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Biofiltro wins Cleantech Open 2011 Global Ideas Competition

This year, more than 1,000 applications were submitted in countries around the world, with teams from 23 countries traveling to the Global Forum.

Six teams were then selected to present to the audience:

A panel of expert judges determined the winner:

Biofiltro of Chile

Via PitchEngine

Congrats Matias Sjögren !

His team just won $100k to begin the commercialization of Biofiltro in the USA.

What is BioFiltro?

Short-story:  a waste-water treatment system

Long-story: find out below (text and video)…

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Global Connection’s & MBA Contest bootcamp

Today, I attended to Global Connection’s bootcamp. Global Connection which is a program that was developed by the Chilean government in partnership with Plug&Play Global Tech Center to allow Chilean entrepreneurs to receive Silicon Valley Incubation Support.

I learned about this event at HackSantiago (thanks Josefa Villarroel) and I was willing to see many Chilean entrepreneurs on the event. However, my surprise was huge when I noticed that there were around 15 people ready to see the presentation of Fernando Gouveia (International Relations Manager – Emerging Markets at Plug and Play Tech Center) ..maybe it was the hour(4pm)? Press fail? Event-planning fail?

Anyway, since I saw that the audience was such an small group of people, I decided to film the presentation with my mobile camera (not the best one .. I wasn’t expecting to play the “camera boy” role)..

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HackSantiago: And the winners are…

Last Sunday (Nov 27th), HackSantiago teams made their presentations. There were a total of 8 die hard projects that participated in all 48 hours of the Hackathon. Just one project was started Saturday’s night and it didn’t have something ready to show by Sunday.

The topics of developed projects were related with real state, gaming, mobile payments and home automation, amongst others.

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HackSantiago Kicks Off Today

For all you Chileno HackerNews junkies who spend your days in the cloud and your nights in Github, this weekend is HackSantiago. This 48 hour programming marathon will take place at Co-Work, which is a modern designed coworking space based in the Providencia neighborhood of Santiago. Expect to see some of the best programmers and developers in the Santiago metropolitan area showing off their design and development skills under pressure.

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Manga Corta redesigned site aims to be the Threadless of Chile and Latam

Manga Corta, founded by Alan Earle, has just released a new version of their website.

Originally selling t-shirts to earn some extra income, Alan says that he never thought selling t-shirts would become a full time endeavor. But indeed it has become that and so much more. To meet the demand of his growing market, the new MangaCorta website allows individuals to open their own store as well as upload and sell their own t-shirt designs. Shop owners earn money/commissions each time someone pays for their design.  And even better, setting up an online store is free for designers.

However, staying true to their original vision and  mission to sell a cool t-shirt, MangaCorta customers can still go online and order a t-shirt based on a variety of factors, using MangaCorta’s sophisticated search platform. As they continue to make updates on the new website and work through some coding tweaks, customers can continue visiting and shopping on the original MangaCorta website.

Chilenos or those living in Chile:

where are some of your favorite places to buy t-shirts?  

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Only 3 days left to apply for ACTI’s MBA Contest: Deadline 24 November

Just 3 more days left to get your submissions in for Association of Chilean Information Technology Companies (ACTI) MBA Contest.

The contest has been extended until 24 November. Entrepreneurs and startup founders will have the opportunity to internationalize their business in Silicon Valley as part of a collaboration with Silicon Valley based Plug and Play.
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