Going Digital: Art Books Transformed

On Wednesday, April 3, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros held its launch of the eBook editions of the Conversaciones/Conversations series at the Morgan Library. As the sun set and the light through the atrium glass dimmed, the projection of highlights from both the print and digital publications appeared above the lively crowd who were […]

32 hours in Rio

In the spirit of entrepreneur week I want to tell you about my latest trip to Brazil. I was there for 21212’s Demo Day where the 10 companies from the most recent incubation cycle presented. (See Demo Day website to read about each one!). I also had the opportunity to present a set of opening […]

Snapshot of the Brazilian art scene

If you like art, this is the time to go to Brazil. Here is a short guide of how to do it in three days. Day 1: Visit the Sao Paolo Bienal (   This is the 30th edition of the Bienal, and in sixty years many think that it’s the best one yet.  Curated by […]

Ai Weiwei’s, Never Sorry and Vik Muniz’, Wasteland

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Brazil for the Sao Paulo Bienal I wanted to write about two artists whose films I have found to be transformative. Ai Weiwei’s Never Sorry and Vik Muniz’ Wasteland   are two films that successfully give you access to the mind of the artist and the world they are […]

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 […]

21212: Accelerating Latin American Start-ups

The use of business incubators in Latin America is a good way to get new companies to achieve success through specialized mentoring.  This mentoring encourages new business development and entrepreneurship, helping to stimulate positive changes in the society and the economy of a country. This is why I am so proud to be a mentor […]