High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Attending SXSW? Check out these sessions featuring Endeavor Entrepreneurs!

Endeavor Entrepreneurs Sebastián Valin (ComparaOnline.com, Chile), Diego Saez-Gil (WeHostels, Colombia), and Nikos Kakavoulis (Daily Secret, Greece) will participate in SXSW Interactive sessions around emerging/submerging market entrepreneurship.

Building Successful Teams in Latin America

Friday, March 8

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center

Room 5ABC

500 E Cesar Chavez St

Latin America is among the most dynamic emerging markets in the world, resulting in a tremendous amount of opportunity for startup success.

Building teams in Latin America presents a unique set of challenges, from identifying and hiring remote talent, to scaling company culture, to creating successful workflows with off-site teams.

Join the conversation as experienced entrepreneurs, digital marketing experts, and investors, share experiences and deliver best practices when it comes to building successful global teams across borders.

Moderator: Bedy Yang, Partner, Brazil Innovators/500Startups


Diego Saez-Gil, Co-Founder, WeHostels; Endeavor Colombia Entrepreneur

Sebastián Valin, Founder & CEO, ComparaOnline.com; Endeavor Chile Entrepreneur

Pedro Torres Picón, Managing Director, Quotidian Ventures

Growing a Business in a Submerged Economy (Greece)

Saturday, March 9

5:45PM – 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown

Room 615AB

500 E 4th St

Nikos Kakavoulis, CEO & Co-Founder, Daily Secret; Endeavor Greece Entrepreneur

The Greek economy was one of the hottest global news topics of the past year. While international media sparked constant fears of the Euro fallout, local residents faced the instability of transitioning governments and unemployment surpassing 22% (50% for youths under 25!). Despite these staggering statistics, the recession was actually a source of opportunity for several young Greek entrepreneurs and companies, including ours – Daily Secret, the world’s smallest and fastest growing multinational digital media company. Started as a positive energy initiative to spread our love for Athens, Daily Secret has grown to over 550k members across 4 continents in over two years. We will discuss how the economic crisis inspired us to capitalize on the economic turmoil while simultaneously benefiting the Greek community. We’ll also talk about how the techniques and strategies we use are relevant to succeeding in other struggling economies around the world.


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