Published On: Tue, Aug 30th, 2016

Save the Date: “SWITCH Festival 2016” León, Guanajuato

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Under the slogan “Fast or Never” the SWITCH Festival 2016 aims to promote entrepreneurship locally and boost business relationships between national and foreign companies in order to attract more investment to the country.

SWITCH festival will take place on December 5 and 6, at the León Poliforum, where an attendance of around 7,000 national and foreign entrepreneurs is expected, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $20 million pesos (1.05 million UDS).

With the collaboration of the Secretariat of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato (SECTUR), this project was born in San Miguel de Allende in 2015, aiming to create a space where young entrepreneurs have opportunities to be in contact with start up accelerators, investment funds, as well as national and foreign companies willing to invest capitals in innovative projects.


Official poster (Image: Google)

A campus party will be held to support youth entrepreneurship in Mexico during this year’s edition, the event’s theme is “how quickly can a business be developed”,  explaining the rapid success of some Startups.

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Higher Education of the state of Guanajuato, the Municipality of Leon, Startup Mexico, Novaera, Education and Technology Parks, among others will be participating in this enterpreneurial celebration.

The event will feature the participation of speakers such as:


Gina Gotthilf, Director of Marketing Duolingo (Image: Google)


Marc Randolph, NETFLIX founder (Image:



Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts (EA SPORTS) (Image: Google)





















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