- The tech conferences held before a full house pointed towards a growing market in Mexico; plus, MITA Ventures and Google Developers announced two accelerator projects in support of entrepreneurs.
The St. Regis Hotel Punta Mita Resort hosted the fifth annual Mita TechTalks from February 28 – March 1, a tech encounter that year after year has been increasing in relevance on an international level.
“MITA Ventures hit the mark back in 2012 when it decided to invest in new technologies and the Internet, which is why it has positioned itself so strongly in North America, at the same time the Riviera Nayarit began its tourism recovery, which has also contributed to the success of the Mita TechTalks,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This year, the Mita TechTalks served as the framework for the announcement of new accelerator programs for Internet startups with the intent of backing them and taking them to the next level.
“Most importantly, this year we’ve seen a difference in trends, that is, there are more Mexican investors from cities like Puebla, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City who are coming in to learn how these small businesses and startups work,” commented Pablo Solano of MITA Ventures.
MITA Ventures, the accelerator with direct contact to Silicon Valley—long considered the Mecca of technology—announced a new partnership with Startup México, the company with the largest startups in the country, in order to put togeter a joint investment of US$50 million in new talent.
Google Developers also launched a new project—the Launchpad Accelerator—that in its second phase will choose 25 startups to invest in and provide training to in order to improve their products. This project is aimed at Brazil, Indonesia, India and, now, Mexico. Francisco Solsona, the company’s program manager, provided the information.
Nearly 90 participants met by the ocean to enjoy these conferences. This full house was a result of the synergy between the positioning of MITA Ventures in the tech world and that of the Riviera Nayarit in the tourism industry.