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Book Launch: The 10% Entrepreneur, by Patrick McGinnis

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 19, 2016


(Image courtesy of Penguin Portfolio)

Registration: Online registration for this event is now closed. You may register at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., space permitting. This event is complimentary.

What if there were a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a start-up? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls? In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just a tenth of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck. McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up—including as a founder, angel investor, adviser, or aficionado. Published by Penguin Portfolio, the book profiles entrepreneurs across the globe, including several entrepreneurs from Latin America.

Join AS/COA and the YPA for an evening with Patrick McGinnis.


  • Patrick McGinnis, Author, The 10% Entrepreneur; Managing Partner, Dirigo Advisors; Steering Committee Member, YPA
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas


Event Information: Fernanda Luksic | | 1-212-277-8340
COA Corporate Membership: Monica Vieira | | 1-212-277-8344
AS Individual Membership: Felipe Marin | | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena before 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18.

Patrick McGinnis

Managing Partner, Dirigo Advisors

Patrick McGinnis is the managing partner of Dirigo Advisors. He is an active angel investor in Latin America and the United States, with investments including NXTP Labs, ipsy, WeHostels, Bunny Inc., and Bluesmart. Prior to founding Dirigo, he was a vice president of PineBridge Investments, where he invested in fast-growing companies in China, Colombia, Ecuador, Pakistan, and Turkey. He started his career on the Latin America team at J.P. Morgan Partners (formerly Chase Capital Partners) where he invested in businesses such as and MercadoLibre.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector.

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