Join us as Mr. Varsavsky leads a discussion about entrepreneurship worldwide.
- 6:30-7:00pm – Registration & Networking
- 7:00-7:30pm – Keynote Interview moderated by Marco Giberti
- 7:30-8:00pm – Audience Q&A
- 8:00-8:30pm – Wrap-up & Networking
More about the Speakers:
Martin Varsavsky (Guest Speaker)
Founder & CEO of Fon, Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur who lives between Madrid, NYC and Miami, and has founded seven companies over the course of his career. In 1984, while still in college, Varsavsky started his first business, Urban Capital Corporation, one of the early leaders of the loft movement in downtown Manhattan. His current venture, Fon, is the largest WiFi network in the world. Its investors include Atomico, British Telecom, Coral Group, Skype, Google, and Index Ventures.
Since 2012 he has taught entrepreneurship at Columbia University and New York University.
Marco Giberti (Moderator)
Mr. Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and angel investor with more than 20 years of intensive experience in marketing and communications with focus on the media, internet and events industry. After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers, Mr. Giberti decided to give free rein to his entrepreneurial spirit and became:
• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer, a firm specialized in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events.
After a very successful growth, regional expansion and partnerships, including a long term relationship with E.J.Krause, Reed Elsevier bought a controlling position in the business in the year 2005, and Mr. Giberti became its president and regional partner for the events and trade show division in Latin America.Over the course of his business career, Mr. Giberti has been awarded a number of distinctions in his field, including, among others, Entrepreneur of the year Award and was named one of the top 100 most influential people on the global convention and exhibition business by the Trade Show Week magazine. Mr. Giberti is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.
Brainfood @ The LAB is a monthly, hands-on discussion with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and CEOs from around the world. These monthly gatherings will help local startups and entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and challenges of launching and growing a business. Every participant will leave with a wealth of new ideas and key, practical advice to advancing one’s own entrepreneurial career.
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