Zebras Unleashed: Redefining Latin America’s Entrepreneurial Landscape

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Tuesday, October 3, 2023
13:00 – 14:00
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Seedstars Villa, Level -1

The traditional startup model is led by the maxime ‘move fast and break things’. A new generation of entrepreneurs is challenging it – these ‘zebras’ are more interested in community impact, sustainable solutions and long-term growth. Is the path of sustainable growth and community impact the new frontier, or are we just chasing rainbows? Immerse yourself in the battle between legacy and evolution.


Antonio Nuno

Co-founder & CEO - Someone Somewhere

Antonio Nuño is the co-founder and CEO of Someone Somewhere, a B-Corp and Climate Neutral company that helps large corporations develop poverty-eradicating value chains by working with indigenous artisans, marginalized textile workers and sustainable materials suppliers. The brand has made more than 20 million products with this model in the last 2 years alone.

Marcos Paya

Partner & Mexico Director - Dalberg

Marcos Paya is Partner & Mexico Director at Dalberg, where he leads teams and clients in solving some of the world’s most pressing development challenges. Marcos is a leader in Dalberg’s global Finance & Investment practice, where he has worked extensively on addressing the financing gap for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through sustainable capital allocation. He works closely with institutional asset owners and allocators, development finance institutions, investment managers, and investee companies. Marcos is also a leader in Dalberg’s Latin America practice. Examples of his recent work include developing an SDG-themed blended finance facility for a leading innovative development finance institution, structuring a large-scale investment mechanism for allocating impact capital to frontier and emerging market infrastructure, and designing a methodology and platform to make the SDGs more intentionally ‘investable’ for large-scale asset allocators. Prior to Dalberg, Marcos advised private equity investors on the Latin America region at Eurasia Group, a political risk firm, led projects for the Inter-American Development Bank, and was a Senior Consultant for the Monitor Group, where he helped governments and large multinational companies compete and grow in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Marcos holds a graduate degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge. He speaks French, Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Maxence de Royer

Head of Strategy & Business Development – Zone LATAM - Nestlé

Maxence de Royer is Head of Strategy & Business Development – Zone LATAM at Nestlé. Maxence de Royer is a Board member with nearly 15 years of FMCG experience, focusing in strategic planning, business development, innovation, and sustainability. Known for successful licensing, M&A, and pioneering new business models, Maxence de Royer also serves on the Zone Leadership Team.

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