Mexico’s Economic Future: Creating a Hub for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Join the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for a special evening highlighting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Mexico and its impact on the future of the Mexican economy.

We are excited to have Madhav Rajan, Dean of the Chicago Booth School of Business, for this unique opportunity to engage with University students, alumni, parents, and friends in Mexico City. Dean Rajan will deliver a keynote address providing an update on the University's activities, priorities for the region, and announce the new UChicago Global Entrepreneurs Network (UChicago GEN) initiative.
The evening will also feature Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, who will give a special presentation on the state of entrepreneurship and innovation in Mexico. Following her presentation, Professor Deutsch will moderate a special panel with local experts to discuss how entrepreneurship will be a key driver in the Mexican economy and the areas of opportunity for investment in the region.

The event will conclude with a networking reception and University alumni will have the opportunity to sign-up to join UChicago GEN.

The University, Polsky Center, and Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation have undertaken a new initiative to create a platform for our alumni entrepreneurs and investors to stay connected, share relevant resources, and enable collaboration. The goal of the UChicago GEN initiative, led by Professor Deutsch, is to launch a global network to engage and support University of Chicago entrepreneurs and investors worldwide and build international brand awareness for the University and especially Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center as a world-class resource for entrepreneurship education and impactful new venture launch.

5:00 - 5:55pm // Registration and Opening Reception (beverages available)
5:55 - 6:00pm // Welcome Remarks by Maria Aviva - Managing Director, BIVA
6:00 - 6:20pm // University of Chicago Update and Announcement of UChicago Global Entrepreneurs Network
--- (KEYNOTE) Madhav Rajan - Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting, Chicago Booth School of Business
6:20 - 6:45pm // The State of Entrepreneurship in Mexico
--- (FACULTY PRESENTER) Waverly Deutsch - Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth School of Business; Polsky Director for UChicago GEN, Polsky Center
6:45 - 7:15pm // Roundtable Discussion on Entrepreneurship's Role in Driving the Mexican Economy and Investment Opportunities in the Region
--- (MODERATOR) Waverly Deutsch - Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; Polsky Director for UChicago GEN, Polsky Center
7:15 - 8:00pm // Networking and Cocktail Reception

Space is limited and registration is required.


Event Information

Cost: $0
Space is limited and registration is required.


6:00PM - 8:00PM Tue 28 Jan 2020 ( Timezone: America/Mexico_City )


11000 Perif Blvd Manuel Ávila Camacho 36, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11000
Ciudad de México, Mexico

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Event Contact
Cerise Miller