It’s not uncommon for Tech Ranch Austin to take a road trip to visit entrepreneurs in other countries. In fact, Tech Ranch has worked with entrepreneurs in 21 countries. This week, Kevin Koym is visiting Mexico to assist in PitchWeek, an event connecting entrepreneurs to venture capitalists, as part of the country’s Entrepreneur Week.
In just three days, 24 startups with pitch their businesses to venture capitalists looking to make investments. These startups were selected to present from hundreds of applications.
Kevin is participating in PitchWeek by assisting and coaching the entrepreneurs on how to present, communicate the traction their businesses have gained and what aspects of their startup to feature before they present to the VCs.
PitchWeek is hosted by The Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex), a business organization that brings together more than 80 percent of the “high impact” entrepreneurs in Mexico, and its more than 36,000 member companies are responsible for 30 percent of the country’s GDP and 4.8 million formal jobs.
Kevin was invited to participate in PitchWeek by the leadership of Coparmex following workshops Tech Ranch held in the State of Veracruz last month as a part of Veracruz’ Entrepreneur Week. The workshops drew 60 entrepreneurs to two events held in Xalapa and the city of Veracruz. The State of Veracruz funded these workshops.
Kevin is personally excited to see Mexico jumping with growth. “It is clear that this is a whole different Mexico than I experienced when I first lived in Mexico more than 20 years ago, after he launched his first customer in the city of Guadalajara.”
Today, the excitement in the air is palpable, and it’s visible through all the new building construction and in the faces of people who firmly believe Mexico is growing.
Kevin says, “It’s exciting for Tech Ranch Austin to be a part of the growth, and it’s an even greater reward to help build bridges between Mexico and Austin and to connect emerging technology entrepreneurs with real opportunities in Texas and around the world.”