AndesBeat Announces Partnership with Techolab

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AndesBeat Brings Techolab, Latin America’s Largest Open and Social Innovation Platform to the World

Santiago, Chile – AndesBeat announced today that they have officially launched a partnership with Techolab (, Latin America’s largest and fastest growing open and social innovation platform. Under the partnership, will showcase select projects (in English) along with open and social innovation trends and best practices that are emerging from this rapidly growing sector in Latin America.

As AndesBeat continues to develop a startup ecosystem that is deep as it is wide so that Latin America is truly cutting edge in terms of innovation – game-changing partners, like Techolab, who share this vision and see their intersection with the world of startups will be at our core“.

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¡CHILENOS start up Chile! ¿Cierto?

Editor’s Note: This post was inspired by Joaquín Dufeu co-founder of GiveO2.

Chileno HOMBRES….it appears that some of you have gotten a little bit caught up in the excitement of AndesBeat and don’t even know what it REALLY is (sincerely, thank you for your support)! Las mujeres Chilenas entienden todos perfecto, pero Chileno hombres…no entienden, nada, jejeje.

So this is the deal, Chilenos have been sending us referrals of startups to feature on the AndesBeat site, but they never recommend their own startup or other Chileno founded startups.

What up with that, chicos?

So I decided to write this post to share more about the inspiration and vision behind AndesBeat. Never mind my wild and crazy Castellano and extremely dark humor.  You know I love you mucho, Chilenos. Ya, listo! Continue reading

AndesBeat and Ciencia Joven prepares Chile’s youngest startup research apprentices

This week is the Kimlu Scientific Camp (for teens) in Viña del Mar, Chile. The annual Kimlu Scientific Camp is hosted by Ciencia Joven, one of Chile’s leading science academies for young people.

Each year, Kimlu hosts 30 talented youth with high technical and scientific aptitude, from around the country to participate in their weeklong intensive program.

On January 8, 2012, Carlos Leiva (AndesBeat co-founder) and I are absolutely ecstatic to be among their distinguished speakers and furthermore to have the opportunity to mentor and work alongside Chile’s next generation of scientists/doctors and researchers. Continue reading

Chile showcases South America’s emerging talent in robotics and engineering

Realizing how important it is to have access to research talent in terms of AndesBeat vision to ignite a new generation of startup thought leaders in Latin America, this weekend, Carlos Leiva Burotto (AndesBeat co-founder) and I will be actively participating in two major and critical events this weekend that showcase and support Chile’s rising innovators, designers, engineers and scientists and ultimately next generation of startup thought leaders.

Together these rising young engineers, scientists, researchers and designers  are part of our collective network of teen and truly young innovators which is currently more than 1,200+ young  people throughout Chile. Continue reading

AndesBeat feels the rhythm during its debut month!

Today we are celebrating the first month of AndesBeat life in the public webosphere. It has been a crazy month without a doubt and we would like to thank our early fans and supporters for helping to get the word out. Shoni and I worked several months in stealth mode, researching, networking and blogging,  prior to doing our soft-launch on November 30th, 2011.

During our soft launch, we only notified startup teams from recently featured stories on our site. And from there we let them spread the word. They did a tremendous job in building up the social aspect and exposure of our site and getting the word out through their networks.

In the first three days, our blog had already been read on 5 continents in 69 cities, and now, one month later, our blog has been read in 548 cities around the world:

This picture represents pretty well why we're AndesBeat

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