Description

The Gran Canaria Summit serves as a bridge between entrepreneurs from Africa, America and Europe presents a unique opportunity to support the ecosystem of regional entrepreneurship. It aims to give international visibility to the projects and startups launched by women, university students and Canarian entrepreneurs, with the support of the Heroikka Association, Casa ÁAfrica, the US Embassy and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Attendance to the 3-day event is free, but you have to register in Eventbrite and take the ticket to reserve a seat given that the capacity is limited. Do not stay without this opportunity.

 

Wednesday May 22 @ Africa House

18:00 Presentation of the Summit Summit 2019, Heroikka Association

18:15 Presentation Institutions: Casa África and the US Embassy – Stewart Tuttle, Counselor for Public Diplomacy, US Embassy

18:30 Round table: Ecosystems of Innovation for and by Women: Looking into Africa * 

  • Alicia Castillo Holley, Investor, Entrepreneur, Founder Women Get Funded and member of Sand Hill Angels.
  • Awamary Khan, Founder and CEO Innovate Gambia and The Woman Boss
  • María Ángeles León, Co-Founder, Open Value Foundation, Impulse4Social
  • Pino Kyri, President, Heroikka Association
  • Nastasha Velasco, National Sales and Partnership Executive, Bridge for Billions

(* The round table will be done in Spanish and English )

7:30 pm Cocktail and networking

 

Thursday May 23 @ ULPGC Paraninfo

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome:

  • Mr. Pablo Rodríguez, Vice President and Counselor of Public Works and Transportation
    Vice President of the Government of the Canary Islands
  • Mr. Rafael Robaina Romero, Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Stewart Tuttle, Counselor for Public Diplomacy, US Embassy
  • Mr. José Segura Clavell, General Director, Casa África
  • Ms. Sara Mateos, Director, DISA Foundation
  • Ms. Esther Martel, Director, Mapfre Foundation

09:45 Welcome closing:

  • Rosa Batista Canino, Vice Chancellor of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employment, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

09:50 Presentation: “Technovation Challenge” by Wenceslao Cárceles, Technovation Ambassador Canarias

  • Aruks Team: Judit Álvarez Fernández, Irene Navarro González, Miriam Navarro González, Mishell Medina López, Carla Quintana Bolaños
  • JAM3: Marolyn Dayan Guzmán Álvarez, Jamila Diallo Ba Dieng, María del Pino Hernández Mendieta, Ainhoa ​​del Pilar Acosta Ageno, María Naranjo Almeida

10:10 Presentaci or n: “Initiatives for women entrepreneurs 2019 “by Maica Gil, founder of Heroikka and SF International Women Entrepreneurs Forum

10:25 Round table: “My experience as an investor: trends”

  • Alicia Castillo Holley, Investor, Entrepreneur, Founder Women Get Funded and member of Sand Hill Angels
  • Taryn Andersen, Co-Founder, Impulse4Women
  • María Ángeles León, Co-Founder, Open Value Foundation, Impulse4Social
  • María Cruz Conde, Head of Institutional Relations, Open Value Foundation

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 Presentaci or n:  Mentality and numbers, friends or foes? 

  • Vanessa Marrero, Economist and creator of the Emotional Financial Education System

11:50 Presentaci or n:  Women in educating tion in media tion, arbitration and applicable technologies 

  • Rosa Pérez Martel, Director of the Mediation and Arbitration Service of the ULPGC

12:10 Presentaci or n:  Woman talent and influential women 

  • Beatriz Recio, Journalist, CEO Womantalent

12:30 Presentaci or n: “leave a mark on our customers”

  • Lidia Monzón, Expert in Higher University Management and Mentoring, Communicator and Writer, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

12:50 Presentaci or n: TBD

13: 10-14: 30 Cocktail and networking

*** Afternoon workshops

15:30 Workshop: “Entrepreneurship Bootcamp”

  • “From idea to business” Cristina Suárez
  • “Digital Marketing” Marí to Quintana
  • PR – TBD

17:00 Investment Workshop: “Get funds for your idea, company and / or entrepreneur project”

  • Alicia Castillo Holley, Investor, Entrepreneur, Founder Women Get Funded and member of Sand Hill Angels.

 

Friday, May 24 @ Elder Museum

10:00 Workshop:  Design Thinking – Tools for Brainstorming” by Jessica Pastor, Creative Director, Diseño Industrial 

Presentations:  Building an inclusive innovation ecosystem 

11:15 Entrepreneurs of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

  • Aida Yanes and Elena Castellano (Hardy Visit)
  • Itahisa Chávez Santana (Muse Group)

11:45 Presentaci or n: “Believe, love and enjoy” by Felisa Herrera, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Founder of The Soho Women in the World

12:05 Presentaci or n: “Innovate Gambia” by Awamary Khan, Founder and CEO, Innovate Gambia / The Woman Boss

12:25 Presentaci or n:  Female leadership and digital transformation trends, developments and challenges  by Ana Landeta Echeberria, Director of the Institute I + D + i of the Open University of Madrid (Udima)

12:50 Presentaci or n: “How to get your first customer” by Carlota Calderon, founder of Hipatias

13:15 Cocktail and networking

14:00 Presentaci or n: “The Secrets of the Achiever” by Patricia Glen, Director of the Institute of High Efficiency, Businesswoman and Coach

14:20 Presentaci or n: TBD

14:40 Presentaci or n:  International finance  by Nacho Zabaleta, MBA Director

15:00 Presentation:  Association ng Heroikka ” by Pino Kyri, President, Association Heroikka

15:20 Roundtable:  C or mo an ecosystem inclusive innovation is created in Canary 

  • Nacho Rodríguez, CEO at CoworkingC
  • Celia Hernández, Domingo Alonso Group
  • Moisés Santana, Manager, Emerge Association
  • PROEXCA – TBD
  • Carina González, Classroom Director of Interactive Digital Culture, Heroikka Lab
  • Patricia Fraile Romero, Manager, Canary Islands Technological Excellence

 

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