With ‘Radar Mode On’ as usual, Co-founder boy spotted a post on TechCrunch. It talked about all the Brasilian startups that had responded to a TechCrunch call for startups to participate in TechCrunch Startup Alley. They were hoping for at least 10 startups and received a response of 75+ startup teams that wanted to participate.
So TechCrunch decided to make a Pavillion for Brasil. Then they got requests from Argentina and decided to make a Pavillion for them….so yours truly, mr. co-founder boy himself wondered – WTF?
Why doesn’t Chile have a Startup Pavillion at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012???
Enter ‘just making it happen’ mode…..
He got on a mission and was able to track down the event organizers and made the ask (using his very nice Chilean manners of course). And they promptly responded and were excited to hear his request and sent him this response:
“Do you have a sense of how many companies might want to come out to San Francisco? Will there be issues with getting visas?”
Alas here we are….working hard for you as ALL’WAYS!!!
AndesBeat a.k.a. The Voice of Chileno Startups…and you know this :-P is now officially in charge of scouting interest from the startup community in Chile.
We decided to see what the interest would be first and realistically how many teams could travel to the event before we make a lot of effort to reach out and ask all the very nice companies, investors, foundations and economic development organizations in Chile to give us some money to make really pretty banners and marketing material for the collective Chileno startup community.
Learn more about the opportunity and complete the short form if you would be able to travel with your team to San Francisco, CA for the event Sep 10-12th, 2012.
Update #1: American Airlines Flight Discount
Update #2: we’re now organizing the Chilean Pavilion at TC Disrupt New York 2013, learn more.