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Sunday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Mexico

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The session will describe the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mexico. First we describe the current situation and opportunities for startups in Mexico, talking about the social, educational, and cultural tendencies in the country and how these impact starting new businesses in Mexico. Second, we move into the need for startups and entrepreneurs in Mexico, national and international, since there is a growing necessity to provide new solutions and also to innovate in our existing infrastructure and current product and service offering. Third, we talk about what an entrepreneur needs in Mexico to succeed, from mentorship to a very well-connected network in addition to what a person needs to reside in the country as an entrepreneur. Lastly, we talk about where is Mexico headed and why the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem is growing. We talk about how the right elements are in place to grow this culture and support the creation of new and innovative companies.

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Mauricio Ballesteros

Dir, The Pool/Entrepreneurship Club
Mauricio is Director of The Pool Monterrey, Club for Entrepreneurs, where he also acts as CFO of the company. Mauricio looks to make an impact and change in his country by contributing to new business development and supporting entrepreneurs. In The Pool, he works with entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Luis X Barrios

CEO, The Pool/Entrepreneurship Club
Passionate entrepreneur with a genuine interest in providing value back to his community. As Founder and CEO of The Pool - Entrepreneurship Club, I show my interest in advising and supporting entrepreneurial teams exploit their talents, push them to the next level and increase their... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon J