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Saturday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cashing Out: Start-up Successes in Latin America

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The Latin American startup scene is blowing up. From Guadalajara to Patagonia, there is an exponential growth of emerging technology ventures. What inspired this new growth set off this explosion? A few trail-blazing tech and new media start-ups that cashed out big time. Companies, such as Brazilian shopping comparison site Buscapé’s $374M acquisition by Naspers, and ClanDescuento.com’s acquisition by Groupon, have proven that the inspired a start-up wave in Latin America is alive an kicking. that's making investors and even the U.S. technology press take notice. In this panel, composed of some of Latin America’s top entrepreneurs, we’ll discuss the opportunities and challenges for startups in the region. The advent of cheap technology that has enabled technical innovation on a scale never seen before. The cultural shift away from the traditional Latin American hierarchical model towards a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation that has enabled this growth. The historical lack of venture capital being allocated to the consumer web or technology sector, and what’s changing now. How startups have adjusted to this reality by making their operations very lean and efficient and in some cases, aiming for and, in some cases, achieving their break even points quicker.


Andes Barreto

Socialatom Group

Wenceslao Casares

Bling Nation
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Daniel Undurraga

Founder LatAmGrouponFounder Groupon Latin America

Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hilton Garden Inn, Sabine

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