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San Francisco September 6 - 8, 2017

Bridging all Innovators to the Americas

San Francisco, California, USA

  • What is Americas Summit?


    To host the 2nd Annual Americas Summit 2017 - Bridging the Americas through Tech.

  • When is Americas Summit?


    September 6th - 8th, 2017.

  • Where is Americas Summit?


    San Francisco, CA

  • Why Americas Summit?


    To establish cross collaboration and partnerships between SF/Silicon Valley and the Americas.


New friendships, new beginnings.

Due to our work with both the local and international tech ecosystems, the concept for the Americas Summit 2016 came about in late 2015 among friends (Marisela Garcia of Iberus and Maica Gil of the SF International Women Entrepreneurs Forum and Jesse Martinez of Latino Startup Alliance) as we were reflecting on the lack of a unified Americas tech presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many great organizations from the Americas have hosted a number of events, but there has been a lack of true collaboration across our borders and the tech community.

In 2016, the Americas Summit concept became a reality as we garnered the support of the Americas Community along with our great tech partners, Facebook, Linkedin, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, Pivotal Labs, and Github, in the Bay Area with the presence of 400+ attendees and 60+ speakers from around the world; Some key speakers include Bianca Gates, Global Sales, Facebook, Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs and President of the Intel Foundation, Almaz Negash, Founder of the African Diaspora Network, Geraldine LeMeur, Co-Founder and CEO LeWeb and Co-Founder, General Partner The Refiners.


A three day congregation and celebration of global entrepreneurs across the Americas.

Welcome Reception Register

Americas Summit workshop sessions

Day 1

Wednesday, September 6th
10:00am - 11:00am: Registration and Networking
11:00am - 1:00pm: Data. Mining, Inference, and Predictive Analytics for the Built Environment with Images, Text, and WiFi Data

Speaker: Rachelle Villano, Co-Founder, Hosta Labs: 3D Models of Living Spaces for Everyone & MIT Post Doc Researcher Workshop
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Jose Pacheco, CoDirector of Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing and Design at MIT and Chair at MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico Workshop
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Cryptocurrency 101

Speaker: Virtual Growth & Cybercode Twins Workshop
Americas Summit 2017 Networking Reception, The Vault SF
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Welcome to all Innovators across the Americas to the San Francisco Bay Area
Workshop Register

Global startup pitch day

Day 2

Thursday, September 7th
The 2nd Annual Americas Summit 2017 Global Pitch Day will bring together startups, entrepreneurs, and investors across the Americas to host an evening of startup pitches in the heart of innovation. We invite all innovators to join our efforts and help us foster a global pipeline to the Americas.
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Registration and Networking Reception

6:00pm - 6:05pm: Opening Remarks

6:05pm - 6:25pm: Welcome Address

6:25pm - 8:00pm: Startup Pitches

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking
Pitch Day Register

Women Entrepreneurs Day

Day 3

Friday, September 8th
4:00pm - 8:00pm: To unite, inspire and provide visibility to women entrepreneurs across the Americas and to the world.
Women day register

Host Committee

Bridging the Americas together

  • Iberus
  • San Francisco International Women Entrepeneurs Forum
  • LATINO Startup alliance

Title Sponsors

We're all taking those initial steps together to bridge the Americas and we are very thankful to our Sponsors!

  • Google Developers Launchpad
  • The Vault - San Francisco


  • MIT Enterprise Forum México
  • Heroikka
  • Runway
  • Krrrunch