Monday, November 26, 2012

Riviera Nayarit will host First Annual Mita Tech Talks



  • Conference to focus on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America will be organized by MITA Inistutute

En Riviera Nayarit luxury is our magic, that will be hosting the MITA Tech Talks 2012 Conference from November 28 to December 1 in Punta Mita, Mexico.


The M.I.T.A. Institute (Mita Institute and Technology Accelerator) organizes this conference will that will focus on accelerating innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America while bridging trans-national economic and academic interest with the United States and Canada.

Lynne, Bairstow, co-founder of the MITA Institute, said “We are excited to host respected technology innovators, critical venture capitalists, and the most-promising new technology companies in Punta Mita,” she continued, “we are confident the conference will lead to the expansion of entrepreneurship and tech incubation in Mexico and Latin America.”

Additionally, The MITA Tech Talks 2012 Conference announced several speakers already confirmed to  participate in the panel discussions and keynote presentations, including:

• Mike Maples, managing partner of Floodgate Fund, LP;
• Ernesto Cordero, former Finance Minister and current Mexico Senator;
• Kevin Rose, partner at Google Ventures;
• Tim Ferris, author and angel investor;
• Karen Richardson, Director at British Telecom;
• David Feinleib, investor, advisor, entrepreneur and Forbes.com columnist
• Ann Miura-Ko, Stanford Technology Ventures Program and partner at Floodgate Fund LP
• Thomas Kineshanko, founder of Habitat Enterprises;
• Jose Pacheco G, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
• Jeff Schumacher, managing partner at Wilshire-Axon (formerly Virgin Digital);

Brian Haley, co-founder of the MITA Institute, said, “the strong reception from highly regarded innovators and investors underscores the global commitment to advance entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America.”

Robin Reyes, another co-founder, commented, “It’s our hope the conference will be a catalyst for connecting capital and talent to great ideas. We are excited to see the collaboration that emerges from the discussion.”

The MITA Institute is a combination think tank and early stage technology incubator being developed in Punta Mita, Mexico. M.I.T.A. was founded by Lynne Bairstow, Brian Haley, Robin Reyes, Tom Serres, and Pablo Solano.

Additional information can be found at www.mitainstitute.com

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