insurance in Chile. That was how the startup,, was born. is a website used to compare insurance and financial products online, allowing users to buy wisely, under the concept: "Before choosing, Compare". Today, it is one of the most important ventures in Latin American, and in 2012 it has established itself as a leader of its category in the region.