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Lisa Besserman

Founder & CEO

Startup Buenos Aires

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Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2015 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas. Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region. Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa has mentored at Startup Weekends, The Next Web conferences, and is a recurring speaker at Internet Week NY and global tech conferences. Lisa is an active leader in startup communities around the world, enjoys playing the guitar, traveling, and rock climbing.


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