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Erika Ramirez

Legal and Financial Expert

Finance specialist. Professor of ITESM Campus Chihuahua, certified by the Association of Intermediaries Bursatiles, Figure 3, and proud owner of a family microenterprise that produces and sells natural yogurt.

Francisco Solsana

Technical and Product Development Expert

Leader of the Google North LATAM (NoLA) developer platform, where I promote the growth of digital ecosystems in Latin America; focusing growing Google's developer platforms, as well as open technologies for developers and entrepreneurs, and executing global programs to supports technical groups of developers, entrepreneurs, and other experts.

Rory Carrillo

Biotech Validation and Regulation Expert

Director at a Biotech-centric consulting firm. Providing medical device design, quality system implementation, technical feasibility and product viability assessments, new technology research, clinical study planning, and clinical evaluation reports, as well as project management services to ensure that you develop your product in compliance with quality and regulatory standards.

Claudia Murillo

Biotech Validation and Regulation Expert

With over 10 years of experience in engineering, my latest roles have been focused on product development and project management in the highly-regulated medical device industry. My solid engineering mindset, energetic collaborative spirit, results-driven work ethic, and creative problem-solving abilities have contributed to my success in solving various technical and logistical challenges.

Justin Petsche

Sales and Strategy Expert

Previously I've had some startups, sold some companies, learned from some very bad decisions, invested in some winners, invested in some losers, but I can honestly say I've had fun every step of the way. Mostly involved in tech startup leadership on a global scale.

Juan Banda

Big Data & ML Technical Expert

Data Ninja with extensive structured and unstructured big data expertise. Scientist, engineer, and Machine Learning expert.

Jorge Téllez

Technical Development Expert

I have experience in technology, education, international development, and business development. I've built partnerships among companies, businesses, and NGOs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jozue Morales

Design & UX Expert

I am a person in search of innovation in processes and products. If something really aims to innovate, we must dare to do things differently with the intention to experiment and learn. UX designer for 5 years, with a simple philosophy: every layout that I design should comply with one purpose, a happy user.

Cynthia Trevizo

Software Products Expert

More than 6 years of Software Development experience for different types of business, always assuming the role of a bridge between IT and business. Experience in Sales and Marketing areas developing new products, markets, and business lines also serving as Account Manager for key strategic customers. Project Management for different IT developing solutions including web, mobile, and videogame industries implementing Agile methodologies.

Torsten Kolind

Business Resiliency Expert

Co-Founder and CEO of YouNoodle, a global tech platform that connects organizations, investors, and governments with startups and entrepreneurs around the world through startup competitions. Previously, Torsten was CEO of Venture Cup, the largest entrepreneurship competition in Denmark. Passionate about the global startup revolution, and has built web products since he started his first company at age 16.

Nazho Medina

Business Development and Marketing Expert

I consider myself a full-time entrepreneur, and at the age of 18, I created my first business, a photo site of the different social places in my hometown, a small business, but from which I learned management and financial concepts first-hand.

René Pons

Strategy and Business Development Expert

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working on creating amazing products that users love, promoter of entrepreneurship and stem as the skills who can change the world. Skilled in Digital Strategy, User Experience, Product Development, and Innovation. Strong believer of #GIVEFIRST (by Techstars) mantra.

Daniel Uribe

Sales and Marketing Expert

I've always loved starting new projects but maintaining and managing them has been a learned love after all the projects I've done. I would lead marketing and sales experiments for free, but I prefer when companies pay me to do it. I love discovery, the stranger the better.

Sergio Aguirre

Health and Product Development Expert

Founder and CTO of EchoPixel, defining a new medical visualization paradigm, allowing doctors to visually work with any body-part in open 3D space. M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from ITESM, I have consistently attracted a world-class team to my companies and have been awarded numerous recognitions in entrepreneurship and technology development from Intel and Mexico’s Science Council.

Aquiles Iturbide

Founder and CEO at Brandzooka

I am the founder and product leader at Brandzooka, a programatic marketing platform with more than 7,000 clients in 85 countries. I focus on developing and scaling products that interrupt and delight their users. My focus is the construction of teams and the creation of cooperative and creative spaces to bring extraordinary results and the development of Product-Market Fit. I write for publications like AdAge and DowJones, and I speak regularly on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and Ad Tech

Juan Rico

Partner and Head of Saless of Conekta.io

"Víctor Rico is a graduate of Menlo College, he led the commercial team of Ooyala, the leading platform for online video streaming, upon his entry into Latin América opened the Ooyala offices in Mexico City and was part of the acquisition of Telstra in October 2014. He is partner and Head of Sales of Conekta.io, the platform for Internet payment processing in Mexico that serves mor

Joel Ayala

VC Investor at Lumia Capital

Joel Ayala works at Lumia Capital as a venture capital investor and his responsibilities include due diligence, investment sourcing, and portfolio company management. Prior to Lumia, Joel worked in corporate development and international operations at YuMe (NYSE: YUME), a leading digital video advertising platform. At YuMe, Joel helped expand YuMe’s global footprint both in Latin America and Asia by establishing new offices in Mexico, Chile, and China.

Dennis Van Der Heijden

Founder at convert.com

I founded Convert.com which is a conversion rate optimization software tool similar to Optimizely, ABTasty and VWO but focused on GDPR compliance, agencies and customer support. We structure our accounts and payment plans so that agencies can easily use our software across multiple accounts without having to pay for a new license for each client they use it for.

David Agudelo

Consultant for Corporativo Grupo Atlas SA de CV and Grupo IB

Digital Strategist with a practical approach in online business solutions oriented to the growth of sales in high competition markets. Specialist in ZMOT and business models based on Data Analytics and sales acceleration through Growth Hacking. I currently work as a Consultant for Corporativo Grupo Atlas SA de CV and Grupo IBC Online Latam and I am based in Mexico developing the Latin American market.

Ulises Bailon

Expert Digital Marketing

Expert Digital Marketing and Growth Hacking In the last 10 years I have had the opportunity to work with large projects of Information Technology, Innovation, Business and digital marketing, lately with entrepreneurship especially with startups, I have founded 4 projects with different segments always with excellent results.

Isabel Borunda

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Marketero Inc

As Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Marketero Inc,, I´m involved in basically all the aspects of the business, including: Customer development Sales and marketing strategy, Online marketing Product development Traction channels strategies Branding Growth Hacking

Ebetuel Pallares

Founder at JAS

Beto Pallares founded Joseph Advisory Services (JAS) in 2006. His professional experience spans working for top-tier strategy consulting firms, co-founding start-ups, international business development, nonprofit management, venture capital and military service. In the summer of 2009, he co-founded Cottonwood Capital Partners I, the general partner of Cottonwood Technology Fund I.

Adrián Avendaño

Co Founder People Hunt

Founder of the Latin America Tech Meetup in NY,. Miami and SF and CEO of Peoplehunt. Adrian was born in Mexico City and raised in New York City. He has lived in multiple cities, his obsession is making things that change the world. He started his fist company in Ireland in 2008.

Rod Valades

Map Specialist at Google

Rodrigo ha sido asesor de organizaciones privadas y públicas en diferentes países desde el año 2000. Su trabajo se ha centrado en fomentar, impulsar y desarrollar la innovación en 3 áreas: procesos de trabajo claves, procedimientos de análisis y síntesis de información para la toma de decisiones estratégicas, y desarrollo tecnológico de nuevos productos y servicios.

Andrés Hernández

Program Manager NoLa Region at Google

Andrés is Program Manager NoLa Region at Google, also Partner and Co -Founder at SCALAB, organization focused on raising the level of mid-level companies to get out of their comfort zone and reach new growing goals.

Pedro Martínez

Social trust broker

Social trust broker and PhD student turned policy maker... Working with governments to build entrepreneurial communities.

Josie Gomez

Consultant

Specialties: HR solutions for tech, PEO for tech, HR services for technology startup, HR Management, ACA Compliance, Employee Benefits, Strategic HR Services, Human Capital Management, HR Strategy, Payroll and Pay Roll Tax Reporting, Employment law compliance, Risk and Compliance Guidance, Benefits, HR Service Team, PEO

Gary Urteaga

Fundador de Holosens

Gary es fundador de Holosens una empresa que ha incubado y asesorado Startups como CinePapaya, KaraokeSmart, Hoope, Joinnus, Reclutec, Empresabio, KunFood, entre otras; que han recibido financiamiento de fondos para investigación y desarrollo como FINCyT-FIDECOM, capital semilla de aceleradoras como Wayra del Grupo Telefonica, 500 Startups de Silicon Valley, Startup Chile, Startup Brasil, Startup México, Startup Perú e inversionistas ángeles.

Carla Yashiro

Manager of Digital Comm and Multimedia at Hitachi DS

Carla Ivette Yashiro is currently Manager of Digital Communication and Multimedia at the Hitachi Data Systems Corporation where she directs global programs focused on providing information and sales, technical and marketing resources to more than 1,400 members located in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Vivekananda B. Badiger

Intellitech Spa, Inc

Serial entrepreneur, public speaker. 10 years of experience in the technology field and startup ecosystem. Worked on more than 200 projects/products in multiple B2C and B2B verticals, mentored and consulted multiple startups in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Americas.

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