The 9th edition of one of the most important tech gatherings in the region

Punta del este - Fundación atchugarry
January 16th at 6:00pm

About the event

Punta Tech Meetup (PTM) is one of the most important tech gatherings in the region, where technology leaders from Latin America and the world come together every year. Punta del Este provides the ideal natural setting for entrepreneurs, investors and business executives to meet and share their ideas and projects, and do business together. The spirit of the event is to foster the meeting of key stakeholders in the world of technology and business so that they can exchange ideas and strengthen their connections in one of the main seaside resorts in the region. Connecting people and promoting good business opportunities are the essential factors that guide the spirit of this event.

Keynotes speakers

Marvin Liao

Marvin is a Partner at Micro Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups. He runs the SF-based accelerator program and invests in Seed stage startups. He invests in Digital Media, Enterprise SAAS, Marketplace, Mobile, AdTech/MarketingTech, Digital Health, Internet of Things & Fintech startups.

Formerly an experienced client-facing senior executive in media and technology in both large and startup growth companies. He has managed large multifunctional teams across multiple countries. He has P&L management experience and most recently was responsible for the 100% YoY revenue growth while running a business unit and building new sales channels in EMEA & the Emerging Markets regions for the last 4 years at Yahoo!.

A 10.5 year veteran of Yahoo! Inc., Marvin has held roles in various departments: Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing. Most of his work has involved regional or global management roles, giving him extensive experience across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States in his career at the company.

Marvin presently serves on the boards and advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies across the globe. Marvin is a frequent speaker at many Digital Marketing & Startup Conferences.

A longtime fan, participant, and observer of the digital revolution of the last 15+ years across the world, he is interested in opportunities with large and small top growth companies, with a focus on driving monetization and expanding into new international markets.

Rami Efrati​

​E​xpert in Cyber Technology Strategic Methods, is the founder and CEO of Firmitas - Cyber Defenset Technology Solutions for Critical Infrastructure.

Prior to his current position, he was the head of the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the PMO.

Rami has served in the Israel Defense Forces for more than twenty eight years. He commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in Military Intelligence.

He also has 16 years of civilian experience and has been involved in entrepreneurial activities with both start-up and established companies in the Cyber-Security, High Tech and Bio-Technology sectors.

Mauro Flores

Expert in cybersecurity and new technologies

Manager of the Information Security Area in the Management Consulting Department of Deloitte Uruguay. Publishes security briefings on operating systems and products. Member of: OWASP Uruguay, OWASP Global Industry Committee, APWG, Linux User Groups (UYLUG and BALUG).

Designs and teaches courses on new technologies, InfoSec, operating systems and networks. Participates in events such as the Genexus Meetings. In 2016 he presented on “Blockchain and disruptive models” at the 2nd Latin American Congress on Financial Education and Inclusion and at FELABN Peru. He participated in two DEFCON and in international seminars on safety: Ekoparty, Defcon and BlackHat.

Specialist in InfoSec guidelines, policies and processes, including security review, gap analysis and formulation of projects and action plans as per international standards (ISO 17799, ISO 27000, PCI-DSS and POS2000). He participated in various projects on ethical hacking (Penetration testing) as per OSSTMM and ASVS standards, audit and firewall configuration, intruder detection and IT forensics.


Sunday, 15 january 2017

Investor Speed dating

The third edition of “Investor Speed Dating” will take place on 15 January in preparation for the Punta Tech Meetup, the main event. It has been conceived as a high‑speed intermediation activity where connections and business can be made.In this way, a selected group of startups will be able to present their projects to the major investment companies in the continent. The event is to take place at 7.00 pm on 15 January at the exhibition hall of Fundación Atchugarry.

Monday, 16 january 2017

PuntaTech Meetup

Tickets available

The 9th Edition of Punta Tech Meetup is almost here!

In 2017 we have decided to open the event to the general public so that more people can participate and the event keeps growing.

The event seeks to foster the meeting of key stakeholders in the world of technology and business so that they can exchange ideas and strengthen their connections. A spirit that connects people and promotes good business opportunities.

Until December 22 the tickets will cost USD 70 per person. Availability is limited and we have reserved tickets for students. Make sure you and your colleagues participate. Your ticket enables you not only to attend the event, but also to forge alliances, make new contacts, obtain valuable information and enjoy a cocktail service in the best business networking environment of the summer. Don’t miss out!

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About the founders

This story begins in 2009 when Punta Tech Meetup, the realization of a common vision, brought together three leading Uruguayan entrepreneurs: Pablo Brenner, Sergio Fogel and Ariel Pfeffer. What started as a casual gathering of industry leaders who were vacationing in Punta del Este became a privileged space for relaxation and business opportunities. This was made possible by the ever-growing number of participants. Punta Tech Meetup has been organized by Lucero Comunicación y Producción since 2010.

Pablo Brenner

Sergio Fogel

Ariel Pfeffer