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TALKS ON SUCCESSFUL INVESTING
1:00 PM OPENING. Doors open. Mingling.
2:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Felipe Santamaria, Founding Partner Rockstart Colombia.
2:10 PM TALK. Trends in startup investment in Latin America and other emerging ecosystems.
2:30 PM TALK. 7 Lessons learned from starting a successful tech startup.
3:15 PM PANEL. How to successfully invest in startups, what to look out for.
4:00 PM PANEL. How can startups be successful in developing ecosystems in Latin America.
4:45 PM DAY RECAP. Don Ritzen, co-founder of Rockstart.
Colombia has seen explosive growth in the tech sector, with companies such as Tappsi, Rappi and TPaga having valuations in the millions. Rockstart Investor Summit will guarantee you capitalize on the next round of companies to emerge. You will hear from VCs and angels who have backed startups for profit. You will also network with investors and entrepreneurs willing to share their wisdom in getting the most for your money. Be sure not to miss this rare opportunity!
MANAGING PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER AT DOMO INVEST
Rodrigo Borges is one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs having exited his company Buscapé in 2009 to Naspers for $342MM. He is currently a partner at Koolen & Partners, a Brazilian/Dutch early stage VC firm with 12 investments in their portfolio. Prior to that, Rodrigo founded Buscapé, a product search and comparison platform in Latin America. Present in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and 16 other countries, Buscapé compares prices of more than 7,000,000 products sold by 60,000 stores. It is also responsible for the shopping section of more than 100 portals, including Microsoft MSN, Abril, Globo, and R7.com.
ABOUT ROCKSTART: THE GLOBAL STARTUP MACHINE
Rockstart is the organiser of Rockstart Investor Summit 2017. Founded in 2011, we are the leading accelerator in Europe and among the top 10 global startup programs. We invest in and support startups in their first 1,000 days. Rockstart Colombia, lead by Felipe Santamaria, will deliver a first accelerator program in 2017 implementing Rockstart’s solid methodology to local founders.
98 GRADUATED STARTUPS
€43 MILLION RAISED
300+ EXPERIENCED MENTORS
72% FUNDING RATE
With HQ in Amsterdam, Rockstart employs 37 people and hosts activities in 15+ countries across the globe. Rockstart startups have a follow-on funding rate of 72% and have raised a total of €43 million. Our portfolio of 98 companies is valued at over €140 million. For these reasons, many investors and successful entrepreneurs, such as Booking.com’s founders, trust Rockstart’s track record and are supporting our numerous programs.