Marcus is a recognized serial entrepreneur and angel investor with two decades creating, operating, investing and advising startups both in Mexico and in the United States and Latin America.
He currently leads Startup México, the most ambitious program for the promotion of entrepreneurship
and innovation in Mexico.
He is a managing partner of the Dux Capital seed fund that invests in some of these ventures, directs the Angel Labs program in Latin America and directs the Global Entrepreneurship Network program representing Mexico.
Participate as a "shark" in the Prime Time of the Mexican television program Shark Tank.
Previously, he founded and directed Wayra México, Telefónica's startup accelerator, mainly focused on Internet and Communications businesses.
He has been the founder and CEO of several companies in the past, including Latin American, Telecom, Mexico.com, Simitel, Peerant, Innovamédica and Abdeo Medical, among others.
Academically, he is a visiting professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at IPADE and was the coordinator of the Master of Internet Business at ISDI since its foundation, he is professor of Innovation at the Disruptive Business Academy (DBA).
He founded the Entrepreneur Center of the CENTRO de Diseño y Televisión university, he is regularly invited to give talks to other academic institutions such as Anáhuac, Ibero, TEC, UVM, UNAM, UAM, Politécnico, among others.
He has won several entrepreneurship and innovation awards, including the Endeavor Dedication Award in 2003 (first edition) and the Intel Technology Award in 2004 with Simitel and in 2008 with Innovamédica.
He was a member of the board of the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) and participated in the Mexico-France Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (COMFEI).
In addition, he is a member of the Intersectoral Innovation Council and president of the Gifted Citizen event in Ciudad de las Ideas.
Marcus remains committed to fostering entrepreneurship, competitiveness, and innovation in Mexico, as an academic, investor, advisor, and mentor in more than 50 companies.
He studied a BS in Computer Science at ITESM and a BA in Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Startup Mexico is the first space where startups, investment funds, business services, corporations, mentors, academia and the government join forces to create success stories from Mexico to the world. More than 3,000 square meters specially designed to promote collaboration, innovation and the creation of high-impact entrepreneurs and companies that reach international markets.
Dux Capital is a Venture Capital fund based in Mexico City, committed to investing in innovative startups and exemplary entrepreneurs. In conjunction with the collaboration of alliances such as Startup Mexico, Dux offers a unique model of holding hands that focuses on accelerating the best startups.
THE GREAT LATIN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY
Latin America's potential for the development of startups
Entrepreneurship grows year after year, with thousands of new startups being created around the world. In this way, it is important to know and bet on new markets that are emerging and that have great growth potential. In this conference you will learn about the competitive axes that Latin America has today, as well as the main obstacles in the region to develop its potential and its ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship. You will also learn about the trends and investment opportunities of the industries with the greatest pre and post pandemic potential.
Sunday, July 18th
Time: 17:30 - 20:30
TO INVEST OR NOT TO INVEST?
Everything you should know about investing in StartUps
Theoretical / Practical
* Capacity limited to 80 people
Marcus Dantus has personally participated in the evaluation of more than 5.000 startups and leads Startup México, which has evaluated more than 25 thousand projects, supported more than 2.500 SMEs and entrepreneurs and created more than 900 high-potential companies during its 6 years of existence.
In this exclusive masterclass you will get to know from the hand of this investment expert a bit of the history of venture capital and about the difficulties of undertaking; you will learn how to differentiate a company from a startup and also business angels from investment funds, as well as discover how to create and operate an investment fund and how to evaluate an investment prospect. And at the end of the session, you will participate in a group simulation to put into practice all the knowledge acquired with this great “shark”.
* You can access the masterclass with only the masterclass ticket. There is no need to purchase a general ticket for the event.
* All masterclasses have a very limited capacity and will have to be reserved a minimum of 30 days prior to the event. Subject to availability.
* This program may be subject to last minute changes due to the agendas of the speakers and external reasons outside the organization.
* All possible changes will be notified to all our users and buyers, via mail and RRSS.