Socialab, the brand new innovation of TECHO Chile

Yesterday – Latin America’s fastest growing NGO brought us this exciting news – “Socialab” was made public as a part of TECHO, formerly Centro de Innovación.

You might ask yourself… what and who is Socialab?

Socialab is a social entrepreneur platform which aims at developing solutions for the problems of the poorest communities in Chile (e.g. poverty, inequality, etc.) through co-creation and networking with a variety of people in the society.

TECHO Chile and its new born initiative Socialab are convinced that, first of all, we need to understand these kind of problems that we associate with those living at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) in Chile and the whole continent in general, but with a multidimensional perspective.

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Start-Up Chile Executive Director Jean Boudeguer Resigns

Today is Jean Boudeguer‘s last day as Start-Up Chile Executive Director (or so we’ve heard).

Boudeguer joined Start-Up Chile in October 2010, when the pilot program brought 22 startups from 14 countries to Chile, providing them with US$40,000 of equity-free seed capital, and a temporary 1-year visa to develop their projects for six months. Continue reading