How Start-Up Chile Helps Entrepreneurs and Chile Alike

ReadWriteStart

The Start-Up Chile accelerator was arguably the spark that ignited Chile’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Chilean government, through the development agency CORFO, founded Start-Up Chile in 2010 as a way to bring in foreign entrepreneurs who would galvanize Chile’s transition into an economy built on technology and innovation. Since then, Start-Up Chile has accelerated over 1,500 […].

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Green Chile Burgers: A Recipe For Success

YoungUpstarts

I have heard of a good burger place with green Chile burgers but not I’m sure where it is”, Denise said. We’re not sure what a green Chile burger is and all agree to go find one. Burger Boy indeed has a green Chile burger. Have a product that people want – green Chile burgers. By Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “. The New Mexican light is sharply bright with deep dark shadows at three in the afternoon on this June day.

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Common Pitch Chile

David Cohen

I’m really looking forward to my upcoming trip to Santiago, Chile where I’ll be speaking about startup communities at Common Pitch Chile along with some incredible people including Al Gore , who is the keynote speaker. (I’m This is the first time Common Pitch will take place in Latin America, and it will also be the first festival of its kind in Chile.

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Chile’s pollution problems has led to green startups

The Next Web

Santiago de Chile is an understatedly cool city. Sure, it doesn’t have the classical buildings of Buenos Aires or the ageless allure of Rio, but what’s lacking in historic charm is made up for with a modernity that achieves being progressive yet unpretentious. This is especially true of its tech, an industry where Santiago’s innovations aren’t just making waves in South America, but are attracting some serious global attention. And the best thing about Santiago’s tech?

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Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Europe Latin America accelerators Chile estonia finland funding TechIt’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot. If you search Google News for something like “new startup accelerator,” it will return hundreds of headlines from all over the world.

Move Your Startup to Chile-con Valley, Get $40,000!

ReadWriteStart

Steve Davis packed his laptop and his Spanish phrasebook and moved to Chile. On arrival, a government program called Start-Up Chile handed him $40,000, no equity required. Davis and his partners, Amit Aharoni and Nicolas Meunier, were members of Start-Up Chile's freshman class, arriving in August 2010. In Chile, they spent their time - and their funding - building a working prototype that they could later take to investor meetings.

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Chile, Entrepreneurs, Endeavor, and Global Lessons

Reid Hoffman

Credit: Jonathan Sprague / Redux Pictures. Silicon Valley can frequently be too provincial in its views of entrepreneurship, strategy, and markets.

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Tennis on the Red Clay and my visit to Chile

David Cohen

I spent the past few days in Santiago, Chile, playing tennis with an ex-pro, having lunch with Al Gore…you know, the usual grind. I was there to take part as a speaker at Common Pitch Chile , where I met a bunch of interesting entrepreneurs who are doing really exciting things. Santiago is an amazing place, the people are great and I had super nice treatment the entire time.

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A Global Thriller: The Red Metal, the New Car, and the Miners in Chile

Austin Startup

The story of copper illustrates perfectly just how interdependent and volatile the global economy is. China’s economy slows, so miners in… Continue reading on Medium

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Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creativity and Self-Expression Innovation Politics & Government Trends, Futurism, and Research Alcatel-Lucent Booz and Company Chile China Confederation of Indian Industry Creativity Demark economics Finland Global Innovation Index Greece Gregg Fraley INSEAD Lithuania Moldova Sweden Switzerland UK United Nations USA World Intellectual Property Organization

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

I spent two weeks of December in Chile as a guest of Professor Cristóbal García, Director of EmprendeUC at the Catholic University of Chile , which just signed up a 3-year collaboration partnership with Stanford’s Technology Ventures Program. Chile has decided that it wants to be an innovation hub in South America. The good news: Entrepreneurship and innovation is being talked about continually in Chile. Chile produces 35% of the world’s mined cooper.)

Innovations from the Lonely Planet

deal architect

Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from The bookless library – San Antonio, TX Changing global wine map - Georgia, China, Chile Battling remote Oil spills – Arctic Circle Common Core Standards – State. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

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The Flame is Fading

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Take a look to our south at Chile. Ortmans' writes a post at Policy Forum Blog in which he examines the fact that, while an economic success story in South America, Chile has not been able to unleash entrepreneurial growth in its economy. Chile shows what happens when we have relied so long on government to fix things, to fix everything, that we wrongly assume that only government can create entrepreneurship. Tags: Chile infoDev Jonathan Ortmans

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Career-Wise, Nothing Beats Authenticity

YoungUpstarts

by Ines Temple , president of LHH Peru and Chile, and author of “ YOU, Incorporated: Your Career is Your Business “ As a child, my mother was a stickler about table manners. Ines Temple is president of LHH Peru and Chile, the leading career transition and talent-development organizations in both countries, and she has provided outplacement services and HR consulting to executives and other workers throughout the world.

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Teaching Entrepreneurship in “Chilecon Valley”

Steve Blank

Teaching in Chile. I’ve spent the last week in Santiago, a guest of Professor Cristóbal García at the Catholic University of Chile as part of Stanford’s Engineering Technology Venture Program. This week the class has been adopted in the Computer Science department of the Catholic University of Chile. Here’s the course announcement from Professor Vergara (in English): Customer Development Course in Chile – Lean Launchpad.

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Why Investors are Loving Austin as an Innovation Hub!

Austin Startup

Ruben relocated to Austin from Chile in early 2020, prior to the start of COVID, after receiving the opportunity to join the International Accelerator with Beereaders. There’s a reason why Austin has been named the top tech city in the US in 2019 and 2020 by CompTIA.

Austin’s TechRanch and Get2Volume of Singapore Join Forces

SiliconHills

A year ago, TechRanch expanded its reach into Chile. It struck up a partnership with startups in South America to foster that region’s entrepreneurial base. Now, TechRanch, a coworking space and incubator in Austin, has expanded even further this time into Asia with a partnership in the city-state island of Singapore. TechRanch and Get2Volume announced [.] The post Austin’s TechRanch and Get2Volume of Singapore Join Forces appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

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Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

The event – which is currently held in cities such as San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Austin, New York, Boston, Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Bogota (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), Vancouver (Canada) – will be extended to include Detroit, Michigan and Mexico City, Mexico on November 16, followed by Sao Paulo, Brazil, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Moscow, Russia. Media and event company Women 2.0

Ranking — And Understanding — The World’s Top Startup Hubs [Video]

ReadWriteStart

Chile Is Heating Up. Santiago, Chile, is number 20 in the Ecosystem Index and is “a really an up-and-coming ecosystem,” Hermann says. “It’s proof that a program like Startup Chile can be impactful.” ” (See Move Your Start-Up To Chile-con Valley, Get $40,000.). Startup Chile is a government-sponsored effort to attract and support entrepreneurs from inside and outside Chile with cash and services. Santiago, Chile.

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Entrepreneur Runs Coding Academy To Help Students Gain Real-world Software Development Skills

Hearpreneur

Marcelo Ricigliano is the co-founder of 4Geeks Academy , a Miami based coding academy with campuses in USA, Chile and Venezuela. We now have campuses in the US, Chile, and Venezuela, with more than 400 graduates and a job placement ratio of 90%. 4Geeks Academy students gain real-world software development skills that traditional education left behind but are required to meet the demands of our digital economy.

Startup To Translate Obama’s State Of The Union Address Up To 6,976 Languages In Real Time

YoungUpstarts

Babelverse is a start-up founded by Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne that was part of the government-backed accelerator program, Start-Up Chile. This evening, as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation during his State of the Union address, many volunteers will be working behind the scenes to translate his speech into thousands of languages.

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How To Get Ready To Participate In An Acceleration Program

YoungUpstarts

To give you a practical example, I’d like to analyze the reasons why my startup was rejected from participating in Start-Up Chile ’s Generation 17. From our research we knew Start-Up Chile was keen to B2B startups, so we didn’t want to dismiss this business model and just focus on our B2C business model. For example, Start-Up Chile accepts very big cohorts of up to 100 startups, yet their staff is no more than 15 people, so they do a great job with the “soft-landing.”

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012

Gust

Portugal and Chile both came up four spots, rising to 13th and 14th on the list. For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. This trend is mostly led by a decrease in product ready internet web service companies in the US, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and with an increase in concept stage companies in Spain, India, Brazil and the United States.

Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned

The Next Web

The Next Web’s Startup World – the global competition to promote entrepreneurship and startup culture globally- traveled to Mexico City, Peru, Chile, Buenos Aires, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania August and September this year – we met over 1500 entrepreneurs, investors and hackers from tech ecosystems around the world. ’ And Startup Chile also brings hope to entrepreneurs who can’t get to Silicon Valley.

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Startups – Beware The Changing Palo Alto Investment Model

YoungUpstarts

For example, Silicon Savannah – the name given to Nairobi’s (Kenya) growing tech scene – and Chilecon Valley, found in Chile’s capital, Santiago, demonstrate the global appetite for tech entrepreneurship. by Germán Montoya is the Chief Strategy and Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs. Venture Capitalism is changing. Almost synonymous with this startup-focused era, the once indomitable VC investor sector is changing and adapting to deal with the changing nature of entrepreneurship.

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FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands. Since 2005, the FutureBrand Country Brand Index , produced in partnership with BBC World News, has measured the strength of a country brand based on its levels of awareness, familiarity, preference, consideration, advocacy and active decisions to visit.

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4 Best Websites To Apply For Accelerators And Incubators

YoungUpstarts

Based out of San Francisco with offices in Santiago (Chile) and Munich (Germany), YouNoodle showcases startup competitions and programs from around the world since 2010. by Melvin Wong , founder of Kodorra. Building up a company from the ground up isn’t by any stretch of the imagination an easy task. This is why it is especially important for startup founders to seek help to guide them through the tedious and often perilous process of starting and growing a company.

China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

Summary: I’ve lived in Silicon Valley for 35 years, I’ve taught in entrepreneurial clusters in New York, Boston, Helsinki, Santiago Chile, St. I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I’d share what I learned in China. My post about Japan will follow. All the usual caveats apply. I was only in China for a week so this a cursory view.

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FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. Countries are also brands. Since 2005, the FutureBrand Country Brand Index , produced in partnership with BBC World News, has measured the strength of a country brand based on its levels of awareness, familiarity, preference, consideration, advocacy and active decisions to visit.

FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands. Since 2005, the FutureBrand Country Brand Index , produced in partnership with BBC World News, has measured the strength of a country brand based on its levels of awareness, familiarity, preference, consideration, advocacy and active decisions to visit.

4 Best Websites to Apply for Acceleration and Incubation Programs

Kodorra

Based out of San Francisco with offices in Santiago (Chile) and Munich (Germany), YouNoodle showcases startup competitions and programs from around the world since 2010. Building up a company from the ground up isn’t by any stretch of the imagination an easy task. This is why it is especially important for startup founders to seek help to guide them through the tedious and often perilous process of starting and growing a company.

[INTERVIEW] Glen McKay, Newfoundland Business Leader, Co-Founder of Newfoundland Hard-Rok, Inc.

YoungUpstarts

Cornerstone continues to explore its Cascabel copper-gold discovery in Ecuador as well as other properties in Ecuador and Chile. Starting as a deckhand delivering cod and turbot from fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador, over the past forty years, Glen McKay has molded his career into one that focuses on entrepreneurship and leading the growth of companies operating in a range of industries.

Separated at Birth: Techstars and Startup Weekend

David Cohen

At these events (there about 1,000 per year from Boulder to Mongolia to Chile to New Zealand), entrepreneurs and the community gather to build startups in 54 hours. Today we announced that Techstars has acquired UP Global, which includes Startup Weekend and many other fantastic events and programs. Startup Weekend is my absolute favorite global event for entrepreneurship. If you’ve never been to one, you’re really missing out.

The Best Country to Start a Business | WSJ.com

Campus Entrepreneurship

Zoltan Acs’ work on the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is covered by Jeff May in the Wall Street Journal today: What’s more, some emerging-markets powerhouses like China, Russia, Brazil and India, as well as nations like Chile and the Czech Republic, are due for big improvements, says Zoltan Acs, a Small Business Administration economist and co-author of the agency’s study of entrepreneurial performance around the world.

More Charts: Murders, GDP, Inequality

Diego Basch

This the same chart as above, restricted to countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): And the same chart, zoomed in (Mexico and Chile are outside): Finally, the data. I decided to plot country murder rates against gross domestic product per capita, and also against Gini coefficients. I scraped the data from these sources (.csv csv files at the end of the post if you’d like to use them). GDP per capita (Wikipedia).

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Go Live With The Whales

YoungUpstarts

Another example, at the end of February 2010 while I was about to leave Chile an earthquake struck. Luckily Martin, our guide, and REI, the tour company, got us out of Chile and into Buenos Aires. This was no small feat given that all the other tourists trapped in Chile had the same idea. By Bruce Hodes, author of “ Front Line Heroes “. Climb Mount Rainier. Organize an expedition to the North Pole. Build a house for Haitian refugees living in New Orleans.

Five Drivers of Real Opportunity for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

The BP oil spill in the Gulf, the volcanic eruption in Iceland, and recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, all suggest that real opportunities for change are needed in pollution control, just-in-time manufacturing, and building materials. One of my favorite sayings is the “Real change doesn’t happen until the pain level gets high enough.” There aren’t many of us who love change, just for the opportunity to learn something new, and even we won’t pay much for it.

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What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Currently he’s thinking Chile, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Portugal and Brazil. While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere. Inspired by Riots.

Transformify Partners with Laboratoria to Empower Young Women and Girls in Latin America

Transformify

In 2 years we have trained more than 400 students in Peru, Chile, and México. Our students are working in the best companies in Peru, Mexico, Chile, and EEUU London, UK - November, 2016.

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How Traveling Helped Me Prepare for Startup Life

Up and Running

I remember landing in Santiago, Chile on my first ever trip out of the U.S. After that, we spent the next three months traveling all over Chile and Argentina without incident. If there’s anything that traveling outside the U.S. taught me, it was how to adapt. Unless you can afford to build a bubble around yourself that keeps things exactly like they are at home (which some people do, I guess) travel is a series of surprises and new information that you need to constantly react to.

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Reason for Reform: Join the Movement for Immigration Reform

Feld Thoughts

As a result, we lose out to other countries as non-US founders start their ventures to countries like Canada, Chile, or Singapore instead of the US, often because it’s impossible for them to get appropriate visas to create their companies while living in the US. As an investor, I’m always looking for the next great American company. Who will create tomorrow’s Twitter, Facebook, or Google?

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

For example, our Intel Technology To Market Accelerator took 22 teams from 11 countries across 15 time zones, from northern Russia to southern Chile and from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems. Stanford’s focus was Electronic Intelligence and those advanced microwave components and systems were useful in a variety of weapons systems.