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Alta Labs  powers entrepreneur ecosystem development


About Alta Labs: Alta Labs is an innovation lab and company builder under the Alta Innovation Institute that supports the creation and growth of regional entrepreneurial ecosystems. Alta Labs connects Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and seed capital to launch world changing initiatives. 

Why mexico?

This is the presentation Paul Ahlstrom (Alta Ventures) gave to the Geeks on a Plane 500 Startups Group (GOAP) in Mexico City on Saturday May 12, 2012. This is a summary of the internal market research that led Alta to create two investment funds in Mexico (Alta Growth Capital and Alta Ventures Mexico).

*Excuse the formatting issues. We call this our kitchen sink version and although it is fairly complete, it was never meant for external publication.

Latin America Ecosystem Launch events


MVCC - Mexico Venture Capital Conference
Mexico's first Venture Capital Conference was held on April 20-22, 2010, at the EGADE business school in Monterrey, Mexico.

E100 Monterrey - Top 100 Entrepreneurs


Latin America Venture Capital Association
Entrepreneur Forum – Monterrey
Startup Weekend Mexico City
Mexico Business Summit
NASVF Conference Arlington Texas
TransAmerica Sandbox Conference
ENLACE Mentors Monterrey Mexico
E100 Guadalajara - Top 100 Entrepreneurs

Red10 Social Media Fest

Tecnológico de Monterrey Entrepreneur Summit
Geeks on a Plane 2012
The Governor’s Utah Economic Summit
BYU Innovation Academy
iTuesday Guadalajara, Mexico


The Economist Conference - Mexico Summit, Mexico City, Mexico
AMEXCAP - Mexico VC Day, San Francisco, CA
COMS nano - Salt Lake City, UT
Jamaica Venture Capital Conference - Kingston, Jamaica
Startup Chile Demo Day Week - Santiago, Chile
Startup Grind - Monterrey, Mexico
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre - Ontario, Canada
Utah CIO Summit - Salt Lake City, UT
Capital Factory - Austin, TX


Connecta TIC - Guadalajara, México
Entrepreneurship Development - Buenos Aires, Argentina
KITE Invest - Mexico City, Mexico
Peru Venture Capital Conference - Lima, Peru
FINNOSUMMIT - Mexico City, Mexico
IFC’s Annual Global Private Equity Conference - Washington DC
500 Startups - Mexico City, Mexico
Premoney Conference - Miami, FL
SuperReturn Latin America, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Startup Grind - Lima, Peru


Jamaica Venture Capital Conference - Kingston, Jamaica
Startup Grind - Silicon Valley, CA
Argentina Business & Investment Forum - Buenos Aires, Argentina
FINNOSUMMIT - Mexico City, Mexico


INCmty Monterrey Festival - Monterrey, Mexico
Capital Markets Day 2013 - Lima, Peru
Geeks on a Plane - Mexico City, Mexico
Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Kingston, Jamaica
Premoney Conference - San Francisco, CA
México Business Summit - Mexico City, Mexico
Profesionales del Ecosistema Emprendedor en America Latina
LAVCA – The Venture Capital Opportunity in Latin America - NY

Tech Summit 2015
Startup Grind 2015
Startup Grind 2015
The Economist Conference 2014
FinnoSummit 2016
Mita Tech Talks 2016
Startup Grind 2016
Startup Jamaica 2014
Inc Mty 2013
FinnoSummit 2015
FinnoSummit 2015
Jamaica VC Conference 2014
Tech Summit 2016
Startup Grind Boise 2016
500 Startups Conference 2015
StartupChile Demo Day 2014
Peru Venture Capital Conference 2015
Argentina Investment Forum 2016

"Congratulations for the amazing work you have been doing in catalyzing the evolution of the Startup Ecosystem in Peru. The content, caliber of speakers and the quality of your VC Conference is by far the best event that has been organized in Peru so far for our industry."

- Gary Urteaga, Founder Cine Papaya

"Nail It then Scale It helped us get our initial feature set and
pricing nailed and set us on a path to significant revenues two years ahead of our original plan and our competition."

- Adam Blum, CEO, RhoMobile

"Thanks a lot for what you are doing for our ecosystem. The support of Alta has been the spark we needed to get the whole thing going here."

- Pedro Neira, CEO MiMediaManzan

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