Creating Leaders in 12 Weeks

I am just returning from Washington, D.C. where I spent two days with the students of the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program. This program, created by the Georgetown University Latin American Board, is a three month intensive course that brings together young leaders from Latin America, Spain and Portugal from the private, social and political sectors. […]

Start-Up City

In February, The Atlantic hosted Start-Up City: Miami, a gathering of local movers and shakers from both the private and public sector to talk about what it will take to make Miami a model, forward-thinking city in the decade to come. Hosted at the New World Symphony Hall and supported by the Knight Foundation, the Atlantic put together […]

Wayra, a Local Approach for a Global Endeavor

I have been closely following the rapid expansion of Wayra, Telefónica’s new CSR program.  Telefónica, the dominating telecom company in the Spanish speaking market, launched its technology incubator program in April 2011 in Colombia.  Since then, it has rolled the program out in 12 countries – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, México, […]

Miami Vice, Art Basel and now a Tech Hub

Miami has come a long way since the 80s. Thanks to Miami Vice, the ever popular TV show, the city became known for drug lords, men in tight white jeans and cigarette boats. In the past 10 years it has had a rebirth, many would say thanks to Art Basel Miami Beach and the focus that […]

Our latest business venture: When the right partner is the ideal partner – Rethinking coupons in LatAm

I am excited to announce our latest business venture: we have partnered with Cuponidad for its launch in Venezuela.  Cuponidad will now offer Venezuelan consumers a place to purchase services, products and travel packages at a huge discount. This is just one of what we hope will be many launches throughout Latin America. Cuponidad, which […]

Top Latin American Brands by BrandZ

I recently attended the presentation of Top Latin American Brands by the talented Sir Marten Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP, and the team of Millward Brown. Through an algorithm of their own they have come up with a way of identifying the top brands in the world. They do this by using very careful metrics and a unique methodology of taking […]

Change will never be this slow again

I have just finished Hyper Island’s Master Class in NYC.   I invited Miguel Dvorak, our COO, for the three day intensive course on digital media.   As we are developing a very strong digital strategy at Cisneros I felt that I needed to find a place where I could learn about the bigger idea behind “Digital.” […]

Geeks on a Plane Miami Send-Off

While in Miami last week, I participated in the send-off party for the Geeks on a Plane Latin America Tour. I was one of three panelists invited to talk to this group of about 40 entrepreneurs the night before they set off on a 10-day tour to Mexico City, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.  Geeks […]

Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Development

Read the latest interview I gave on VC in LatAM. Adriana Cisneros – Roundtable Discussion on Innovation and VC/PE Development in Latin America

Demo Day: Digital Accelerator 21.212

On March 16th the digital accelerator 21212 had its first demo day in Rio. I had the honor of mentoring three of the companies that presented – Simpply, Ainda Tem and iTrip.  The event was a great success not just because of the quality of companies that we put forward but also because of the […]