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Video: Americas Quarterly Launch on Empowering Entrepreneurs in Latin America and Beyond

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Speakers:

  • 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.