Pedro travels to empower, educate, and motivate his audience through his keynotes. His topics include The Immigrant Advantage, The Importance of Diversity in Business, and The Sharing Economy. Pedro’s speaking engagements have been televised on Voice of AmericaUnivision, and NTN24.

Happy Clients Are Talking

“Pedro spoke at our startup leadership event. He was the youngest of our keynote speakers but also one of the most impressive” Sally Pera, CEO of Association for Corporate Growth Silicon Valley

“Pedro is a passionate speaker. His energy uplifts the room”  Carl Guardino, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group

“Pedro is one of the most passionate Latino CEOs that I know. His enthusiasm stands out while he speaks” Jorge Titinger, CEO of Silicon Graphics International

“Pedro is a bold and inspiring leader and speaker. He was a fellow speaker at an event in the City Hall of San Jose and he inspired the crowd”  Jason Ma, CEO of ThreeEQ and Author of Young Leaders 3.0

“Pedro is one of the few Hispanic CEOs in Silicon Valley. He’s a talented speaker with a gift to inspire the audience” Manny Fernandez, CEO of DreamFunded

“Pedro spoke at my 7th Annual Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, as part of the EsTiempo start-up pitch session. He was a visionary minded orator, and proved through his genuine passion and strategic thinking that these qualities not only moved business-minded folks, but more importantly inspired future leaders” Frank Carbajal, President of Es Tiempo and Author of Building The Latino Future

Pedro’s charisma stands out when he speaks. He spoke at our Leadership Award event and the audience was encouraged. Having a diverse and well-rounded entrepreneur like Pedro will uplift your audience” Jefferson Coombs, CEO of MuseBrands

“Pedro is a master public speaker and an amazing advocate of the social cause. We had a great day listening to his insights and we also enjoyed the intelligent exchange of ideas during the interactive Q&A. Truly inspirational” Daniel Barrera, MSCI

Job Creation

“People run businesses. Businesses don’t run business.”

Appears like a romantic journey to success (if read the media) – not it

Build the Bridge

Pedro’s goal with his ventures  is to close the opportunity gap for minorities (Latinos, Women, Immigrants, etc) by building bridges. When Pedro was volunteering 12,600 feet above sea level in the Andes, he met a teenage Peruana in Pampas Grande who aspired to be an engineer. This keynote highlights Pedro’s mind shift toward his realization that it is better to give than to receive, which is the engine of his venture-backed SmileyGo.

Future of Silicon Valley

“You can fail many times, but that doesn’t mean that you’re a failure; it’s called unfinished success.” Pedro firmly believes that if you want to succeed, when life gets difficult, one must keep pushing, and that the best environment to do that in is one where you are surrounded by people who will encourage and mentor you. In this speech Pedro shares his thoughts on the keys for success in business and life in the long-run: perseverance and support.


  • TEDxUniversityofRochester | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY | April 2018
  • The Immigrant Advantage| Colegios Boston | Cancun, Mexico | March 2018
  • The Future of Philanthropy | MSCI | Berkeley, CA | April 2018


  • TEDxGeorgetown | Georgetown University | Washington, D.C. | October 2017
  • Sanford Institute of Philanthropy | John F. Kennedy University | Concord, CA | June 2017
  • Contra Costa Community College | April 2017
  • Hispanic Shark Tank | Univision | Los Angeles, CA | September 2016 
  • Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit | Palo Alto, CA | May 2016 
  • IP Support for Economies| U.S. Patent and Trademark Of ce| San Jose, CA | April 2016
  • Business Today Conference | New York, NY | November 2015 
  • School of Engineering | ORT University | Montevideo, Uruguay | October 2015
  • School of Management of Technology  | University of San Andres | Buenos Aires, Argentina | October 2015