WeXchange Forum 2020

Women STEMpreneurs Thriving in Challenging Times

November 10 and 11 I Virtual Forum

WeXchange 8th edition is here!

WeXchange is the largest platform that connects women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors.

The topic for this year´s forum is Women STEMpreneurs Thriving in Challenging Times. Come and join us for a day full of inspiring talks, in-depth discussions with investors and women entrepreneurs, and witness the finale of this year’s Women STEMpreneurs Competition – a competition that connects the most innovative STEM entrepreneurs with potential investment opportunities. 12 finalists, out of almost 900 applicants from 31 countries, will be pitching their company before a jury of 11 partner venture capital funds and IDB Lab.

Agenda

November 11th I Virtual Forum

November 10th – Office Hours for Women STEMpreneurs – Powered by WISE (by invitation only)

10:00-10:15 am. Welcoming remarks
Tomás Lopes Teixeira, CIO, IDB Lab
10:15-11:00 am. Mentorship hacks: The Dos and Don’ts to create meaningful relationships with mentors
Silvia Torres Carbonell, Director, Center of Entrepreneurship, IAE Business School
11:00-12:00 am. Office Hour – Round 1 (by tech industry)
12:00-13:00 pm. Office Hour – Round 2 (by key business themes)
13:00-14:00 pm. Making new connections: Virtual networking

November 11th – Open to the ecosystem

9:00-10:00 am. Making new connections: Virtual networking
10:00-10:10 am. Welcoming remarks
Mauricio Claver-Carone, President, IDB Group
Irene Arias Hofman, CEO, IDB Lab
10:10-10:40 am. Keynote fireside chat: The rise of female co-founded  unicorns in Latin America
Loreanne García, Co-founder & Chief People Officer, Kavak
Mariana Paixao, Co-founder, Loft
Tomas Lopes Teixeira (Moderator), CIO, IDB Lab
10:40-11:15 am. Women STEMpreneurs Competition Finale Part 1: Seed stage
Elizabeth Acuña (Moderator), Associate, Angel Ventures
IDB Lab + 10 partner funds (Jury)
11:15-11:55 am. Building scalable startups: Women STEMpreneurs´ war stories & lessons learned
Daniela Espinosa, Co-founder & COO, Kushki
Marta Forero, Co-founder, Ubits
Deborah Dana, Founder & CEO, Canasta
Rosa Ximena Dure (Moderator), Co-founder, Muv
Omaira Saucedo Bendek (Moderator), Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Tu Gerente
11:55-12:05 pm. Short break
12:05-12:40 pm. Women STEMpreneurs Competition Finale Part 2: Pre-Series A to Series B
Elizabeth Acuña (Moderator), Associate, Angel Ventures
IDB Lab + 10 partner funds (Jury) 
12:40-13:20 pm. How can female-led startups attract more VC funding in LAC? Perspectives from women investors (Powered by WeInvest)
Susana García-Robles, Venture Partner, Capria. Executive Advisor, LAVCA
Marta Cruz, Managing Partner, NXTP Ventures
Juan Pablo Cappello, Partner, PAG Law
Antonia Rojas, Partner, ALLVP
Carol Strobel, Operating Partner, Redpoint eVentures
13:20-13:30 pm. Closing Remarks
Wendy Teleki, Head, We-FI Secretariat
Mariano Amartino, Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups Latam
Tomas Lopes Teixeira, CIO, IDB Lab
13:30-14:30 pm. Making new connections: Virtual networking

*This agenda is tentative and subject to change
**Please take note that all hours are in Eastern Standard Time (USA).

Who can participate?

Women STEMpreneurs looking to network with investors, mentors, and experts, and to listen to the real success and learnings stories from other women entrepreneurs in the region.

Investors, Mentors, and Ecosystem builders looking for investable projects and to network with emerging female talent in the region.

Entrepreneurs (both male and female) and other organizations interested in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and technology and innovation scene in Latin America and the Caribbean.

How do I register?

Registration is now open! Don´t miss your chance.
Free event with limited space

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Meet the speakers and jury

Adrian García

Adrian García

Partner Carao Ventures

Allan Jarry

Allan Jarry

Founding Partner and CEO Jarry IP Intellectual Property SpA and DadNeo Investment Fund

Antonia Rojas

Antonia Rojas

Partner ALLVP

Carolina Strobel

Carolina Strobel

Operating Partner Redpoint eVentures

Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Partner Magma Partners

Daniela Espinosa

Daniela Espinosa

Co-founder & COO Kushki

Déborah Dana Beyda

Déborah Dana Beyda

Founder & CEO Canasta Rosa

Eduardo Clave

Eduardo Clave

Partner Dila Capital

Elizabeth Acuña

Elizabeth Acuña

Associate Angel Ventures

Hernán Fernández

Hernán Fernández

Managing Partner Angel Ventures

Irene Arias Hofman

Irene Arias Hofman

CEO BID Lab

Laila GJ Choe

Laila GJ Choe

Senior Investment Officer IDB Lab

Loreanne García

Loreanne García

Co-founder & Chief People Officer Kavak

Mariana Paixao

Mariana Paixao

Co-founder Loft

Marta Cruz

Marta Cruz

Founding Partner NXTP Ventures

Marta Forero

Marta Forero

Co-founder Ubits

Mauricio Claver-Carone

Mauricio Claver-Carone

President IDB Group

Santiago Zavala

Santiago Zavala

Partner 500 Startups

Silvia Torres Carbonell

Silvia Torres Carbonell

Director, Center of Entrepreneurship IAE Business School

Susana García-Robles

Susana García-Robles

Venture Partner, Capria Executive Advisor,LAVCA Co-founderWeXchange

Tomas Lopes-Teixeira

Tomas Lopes-Teixeira

CIO IDB Lab

Wendy Teleki

Wendy Teleki

Head We-Fi Secretariat

Ximena Dure

Ximena Dure

Co-founder MUV

Meet the finalist of Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2020!

Seed Category

Cynthia Villar

Cynthia Villar

Founder and CEO MiBolsillo

Ivonne Quiñones

Ivonne Quiñones

Co-Founder and CEO Aimo

Mariana Boot

Mariana Boot

Founder Akredito

Omaira Saucedo

Omaira Saucedo

Co-Founder and CSO tuGerente

Renata Betti

Renata Betti

Co-Founder Talent Academy

Victoria Blanco

Victoria Blanco

Founder and CEO Abaco

Pre-Series A and Series A/B Category

Anabel Perez

Anabel Perez

CEO NovoPayment

Daniela Izquierdo

Daniela Izquierdo

Co-Founder Foodology

Juliana Sarmiento

Juliana Sarmiento

Co-Founder and CRO EnvioClick

Oriana Fuentes

Oriana Fuentes

Co-Founder and COO Emptor

Pamela Scheurer

Pamela Scheurer

Co-Founder and CTO Nubimetrics

Tatiana Malvasio

Tatiana Malvasio

COO Kilimo

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