Future of Tech


CDMX Edition

Part of a global event series hosted by Rest of World

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Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Yayem, Avenida Prado Norte 605, Lomas, 11000 CDMX

This event has already taken place -- thank you to those who joined us.

The future of tech is way bigger than Silicon Valley, which is why Rest of World is holding live events in four different cities to highlight the tech leaders, investors, policy makers and activists shaping the way their countries and continents are evolving thanks to the internet.

On September 8, join us in CDMX for the second installment of the Future of Tech // LIVE event series, where we'll answer the question: is Latin American tech ready for what comes next?

The event will be anchored by a debate featuring local tech executives, founders, investors and activists — moderated by Alex González Ormerod, Rest of World's LatAm Editor — on the question of whether Latin American tech is ready for its next phase of growth, or whether systemic challenges will prevent LatAm from keeping pace with tech ecosystems in other emerging markets.

Rest of World's Editorial Director, Khushbu Shah, will be hosting a “How to Pitch” workshop, where attendees will learn the ins and outs of pitching stories to journalism outlets, and how to maximize the impact of media coverage, which is critical for early- and mid-stage companies.

The program will also feature a panel of global investors to discuss the VC boom cycle in Latin America. Despite a shaky global economic outlook, VC investment across the local tech scene is bucking the trend — we’ll discuss why the region's funding is still flowing, whether the good news is set to last, and how startups can best ride this bumpy bull market.

The full-afternoon event, co-hosted by the talented team at Yayem, will conclude with a lively cocktail reception, featuring equal parts networking and community-building.

Stay tuned as we continue the conversation in Jakarta, and Delhi later this year!


Oscar Carpizo


Finance Associate, Fondeadora

@carpiizo | LinkedIn

Hernán Fernández Lamadrid


Managing Partner, Angel Ventures

@hernanavm | LinkedIn

Michelle Fischman


Head of Platform, Nazca

@michellefischm1 | LinkedIn

Fiorentina García


Co-Founder, Tec-Check

@teccheckmx | LinkedIn

Alex González Ormerod


LatAm Editor, Rest of World

@alexgonzor | LinkedIn

Khushbu Shah O’Shea

Workshop Leader

Editorial Director, Rest of World

@khushbuoshea | LinkedIn

Fabiola Quinzaños


Principal, Monashees


Poncho de los Ríos


CEO & Founder, Nowports

@ponchodelosrios | LinkedIn

Gabriela Rocha


Co-Founder & COO, Laboratoria

@gabrielasrocha | LinkedIn

Regina Zurutuza


Principal, 500 Startups

@regina_zuru | LinkedIn

Eli Berger


Head of Operations, Rest of World


Lindsey Elkin


Founder, Yayem

@lindselk | LinkedIn

Kate Kiewel


Founder, Khora

@katekiewel | LinkedIn


1:00 - 1:30pm

Arrival & Coffee Reception

Hosted by Yayem

1:30 - 1:45pm

Welcome from Rest of World

Eli Berger, Head of Operations, Rest of World

1:45 - 2:00pm

Welcome from Yayem

Lindsey Elkin, Founder, Yayem

2:00 - 3:00pm

Workshop - “How to Pitch”

Khushbu Shah O’Shea, Editorial Director, Rest of World

3:00 - 4:00pm


Hosted by Yayem

4:00 - 4:15pm

Optional: Venue Tour

Hosted by Yayem

4:15 - 5:00pm

Panel - “Riding the wave of Latin America’s VC boom”

Hernán Fernández Lamadrid, Angel Ventures

Michelle Fischman, Nazca

Fabiola Quinzaños, Monashees

Regina Zurutuza, 500 Startups - Moderator

5:00 - 6:30pm

Debate - “Is Latin American tech ready to take the next step?” + Q&A

Fiorentina García, Tec-Check

Poncho de los Ríos, Nowports

Gabriela Rocha, Laboratoria

Oscar Carpizo, Fondeadora

Alex González Ormerod, Rest of World - Moderator

6:30 - 8:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Hosted by Yayem

Stay tuned for more live events from Rest of World.