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LatAm to NYC Wraps Up


LatAm 2012

On August 8th NYCEDC wrapped up another successful round of the World to NYC program; this time focusing on Latin American tech startups.

World to NYC is a series of programs focusing on lowering the barrier to entry for small to medium sized international firms interested in establishing a presence in New York City. All programs consist of networking events, targeted panel discussions, and relevant company visits.

Representing the fifth iteration of the World to NYC series, LatAm to NYC attendees represented 26 Latin America firms with applications coming from eight Latin American countries. Programming included panel discussions on the NYC tech scene and hiring (and retaining) tech talent, a networking breakfast and evening reception, and company tours of Innovid, Huge, 10gen, and the Huffington Post – where none other than Arianna Huffington came by to say hello!

Among the many firsts, this August program included a “fireside chat” discussion between two of New York City’s most prominent angel investors, Brian Cohen and David Rose. The lively discussion, focusing on investor relations, was one of the few times that the long-term business partners shared the stage – to rave reviews from the delegation.

The two and a half day program ran from Monday, August 6th to Wednesday, August 8th. As attendee Maria MacDonald, founder of YoQueVos, put it, “This program touched on all issues and gave us access to incredibly helpful information and put us in touch with people that we would not have otherwise had access to.” 

Many thanks to all the attendees for making the event so spectacular! And a very special thanks to all the NYC companies that made this event possible: General Assembly, 10gen, Huffington Post, Innovid, NY Angels, Rock the Post, ER Accelerator, FirstMark Capital, PulsoSocial, Huge, Betaworks, Spotify, Greenhouse, UnCubed, LooseCubes, NY Tech Meetup, Fragomen, and NYC Department of Small Business Services.

To view photos from LatAm to NYC, visit our Flickr page.



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