Itzel Villa
National Institute of the Entrepreneur
Mexico
Director General
Itzel is currently the Director General of the Entrepreneurship Programs and Financing at the National Institute of Entrepreneur of the Ministry of Economy, parallel she is involved in initiatives with the entrepreneurial ecosystem at national and international level. She began her career in the private sector doing market research of financial institutions, later on she joined in 2008 NAFIN (Nacional Financiera) to be involved with portal angel investors. She has evaluated and linked more than 500 business of high impact projects. She helped to design and promote the capital strategy development in this institution. In 2014, Itzel participated in the leader emerging program “Mexican Innovative Entrepreneurship and technology transfer” from the Department of the State. She has also participated at the SME Policy Sharing Program in South Korea.