Six of the very best female founders in Latin America are coming to Lima this week. They include an Endeavor Entrepreneur, a Y Combinatior graduate, and a founders that Wayra, Magma Partners and Quake Capital have backed. Together the six founders lead startups based in four countries, including one founder from Peru. These six founders were selected out of over 400 startups that applied and went through a rigorous process involving judges from all over the region.
WeXchange Pitch Competition Finalists:
Here is a background on each of the founders who are finalists.
- Laura Mendoza, Unima (Mexico)
- Amparo Nalvarte, Culqi (Peru)
- María Laura Palacios, AgroPuma (Argentina)
- Angela Pinzón, DashFleet (Colombia)
- Marina Solanas, WABA.network (Argetina)
- Juliana Villalba, Rebus (Colombia)
WeXchange is the premier event for female founders in Latin America. The event is especially focused on STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) founders. The event will take place on November 6th and 7th at Universidad del Pacifico.
Day 1 – Panels and Pitch Competition
Open to all members of the startup community. Follow the agenda here and on follow on Twitter @wexchange where you can find the link to a lifestream feed.
Day 2 – Training and Mentoring Sessions for Female Founders
Open to female founders. Endeavor is organizing mentoring sessions in the afternoon with a great group of mentors on the 7th. You can sign up here.
WeXchange is another example of how Lima is leaving a mark as a startup community led by female founders.
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