Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

Event date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Event time: 11:45 am
Edward P. Evans Hall - School of Management (EVANS) See map
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: How to find opportunities in emerging markets and the process of pitching and raising funds to start a new venture in emerging countries. World Fellow Facundo Garretón will discuss how he started InvertirOnline.com, one of Latin America’s largest online stocks brokerage firms, and SociaLab.com, one of the most important platform for social entrepreneur in Latin America.

Facundo Garretón is a member of Congress in Argentina. Before serving as a Congressman, he sat on the boards of many Internet companies throughout Latin America. Garretón is a member of the Endeavor network, promoting entrepreneurship in Latin America. He also participates as judge and selector at NXTP Labs, Start-Up Chile, Wayra, BID Challenge, and MIT Technology Review. In addition, he is part of the board at Ashoka, promoting social entrepreneurship in Latin America. Garretón studied systems analysis at the Universidad de Tucumán. He completed postgraduate studies in business administration at UC Berkeley. He also holds a postgraduate degree from Boston University, where he focused on banking and financial services. Garretón is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and former regional chairman of YPO, Young Presidents’ Organization for Latin America.

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