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Video - #NuevaYork to Latin America: Building Bridges for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Companies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bitcoins in Argentina, time zone as comparative advantage, and a region with a common language and as many consumers as in China: young entrepreneurs working in Latin America shared their experiences, successes, and hurdles. Panelists talked about the entrepreneurial ecosystem, cultural differences between starting a company in the United States or Latin America, and how to foster entrepreneurship and technological innovation in the region.

The event was organized by AS/COA Young Professionals of the Americas as part of Internet Week New York.


  • Aldo Alvarez, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Aporta
  • Lisa Besserman, Founder, Startup Buenos Aires
  • Andres Blank, Co-Founder, Caliber
  • Laura Pastrana, Co-Founder and COO, QVit
  • Diego Saez Gil, Founder, WeHostels
  • Patrick McGinnis, Managing Partner, Dirigo Advisors
  • Margaret Rohrmann, Associate, Kekst and Company