Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference, to be held Nov. 16-17, offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to tap venture capital from Latin America.
The event, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, aims to connect entrepreneurs with venture capitalists from South Florida and Latin America, acknowledging the synergy between the two regions.
Entrepreneurs “may have the great ideas, but if they don’t have the contacts to support the venture, they’re just not going to be successful,” said conference founder and co-chair Irma Becerra-Fernandez, vice provost for academic affairs at FIU.
Historically, Latin Americans have not been active angel or venture capital investors. Recently, they increased their participation as the region has had significant economic growth. They also have seen successful private equity investment worldwide, and become more aware of South Florida investment opportunities.
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