Go South! Consulting Inc. partnered with Startup Canada to organize the LatAm Startups Conference 2.0. The Panamerican Games this year in Toronto gave us the opportunity to bring the best of the Latin American Ecosystems. Leaders and startups were part of this premier event in MaRS Discovery District.
Go South! prepared introduction meetings between the leaders and the incubators and accelerators in the city. Additionally with the support of Startup Canada and Startup Toronto, Startup Ecosystems Tours were planned in Waterloo and Toronto.
The After Party was held at DMZ, the number one University Incubator in Canada and the fifth in the world ranking.
Here pictures of the event and some quotes shared by the attendees.
“…to those of you from Latin America, I encourage you to think of Canada when starting your businesses. And to Canadians, I urge you to turn your attention to Latin America, as there are so many untapped, potential partnerships to be found” Governor General of Canada his Excellency David Johnston, Welcoming Remarks (See here the complete speech)
From left to right: Jose Miguel Benavente (IDB Washington DC), Felipe Matos (Former COO Startup Brasil), Jens Porup (Co-Founder LatAm Startups), Miryam Lazarte (Co-Founder LatAm Startups), The Governor General of Canada, Susana Ortiz (Ruta N Colombia), Tadashi Takaoka (CORFO, Chile), Jorge Llano (Ruta N, Colombia).
“We’re ready. We’re excited to support entrepreneurs… Toronto city is growing, and I encourage you to see us as a valuable ally” John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
“After this visit [to Canada] we realize we need mentors in our country…” Susana Ortiz, Ruta N Colombia
We continue working to promote those links between Canada and Latin America. Our next project involves Tech Missions to Latin America starting in November, we go to Brazil!
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News and PR’s here:
—”Startup Canada backs LatAm Startups Conference to cultivate collaboration between teh region” to keep reading please click HERE
—”How ecosystems in Latin America will help Canadian startups to go global” continue reading HERE
—”LatAm Startups Conference: Webinar – Why Canada?” watch this video HERE