Hunting for Silver Linings w/ Fernando Zeledon of Faster Capital/International Business Accelerator

Jan 14, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Grand Rapids

Join Startup Grind Chapter Director Corey Hart and Beneventure Partners Managing Director Yorgo Katsanos as we host an event series featuring check-ins with ecosystem builders, investors, and business leaders from around the world. Joining us for this event: Fernando Zeledon of Faster Capital, International Business Accelerator, and Startup Grind Santiago de Chile.

Virtual event


About this event


Through our Startup Grind event series Hunting for Silver Linings, we check in with ecosystem builders, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

We dig for deeper context around challenges and opportunities found in markets around the world, as well as mine for insight that can better inform biases about regions, their talent, and potential for investment.

Then, we connect the dots.


Corey Hart
Chapter Director, Startup Grind

Yorgo (George) Katsanos
Managing Director, Beneventure Partners


Thursday, January 14, we are pleased to host Fernando Zeledon of Faster Capital & the International Business Accelerator. 

"Fernando is a network builder and plays a critical role in the IBA's portfolio companies and projects in Latin America. Some say his Latinx network in Los Angeles is second to none.

"Costa Rican by birth, Fernando is a natural teacher and connector with a Masters degree from UCLA.

"Not limited to LATAM, Fernando is handling business development for emerging markets in Africa.

"Under his Aplicando Nuestras Energias. LLC Fernando has been galvanizing his network with pitch events, investor introductions, and startup seminars for years.

"Fernando is an Online Accelerator coach and helps with our Latin American companies with venture capital and cultural communications and expectations."

Check out what happened


  • Fernando Zeledon

    FasterCapital / International Business Accelerator / Startup Grind



Thursday, January 14, 2021
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC


Podcast Interview


  • Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

  • Yorgo Katsanos

    Beneventure Partners



  • Corey Hart, Startup Grind

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Renee De Haan

    Principal Financial Group

    Chapter Co-director

  • Vanessa Mahoney

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Margaret Periard

    Startup & Venture Capital Intern

  • Whitney Allred

    WhitMarie Media

    Social Media Manager

  • Sophie Gu

    "Hello My Name Is..." Producer

  • Alexandra Renée Poelstra



Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies

About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.