Career-Wise, Nothing Beats Authenticity


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.

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Via Codigo lays down it’s growth plan: Key Alliance with Transformify to Empower the Social and Labour Reintegration of Vulnerable Youth


It has operated for the past two years in Peru’s largest juvenile detention centre with an amazing success rate. It began working in Peru 5 years ago and is at the moment training and finding jobs for 2000 vulnerable teenagers for free per year.

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Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

Austin Startup

While hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru in 2018, I was given raw coca leaves by the locals to chew on, which really helped with my altitude sickness. CBD 101: Look for US-grown, organic, non-gmo, and solvent-free.

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


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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Invest in Israel Newsletter October 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

ISRAEL CORP UNIT TO BUILD $680 MLN PERU POWER STATION. Israel Corporation unit Cerro del Aguila SA has agreed to build a 510-megawatt hydroelectric power station in Peru at an investment of $680 million.

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Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

Austin Startup

While hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru in 2018, I was given raw coca leaves by the locals to chew on, which really helped with my altitude sickness. CBD 101: Look for US-grown, organic, non-gmo, and solvent-free.

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Amazon Redshift Too Slow or Crashing? BlazingDB Performs

Austin Startup

The team maintains a development office in Lima, Peru which brings incredible talent and energy. Significant capital has been raised in Peru and throughout Latin America. Over the past several weeks, I have been rolling out a series of Spotlights on the Lontra Ventures portfolio.

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[Competition] Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards


'FMCG giant Unilever is once again putting out a call for practical ideas from young entrepreneurs to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges – back for the second year, the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards is seeking scalable and sustainable products, services or applications that reduce environmental impact, improve health and well-being or enhance livelihoods through changes in practices or behaviors. Organized in partnership with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and in collaboration with Ashoka , the competition – open to anyone aged 30 or younger - offers young entrepreneurs over SGD 338,000 in financial and mentoring support, with the overall winner landing the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize. Seven finalists will be chosen to participate in an online development program, as well as invited for a two-day accelerator workshop at Cambridge University, UK, where expert help and professional guidance is provided to help them develop their ideas. Hosted online at Ashoka Changemakers - a community that connects social entrepreneurs around the globe to share ideas, inspire, and mentor each other – application for the competition is now open and will close midnight 1 August 2014. Finalists will be announced in late October 2014, with the Cambridge accelerator workshop and final judging in January 2015. Over 500 applications from more than 90 countries were received in last year’s awards, with winning projects that included a mobile data and messaging system that tracks water supply and optimizes its use in India, a low-cost chicken-feed made from waste mango seed in Nigeria, and even water-less toilets in rural Peru or a work-for-education swap scheme in Nepal , whereby the children of low-income farm workers receive education in return for their parents donating their labor to a farming collective. The overall winner was 24-year old Gamal Albinsaid of Indonesia, who addressed two sustainability challenges with one idea: converting the value in household waste into health insurance for low income families. His idea is being turned into a repeatable model in communities throughout Indonesia. “I believe that youth hold the key to unlocking solutions to many of the challenges our planet faces and last year’s finalists are proof of this. Young people will soon represent 50 percent of the population in developing and emerging countries, but they are 100 percent of the future, so it’s absolutely vital we continue to enrol them in the task of making sustainable living commonplace and invest in their ideas,” says Unilever CEO Paul Polman. If you’d like to emulate young Gamal’s positive impact in not just in his own community but beyond, sign up your idea for the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards today. Events & Happenings competition social change sustainability Unilever Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards'

Startups Seeking Sherpas

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The second was a trip where we hiked the “ Inca Trail ” in Peru to Machu Picchu. After we sold our startup Sombasa Media just over a dozen years ago, I embarked on two distinct “journeys.” The first was a month-long 1500+ mile cycling trip from the southern tip of England to the northern tip of Scotland (“ Land’s End to John O’Groats ”). Both trips “rhymed” with each other in that the point intentionally was about the experience of the voyage rather than merely the destination itself.

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Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2012

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based in Lima, Peru, owns power stations producing 3,000 megawatts in seven countries: Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

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Social Enterprises Globally

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NESsT was co-founded by an American and a Chilean in 1997 and is currently a registered charity in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Romania, the U.K. There is a rich social enterprise culture present in the United Kingdom.

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An Entrepreneur – Not Just a Man (and Woman) with a Plan

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Take Peru, where over the past 25 years more than 1.5 Because entrepreneurship at its essence is about creation, and from Peru to Peoria the success of one accountable and ambitious entrepreneur anywhere results in a better life for all of us everywhere. "An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome.

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The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 2: Business Model Hypotheses

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Autonomow team members: Jorge Heraud (MS Management, 2011) Business Unit Director, Agriculture, Trimble Navigation, Director of Engineering, Trimble Navigation, MS&E (Stanford), MSEE (Stanford), BSEE (PUCP, Peru).

Top 5 Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2019


Recently, a program run jointly with ViaCodigo in Peru providing access to education and remote work to underprivileged youth in detention centres was truly embraced by the business. Each year brings change and new trends in the recruitment industry.

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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. The main observation of differences between Silicon Valley and emerging tech hubs in the rest of the world is access to early stage seed funding and international press. We wanted to share some other trends we observed; Countries have startups that play to their strengths. Silicon Valley is made up of solely one industry: technology, whereas countries in emerging markets have existing industries, around which entrepreneurs are innovating. For example Peruvians are fiercely proud of their cuisine and we saw startups innovating in the food and drink space like Startup World’s finalists in Peru, Gustito – an app that enhances the relationship between restaurants and their clients to a new level of experience through different functions in three moments: Outside and inside the restaurant and the meal itself. Brazilians like to fiesta and have a huge bar and restaurant industry, startups like our Rio finalist We Go Out are helping people to find the best parties and events to go to tonight by showing you where your friends are checking in. Many startups are Silicon Valley clones. Many international entrepreneurs are looking at what is working in the USA and cloning them in various countries, our venue partner in Rio De Janeiro, Peixe Urbano (which means “Urban Fish” in Portuguese) is based upon the Groupon model. Startup World’s winner in Cape Town Pashash is a cross between Pinterest and Facebook- When you see an item you want to buy, you take a picture of it, tag the store and price and share it. Everything you share is then added to your profile, which serves as a virtual reflection of the things you love. Our winner in Rwanda Zilencio Creativo is a Kickstarter clone; When asked why the founders built a clone they told us they were unable to put a project on Kickstarter as the legalities state it’s for USA users only. In Rio we stayed with the founders of Resolveai, an Uber clone. But startups are also solving local problems. There are many clones, but startups are also solving local problems, our winner in Tanzaniaia, Safari Yetu is changing how locals travel; currently buying a bus ticket for travel in Tanzania is a long and difficult process; you have to go a bus station a day earlier than the expected travel date, spending two to five hours in traffic just to get your ticket and then do the same the day you are traveling. With Safari Yetu, you pay online or via mobile, receive an SMS reservation or ticket and go to the bus station once; the day you are traveling. Startups are up to Silicon Valley standards. Although some startups were not well thought through most were up to Silicon Valley standards in terms of quality of ideas, scalability, product and execution. Our Winner in Rio Crossfy bridges the gap between old and new media by creating a cross platform interactivity – we saw the app in action and it could have easily come out of a Silicon Valley accelerator like YCobinator or 500 Startups. Although entrepreneurs need to practice their pitches (and English). Americans’ are really great at being able to stand up in front of people and sell an idea. Anyone can have an idea but if you can’t get it out into the world or communicate it clearly it might as well not exist. In our experience international entrepreneurs need to work on being more confident in their pitches and succinctly communicating their idea, business model, market size and what problem they are going to solve. Speaking a good level of English is also paramount as Silicon Valley investors are now looking to emerging markets to make investments. Dave McClure takes Silicon Valley angel investors to explore emerging markets through Geeks On a Plane and recently started to invest in Mexican startups through partnering with Mexican VC. Paul Bragiel, founder of I/O Ventures launched the Savannah Fund to invest in East african startups. Entrepreneurs who cannot pitch to Valley investors will not be able to reap the benefits of possible investment. Startups are aiming for a global, not local market. It was surprising many startups are aiming for a global, not local market. The internet has no barriers when it comes to reaching an international user base and these startups are capitalizing on being able to have a global reach. Many Latin America startups are aiming for the entire Spanish and Portuguese markets by launching in two versions beyond their countries of origin. Africa ahead in mobile. We’re not talking about smartphone mobile, we’re talking about feature phone mobile- in particular the payments service M-Pesa which allows users to pay for nearly everything through SMS via their phone. Many Africans don’t have bank accounts and use M-Pesa as a way to store money as well as paying for goods and services- it works like Google Wallet but via SMS instead of NFC. Many hackers are using M-Pesa’a API to build products and services on top of the platform or as a opportunity to innovate around SMS. kenya’s winner Sematime makes it easy for people to send bills and invoices to large groups of contacts via SMS. To give you an idea of size, about one third of Kenya’s GDP passes through M-Pesa and telecom Safaricom earns more money from M-PESA than it does from text messaging, in part because SMS tends to be bundled, free of charge, in the payments system. Programs like Startup Chile talking Silicon Valley’s ‘poor’ What’s interesting about the Startup Chile program – the government organization giving startups $40,000 to build their startup in Chile – is that they are not only investing in local entrepreneurs or Chilean natives they are encouraging entrepreneurs from all over the world including Silicon Valley to go and build their startup in Chile. Many entrepreneurs cannot get to Silicon Valley because of Visa or immigration issues and many startups who don’t get onto prestigious programs like Ycombinator or Techstars are choosing Startup Chile as an alternative. Much like the encouragement of European immigrants to voyage to America in the 1900s to build population and skill base. The poem on the Statue of Liberty was a symbol of hope for a better life for European immigrants arriving in New York: ‘ Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, Tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’ And Startup Chile also brings hope to entrepreneurs who can’t get to Silicon Valley. Governments supportive of technology. In Africa in particular governments are very involved in promoting technology and see it as a future industry that will kick start the economy. In both Rwanda and Tanzania ministers for technology spoke about how they see technology as the future for their the economic wealth of their country. Last year the Rwandan government completed a $95 million fiber optic cable network reaching every district in the country to encourage new economic growth through ICT. Many female entrepreneurs. We were surprised at how many female entrepreneurs pitched in the competition, particularly in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania. Most hubs still have a predominately male ecosystem, but women are not getting left behind; Sao Paulo’s winner QMagico is co-founded by Claudia Massei who also headed up the pitch in front of a crowd of over 100 people. Silicon Valley still seen as Mecca. For most geeks around the world they still see Silicon Valley as the ultimate Mecca for technology and want to visit to learn the special sauce that makes Silicon Valley the unique producer of so many household name startups giants; Google Facebook, Twitter and Intel. But for many entrepreneurs who will never be able to get to Silicon Valley they are learning Silicon Valley is not just about a physical place, as the cost of innovation decreases they are realizing they too can have a shot at building the next Facebook or Google. We would like to thank Tropo , Eventbrite and Hipmunk for sponsoring Startup World. The journey continues, to sponsor please mail Entrepreneur Insider global entrepreneurship startup world

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How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Young Business Leaders


by Christopher I.

End of Dumb Tables in Web Analytics Tools! Hello: Weighted Sort

Occam's Razor

Segment the traffic from Argentina, Peru, Spain, Colombia, Chile and Denmark and you are on your way to the aforementioned world domination. But how did Argentina rank #1 (4k visits), Peru #2 (1.5k Peru Bounce Rate ETV = ( 0.1 * 63.49) + ( 0.9 * 80.24) = ETV = 78.57. Arthur C.

Who Is and Who ISN’T an Entrepreneur

Growthink Blog

Marco talked about the experience of Peru, a country where over 1.5 At my company Growthink, our mission is " to help entrepreneurs succeed worldwide.” When I share this with folks, they often come back to me with "Who are these entrepreneurs that you help succeed?" Touché. So who is and who isn't an entrepreneur?

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3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

Thanks Swamykant Diego Ferreyra I personally work for a US based company from home, and I live in Peru.