At the conference hosted by YPA and Columbia and NYU's LABA, the nonprofit founder talked about getting started in entrepreneurship. ... Play Video
At the Latin America Business Conference 2017, Bluesmart's Diego Saez-Gil led a conversation with Linda Rottenberg, the CEO and cofounder of Endeavor, a cutting-edge nonprofit supporting high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide. Rottenberg talked about getting started in entrepreneurship today, both globally and in Latin America.
The entrepreneurial environment in Latin America and Miami is changing, from policymaking to venture capital. Innovators tell how. ... Play Video
Andrés Moreno, Founder and CEO of Open Education, holding company for Open English and NextU
Silvina Moschini, Founder, SheWorks! and Yandiki; Contributing Expert, CNN en Español
Jimena Flórez, Founder, Chaak Healthy Snacks; Americas Quarterly Top 5 Young Entrepreneur
Matt Haggman, Miami Program Director, Knight Foundation
Felipe Sommer, President & Co-Founder, Nearpod
Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President, Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)
Some 89 percent of young people in Latin America want to start their own business. But the entrepreneurial culture in the region still needs to mature by creating favorable policies for new businesses, promoting more early-stage investing, and changing how society views failures. "Failure is always a possibility, but until then, always keep trying," said Andres Moreno, one of Americas Quarterly's top entrepreneurs in the magazine's latest magazine. Moreno joined other entrepreneurs in this event in Miami, which is a growing hub for innovators—particularly from Latin America.