Meet Alex Torrenegra Inventor, Investor, Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Colombia Shark & Founder of Torre.

September 22, 2020, 9:30 PM UTC – September 23, 2020, 12:30 AM UTC

Join us for our Fall kickoff event featuring an extremely relevant Fireside Chat on remote work and startup bootstrapping. We are proudly hosting Inventor, Investor, Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Colombia Shark and Founder of Torre, Alex Torrenegra. The fireside chat will be followed by Startup Duels 2, the sequel to the wildly popular 1 on 1 style global startup tournament. Can you take the heat?

About this event


Limited attendance, please secure admission ticket to receive registration link.

Who: Alex Torrenegra, Investor, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Colombia Shark and Founder of Torre

What: Fireside Chat, Startup Duels

Where: Virtual (link will be emailed)

When: Tuesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-7:30 pm

We are proud to host Alex Torrenegra for our Fall kickoff event. Alex Torrenegra is a Colombian-American entrepreneur, inventor, and investor. He founded multiple companies including Torre, Voice123, and Bunny Studio. He is also one of the "shark" investors on the Sony reality television series, Shark Tank Colombia. He was featured in MIT's list of Innovators Under 35 in 2012.

If you are a founder struggling to raise venture capital and considering bootstrapping, an entrepreneur building a remote team, a remote worker, this is your chance to personally query Alex about your challenges.


Startup Pitch sudden death matches. May the best Startup win!

Right after the Fireside Chat we will be hosting the second installment of Startup Duels. Startup Duels is a fun 1 on 1 style global startup tournament offering valuable exposure, feedback and coaching opportunities to competitors as well as prizes for both Crowd Favorite and Best Startup winners.

Show off your startup to the global startup community. Woo potential investors, partners, collaborators, users. Duel with the best of the best, receive valuable feedback and earn bragging rights, peer recognition as well as amazing prizes by participating in the Startup Duels competition on Tuesday, September 22nd.

The Startup Duels tournament pre-qualification stage is open to all startups at all stages. Only 16 startups pre-qualify per tournament. Will that be yours? Application Deadline Friday Midnight September 18th.


Applicable Prizes, Judging Criteria, Prequalification Criteria, Contest Rules, and more information are available in the Resources folder.

Apply using our Startup Registration Form.

Check out what happened



September 22 – 23, 2020
9:30 PM – 12:30 AM UTC


9:30 PMNetworking & Startup Duel Prep
10:00 PMFireside Chat
10:45 PMAudience Q & A
11:00 PMStartup Duel Introduction & Rules
11:05 PM Let The Games Begin!
12:15 AMFinal Duel
12:30 AMWinners Announcements & Farewells


  • Jose Betancur

    Startup Grind Medellín

    Medellin Director