Volcano Innovation Summit 2024: A Gathering for Regional Development

Volcano Innovation Summit 2024: A Gathering for Regional Development

The Volcano Innovation Summit, the premier event for innovation and regional development, returns for its fifth edition in 2024. This highly anticipated event in Latin America will be held from August 31 to September 2 in the historic city of Antigua Guatemala. Over the course of three dynamic days, more than 130 speakers from over 30 countries will deliver enriching talks on crucial topics such as investment, innovation, sustainability, and much more.

Overview of Volcano Innovation Summit History

Since its inaugural edition in 2018, the Volcano Summit has been a platform promoting technological innovation and the creation of constructive synergies. This event brings together entrepreneurs and experts who share their knowledge and experiences to inspire and collaborate, leaving a positive impact on all participants.

Themes and Key Speakers

This year's agenda promises a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Investment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • Inspiration
  • Well-being
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Some ot the Prominent Speakers at Volcano Innovation Summit 2024

More than 130 speakers from approximately 30 countries will participate, offering talks to over 1,800 attendees. Among the notable speakers are:

  • Dr. Martin Burt, Founder, and Director of Fundación Paraguaya and Author of “Who Owns Poverty?” from Paraguay.
  • Marcello Palazzi, Co-Founder and Co-President of B for Good Leaders (B Corps) from the Netherlands.
  • Shu Nyatta, Founder and Managing Partner of Bicycle Capital in Africa.
  • Alaina Percival, Co-Founder and Venture Partner of Women Who Code in the USA.
  • Raúl Obregón, Chief Information and Transformation Officer at Grupo Bimbo in Mexico.
  • Raz Bachar, Managing Director at Microsoft in Israel.
  • Simón Borrero, Co-Founder and CEO of Rappi in Colombia.
  • Wenyi Cai, Founder and CEO of Polymath Ventures and Venture Partner at BAI Capital in the USA.
  • Freddy Vega, Co-Founder and CEO of Platzi in Colombia.
  • Eric Acher, Founder of Monashees in Brazil.
  • Kerrie Lee Brown, Editor-in-Chief of SUCCESS Magazine in the USA.

The Volcano Innovation Summit is supported by over 30 partners promoting business development in Central and Latin America. Key sponsors include Banco Industrial, Castillo Hermanos, Samsung, BAC, Visa, Mastercard, Progreso, and others.

Startup Avenue 2024

A highlight of the event is the Startup Avenue 2024 competition, which seeks disruptive startups from across Latin America. Selected startups will have the opportunity to make connections, gain exposure, and secure investments of up to $150,000 USD. Of this amount, $100,000 USD will be invested by the U.S.-based Side Door Ventures, and $50,000 USD by the Central American fund Caricaco. Applications are open until July 15, 2024, on the event's official website.

Volcano4Good Initiative

Volcano4Good, launched in 2023, continues to be a fundamental part of the event. This initiative aims to create ecosystems that facilitate collaboration between institutions and impact leaders to address fundamental problems hindering the region's development.

The Volcano Innovation Summit 2024 not only reaffirms its commitment to innovation and development in Latin America but also promises to be a bigger and more enriching event. With the participation of international experts and a wide range of activities, this event remains an essential platform for the exchange of ideas and the creation of innovative solutions for regional challenges.

For more information about the event and to apply, visit volcanosummit.com and follow Volcano Summit on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.