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July 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT


Starting Up in Mexico with Deborah Dana

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As the largest Spanish-speaking market in the world, Mexico is a critical market to master if you’re seeking to launch, grow or expand in Latin America. Canasta Rosa founder and former VC partner Deborah Dana shares lessons from launching two Mexican startups, and working to make Mexico a top market for entrepreneurs.

Join Deborah for advice on how to: 

  • Understand the Opportunity
  • Know the Infrastructure
  • Choose Investors Wisely
  • Innovate in a Crisis
  • Connect with Peers



Deborah Dana

Deborah is the founder and CEO of CanastaRosa.com, the digital platform to inspire, buy and sell unique, local and handmade products by entrepreneurs. On the platform, entrepreneurs can share and benefit from their unique creations, including products, services and content. Today, Canasta Rosa is working with more than 5,000 entrepreneurs in Latin America.

Deborah was previously a managing partner of Soldiers Field Angels (SFA), a private equity fund made up of alumni of Harvard Business School (HBS). Deborah led SFA I through seven investments and two divestments and launched SFA II.

Deborah is also a co-founder of Kiwilimon, Latin America’s # 1 cooking recipe portal. Today Kiwilimon´s content interacts with more than 20 million people a month through digital platforms.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Deborah had a career as director of marketing and sales for Interlingua, and was part of the marketing team for Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.

Deborah has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from ITESM CSF where she graduated with honors. Deborah is on the board of Kiwilimon and Ambrosia.

On a personal note Deborah is also mother of 4 children and proud wife of Arturo Weiss.


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July 2
9:30 am - 10:30 am PDT




Founders Network