Presented by: Spain Tech
SXAméricas Startup Pitch Competition
Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
The SXAméricas Startup Pitch Competition will showcase the incredible talent and entrepreneurial endeavors of 10 startups from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, and U.S. Latino markets. This pitch event, presented by Spain Tech, will introduce attendees and investors to the immense possibilities presented by startups throughout the wider Spanish & Portuguese speaking markets.
Alex is an Analyst at Real Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that serves entrepreneurs and nurture the communities in which they thrive. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their bus...Show the rest
Alex is an Analyst at Real Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that serves entrepreneurs and nurture the communities in which they thrive. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their businesses and helping drive the start-up ecosystem. In his role, he meets and screens thousands of startups each year. He is involved in the full investment process from the initial meeting, investment decision, due diligence and closing. In a former life he worked as a Corporate lawyer focused on Start-Ups and M&A. In fact, he is a qualified lawyer in Quebec and holds two law degrees in both Common and Civil law from McGill University. Moreover, he also completed certificates in business and law at Stanford University, the University of Oxford, China University of Political Science and Law and National University of Singapore. He was awarded the Scarlet Key Award and has been involved in leadership roles in numerous organisations. On his downtime, he loves to backpack and sail.Hide the rest
Founder & Co-Dir
Guillermo is a serial entrepreneur, With more than 10 years of consultant experience and over 30 projects developing customer strategy for several Fortune 500 companies. He is currently co-founder ...Show the rest
Guillermo is a serial entrepreneur, With more than 10 years of consultant experience and over 30 projects developing customer strategy for several Fortune 500 companies. He is currently co-founder and COO of Startup Mexico and has experience working in Spain, Colombia and Mexico. Previously he founded Aurigam, a boutique consultancy firm specialized in Customer Strategy and Go to Market Strategies. Guillermo is a recognized entrepreneur and angel investor his companies have won different awards such as IBM Global Entrepreneur, Mass Challenge Finalist and Mexican innovation award Guillermo has a solid Engineering background and teaches in Monterrey Tech introducing modern control analysis to complex business problems. His expertise includes Big Data, Analytics and Marketing helping companies develop highly effective go to market Strategies.Hide the rest
Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization
Toni Miranda is the New Ventures Manager for the Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization. In his role he manages the creation of new ventures based on strategic assessment of intellectual pro...Show the rest
Toni Miranda is the New Ventures Manager for the Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization. In his role he manages the creation of new ventures based on strategic assessment of intellectual property created across the Texas A&M University System. Toni negotiates and delivers business agreements between the A&M System, inventors, industry and investors. He works on cultivating and developing relationships with those interested in selected technologies that anticipate a commercial application or have been identified as outside investors or development partners. Toni participates in all aspects of due diligence, venture formation and business plan execution of the created spin-outs.
Toni works in the IT/Wireless industry in the US and overseas for more than 16 years. He consulted software and hardware teams on their go-to-market strategies, designed sustainable business models for B2B and B2C companies with strong emphasis on user experience, conducted market validation, research and business analysis to support strategic and tactic decisions, coordinated and executed initial screening of 100+ engineering startup companies annually, and performed due diligence for the technology/product, market, and team assessment. Companies advised by Toni in the last 3 years raised combined $10M+ in the private capital market.
Toni spent the last 8 years in Technology Commercialization by promoting collaborative R&D projects at Tech Transfer La Salle Barcelona, training and mentoring innovators at The University of Texas at Austin IC2 Institute, and helping creative New Ventures by mentoring IT/Wireless based start-ups at the Austin Technology Incubator and Technova Barcelona. Prior to that, Toni focused through his work on project management, software development, and the design and security of technology infrastructures at Atos Origin and One Access in Paris, and at Unitronics in Barcelona. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Catalan.Hide the rest