Asserting the Agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018 – TechCrunch

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We’re excited to go to São Paulo, Brazil on November eight for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America. Sure, we’re bringing our premier startup pitch competitors to Latin America and in addition to launching 15 of the most well liked startups within the area on stage for the primary time, we’ll even be joined by some main lights of the scene.

Tickets to this occasion — our first on this a part of the world — are free and you may apply on your tickets proper right here.

Startup Battlefield consists of three preliminary rounds with 15 groups — 5 startups per spherical — who’ve six minutes to pitch and current a dwell demo to a panel of knowledgeable technologists and VC traders. After every pitch, the judges have six minutes to grill the group with robust questions. That is all after the free pitch-coaching they obtain from TechCrunch editors.

One startup will emerge the winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield LATAM 2018— and obtain a USD$25,00zero money prize and win a visit for 2 to compete within the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2019 (assuming the corporate nonetheless qualifies to compete on the time).

We nonetheless have a number of tips up our sleeves and might be including some new names to the agenda over the few weeks so hold your eyes open. Within the meantime, take a look at these agenda highlights:

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM

A China Twist to Brazil’s Mobility Revolution with Ariel Lambrecht (Yellow), Eduardo Musa (Yellow), Tony Qiu (Didi Chuxing), Hans Tung (GGV Capital)

With Didi Chuxing’s acquisition of car-sharing service 99 and GGV’s funding in scooter / bike mobility startup Yellow, what classes from China’s mobility revolution will unfold in Brazil?

10:00 AM – 11:05 AM

Startup Battlefield Session 1

TechCrunch’s iconic startup competitors is right here and for the primary time in Latin America, as entrepreneurs from across the area pitch knowledgeable judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup.

The primary preliminary spherical of 5 contestants.

11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

Keynote by Konstantinos Papamiltiadis (Fb)

Fb’s Director of Platform Partnerships discusses the Fb developer ecosystem. Sponsored by Fb.

11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Startup Battlefield Session 2

The second preliminary spherical of 5 contestants.

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM

Startup Battlefield Session three

The third preliminary spherical of 5 contestants.

2:40 PM – three:00 PM

 20 Years Forward of the Curve with Fabricio Bloisi (Movile)

Movile began with SMS and ringtones in 1998 and advanced into a robust conglomerate of digital companies on cell platforms.  Founder Fabricio Bloisi discusses the journey and what’s subsequent.

three:00 PM – three:20 PM

Keynote by Rodrigo Schmidt (Instagram)

The director of engineering at Instagram discusses the speedy development and improvement of the favored photo-sharing app. Sponsored by Fb.

three:20 PM – three:45 PM

Enterprise Investing In Latin America As we speak Eric Acher (Monashees),Veronica Allende Serra (Innova Capital ), Hernan Kazah (Kaszek), Fernando Lelo de Larrea (ALLVP)

The tempo and scale of enterprise investing in Latin America is accelerating quick. How will the ecosystem adapt?

four:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Startup Battlefield Last

The ultimate spherical. One in every of these 5 finalists would be the winner of Startup Battlefield.

5:15 PM – 5:35 PM

NuBank Unleashed Cristina Junqueira (Nubank) and David Velez (Nubank)

With $180 million in recent capital and a $four billion valuation, the place will Nubank go from right here?

5:35 PM – 6:00 PM

New Wave Latin Founders David Arana (Konfio), Sebastian Mejia (Rappi), Ana McLaren (Enjoie)

The newest technology of tech founders in Latin America could also be extra disruptive than their predecessors but additionally face quickly rising expectations at residence and overseas.

6:00 PM

Startup Battlefield Closing Awards Ceremony
Watch the announcement of the Startup Battlefield winner.

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