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Americas Quarterly Launch Event: Empowering Entrepreneurs in Latin America and Beyond

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

February 16, 2017
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Latin America has the world’s strongest entrepreneurial culture, with 89 percent of young people saying in a recent poll they want to start their own business. Whether they live in Buenos Aires, Caracas, Mexico City, or Miami, more can be done to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and drive growth and competitiveness in their economies. This unique event will launch the latest issue of Americas Quarterly—the leading magazine on politics, business, and culture in Latin America—which features successful young entrepreneurs from across the region. Speakers will address the challenges of how to improve access to finance, identify influential mentors, make starting a business easier, and ensure greater participation of women in technology. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet inspiring entrepreneurs, as well as mentors and supporters who ensure others like them can thrive.

Speakers:

  • Andrés Moreno, Founder and CEO of Open Education, holding company for Open English and NextU @talktoandres
  • Silvina Moschini, Founder, SheWorks! and Yandiki; Contributing Expert, CNN en Español @Miss_Internet
  • Jimena Flórez, Founder, Chaak Healthy Snacks; Americas Quarterly Top 5 Young Entrepreneur @JimenaFlrez
  • Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, Knight Foundation @matthaggman
  • Felipe Sommer, President & Co-Founder, Nearpod @felipenearpod
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President, Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator) @BrazilBrian

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants, though prior registration is required.

Event Information: Beckie Bintrim | bbintrim@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8372
Press: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.

Visit AQ Online: AmericasQuarterly.org
Follow AQ on Facebook: facebook.com/AmericasQuarterly

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Agenda

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6:00 to 6:05 p.m.   Opening remarks

  • Leandro Finol, Founder & Executive Director, The Idea Center at MDC
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly

6:05 to 6:30 p.m.   Conversation

  • Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, Knight Foundation
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.   Panel discussion

  • Silvina Moschini, Founder, SheWorks! and Yandiki; Contributing Expert, CNN en Español
  • Jimena Flórez, Founder, Chaak Healthy Snacks; Americas Quarterly Top 5 Young Entrepreneur
  • Felipe Sommer, President & Co-Founder, Nearpod
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly (Moderator)

7:15 to 7:35 p.m.   Fireside chat (one-on-one interview)

  • Andrés Moreno, Founder & CEO, Open Education, holding company for Open English & NextU
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly

7:35 to 8:00 p.m.   Reception