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Theme: Rewriting our identity

This event occurred on
August 25, 2018
Caracas, Miranda

Who determines our identity?
Our parents, our ancestors, our leaders, our country or ourselves?
When citizens do not identify with the values on which the society where they live is built, it is necessary to talk among all and understand those common elements that help us understand what unites us, what differentiates us, what makes us recognize ourselves in the world and what we need to understand what future we should build.

JW Marriott Hotel Caracas
Caracas, Miranda, 1020
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Claudia Valladares

Social entrepreneur + Businesswoman + Management Coach
She has been co-founder and director of the Impact Hub Caracas since October 2013, member of the Board of the Global Impact Hub Association since January 2015. She has been a coach in the formation of new Impact Hubs especially in Africa and Latin America and a consultant for numerous corporate clients promoting innovation and intrapreneurship He is passionate about supporting teams within companies and corporations to co-create solutions and solve their challenges by promoting an entrepreneurial approach, using design thinking (Design Thinking), innovation tools and creative leadership.

Gil Molina

Journalist + publicist + audiovisual producer
He is a journalist and publicist with a recognized career as a producer of audiovisual projects in film and advertising in Venezuela and Latin America. Since 2006, he is a partner of La Movida Films, a production company with which he carries out countless advertising campaigns and films between Venezuela and Argentina. He is the editor and director of the Proyecto Identidad @proyectoidentidad platform and author of the book Identidad Venezuela en 1000 Rostros, a book of great documentary, journalistic and photographic value that expresses the identity of Venezuela from a thousand faces, which individually and collectively interpret the syncretism of culture, idiosyncrasy and tradition of the country. About his book Gil tells us: "That investigation became a real obsession that led me to gather these first thousand faces with their stories, these thousand names, these thousand characters representative of the Venezuelan identity. This is how Identidad Venezuela was born in 1000 Faces "

Jaime Ballestas

Better known as Otrova Gomas + lawyer + writer + humorist.
He is a lawyer, philosopher, writer and photographer. He has been founder and collaborator of important humorous magazines and columnist of almost all Venezuelan newspapers. As a writer he has sold almost a million copies, among his most famous books are: Hazardous Labyrinths, The Case of the Five-Legged Spider, and The Worst Man in the World. In his works he has used black humor to dismantle governments and defects of our idiosyncrasy. It has inspired several generations, who have seen in him and in his clever resource of sarcasm, a way to make people laugh and not cry.

Lorenzo Rey

Cryptocurrency enthusiast + Electronic Engineer + Musician + Dash Evangelist.
He is an Electronic Engineer from Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB), he has specialized in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency topics, he is CTO and Co-founder of Grupo Empresarial ULTER. He is also director and co-founder of the following companies: ULTER Money - Financial Technology Solutions, Dash Help - Support Center @dashhelpme the first official cryptocurrency support center in the world, present in 7 countries and in 3 languages Dash Merchant Venezuela @dashmerchant massive adoption program of the Cryptocurrency Dash in shops

Marcel Imery

Lawyer + Entrepreneur + Entrepreneur Mentor
He is a graduate lawyer from the UCAB, with a master's degree in law from Duke University and a master's degree in business MBA from Hult International Business School. He was a professor of the postgraduate course in Tax Management at UNIMET and was a professor at the IESA MBA. He is a founding partner of the Law Firm in Caracas and of @tumotorizado, a startup that was accelerated by Wayra Venezuela and Startup Chile. Marcel is a trusted advisor to several startups, including a digital marketing platform for lawyers in New York, a decentralized platform for digital games in Santiago, Chile and a green house construction company ImeryGroup. com in Atlanta. Marcel is ranked as leading lawyer in Venezuela by the English company and as a leading entrepreneur in Venezuela by the magazine Gerente.

Maria Fernanda Di Giacobbe

Cook, entrepreneur, artist and chocolatier, founder of Kakao Chocolates.
She is a cook, entrepreneur, artist and chocolatier. Founder of KaKao @kakaochocolates chocolatería with which she has developed the concept of the Venezuelan chocolate, and since 2009 she has promoted the social transformation of cocoa communities through the craft of the chocolate shop. It has successfully undertaken various initiatives, including Cacao de Origen @cacaodeorigen, a meeting place that pursues research and preservation of cocoa and has its laboratory "Bean to Bar" to convert the original cocoa into chocolate bars. Among more than 110 candidates from 30 countries, María Fernanda Di Giacobbe won the Basque Culinary World Prize, an award that recognizes transformative initiatives through gastronomy and cuisine. She is also the winner of the 2015 Golden Fork, the highest recognition given to chefs in Venezuela.

Mariángel Ruiz Torrealba

Miss Venezuela + personality of television and radio + social entrepreneur
Miss Venezuela 2002 and first finalist in the Miss Universe 2003, is a television and radio personality, entrepreneur, with 17 years of professional career in the Venezuelan media. She is a key figure in the national artistic world, has focused her career as a presenter, cheerleader, television interviewer, television and theater actress, radio host, and audiovisual and theater producer. Along with his performance in the media, he currently develops and manages several personal ventures in the social and commercial areas, such as: Ingeniando el plan @ingeniandoelplan Venezuelans around the world TV @VenezolanosxElMundoTV Mariangel gives us a phrase: "In Venezuela, the bravest people are staying, the ones who have the ability to reinvent themselves and the most creative, that's what I'm convinced of every day"

Oscar Olivares

Visual artist and illustrator.
When he was 14 years old he was a fan of Caracas Football Club and at that age he started creating pieces of Venezuelan football, a work he published on social networks and went viral. That was how at an early age he began his career as an illustrator. In 2014, he developed the Arte con la Bandera de Venezuela series, which makes him the recipient of the 2015 Ibero-American Online Entrepreneurship Award for Best Use of Digital Channels. His work has been exhibited in cities such as: Miami, Bogota, Houston, Panama, Denver, Madrid, Pescara, Santo Domingo, Kuala Lumpur, and major events such as ArtExpo New York and Florida Supercon. There is a work with his signature in at least 22 countries. . Olivares gives us a phrase: "At this juncture I, as a young Caracas resident, look for a way to show the Venezuela I want to have. With my work, I seek to inspire people, to infect people with what I feel while drawing: a great happiness, a tremendous love for the country and for the world "

Organizing team


Caracas, Venezuela


Caracas, Venezuela
  • Inesmar Calzadilla