Founder Summit CDMX 2021 Founder Summit CDMX 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Artisanal Mezcal Tasting—mezcal para todos [1]

ot8wqIupqfhVj8XIsWwN0WQp7ZzBgVCCrwye1ZYw.pngThe world of mezcal is rich and exciting. It is also biodiverse and fragile. If we want Mezcal for the long run it is important that we know what we are drinking.

Taste three different varietals from the Mezcal Carreño team, as they  introduce the overall panorama of agave plants, the process of mezcal making, and tend to key questions such as:

  • How is it different from tequila? 
  • Can you age it?
  • What is the difference between artisanal, ancestral, and commercial?

**We'll be hosting multiple tastings of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Mezcal Carreño—They began production in 1904 with Don Apolonio Carreño who made Mezcal from the wild agaves that grew on his property. As a highly praised spirit drink in Oaxaca, Apolonio with his family and friends drank his mezcales on three special occasions each year: his birthday, the beginning of the planting season, and the end of the harvest. Today we want to share with you our mezcal, made from our terroir in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca with traditional and ancestral techniques that are transmitted from generation to generation.

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Magical Creatures: Alebrijes Painting Workshop [1]

Hp1dE8ZCogpbQvntzQJvWmqqgqf14VWsNm1fJZbq.pngIn this workshop you will create your own Alebrije directly from the Oaxacan workshop of the best Alebrije makers in the country: Jacobo y Maria Angeles.
Alebrijes are magical Mexican creatures made popular in the 1930s by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. They are whimsical animals painted in bright colors that represent dreams and imagination. Some are made of wood and others of paper mache and cardboard. Every year huge versions of these creatures parade down the streets of Mexico City in the annual Alebrije Parade during the Day of The Dead festivities.


**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

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Your hosts for the evening are Jacobo and María Angeles— In 1994, they  opened a workshop in the small town of San Martin Tilcajete, in Oaxaca, with the desire to undertake and rescue the ancestral practice of wood carving. 

The workshop is know for it's one-log wood carving technique and working under community values like teaching, sharing and contributing. Since the beginning, the workshop has been committed to its natural and social environment and can proudly say that they have generated more than three hundred jobs and have planted more than nineteen thousand copal trees in their region to date.

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Oxacan Chocolate Tasting [1]

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Cacao is a sacred plant, commonly found in the southern states of Mexico, in La Rifa it is turned into chocolate with respect and passion.

The tasting, imparted by a master chocolatier, will walk you through the origins of cacao, the process of chocolate making, the different varietals used and their flavor profiles, and the overall magic behind chocolate. Tasting includes 4 different varietals.


**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your host for the evening is La Rifa—a 100% Mexican project focused on the transformation of cacao. Founded in 2012, they built strong relationships with cacao producer families that harvest in agroforestry systems to preserve Mexico's biodiversity and traditional agricultural practices. They won Silver and Bronze in the Bean to Bar Plain Chocolate Bars division at the International Chocolate Awards in 2017.

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Artisanal Mezcal Tasting—mezcal para todos [2]

ot8wqIupqfhVj8XIsWwN0WQp7ZzBgVCCrwye1ZYw.pngThe world of mezcal is rich and exciting. It is also biodiverse and fragile. If we want Mezcal for the long run it is important that we know what we are drinking.

Taste three different varietals from the Mezcal Carreño team, as they  introduce the overall panorama of agave plants, the process of mezcal making, and tend to key questions such as:

  • How is it different from tequila? 
  • Can you age it?
  • What is the difference between artisanal, ancestral, and commercial?

**We'll be hosting multiple tastings of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Mezcal Carreño—They began production in 1904 with Don Apolonio Carreño who made Mezcal from the wild agaves that grew on his property. As a highly praised spirit drink in Oaxaca, Apolonio with his family and friends drank his mezcales on three special occasions each year: his birthday, the beginning of the planting season, and the end of the harvest. Today we want to share with you our mezcal, made from our terroir in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca with traditional and ancestral techniques that are transmitted from generation to generation.

oKuANXYOR6HfZPA5a1Y5Rbxfz4PBEVDvlWjFUtJ8.png

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Día de los Muertos Mask Workshop [1]

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Día de los Muertos is all about celebrating life by honoring those who are gone.

Create of a traditional Catrina mask that embodies the aesthetics of the Día de los Muertos tradition in Mexico, while getting an introduction to the history of the holiday from facilitators Meri and Jaqui. Wear it at the party, celebrate, take it home, gift it to a loved one.

**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Meri and Jaqui— a dynamic duo of textile designers behind La Loba, an antique goods and vintage clothes store where second hand clothes and left over fabric find a new beginning.

- CDT
Magical Creatures: Alebrijes Painting Workshop [2]

Hp1dE8ZCogpbQvntzQJvWmqqgqf14VWsNm1fJZbq.pngIn this workshop you will create your own Alebrije directly from the Oaxacan workshop of the best Alebrije makers in the country: Jacobo y Maria Angeles.
Alebrijes are magical Mexican creatures made popular in the 1930s by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. They are whimsical animals painted in bright colors that represent dreams and imagination. Some are made of wood and others of paper mache and cardboard. Every year huge versions of these creatures parade down the streets of Mexico City in the annual Alebrije Parade during the Day of The Dead festivities.

**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

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Your hosts for the evening are Jacobo and María Angeles— In 1994, they  opened a workshop in the small town of San Martin Tilcajete, in Oaxaca, with the desire to undertake and rescue the ancestral practice of wood carving. 

The workshop is know for it's one-log wood carving technique and working under community values like teaching, sharing and contributing. Since the beginning, the workshop has been committed to its natural and social environment and can proudly say that they have generated more than three hundred jobs and have planted more than nineteen thousand copal trees in their region to date.

c7v8fUR791nJ5TmIFooGm3Jo20ZRlD0yTrxFIiPM.png


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Mexican Salsa 101—Make Your Own Salsa [1]

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Want to be able to quickly whip up a fantastic salsa? This one is for you!

The workshop will teach you how to make 2 different salsa recipes from four possible options: salsa verde, salsa roja, salsa macha, and pico de gallo.

**We'll be hosting multiple cooking classes of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

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Your hosts for the evening is Natalia—a Mexican chef with a life time passion for food, specially hot & spicy.

She has lived all over Mexico, north to south, coast to coast, always cooking with & for local & foreign palates. Each region she has had the chance to explore has its own traditions and recipes and, of course, their own salsas. She quickly fell in love with the diversity and has made salsas her specialty.


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- CDT
Oxacan Chocolate Tasting [2]

ayt5AjurmySgM1vHwA6PHpAWSmq1LauwHTzTWCtk.png

Cacao is a sacred plant, commonly found in the southern states of Mexico, in La Rifa it is turned into chocolate with respect and passion.

The tasting, imparted by a master chocolatier, will walk you through the origins of cacao, the process of chocolate making, the different varietals used and their flavor profiles, and the overall magic behind chocolate. Tasting includes 4 different varietals.


**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your host for the evening is La Rifa—a 100% Mexican project focused on the transformation of cacao. Founded in 2012, they built strong relationships with cacao producer families that harvest in agroforestry systems to preserve Mexico's biodiversity and traditional agricultural practices. They won Silver and Bronze in the Bean to Bar Plain Chocolate Bars division at the International Chocolate Awards in 2017.

- CDT
Artisanal Mezcal Tasting—mezcal para todos [3]

ot8wqIupqfhVj8XIsWwN0WQp7ZzBgVCCrwye1ZYw.pngThe world of mezcal is rich and exciting. It is also biodiverse and fragile. If we want Mezcal for the long run it is important that we know what we are drinking.

Taste three different varietals from the Mezcal Carreño team, as they  introduce the overall panorama of agave plants, the process of mezcal making, and tend to key questions such as:

  • How is it different from tequila? 
  • Can you age it?
  • What is the difference between artisanal, ancestral, and commercial?

**We'll be hosting multiple tastings of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Mezcal Carreño—They began production in 1904 with Don Apolonio Carreño who made Mezcal from the wild agaves that grew on his property. As a highly praised spirit drink in Oaxaca, Apolonio with his family and friends drank his mezcales on three special occasions each year: his birthday, the beginning of the planting season, and the end of the harvest. Today we want to share with you our mezcal, made from our terroir in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca with traditional and ancestral techniques that are transmitted from generation to generation.

oKuANXYOR6HfZPA5a1Y5Rbxfz4PBEVDvlWjFUtJ8.png

- CDT
Día de los Muertos Mask Workshop [2]

f3dQECdBz4lfH8m127jTdhZk9TfM5gXp8dyPEuF1.png


Día de los Muertos is all about celebrating life by honoring those who are gone.

Create of a traditional Catrina mask that embodies the aesthetics of the Día de los Muertos tradition in Mexico, while getting an introduction to the history of the holiday from facilitators Meri and Jaqui. Wear it at the party, celebrate, take it home, gift it to a loved one.

**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Meri and Jaqui— a dynamic duo of textile designers behind La Loba, an antique goods and vintage clothes store where second hand clothes and left over fabric find a new beginning.

- CDT
Magical Creatures: Alebrijes Painting Workshop [3]

Hp1dE8ZCogpbQvntzQJvWmqqgqf14VWsNm1fJZbq.pngIn this workshop you will create your own Alebrije directly from the Oaxacan workshop of the best Alebrije makers in the country: Jacobo y Maria Angeles.
Alebrijes are magical Mexican creatures made popular in the 1930s by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. They are whimsical animals painted in bright colors that represent dreams and imagination. Some are made of wood and others of paper mache and cardboard. Every year huge versions of these creatures parade down the streets of Mexico City in the annual Alebrije Parade during the Day of The Dead festivities.


**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

yQrwTRHwHLgpPknJnD1A59Hovyrs3wYchjhKjqOJ.png

Your hosts for the evening are Jacobo and María Angeles— In 1994, they  opened a workshop in the small town of San Martin Tilcajete, in Oaxaca, with the desire to undertake and rescue the ancestral practice of wood carving. 

The workshop is know for it's one-log wood carving technique and working under community values like teaching, sharing and contributing. Since the beginning, the workshop has been committed to its natural and social environment and can proudly say that they have generated more than three hundred jobs and have planted more than nineteen thousand copal trees in their region to date.

c7v8fUR791nJ5TmIFooGm3Jo20ZRlD0yTrxFIiPM.png


- CDT
Mexican Salsa 101—Make Your Own Salsa [2]

o0uKLte6hqhr29TWA1Gle7Diy2gq0uSDxKJQcsGY.png

Want to be able to quickly whip up a fantastic salsa? This one is for you!

The workshop will teach you how to make 2 different salsa recipes from four possible options: salsa verde, salsa roja, salsa macha, and pico de gallo.

**We'll be hosting multiple cooking classes of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

HoRwM0QrRCs2WAV3DWFhtIzCpwi2CyeFoXlBE6X0.jpg


Your hosts for the evening is Natalia—a Mexican chef with a life time passion for food, specially hot & spicy.

She has lived all over Mexico, north to south, coast to coast, always cooking with & for local & foreign palates. Each region she has had the chance to explore has its own traditions and recipes and, of course, their own salsas. She quickly fell in love with the diversity and has made salsas her specialty.


lK6lgDTSqobop7hs7KcCq4a1hFfNsC9UaR9XfNUG.png

- CDT
Oxacan Chocolate Tasting [3]

ayt5AjurmySgM1vHwA6PHpAWSmq1LauwHTzTWCtk.png

Cacao is a sacred plant, commonly found in the southern states of Mexico, in La Rifa it is turned into chocolate with respect and passion.

The tasting, imparted by a master chocolatier, will walk you through the origins of cacao, the process of chocolate making, the different varietals used and their flavor profiles, and the overall magic behind chocolate. Tasting includes 4 different varietals.


**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your host for the evening is La Rifa—a 100% Mexican project focused on the transformation of cacao. Founded in 2012, they built strong relationships with cacao producer families that harvest in agroforestry systems to preserve Mexico's biodiversity and traditional agricultural practices. They won Silver and Bronze in the Bean to Bar Plain Chocolate Bars division at the International Chocolate Awards in 2017.

- CDT
Artisanal Mezcal Tasting—mezcal para todos [4]

ot8wqIupqfhVj8XIsWwN0WQp7ZzBgVCCrwye1ZYw.pngThe world of mezcal is rich and exciting. It is also biodiverse and fragile. If we want Mezcal for the long run it is important that we know what we are drinking.

Taste three different varietals from the Mezcal Carreño team, as they  introduce the overall panorama of agave plants, the process of mezcal making, and tend to key questions such as:

  • How is it different from tequila? 
  • Can you age it?
  • What is the difference between artisanal, ancestral, and commercial?

**We'll be hosting multiple tastings of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Mezcal Carreño—They began production in 1904 with Don Apolonio Carreño who made Mezcal from the wild agaves that grew on his property. As a highly praised spirit drink in Oaxaca, Apolonio with his family and friends drank his mezcales on three special occasions each year: his birthday, the beginning of the planting season, and the end of the harvest. Today we want to share with you our mezcal, made from our terroir in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca with traditional and ancestral techniques that are transmitted from generation to generation.

oKuANXYOR6HfZPA5a1Y5Rbxfz4PBEVDvlWjFUtJ8.png

- CDT
Día de los Muertos Mask Workshop [3]

f3dQECdBz4lfH8m127jTdhZk9TfM5gXp8dyPEuF1.png


Día de los Muertos is all about celebrating life by honoring those who are gone.

Create of a traditional Catrina mask that embodies the aesthetics of the Día de los Muertos tradition in Mexico, while getting an introduction to the history of the holiday from facilitators Meri and Jaqui. Wear it at the party, celebrate, take it home, gift it to a loved one.

**We'll be hosting multiple sessions of 30 minutes each. Space is limited. **

Your hosts for the evening are Meri and Jaqui— a dynamic duo of textile designers behind La Loba, an antique goods and vintage clothes store where second hand clothes and left over fabric find a new beginning.

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Closing Night Soiree

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As a closing celebration for Founder Summit Mexico City we're gathering founders + entrepreneurs from around the world (and Mexico City!) for an evening of inspiring conversation, lively music, craft cocktails, and delicious bites—all inside an unforgettable historical mansion.