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GIST Investors: Colombia

You're Invited!

Attend the continuation of the GIST Investors training series as we delve deeper into science and technology investing topics, including due diligence, portfolio management and exit planning. Also come meet and network with like-minded investors. 

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Where: HOTEL PARK 10 - Grand Auditorio | Dirección: Carrera 36b #1112, Sector Poblado, Medellín

Speakers:

- Rhys Williams, Angel Resources Institute

- Eli Velasquez, VentureWell

To regsiter for the GIST Investors training, click here.

About GIST Investors: Colombia

Today, Medellin, Colombia is becoming a powerhouse for innovation in South America. Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, was named the most innovative city in the world in 2013 by the Wall Street Journal and Citibank. The city was also host to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Congress, an international entrepreneurship gathering of entrepreneurs, policymakers and ecosystem leaders.

Since 2014, GIST has been working with Colombian innovators through its GIST Boot Camp program. The program supports young founders through skills building, networking and mentorship. Three years later, GIST is taking its support of the Colombian startup ecosystem one step further, launching the first GIST Investors program in Medellin.

The GIST Investors program in Colombia will be conducted in partnership with Ruta N, a local incubator and innovation driving force in Medellin.

If you represent a formal investor network, venture capital firm or investment fund and are interested participating in the GIST Investors program in Colombia, contact Eli Velasquez at [email protected].

About Ruta N

"We are the center of innovation and business in Medellín."

Ruta N develops different programs and services to facilitate the economic evolution of Medellin, Colombia, towards intensive business in science, technology and innovation, in an inclusive and sustainable way. In this way, Ruta N seeks to articulate and energize Medellin's innovation ecosystem, emphasizing four key ingredients:

  • The formation of talent
  • Access to capital
  • The generation of the necessary infrastructure 
  • The development of innovative businesses. 

Through these four key ingredients, Ruta N promotes an innovative culture, the generation of employment, the strengthening of institutions, the training of talent and access to markets.

To learn more about Ruta N, click here.

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