Tag Archive: Latin America

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    by Angie Chang

    “Poder Mujer” Conference In Lima Addresses Gender Imbalance In Entrepreneurs Raising Venture Capital

    The higher participation of women in accelerator programs will probably increase the number of women-led companies applying to venture capital funding.

    By Carolina Dams (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, A2C Advisors)

    During the month of October, I was invited by the Inter Development Bank (IDB) to the “Poder mujer” conference in Lima to address issues related to financing vehicles for women-led startups. The panel discussion was moderated by Nancy Lee, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund from the IDB.

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    by Angie Chang

    Early-Stage Chilean Travel Startup Lands In San Francisco

    Women entrepreneurs from Chile visit San Francisco thru August 3, 2012 – travel or hospitality industry people are welcome to contact [email protected] to meet for coffee while her team is in town.

    By Catalina Huidobro (Co-Founder & CEO, Sustainable Tripper)

    There are several traditional ways to travel, but a new trend of tourism is emerging. A new breed of globetrotters are travelers who want to not only discover a destination, they want to experience it like the locals, getting to know the culture, traditions and its people.

    After several years working for the tourism industry, I noticed that this type of tourism lacks international promotion. While there are companies that offer eco-conscious travelers the opportunity to enjoy an intimate local experience, cultural and technological barriers stand in the way of global dissemination of this service.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Commits To International Growth, Enters Latin America With Ellas 2.0

    Women 2.0 goes global with Ellas 2.0 on International Women’s Day.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    On International Women’s Day this March 8, 2012, Women 2.0 is announcing our partnership with Ellas 2.0, a Spain-based non-profit supporting female founders of tech startups, to reach a broader community of women entrepreneurs in Spanish-speaking communities in the United States and Latin America.

    We will be expanding Founder Friday to Latin America and providing educational content, previously available only in English, in Spanish.

    “Women are an important and powerful contributor to economic growth, innovation and job creation in the global

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    by Angie Chang

    Lessons Learned Building VC Industry In Latin America, Caribbean

    By Susana Garcia-Robles (Principal Investment Officer, MIF Early Stage Equity Group)

    Established in 1993 as part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) was created to develop effective approaches to advance private sector development, improve the business environment and support micro and small enterprises in order to promote economic growth and poverty reduction in the Latin American and Caribbean regions (LAC).

    Drawing upon a resource base of $ 2.2 billion in assets, the MIF works with governments, NGOs and financial intermediaries, using a range of instruments including