A Look at What’s Fueling Startup Investments in Colombia

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These markets have brought us to 2020 — outpacing them all — is Colombia. Here’s a look at what’s fueling startup investments in Colombia. Colombia is not new to the startup scene , but it is beginning to garner increased attention from foreign VCs.

Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!

Steve Blank

He’s back to Bogota, Colombia this week for round two. —– Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora! Lean LaunchPad Colombia starts again today in Bogota with 25 more teams of tech entrepreneurs and at 25 mentors from the country’s universities, incubators, and chambers of commerce. Colombia needs to be ambitious to succeed in this effort, and I’m honored and pleased to be helping to drive it. The first 8-week Lean LaunchPad Colombia program.

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Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!

Steve Blank

He’s back to Bogota, Colombia this week for round two. —– Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora! Lean LaunchPad Colombia starts again today in Bogota with 25 more teams of tech entrepreneurs and at 25 mentors from the country’s universities, incubators, and chambers of commerce. Colombia needs to be ambitious to succeed in this effort, and I’m honored and pleased to be helping to drive it. The first 8-week Lean LaunchPad Colombia program.

Innovations off the global beaten path

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We hear so much about Silicon Valley and Bangalore and Shanghai that is refreshing to hear about innovations in unexpected places: Nigeria's Nollywood: Most prolific in world Medellin, Colombia's massive turnaround Bhutan's plan to go all organic farming The world's.

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Interview with Anthony Wile: Canadian Entrepreneur Cultivates Colombian Cannabis

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While dual citizenship is becoming increasingly common in our global society, not many people have homes in Canada and Colombia. became a citizen of Colombia in August 2018 by decree of President Juan Manuel Santos, yet maintains his Canadian citizenship. We caught up with Anthony Wile to discuss his leadership at PharmaCielo, the future of the cannabis industry, and why Colombia is so special. Q: How does Colombia factor in? Q: How does PharmaCielo benefit Colombia?

Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week

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Representatives from Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan, Ireland and the European Union made presentations at Capital Factory on Thursday. By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin made a major push to cultivate relationships with other countries during the first International sessions at Austin Startup Week. Capital Factory has had 20 international startups set up […].

5 Top Strategies To Avoid Burnout In A Startup

YoungUpstarts

Emma Rosser resides in Medellin, Colombia, and splits her time covering current affairs in the country with leading publication Colombia Reports and exploring trends in the tech start-up space with PR experts Publicize. by Emma Rosser of Publicize. Starting a new business was never going to be easy. According to Bloomberg, a huge 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs starting new businesses fail in the first 18 months.

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

10 Important Non-Technical Traits That Every Developer Should Possess

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Philip Acuña is a journalist and PR strategist based in Medellin, Colombia. He has previously worked for organizations including the California Immigrant Policy Center and Colombia Reports. by Philip Acuña. Hiring a developer isn’t just about finding someone with the right technical skills.

8 Pieces of Advice For CEOs That Need To Scale Their Startups

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Philip Acuña is a journalist and PR strategist based in Medellin, Colombia. He has previously worked for organizations including the California Immigrant Policy Center and Colombia Reports. by Philip Acuña. A startup’s ability to scale its services in response to increasing demand is one of the most important factors in determining its success.

Green Franchise Taking The Industry A Notch Higher

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With my years of experience from the textile and plastics industry in Venezuela and Colombia; I knew that my team and I were resourceful and could to transform the traditional dry-cleaning system and generate a distinctive and better offering. In June, OXXO announced its partnership with Dersa, a leader in Colombia’s laundry space and producer of Top Terra ecological laundry detergent produced from Palm Oil Bio-diesel— marking the detergent’s introduction to the U.S.

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7 Startup Entrepreneurs On How To Attract Top Talent

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Philip Acuña is a journalist and PR strategist based in Medellin, Colombia. He has previously worked for organizations including the California Immigrant Policy Center and Colombia Reports. by Philip Acuña. As a start-up, it’s seemingly impossible to compete with the Facebooks and Googles of the world, who can offer six figure salaries to the talented professionals you’d want on your team.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

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Marcelino Lopez, Colombia. Lopez and his family were living in a plastic tent in Barrio Nelson Mandela, Colombia, with $300 to his name. The benefits of microfinance have been debated since the ’70s when the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh began making tiny loans to impoverished small business owners. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Is America’s Corporate Culture In The Dark Ages?

YoungUpstarts

Within the next few years, Mustang added offices in Melbourne and Perth, Australia; Mumbai, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bogota, Colombia; Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and Norway. by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business”. American work habits can seem downright oppressive when viewed from afar.

4 Morning Tips To Kick-Start Your Day

YoungUpstarts

Emma Rosser resides in Medellin, Colombia, and splits her time covering current affairs in the country with leading publication Colombia Reports and exploring trends in the tech start-up space with Publicize , a startup aiming to change the way companies approach PR. by Emma Rosser of Publicize. An effective morning ritual can kick-start a productive day. Many entrepreneurs start their day with a morning run, personal meditation or writing in their journals.

Top 4 Networking Tips From Startup Founders

YoungUpstarts

Emma Rosser resides in Medellin, Colombia, and splits her time covering current affairs in the country with leading publication Colombia Reports and exploring trends in the tech start-up space with PR experts Publicize. by Emma Rosser of Publicize. 87% of top level executives network 2-3 times every week. 90% increase their business opportunities through taking part in these events, according to National Networking Statistics.

Why I Doubled Down on YouTube Investments with MiTú

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And of course many of you know this is near and dear to me because my own father is from Medellín, Colombia so I grew up in a household with the music, food, culture and language of South America. So they began signing up Spanish-language content producers in Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and so forth.

5 Tips For Creating An Engaging Blog

YoungUpstarts

Emma Rosser resides in Medellin, Colombia, and splits her time covering current affairs in the country with leading publication Colombia Reports and exploring trends in the tech start-up space with Publicize , a startup aiming to change the way companies approach PR. by Emma Rosser of Publicize. For a startup leader, it can be tough to make waves in your industry and draw attention to a new endeavor.

“Visibility” — A Powerful Lesson on DACA and The American Dream from @LeonKrauze

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As a Jewish person I know something about this scapegoating because it is the history of my people for 2,000+ years including the Pogroms in Eastern Europe that cause my family to escape using fake passports and wind up in South America (Colombia) in search of a better life. León Krauze from Univisión gave an impassioned keynote presentation at The Upfront Summit on the topic of “invisibility” of immigrant workers in our society.

When to Pay a Premium for Your Company Domain Name

Startup Professionals Musings

He is now on a campaign to win Colombia (.co), I’m sure you have all been frustrated at least once at not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Who owns all of these names, and should you ever buy one for a premium?

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My Commencement Speech?—?Life at Your Crossroads

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My dad was an immigrant from Colombia. My Commencement Speech?—?Life Life at Your Crossroads Photo by Justin Luebke on Unsplash Crossroads Cal Poly Pomona! What’s up!?! I’m so grateful to be up here addressing you today. Today you’re either here to graduate or support somebody graduating. A graduate is at his or her first major crossroad in life. You are faced with decisions about which road to take. That is the theme of my speech today. My 8 tips for the crossroads you will face.

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5 Traits of Great Writers That You Can Learn From!

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That is how Marquez made everyone see the Colombia of a bygone era and that is how Kipling made the jungles of central India come alive. The air’s getting a bit nippy, October in its glory has finally arrived. We thought, a great start to the month could be by sharing some awesome inspiration with you all. So, at the start of the new month, we share the traits of great writers that you can learn from! Sure, there is no formula to being a great storyteller or a writer.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

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Other countries with a surge in new companies are Colombia, Australia, and Spain. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis.

How Much Should You Pay For a Great Domain Name?

Startup Professionals Musings

He is now on a campaign to win Colombia (.co), I’m sure you have all been frustrated at least once at not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Who owns all of these names, and should you ever buy one for a premium?

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5 Key Tips For Building Effective Thought Leadership

YoungUpstarts

Emma Rosser resides in Medellin, Colombia, and splits her time covering current affairs in the country with leading publication Colombia Reports and exploring trends in the tech start-up space with PR experts Publicize. by Emma Rosser of Publicize. A successful entrepreneur is one that disrupts, creates and innovates. This quality is inherent in all great leaders.

Bring Me Your Accents. Immigration Fuels Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

My father to this day has an unbelievably slow, deep, baritone accent from his native country – Colombia. I have lived (England, France, Italy, Spain, Japan & the US) and worked (Ireland, Germany, India) around the world. I adore accents. I listen not only for the country but the region. I became engrossed with the origins of both accents and phrases.

Meet our Startup Chica Committee Members

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Paulina Cabrera, Operation Coordinator for Solar Winds and Latinitas Volunteer Paulina Cabrera Paulina Cabrera grew up in Arlington, TX, but had the wonderful experience of living in Neiva, Colombia from 1997 to 2000. Paulina speaks both English and Spanish fluently due to being in primary and grade schools in both Colombia and the U.S.

Israel Ranked 29th in Easiness of Doing Business According to the World Bank

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Mexico became the most straightforward economy for doing business in Latin America, overtaking Colombia.

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Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

Basic Accounting And Legal Aspects That Every Business Owner Should Know

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Cristian Rennella is the founder of Mejor Trato , a tool for online loan comparison in South America, including Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. by Cristian Rennella, founder of Mejor Trato. As the title suggests, we are talking about basic knowledge that we should keep in mind from the very beginning when launching a business in order to avoid huge headaches later on as our business grows.

Lessons I Learned from My Dad

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He grew up in Colombia. My mom seems to sneak into my blog from time-to-time. My dad less so. Mom was an entrepreneur and a civic leader. She was (is) a bit of a ball buster. And a negotiator. And a go getter. So she naturally fills my story arcs more easily. But of course we’re all a product of both of our parents – if we were fortunate enough to be raised by two individuals. I was. Growing up my dad was everything you could ask for. He was the kindest person I knew.

When Small Businesses Meet Big Opportunities

YoungUpstarts

In China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan, exporting SMEs are roughly twice as likely to report such rapid growth compared to their non-exporting counterparts, while exporting SMEs in Brazil, Colombia and India are between 1.1-1.3 by Raj Subramaniam, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, FedEx Services. For many visitors to Thailand, a trip to Bangkok’s famed Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the highlights of their holiday.

14 Entrepreneurs Describe The BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) For Their Business?

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Recently I spent three months in Colombia and in November I’ll be traveling around Pakistan for the fifth time and visiting people I work with, out there as part of my Epic Backpacker Tours company. Have a goal that’s third parties think is impossible? Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their daily, weekly, quartely or yearly goals around their business.

Austin Pitch Slam for Innovate!2010

Austin Startup

2010 Pitch Slams are a very ambitious undertaking from Guidewire to identify and support the start-up community from Colombia to India and everywhere (okay, 28 cities) in between. Guidewire Group’s Innovate!2010 2010 is making its way through Austin this week as part of a 30-city international tour to seek out the 100 most promising start-ups in the world.

How to Launch an Awesome Kickstarter Campaign

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Their leather shoes and accessories are handmade by previously unemployed artisans in Colombia. If you’re looking for an easy way to propel your business forward, then Kickstarter isn’t the platform for you. While you may have heard the maxim “the best things in life are free,” you probably also know that few things in life are truly free. This is especially true when it comes to your business or career success.

Why Immigration and The Fourth of July are so Entwined

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He ended up on a ship that landed in South America where he traveled selling cutlery via a llama until he ended up in Medellin, Colombia. My father grew up in Colombia and to this day still mostly speaks Spanish (about 80% of the time). The Fourth of July. The day we celebrate American independence. It’s more about our celebrating what we love about our country than it is about winning a war. Like many who live here I’m proudly American.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Voguette

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Last year, we had a very uncomfortable experience and almost got stranded in Colombia when at an airport the police did full body scans thinking we were transporting was contraband. Keeping up with fashion trends is hard work, for those who are serious about it. While Chanel and Prada are mainstays, it can be more rewarding to find smaller, boutique designers to buy from. However, for most people, travelling around the world looking for unique designs is just not feasible.

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

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We = my father is from Colombia, South America, immigrated to the U.S. Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO. Hint: 60 million US Latinos driving US growth engine) I am beyond excited to announce the Herb Scannell has agreed to move from NYC to Los Angeles to take on the role of CEO at mitú, the fast growing Latino digital media company, serving more than 100 million monthly unique viewers.

How My Biology Blog Landed Me My Dream Job

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The Bad Story With A Good Ending Back in April, my father was diagnosed with a serious neurological condition, and was sent to a special hospital in Colombia (the country). The Invitation When I got back home from Colombia, there was a letter in my mailbox from the university I attended. Yeah, I know. It’s not what you want to hear about on a blog about Blogging and Entrepreneurship. Who comes here to know how to land a job?

Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster

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He grew up in Colombia, South America. One of my favorite events last year was attending Startup Grind where I got to interview Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma. Not just because meeting Clayton was influential in shaping my thinking about markets but also because Derek Andersen (who founded Startup Grind) is such an awesome host and runs a very informative events. Last month they turned the tables on me.

Invest in Israel Newsletter June 2010 Edition

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Albaugh, which was founded in 1979, has six plants in the US, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina, and a joint venture in China, and its South American sales in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile complement Makhteshim’s business in Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. A s every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.