Colloquium: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Times of COVID

Event Date:

June 2, 2020

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1:00 pm

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The journey of an entrepreneur is inherently tied to the place in which they develop their projects and grow their enterprises. That is how entrepreneurial ecosystems bring challenges but also opportunities to entrepreneurs and people willing to start a new business.

With the growing sophistication of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Latin America, important local insights can make the difference in failing or succeeding with a new business: Qualified labor? Professional investment? Regulatory norms? Which aspects of the Andean entrepreneurial ecosystems have been affected by Covid-19?

This online Colloquium will allow you to identify the main obstacles and foresee the main opportunities present in the Andean entrepreneurial ecosystem by the hands of international experts from different countries.



Before showing up for the Colloquium please make sure you have a phone with internet connection. The moderator will use utilize both Mentimeter and Kahoot apps in a very interactive and playful manner.


Prof. Newton M. Campos, PhD (Brazil) – Moderator
Newton is Academic Director of FGVcepe Private Equity and Venture Capital Research Center at FGV EAESP (São Paulo, Brazil), Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship both at IE Business School and FGV EAESP and founder of Sóliph Entrepreneurship and Educational Services Ltd, a company that invests in entrepreneurial ventures in Latin America and Africa.


Joachim von Goetz (Germany)
Joachim is Professor of Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation and Corporate Entrepreneurship at IE Business School. He is also the Vice President and Global Head of SAP Experience Center Strategy at SAP, leading the team responsible for crafting relevant customer journeys while engaging them with innovation and co-creation worldwide.

Javier Benavides (Peru)
Finance expert, Javier has seen companies from all possible points of view: as regulator, capital markets advisor, manager, controller, financier, angel investor and owner. Today, Javier leads an angel investor ring and a company builder, besides teaching in several universities and programs.

Viviana Angulo (Bolivia)
Viviana is Director for Latin America at Valhalla Private Capital, a Canadian corporate finance company dedicated to startups and venture capital education. She leads several initiatives focused on ecosystem strengthening programs like the first accelerator for consolidated companies in the Caribbean or the deployment of the Babson scholarship program in Puerto Rico. In Peru, she collaborated for the creation of the first Network of Angel Investors and in Bolivia, Viviana founded Pista 8, the first collaborative accelerator in the country.

Andrés Fontao (Mexico)
Currently based in New York, Andres is a fintech entrepreneur and early-stage investor. He has a successful track record in identifying and helping grow technology-driven businesses (consumer and enterprise) with a focus on new market and product opportunities across new business verticals and into new geographic territories. A recognized thought-leader in innovation and technology applied to financial services, Andres is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events across the world.

Ernesto Kruger (Ecuador)
Ernesto Kruger has almost 30 years of experience creating and investing in new businesses in Latin America, having been publicly recognized by different entrepreneurship awards in the region. He has also been speaker in international universities like Wharton, LBS and Kellog and in more than 20 universities in Ecuador.

The Colloquium will be hold in English and will last one and half hour sharply.

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  • June 2, 2020 1:00 pm   -   3:00 pm
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