As most of you know, AndesBeat own Carlos Leiva aka (the ultimate co-founder boy) played an instrumental role in convincing TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 organizers to approve a Chilean Startup Pavilion which is a dedicated area where startup teams from Chile will showcase their products and services to potential investors, partners, clients and media.
Driven by AndesBeat mission along with his innate goodwill and clear vision for South America’s startup community, Carlos has been working day and night to ‘just make it ALL happen.’ And as the big day arrives on 10 September, he has given up many late nights & weekends doing what he does best – hacking an environment that will allow South American founded startups to feel fully connected to the action, regardless of where they are in the world.
His pre-event efforts have included everything from negotiating group discounts for airline tickets to supporting Chilean startups with their U.S. Embassy interviews to secure their travel visa. After getting his hands really involved with the community to engage them before, during and after the event, he saw both the enthusiasm and need to expand on AndesBeat involvement.
The outcome of that vision is the AndesBeat unconference.
The AndesBeat unconference was born to let South American entrepreneurs that couldn’t make it to a given event, live the experience through Unconference co-hosts updates and send questions they would like AndesBeat Unconference co-hosts to ask to key technology leaders and investors from around the world.
Our debut unconference starts with TC Disrupt SF 2012, a three-day, single-track conference and startup competition. Check agenda.
TC Disrupt SF 2012 speakers includes
- Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone (Twitter co-founders)
- Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder)
- Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO and founder)
- Marissa Mayer (Yahoo CEO)
- Ron Conway,
the “super angel investor” that funded Google, Facebook, PayPal, among others (when those companies were ‘early-stage’ companies).
- Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of the venture capital fund, Andreessen Horowitz, which portfolio includes Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, Fab, Groupon, and Zynga.
- ..and more than 40 speakers
Meet AndesBeat Unconference Co-Hosts
After an extensive search for startup tech media rockstars, AndesBeat has selected lifecaster and corporate minimalist Jen Friel who set off on a year-long globetrotting adventure with only $10 USD in her pocket. And her co-host will be die-hard failure, Quora answers pioneer and e-commerce jedi, Matthew Carroll. His mission is to ‘fail harder’ and in his never ending effort to break what is fixed has raised $11 million in the process for his various startup ventures. They will be covering the event live and checking in daily with the AndesBeat Community.
Join the party
- If you’re at the event, start a conversation with Jen or Matt (look for AndesBeat t-shirts)
- If you’re not attending, follow AndesBeat updates on Facebook or Twitter
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 venue / The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center