About this event

Volcano Innovation Summit is a global initiative, which acts as a platform to exchange future visions and experiences. Driven by the mission to incorporate Latin America to the global network of innovation, science and culture by connecting business, entrepreneurs, creative leaders and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. Taking advantage of Guatemala’s location as a bridge between North, Central and South America, we continue pushing the boundaries for the region from Antigua, Guatemala.

The event will have areas open to the public, and will bring together world leaders from all fields; digital, corporate, financial, telecom, cyber, energy, mobile, sustainability and more. Volcano Innovation Summit will include co-located events and sessions, in addition to cultural and social events. Become part of the conversation and help create, the most audacious tech innovation summit in the Latin American region.

The 2019 edition will take place on May 4, 5 and 6 in Antigua Guatemala.

+50 Speakers
2000 Attendees


Yossi Vardi


Janma Bardi

CoChair, CoFounder

Ana Ayau


Emilio Eva


Ruthi Koren


Alvaro Noriega

Claro Empresas

Jaime Matus

Claro Empresas

Diego Fernández-Townson

Startup Avenue Director


Philip Wilson


Jose Ordoñez

Investor & Entrepreneur

Jessica Hammer

Programa Valentina

Emilio Mendez

Saúl E Mendez


We have three days packed with activities.

Among The Speakers

Volcano Innovation Summit brings global leaders that are shaping the future. Don’t miss out on hearing them during the event.

Yossi Vardi

Co-chairman Volcano Innovation Summit // Startup Nation

Slava Rubin

Founder at Indiegogo.com

Raz Bachar

Business Development | Strategist | Growth | B2B Tech

Flavio Pallotti

CEO Octopus Media Group

Mario Chamorro

Regional Manager, Latin America - Coursera

Alexander Shulgin

CEO Gruppa Kompaniy Familia

Barry Stamos

1heart Founder

Karlo Valentín Rodríguez

CTO at Klustera

Juan Pablo Arocha

Co Founder en Liid America S.A.

Santiago Zavala

Investor. Partner, 500 Startups

Mónica de Zelaya

Universidad Francisco Marroquín - Dean of the School of Economic Sciences

Shaukat Shamim

Founder & CEO at Youplus, Inc

Fernando Pontaza

Co-Founder & Managing GP at Invariantes Fund

Karen Carias

WhatsApp - Market Specialist/ Program Coordinator

Jeff Pulver

MoNage, Founder

Philip Wilson

Founder - EcoFiltro

Jose Mariano Lopez

Film director-photo-book editor

José V. Ordóñez

SEAF - Managing Director

Avi Sarma

GRIL Ventures Managing Partner

Christian Van Der Henst

Platzi Co-founder

Pilar Espinosa

Klustera COO

Daniel McCollum

Torrent Consulting CEO

Lynn Radice

Radice Consulting CEO

Manuel Morato

Dev.f Co-founder

Cort Smith

DaVinci Vaporizer, Founder / CEO

Nirit Harel


Clemens Maria Schuster

Co-Founder & CEO - politik.ch – PolitAnalytics AG

Gregory Giagnocavo

Strategy Academy - Founder & Business Strategist

Clyde Hutchinson

Viva Air Labs - Head of Innovation

Pavel Cherkashin

Mindrock Capital - Managing Partner

Jose Gaviria

OpenExO - ExO Certified Consultant

Alex Olegnowicz

Symmetrica Inc. - CEO

Efosa Ojomo

Senior Research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Catherine Carlton

Partner at Limitless Ventures

Juan Mini

Campus Tecnologico - TEC - Founder

Henry Boylan

TangoLaw, PLLC - Associate

Juan Carlos Paiz

Pani Fresh - Presidente

Rafael Fernandez de Castro

Journalist, screenwriter and novelist

Carlos Cabrera

Founder & CEO, Guatemala.com

Eduardo Rosenberg

Legal & Business, People Fund

Tristan Thoma

Diginex Director of Strategy, Americas

Mauro Mora Núñez

MassChallenge México Expansion Leader

Pedro Rosales

heyy! Co - founder CEO

Salvador Paiz

PDC Chairman

Gustavo Gonzalez

Heyy! CTO

Mario Grajeda

Todoticket CEO

Paulina López Castañeda

Founder Neuva

Miguel Alonso González Penagos

Founder Neuva

Laurence Sarah Ainouz

Chief Strategy Officer of Youplus

Gabriel Miodownik

SVP, President of the America's Division - Netafim

Alejandro Argumedo

Co-Founder & CEO, Hugo

Benjamin Sywulka

Founder and Chief Dot Connector at Hapi

Amit Shafrir

Founder & CEO, QuiV

Ana Ayau

Co-Founder & Director, Volcano Summit

Belén Torregrosa

Carlos Castillo

Founder & CEO, Carlos Castillo Leadership

Carolina Pina

CEO, Ignitus

Dan Feld

Head of Global Enterprise Business, Google

Dirk Ahlborn

CEO, Hyperloop

Douglas Fajardo

Founder & CEO, Xennial Digital

Edwin Spross

AgTech Acceleration Program, Pomona Impact

Emilio Méndez

Chief Innovation Office, Saul

Esteban de la Peña

Founder & CEO, Simple ICO

Francisco Sedano


Gyoung Hoo Choe

investment Officer, BID Lab

Irene Arias


James Waterman

Senior Director, Strategic Relations, Singularity University

Javier Santizo

Associate, Consortium

Jeanne Samayoa

Founder, Crecer Foundation

Johann Hartleben

Partne, Legalsa

Jonathan Yarhi

Co-Founder & Director, Nexus Legal

Jose Miguel Alfaro

Senior Manager seed by EY Central America, Seed by EY

Jose Toriello

Agua Limpia Ya

Julio Martínez

AgTech Program Director, Pomona Impact

Karen Schwock

Founder & CEO, Lucid Family Office

Katia Nuñez


Marco Morales


Maria Iturbide


Maria Pacheco

President, Wakami Global

Mick Hagen

CEO, Mainframe

Monica Stein

Vice-Rector, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Peter Sacco

Co-Founder & CEO, Adelante Shoe Co

Roberto Ramirez

Manager Valuation Modeling & Economics, Seed by EY

Rosy Dardón

Chief Ruta del Exportador, Guatemalan Association of Exporters, AGEXPORT

Sarah Rigelhuth

Founder & CEO, Grow My Team

Zvika Netter

Founder & CEO, Innovid

Víctor Martínez

Minister, Ministry of Public Finances of Guatemala

Carla Colindres

Sofia Morales

Small Business Brand Marketing Manager, Facebook

Ryan Rutan

Marketing and Growth at Startups.co


We have brought amazing initiatives to Volcano Innovation Summit. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity of attending these amazing meet-ups.

Click below for more details on each – make sure you RSVP!


On Monday you will have an opportunity to participate on Workshops led by world class leaders.

Make sure you reserve your spot – Click below for more details on each!

Startup Avenue

Startups and Businesses from 3 different categories: Business Idea, Seed & Early Stage, and Growth and Scalability will be given a booth to showcase their company.

Sign up to share your business model, market, team, product and operations to potential clients and investors. Booths with the most votes will win an opportunity to expose their booth in the Volcano Innovation Summit Main Venue on Monday May 6th, 2019.

Apply here!


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We have released a limited amount of early bird tickets for purchase. You can purchase them by clicking below. Early bird purchasers will receive discounted tickets!

Ticket Price

$150 USD

Past Events

Get a sneak peak of last year’s event

Ir a Volcano 2018



We have released a limited number of tickets available for purchase in TodoTicket. You can purchase them here:


More information on Startup Avenue Competition here: https://www.volcanosummit.com/startup-avenue/

Business Idea: Apply here

Seed & Early Stage: Apply here

Growth and Scalability: Apply here



BY Efosa Ojomo

Market creating innovations represent new ideas, products, and business models that create new market segments and new jobs. Market creating innovations often come from emerging markets, where companies figure out ways to provide innovative solutions that foster economic prosperity. Join the world-renowned Efosa Ojomo, OQENIQ and Volcano Innovation Summit on an immersive Workshop to explore how we can apply this strategies to Guatemala. 

Register here:https://forms.gle/UDt1vn4j6Pb67riXA


By: Pedro Ruiz

Peter Diamandis developed the 6D’s Exponential Framework to help people and companies understand the different stages that technologies go through as they accelerate exponentially. Join us for a workshop geared at understanding the 6D’s framework and a deep dive into Digitization (the first D of the framework) where we’ll break it down and understand how to create a business model that leverages technologies in this stage.

Register here:https://forms.gle/1uWy1FhbDnNYpTxEA


The Volcano Innovation Summit is a casual event – dress to express.

Sub events might have a specific dress code, in which case we will notify in advance.

Antigua Guatemala has a very pleasant climate year-round, daytime temperatures rarely exceed 30° C (85° F) and nights are pleasantly cool. However, we might have scattered rains so pack accordingly.


The conference officially kicks-off early on May 4th, 2019 and last until Monday May 6th, 2019.

We recommend you arrive to Antigua, Guatemala Friday May 3rd. Plan to fly out Tuesday May 7th 2019.


Parking in Antigua can be complicated!! We have secured flat transportation rates with local logistics operators so you do not have to drive!!

CAMP180 Shuttle:
Shuttle that will drop you off at your hotel

  1. Cost: $15/person
  2. Book your shuttle here: https://forms.gle/bMoeWyZ9obhyYkgb8

CA Express Shuttle: CA Express is an intercity bus line like no other. With WiFi, power outlets and a bar onboard, riding it feels more like riding a train. It will drop you off at the CA Express Station in the entrance to Antigua Guatemala

  1. Cost: $13.50 /person
  2. Book your ticket online on www.ca.express
  3. Promo code “volcanosummit” to get the 10% discount.


We have secured daily parking rates in Antigua.

  • Porta Hotel Parking Lot: Daily Rate Q.40.00 per vehicle


The main venue for day 1 is Selina and main venue for day 2 and 3 will be Casa Santo Domingo. We will provide discount codes so you can book your hotel.

Additionally, we have secured rooms in several hotels in the city with preferred rates.

Please book early since Antigua is a very popular vacation spot!

In your invitation you will receive the discount codes to complete your booking.

Casa Santo Domingo: 
3a Calle Oriente No. 28 A, La Antigua Guatemala 
+(502) 7820-1220

Address: 6a Avenida Norte 43A, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 7832-1386
Book Here: https://www.selina.com/guatemala/antigua/
Promo code: VOLCANO19 for 15% discount

Porta Hotel Antigua:
Address: 8a Poniente 1, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 7931 – 0600
Book Here: http://bit.ly/volcanosummit2019-porta
Promo code: Included in Link

Hotel Mil Flores :
Address: 3a Calle Oriente 16A, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 7832 – 9715
Book Here: www.hotelmilflores.coma
Promo code: VIS2019 for 25% discount

Porta Hotel Antigua:
Address: 8a Poniente 1, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 7931 – 0600
Book Here: http://bit.ly/volcanosummit2019-porta
Promo code: Included in Link

Hotel Camino Real Antigua:
Address: 7ª. Calle Poniente No. 33B, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 2410 – 5288
Book Here: https://bit.ly/2WGzA8c
Promo code: Mention you are a Volcano Summit 2019 participant with the reservation team (reservas@caminoreal.com.gt)

Adra Hostel Boutique:
Address: 4a Calle Oriente No. 15, Antigua Guatemala 03001
Phone: +(502) 7797 – 1111
Book Here: https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/AWFoIk#promo=VSUMIT19
Promo code: VSUMITQ9 (You can also reserve by sending an email here info@adrahostel.com)

El Convento Boutique Hotel Antigua Guatemala:
Address: 2a Avenida Norte # 11 La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 7720 – 7272
Book Here: www.elconventoantigua.com
Promo code: OVOLC2019

Good Hotel Antigua:
Address: Calle del Hermano Pedro 12, La Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala
Phone: +(502) 7797 – 500
Book Here: www.goodhotelantigua.com
Promo code: VOLSUM19

Antigua Hotel Solutions:
Address: Several Hotels Around Antigua!
Phone: +(502) 7832 1148 and +(502) 5735 2658
Book Here: https://www.antiguahotelsolutions.com/contact-antigua-hotel-solutions/
Promo code: Volcano Innovation Summit2019