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Mar 17

The Rally LATAM – What makes a successful founder?

17 March, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM CET


About this event

A session where we deep dive into some interesting conversations about what do successful founders have in common. With more than two-thirds of the startups never delivering a return for their investors, this is a discussion led by experienced investors that will give a very tangible perspective about what are the markers of success they are looking for in a founder.

Session Agenda – 5 min intro Dr. Cornelius Boersch, 25 min discussion with Ricardo Weder, Jorge Perez & Saul Zugasti, 25 Q&A and 5 min closing.

Special guests:

Dr. Cornelius (Conny) Boersch

Serial Entrepreneur & Business Angel

Dr. Cornelius (Conny) Boersh is the founder of Mountain Partners AG and Conny&Co. AG. He is an entrepreneur since 1990 and the founder of ACG AG, a leading company in the RFID market. In 1999, ACG AG successfully went public at Frankfurt Stock Exchange. He helped to build technology firms like Smartrac, which went public in 2006 and Identiv, an RFID group listed on NASDAQ since 2010. An experienced angel investor, Conny was named European Business Angel of the Year in 2009. He studied at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and earned a PhD from the University of Essen.

Ricardo Weder

Entrepreneur and Promoter of the Technology Ecosystem in Mexico and Latin America

Ricardo Weder is an entrepreneur and promoter of the technology ecosystem in Mexico and Latin America. He currently serves as Founder and CEO of Jüsto, a company that seeks to transform the food and consumer goods industry in LATAM through technology and fair practices. Starting with the first 100% online supermarket in Mexico. Previously, Ricardo was Global President of Cabify, where he was a key person in the expansion and growth strategy. Ricardo led the company operations from early-stage start-up to a unicorn with a valuation of US$1.4b and presence in over 100 cities throughout Iberia and Latin America.

Jorge Perez

Fund Advisor & Angel Investor

Jorge Perez joined Conny & Co. in June 2019. He focuses on selecting, structuring, and negotiating investment opportunities, mainly in LATAM and Southern Europe, and ensuring adequate follow-up with investors and founders. Jorge graduated from an executive programme in Venture Finance with the University of Oxford, holds an Executive MBA from the University of Barcelona and has attended several programs in finance, coaching and marketing excellence.

Saul Zugasti

Serial Entrepreneur & CEO at Lumston

Saul Zugasti co-founder and CEO at Lumston, a fast-growing software company in Guadalajara as well as co-founder at Drizline and EnOne is a very inspiring entrepreneur with the ambition and drive to support young entrepreneurs in their journey as well as giving back to his community at Tech de Monterrey.

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17 March
7:00 PM-8:00 PM CET
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