The Premier Tech and Venture Capital Event in Mexico

February 9-12, 2020 
Punta Mita Resort, Mexico

TBD, 2020

Mexico City
Jan 21, 2020

San Francisco
Dec 10, 2019

Oct 24, 2019


About the MITA TechTalks

MITA TechTalks 2020 will take place from February 9-12, 2020. The Talk sessions will be centered on LatAm Innovation in the Global Spotlight — including the opportunities and challenges in Artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, how Corporations are investing in innovation, best practices and lessons learned from LatAm’s top entrepreneurs on growing a global company — and who is now participating in Mexico tech-innovation.

Hosted by MITA Ventures, the MITA TechTalks unites thought leaders from Silicon Valley, Mexico, and LatAm, in a setting known to inspire exceptional networking. This curated group of investors, corporations with venture initiatives, and startups with international ambitions join together in sessions, workshops, and social events to share ideas and make new connections. Year after year, relationships are formed and deals get done at MITA TechTalks.

MITA TechTalks 2020 Registration is now open…we invite you to stay connected and updated during the 2019 series of MITA SatelliteSessions and MITA TechTalks 2020. 


Request an Invite for MITA TechTalks 2020

MITA TechTalks Summit

February 9-12, 2020 – Punta Mita, Mexico

The annual MITA TechTalks is the premier technology and venture capital event of the year in Mexico. Our flagship invite-only forum captures cross-border tech innovation opportunities to build the economies of the future. 

  • 125 Invite-Only Participants
  • Talks, Workshops, and Tech-ila
  • Oceanside Networking and Deal-making

MITA TechTalks takes place each year at the Punta Mita Resort, located along Mexico’s Pacific coast, 30 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). 

What Attendees Say

2020 Themes/Topics

2020 Agenda

Who Attends?

Watch highlights of MITA TechTalks, and see why this summit has become such an important part of developing Mexico’s tech innovation community, on our MITA TechTalks Vimeo channel

“If I want to see the Mexico tech ecosystem thrive in the next five years, all I have to do is come here… with people who share the same vision, we collaborate, talk, and share ideas and challenges.”
– Roy Glasberg, Google Launchpad, Global Manager

View more thoughts on The Value of MITA TechTalks on our MITA TechTalks Vimeo channel


AI, blockchain, & IoT

Artificial Intelligence as a fundamental platform for tech in the future. How AI, blockchain, and IoT are coming together to disrupt all current business models — and especially global businesses.

Tech Innovation in Mexico/LatAm

With LatAm in the international tech innovation spotlight, get to know Mexico and LatAm’s leading innovators and startups, and gain intelligence on who’s investing, and the growth of Corporate Venture Capital in Mexico & LatAm.


Growing, Scaling, Excelling–and Exits

Intelligent growth, scaling, and team-building for your startup, including thinking head to structure your startup for potential exits. Best-practices in being a founder with staying power.

breakout-tech/ investor trends / scaling your startup


Investor Intelligence for your business

Tech fundamentals so that you can use emerging tech such as AI, blockchain, and IoT for intelligent decision-making in your business or enterprise.— together with how to connect, select, and partner with the region’s startup innovators


Best Practices in Corporate VC

Learn how corporations are innovating within their organization, and best practices for accelerating or connecting with the region’s startup innovators.

As with previous MITA TechTalks, the agenda will include two full days of conference sessions and keynotes, deep-dive workshops, networking sporting activities, and oceanside social events & dinners.

Sunday, February 9


Welcome Event cocktail & dinner

Monday, February 10

TechTalks Sessions and networking lunch

TechTalks ‘Deep-Dive’ Workshops

Evening Dinner Event

Tuesday, February 11

TechTalks Sessions, Workshops, and networking lunch

Active-networking Afternoon –choice of championship golf, surf session, or paddle-boarding

Evening Dinner Event and After-party

Wednesday, February 12



Prior Attending Companies Include:
– Google
– Microsoft
– Facebook
– Amazon Web Services
– Baker McKenzie
– Wilson Sonsini
– PayPal
– Moss Adams
– Monarch Global Strategies
– Silicon Valley Bank
– 500 Startups
– Televisa
– …and many others!

Curated Attendees:

The MITA TechTalks 2020 is an invitation-only event limited to 125 participants. Top investors, the most promising entrepreneurs, tech-industry thought leaders, innovative corporate executives, and policy makers come together to exchange ideas and opportunities.

The participant list is highly-curated to maximize conversion of conversation into business collaboration.

October 24, 2019

December 10, 2019

January 2020

January 21, 2020 



Creative cocktails
Engaging conversations
Inspiring presentations
…on relevant topics

~ 50 attendees per event

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We have eight years of bringing together top Silicon Valley and Latin America investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and policy makers in the most exclusive Tech and Venture Capital event in Mexico/Latin America. Until we announce our 2020 speakers, take a look at who joined us in 2019...
We are continually searching for amazing speakers for the MITA TechTalks. Know someone you’d like to hear in 2020?
Suggest a speaker.

Antonio Rallo

Kio Networks, Co-Founder

Franco LaMarca

AllianceBernstein, Vice President

Errette Dunn

Rever, CEO

Andy Mattson

Moss Adams, LLC, Partner

Marco Trujillo

Sunu, Co-founder & CEO

Daniel Peña

LocalAdventures, CEO & Co-Founder

Malika Cantor

Google Launchpad, Global Lead; AI Lab

Carlos Rivera

Synx, Cofounder, CEO

Andy Tsao

Silicon Valley Bank, Managing Director

Roy Glasberg

Google Launchpad, Global Manager

João Albino

Urbvan, CEO & Co-founder

Jorge Vizcayno

ByPrice, CTO

Dan Green

Gunderson Dettmer, Partner

Paul Ahlstrom

Alta Global Ventures, Managing Director

Eduardo Molina

WeWork, LatAm Expansion Manager

Dean DeBiase

Reboot & Startup Partners

Yaël Smadja

Smadja & Smadja USA, CEO

Julia Figueiredo

Silicon Valley Bank, Vice President, Global Gateway LatAm

Bernardo Del Rio

J.A. Del Rio, Managing Partner

Lee Rand

Sun Mountain Capital, Managing Partner

Alfonso Pompa

State of Jalisco, Secretary of Innovation

Heather A. George

Bernstein, Director—Wealth Strategies

Mario Adrian Flores Castro

Tec de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, Campus President

Camilo Salazar

Synapbox, CIO

Andreas Kraemer

MITA Ventures, Managing Partner

Carol Hartman

DHR International, Managing Partner

Lynne Bairstow

MITA Ventures, Managing Partner

Nathan Lustig

Magma Partners, Managing Partner

Claude Smadja

Smadja & Smadja, Chairman

Edgar Muñiz

Tec de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Professor

Christine Ballard

Moss Adams, Partner, National Tax–International

Santiago Urquiza

CENCOR, President / BIVA

Liliana Reyes


Ryan Else

Roadster Capital, Managing Partner

Grant Taylor

Quotando, CEO & Co-Founder

Julian Stastny

ByPrice, COO

Marcus Dantus

Startup Mexico, Managing Director

Fernando Gordoa

Volteo, General Manager-Service Management

See who’s been included in our roster of past speakers.


2019 Sponsors

Google Launchpad

Moss Adams

Moss Adams

Punta Mita

Silicon Valley Bank


Gunderson Dettmer

Baker McKenzie



Smadja & Smadja

Mita Residential

Aviana Productions

Marakame Marketing


If you’re interested in promoting your business in front of the highly successful participants attending the MITA TechTalks….

 Contact Us

MITA TechTalks is produced in partnership by MITA Ventures and Smadja & Smadja Strategic Advisory.

We invite you to contact us to discuss comments, questions, invitee requests, or sponsorship opportunities.

Lynne Bairstow

US Cell: (917) 573-8412

MX: +52 (329) 291-5366


Andreas Kraemer

US Cell: (713) 298-8011

Yael Smadja

About MITA

MITA Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides funding and strategic mentorship to early-stage technology startups in Mexico with global growth potential, as well as later-stage funding for proven Silicon Valley companies looking to expand into the Mexico/LatAm market. MITA Ventures employs a technical focus to work with early-stage, high-impact cross-border companies. Our objectives for MITA are ambitious – to create a close alliance between Silicon Valley and Mexico’s startup communities and to establish Mexico as an innovation bridge between Latin America and more developed markets. We believe that Mexico, as a country, will benefit greatly from an economy led by tech innovation.

For the latest news about MITA Ventures, read our January 2019 Newsletter.

MITA is based in San Francisco with partners located in Guadalajara and Punta Mita, Mexico, and Austin, TX.
Tel: +52.329.291.5366

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About Smadja & Smadja

Smadja & Smadja, a strategic advisory firm, was created in 2001 on the assumption that, as a result of globalization, more and more non business factors are affecting business decision-making processes. The firm works with global corporations and government entities on strategic issues. Our mission is to provide our clients with insights and tools that will allow them to develop their anticipation capabilities, connect their strategies and priorities to the “global picture” and to help them to navigate and leverage globalization.The firm is specialized in generating high value-added knowledge, especially in terms of trends identification and assessment, and in creating “platforms of content” – international high-profile conferences, seminars, workshops, and strategic groups.

Smadja & Smadja USA

Tel: +1 212.759.6000