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Global recognition of Start-Up Chile, Mexican.VC + 500 Startups and Brazil hosting 2 major global sporting events makes it evident that Latin America is landing.
And to recognize and celebrate the unprecedented growth of this fun culture doing serious business across the globe, on Monday, March 11, 2013, uShip and AndesBeat will proudly co-host ‘LatAm is Landing’ meetup.
This meetup will bring together organizations, Latin American entrepreneurs and businesses that are closely tied to the current developments in the Latino business and technology communities in both the U.S. and Latin America. Limited spaces are available.
5:45 - 6:15 – Welcome, check-in and uShip HQ tour
6:20 - 7:00 – 10 slides / 10 minute ‘keynotes’
7:05 - 7:45 – Sunset, beers and ‘hot seats’ on the rooftop deck
Featured guest speakers:
Shawn Bose, uShip Vice President & GM Global Business
Ship just got real at the uShip world headquarters after raising a(nother) round of funding, recent expansion into six South American countries, and the LatAm premiere of the second season of ‘Shipping Wars’ on A&E – all within a six month span. Shawn will share his firsthand experience on maintaining culture and momentum while scaling across borders.
Roberto Martini, CEO of Flag Co. (an Interpublic Group Co., NYSE: IPG)
Roberto Martini has been involved with the marketing industry for nearly 20 years. He co-founded AG2 (Publicis), Rage (Prax Holding) and Santa Transmedia Productions before creating Flag Holding (Interpublic Group) where he holds the postion of CEO and Chief Creative officer of 5 different business units: CUBOCC, Pong Dynasty, Iceland 2nd Nation, The Kumite and S-Kull. Today Flag develops projects for some of the most recognized brands in the world such as Google, Coke, Unilver, Samsung, Kraft, Pepsico, Loreal, Reckit Benkiser and others. Roberto will share his insights and experiences of what is like to be at the intersection of the creative digital economy and big business in Brazil and what's next for Latin America in the technology and innovation space.
Craig Montuori, Director of PolitiHacks
PolitiHacks makes politics suck less for startups. As an advocacy group that supports the Start Up Visa Act, PolitiHacks recognizes that in the global startup world equation somewhere the U.S. will be factored. In his presentation, Craig will share the progress on the Start Up Visa Act and what Latin American startup founders can expect in terms of securing visas to work on projects in the states.
The meetup will conclude with a ‘Hot Seats’ session where a few Latin American startup founders will be able to fast pitch their startup challenges in the region and receive advice from experts in our audience.
uShip is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace, primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction-style bids from 300,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.
AndesBeat is a hybrid media company that designs and implements micro pr campaigns for foreign companies wanting to do big things with small countries.
AndesBeat is a hybrid media company that designs and implements micro pr campaigns for foreign companies wanting to do big things with small countries (across the globe).
p.s. Did you know that besides SXSW, AndesBeat will be at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2013 managing the Chilean Pavilion?
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