The third edition of an international networking event will return to Quintana Roo from August 21-23, this time on the island of Cozumel.
Pitch at the Beach invites investment funds to see 30 projects, half from Mexico and half from international organizations and entrepreneurs. Of the Mexican contingent, three are from Quintana Roo; internationally, the projects are from Spain, Portugal, Chile, Costa Rica and Canada, among others.
Guests speakers include the co-founder of Starbucks, Zev Siegl; Pauly Suchy, head of Global Business Angels Network; and Dominique Einhorn, founder of the startup Supercup & Uniqorn Incubator.
Entrepreneurs present projects applicable to a wide array of industries. Organizers request that projects be disruptive and scalable, promise social impact and are already available on the market.
The event is organized by the Mexican Employer’s Federation (Coparmex) and some of the participating organizations include the World Business Angel Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network, Startup SuperCup and Founder Institute.
Coparmex director León Cervantes explained that a judging panel will determine which projects can be linked to investment funds, but the ultimate goal of the Pitch at the Beach is for organizers, entrepreneurs and potential investors to network.
“Trade your suit for sandals, pack your bags and join us in Isla Pasión, Cozumel for three days filled with our two favorite things … beach and business,” reads the webpage.
The first edition was held in Cancún in 2018 for local entrepreneurs under the name “Angel Nest.” The second edition took place in Tulum in 2019.
With reports from El Economista