Founder Summit CDMX 2021 Founder Summit CDMX 2021

Talks + Workshops

Monday, October 25, 2021

- CDT
Day 1: Founder Deep Dives + Workshops
Tyler Tringas
Tyler Tringas
Calm Company Fund, General Partner
Kevin McArdle
Kevin McArdle
SureSwift, CEO
Janessa White
Janessa White
Simply Eloped, Founder
Ben Kellie
Ben Kellie
The Launch Company, CEO
Nick Zadrozny
Nick Zadrozny
One More Cloud, CEO
Natalie Nagele
Natalie Nagele
Wildbit, Founder
Sahil Lavingia
Sahil Lavingia
Gumroad, CEO
Alexa Meyer
Alexa Meyer
Coa, Co-founder + CEO
Dru Riley
Dru Riley
Trends.vc, Founder
Michele Hansen
Michele Hansen
Geocodio, Deploy Empathy, Founder, Author
Anisah Osman Britton
Anisah Osman Britton
Calm Company Fund, Director of Storytelling
Najva Sol
Najva Sol
Calm Company Fund, Head of Product + Marketing
Sofia M. Provencio
Sofia M. Provencio
General Congress of the United Mexican States, Advisor to the Cultural Commission

Join us for a full day of hands-on workshops, deep dives, and candid stories with incredible founders in in our ecosystem.

This block of events will all take place at the Four Seasons, including a delicious lunch overlooking the courtyard.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

- CDT
Track 1: Founder Personal Development
Ben Orenstein
Ben Orenstein
Tuple, Founder + CEO
Tyler Tringas
Tyler Tringas
Calm Company Fund, General Partner
Steph Smith
Steph Smith
The Hustle, Head of Trends.co
David Sherry
David Sherry
Death to Stock, Startup Coach + Founder
Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes
Minaal, Founder

Tuesday's programming is decentralized—multiple conversations flowing across a few exquisite cafes in the heart of Mexico City, minutes apart.

Each location will feature morning + afternoon programming along a particular themed track, and will include a delicious Mexican lunch.

Track 1: Founder Personal Development

Hosted by: Tyler Tringas [Founder, Calm Company Fund]

AM Session:

PM Session:

  • Sales for founders w/ Ben Orenstein [Founder, Tuple]
  • How to sell what doesn't exist w/ Jimmy Hayes [Founder, Minaal]

** Please pick ONE Track for Tuesday—whatever topic is most exciting for you.  We need a rough headcount per track to make sure venue capacity + lunches are accounted for.

More details on speakers + exact topics to be announced next week.

You're not locked into it—locations are close enough to move between. **

- CDT
Track 2: Grow + Scale
Kevin McArdle
Kevin McArdle
SureSwift, CEO
Travis Woods
Travis Woods
Maybe Finance, Co-founder
Chris Reedy
Chris Reedy
SureSwift Capital, VP, Acquisitions
Moritz Dausinger
Moritz Dausinger
Refiner, Founder
Reilly Chase
Reilly Chase
Hostifi, Founder

Tuesday's programming is decentralized—multiple conversations flowing across a few exquisite cafes in the heart of Mexico City, minutes apart.

Each location will feature morning + afternoon programming along a particular themed track, and will include a delicious Mexican lunch.

Track 2: Grow + Scale

Hosted by: Kevin McArdle [Founder + CEO, SureSwift Capital]

AM Session:

  • Building a Resilient Company w/ Chris Reedy [VP of Acquisitions, SureSwift Capital], Moritz Dausinger [Founder, Mailparser, Docparser & Refiner], and Reilly Chase [Founder, HostiFi]

  • SaaS Acquisition + Building to Sell w/ Chris Reedy [VP of Acquisitions, SureSwift Capital

We’ll discuss and workshop around building resilience into your business as you scale, and what it means if and when you come to an exit.

PM Session:

  • Personal Finances for Founders  discussion and  workshop w/ Travis Woods [Co-founder, Maybe Financeand w/ Kevin McArdle [Founder + CEO, SureSwift Capital]

As you scale your business, you should also be keeping an eye on your personal finances and how your business fits into your plans. In this session we’ll talk through common questions and tips specifically for Founders, plus lead you through a workshop to create a personal vision for your financial future.



** Please pick ONE Track for Tuesday—whatever topic is most exciting for you.  We need a rough headcount per track to make sure venue capacity + lunches are accounted for.

More details on speakers + exact topics to be announced next week.

You're not locked into it—locations are close enough to move between. **

- CDT
Track 3: Future of Work
Dan Fellars
Dan Fellars
On2air, Founder
Najva Sol
Najva Sol
Calm Company Fund, Head of Product + Marketing
Mark Magnuson
Mark Magnuson
Bildr, Founder
Jeremy Redleaf
Jeremy Redleaf
Caveday, Co-founder
Caro Griffin
Caro Griffin
Tech Ladies, VP of Operations
Anthony Castrio
Anthony Castrio
Indie Worldwide, Founder
Giorgio Ballardin
Giorgio Ballardin
Amazon, Senior Data Scientist
Brooke Hurford
Brooke Hurford
Workfrom, Founder

Tuesday's programming is decentralized—multiple conversations flowing across a few exquisite cafes in the heart of Mexico City, minutes apart.

Each location will feature morning + afternoon programming along a particular themed track, and will include a delicious Mexican lunch.

Track 2: Future of Work

Hosted by: Najva Sol [Head of Product + Marketing, Calm Company Fund]

AM Session:

  • Doing Remote Work Right
    • Expert tips on founder productivity w/ Jeremy Redleaf [Founder, Caveday]
    • Remote hiring + lean/async team ops w/ Caro Griffin [VP of Ops, Tech Ladies]
    • Fighting loneliness + building community w/ Anthony Castrio [Founder, Indie Worldwide]
    • Remote team culture (beyond zoom happy hours) w/ Brooke Hurford [Founder, Workfrom]

PM Session:

  • Are emerging tech trends relevant for your startup? (Lightning chats + expert-led conversation)
    • Web 3/NFTs w/ Mark Magnuson [Founder, Bildr]
    • AI + Machine learning w/ Giorgio Ballardin [Senior Data Scientist, Amazon]
    • No-code w/ Dan Fellars [Founder @ On2Air]


** Please pick ONE Track for Tuesday—whatever topic is most exciting for you.  We need a rough headcount per track to make sure venue capacity + lunches are accounted for.

You're not locked into it—locations are close enough to move between. **