Endeavor Entrepreneurs and key regional players in fintech gathered in Mexico City this August for a 2-day Latin American Regional Fintech Summit organized by Endeavor Global and Endeavor Mexico, and sponsored by EY, Scotiabank, Equifax, and MetLife, to exchange ideas, network, and discuss key themes and challenges in the industry.
Hailing from over 10 countries throughout Latin America and beyond, participants had the opportunity to hear from speakers such as Eduardo Guraieb, Director of the Mexico FinTech Association, who offered insights on Mexico’s Fintech law (Ley Fintech), why it was created, and what benefits it offers the industry and the country’s economy. Speakers also included fintech Endeavor Entrepreneurs Adalberto Flores (Kueski), Adolfo Babatz (Clip), Vicente Fenoll (Kubo Financiero), and Daniel Vogel (Bitso), who offered a founder’s perspective on the law.
In addition to intimate chats and panels, Endeavor Entrepreneurs also benefited from educational workshops, curated one-on-one pitch sessions with corporate partners and investors, including Citibanamex as well as the event’s sponsors, and peer-to-peer discussions to share learnings and best practices. Many entrepreneurs left with new peer and mentor connections, new business leads, and new investment opportunities.
“We learned a ton, opened up business opportunities with senior-level executives in potential clients and partners, made friends and had a good time,” said Felipe Valdes, a Chilean Endeavor Entrepreneur and co-founder of Tiaxa.
SNAPSHOT OF ENDEAVOR’S FINTECH VERTICAL
The Latin American Fintech Summit is a part of Endeavor’s ongoing initiative to offer entrepreneurs industry-specific and enriching programming that leverages Endeavor’s global network. Endeavor’s fintech portfolio includes over 80 companies and 120 entrepreneurs from 24 countries, who are transforming the way consumers and business access and use financial services across multiple sectors, including: payments, lending, insurance, banking, investing, and software.
Connections among entrepreneurs create game-changing synergies that can be transformative for future generations, for the ecosystem and for society at large. The summit allowed for a space to connect, inspire, learn and better understand how Endeavor can better support entrepreneurs and key players in the sector.