Sebastián Vidal is new director at Start-Up Chile

Today is Horacio Melo’s last day as the Executive Director of Start Up Chile. He has served as the Executive Director for the past 3 years, after taking over the post held by Jean Boudeguer. Boudeguer left Start Up Chile to run Cumplo, a Peer 2 Peer lending service, founded by Start Up Chile founder Nicolás Shea. Continue reading

Spain’s FancyBox set to raise capital via an IPO on SSX

Just in….

Editor’s Note: We’ve been following SSX (Startup Stock Exchange) since they first launched to the world. And today we have an important development to share out of Latin America. This official information comes courtesy of SSX Public Relations team.

SSX Ventures Launches Investment Offering in Latin eCommerce Beauty Platform

Investment Vehicle offers the opportunity to invest in leading Latin American ecommerce website FancyBox.com

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AndesBeat Startup Week in Review…

I’m baaaaack….! Sorry I have been M.I.A. over the past few months and posting intermittently. After 3 years of entirely too much work and little play, a cowboy cutie pie in midwestern USA has won my heart. So now I have someone with whom I can explore strange new worlds; talk about the concept of a university degree in ‘space ethics’; and share my crazy futuristic global business predictions. And to think my bit of eccentricity and randomness is all completely ‘normal’ to him. Imagine what a character he is!

Aside from that, life at AndesBeat has been busy, productive and definitively ALL GOOD DAYS! Our team is growing. Although we still consider media as our core, we have been expanding our consulting and value added services. As the first hint of forthcoming economic development in emerging economies is infrastructure development – we’re supporting prime contractors and their suppliers with raising funds ($50 million+) for infrastructure development in emerging economies. This also requires establishing first level G2G relations (government to government); early stage market research; and content creation.  Over the next weeks we will be introducing some of our awesome international consultants who support these companies in their early stage international market exploration and expansion. Continue reading

World Startup Wiki launches today

A year ago (March 2013) we announced Bowei Gai’s 29 country self-funded tour for his ‘World Startup Report’. We further supported his mission by hosting him in Chile and ultimately becoming World Startup Ambassadors reporting on insights and trends from Chile’s underground startup community.

Nearly one year to the date, we are proud to announce yet another great resource that was born from Bowei’s tour. From the team at World Startup Report comes World Startup Wiki – an interactive local guide to building a startup anywhere in the world.

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Chile innovates LatAm’s spirits industry with craft wines

Editor’s Note: Happy International Women’s History month! We would like to take this time to celebrate women around the world, including the 5 very awesome ones working at AndesBeat. Over recent months our team (consulting) has grown and we are now a team of 6 working on projects with U.S., European and Southeast Asian companies who are doing business in and with Latin America. From international business regulations and global infrastructure development to Design Thinking, over the next weeks, we’ll share their insights, commentary and experiences on the present (and future) of doing business in and with Latin America. We welcome your ideas and guest contributions.

 It’s not an overstatement to say that the very future of Chilean wine is being decided right now.

– Peter Richards, author of “The Wines of Chile”

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Start-Up Chile and Start-Up Brazil combined demo day

Monday, September 28, 2013 kicks-off a friendly match between two South American rival countries, Chile and Brazil, but their global stage won’t be a soccer field, it will be a stage for startups to present to a group of global investors. The respective countries have joined together to bring forth their best startups to showcase some of the best in Latin America’s growing startup and tech ecosystem.

We at AndesBeat recognize many of the Chilean startups presenting and have covered quite of few of them here during their very early stages of launching.

I’m so excited to represent Start-Up Chile and be part of the top 10 best projects of Latam to really show and compete for the entrepreneurial cause.
– Nick Martelanz Founder & CEO at Motion Displays and member of SUP Chile Generation 2

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Thank you CHILE!! AndesBeat is going to La Idea semi-finals, New York city!

AndesBeat has been selected to present at La Idea’s semi-finals on November 14-15th in New York city, NY, USA. With heartfelt and tremendous appreciation Carlos Leiva Burotto aka Co-Founder Boy aka mi Chileno favorito and I would like to thank you Chile and the AndesBeat loyal readers and fans for being the inspiration for our work at AndesBeat. We launched on November 30, 2011 with big expectations and the intention to change the way people see and do business in Latin America.

On November 14-15th we will not present an ‘idea’ but our vision validated by your impact, your struggles and your achievements. We will be presenting to key influencers from the public and private sector related to all aspects of entrepreneurship and policy development in Latin America.

Remember when I wrote the (then) controversial post ‘Hecho en Chile’ and clearly told you my expectations of you as a community and a country in making big things happen in and for Chile? Today we see this vision becoming a reality every day in every way and we are deeply moved by the risks you are taking individually and together. Thank you Chile and AndesBeat readers for believing!!!

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1,000 entrepreneurs and techies to attend RASU Fest, Chile!

From the first time I heard of these cats (RASU) I have admired their work and vibe they bring to the Chilean entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Now in their 4th year, RASU Fest returns to promote entrepreneurship in Chile with rockstar speakers and message of “If one can, we all can!”

A quick glance at the speaker lineup shows an all-star cast and a lot of familiar names. While I have not had the pleasure to personally meet Roberto Souviron, I can wholeheartedly say all the companies and people behind them, him included, have pioneered and disrupted the Chilean entrepreneurship, startup and tech spaces in their own right.  If you are local, it’s definitely worth hearing what they have to say about what’s next for Chile!

The RASU (Reset and Start Up) Fest returns to give everything they have in the name of Chilean entrepreneurship. Their objective is to democratize value creation from Chile and Latin America and, alongside the speakers who will be presenting, RASU hopes to motivate thousands of young Chileans to select digital entrepreneurship as a professional path and a viable, energizing lifestyle. Continue reading

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Junior World Entrepreneurship makes its first appearance in Chile!

It’s the Year of Innovation in Chile and that means programming, activities and events for EVERYONE to participate in, from first time entrepreneurs and young people to retirees and the unemployed workforce who are looking for ways to reinvent themselves.

This week we are thrilled to bring you news that the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) will be hosted for the first time in Chile. As addressed in this year’s Davos Economic Summit, with young people under the age of 24 making up approximately 40% of the world’s unemployment rate, youth unemployment is now considered both a global crisis and global responsibility  (Source: Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment).

This Global Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship will address topics and themes essential for building and nurturing globally competent young leaders throughout Chile. Additionally, the ideas and recommendations generated during these two days will be gathered in a white paper and presented in the 6th Edition of the WEF to be held in Singapore this November.

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