Who’s behind the South Summit?

Team 2017

South Summit is the Leading Innovation Global Platform focused on business opportunities and disruptive trends, that gathers together the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The beginnings:

In 2012 Spain Startup, together with IE Business School, saw opportunities for entrepreneurs at a time when the crisis had hit hard. We believed that entrepreneurs would be the driving force to a revived economy. With this belief, we created a platform to help showcase the best startup talent and creativity from the South to the rest of the world, where handshakes and introductions are quickly transformed into deals on the table.

Creativity, passion and courage are the values that drive our growth… and in only four years, it has become the leading global innovation encounter of the South.

Team

María Benjumea

María Benjumea

Founder & CEO

Chloe Alarcón

Chloe Alarcón

Head of Event Production

Cristina Martorell

Cristina Martorell

Head of Innovation Programs

Valerie Drasche

Valerie Drasche-Wartinberg

Head of Program

Maria Lada

María Lada

Head of Startups

Mateo Rouco

Mateo Rouco

Head of Communications

Asis Mortera

Asis Mortera

Head of Protocol & Social Events

Clara Ricaurte

Clara Ricaurte

Business Development Manager

Laura Centellas

Laura Centellas

Startups Manager

Antonela Bailetti

Antonela Bailetti

International Business Developer

José Camacho

José Camacho

IT Manager

Ana Garrido

Ana Garrido

Office Manager

Susana Llerandi

Susana Llerandi

PA to María Benjumea