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Meet AndesMade Advisor: Peter Corbett

AndesBeat is proud to announce Peter Corbett from iStrategy Labs as our next confirmed AndesMade mentor.

He will be working with our international advisory team for our forthcoming AndesMade immersion based initiative to support Chilean startup founders and tech entrepreneurs rapid prototype and quickly get ideas into the marketplace with their bootstrapping mode on.

Our beta group launches, 26 May, 2012!

(You can follow our running list with  newly named mentors here!)

Peter Corbett is the CEO and founder of Washington, DC based iStrategy Labs. Aside from bootstrapping his company (that he founded after being laid off during the U.S. recession) to $10 million USD in revenues (in about the course of 3 years), he has a looooong ass list of accomplishments and successes, way too many to name here.

But on the short, super fun and super crazy list is hacking a 1939 vintage GE refridgerator filled with beer powered by foursquare…..

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Meet AndesMade Advisor: Christian Limon

AndesBeat is proud to announce Christian Limon from Tapjoy as our next confirmed AndesMade mentor.

He will be working with our international advisory team for our forthcoming AndesMade immersion based initiative to support Chilean startup founders and tech entrepreneurs with rapid prototyping and quickly getting their ideas into the marketplace with their bootstrapping mode on.

Our beta group launches 26 May 2012.

(You can follow our running list with newly named mentors here!)

As Chile is home to less than 100,000 developers, we have a big job at AndesMade to build awareness, education and opportunities so that we can start growing a new ecosystem of specialized and mobile apps developers.

One of the major incentives to stimulate and capture the interest of this group will obviously be exploring ways to mass distribute and monetize those apps.

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Meet AndesMade Advisor: Louis Lautman

AndesBeat is proud to announce Louis Lautman as our next confirmed mentor. He will be working with our international advisory team for our forthcoming AndesMade immersion based initiative to support Chilean startup founders and tech entrepreneurs rapid prototype and quickly get ideas into the marketplace with their bootstrapping mode on.

(You can follow our running list with newly named mentors here!)

As one of the fastest ways to emerge from bootstrapping mode is to be able to sell, sell, sell, we decided to bring on an accomplished and fearless cold-caller (since his teenage years) who got his real taste of cold-calling by knocking doors on the streets of New York City in his early 20’s where he made over 10,000 cold calls in person and on the telephone!

After personally connecting with him back in 2009 before he released his film and seeing the path and tremendous growth he has made personally and professionally over the past few years, Carlos and I are extremely ecstatic to have his support, enthusiasm, expertise and magic sales touch here in Latin America!

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Meet AndesMade Advisor: Mike Michalowicz

AndesBeat is proud to announce Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-cal-O-wits) as the next confirmed mentor for AndesMade. (You can follow our running list with  previous named mentors here!)

Mike will be working with our international advisory team for our forthcoming AndesMade immersion based initiative to support Chilean startup founders and tech entrepreneurs with rapid prototyping and quickly getting their ideas into the marketplace with their bootstrapping mode on.

Being that we are going to be bootstrapping (sin shoelaces), we had to flip through our ‘Golden Rolodex’ and find at least one accomplished bootstrapper for our advisory team.

Enter Mike Michalowicz aka ‘The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur’ who started his first business at the age of 24. With no experience, no contacts and no savings he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar business. Then he did it again. And again. He sold his first company to private investors and sold his second company to a Fortune 500.

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Meet AndesMade Advisor: Hannu Krosing

AndesBeat is uber excited to announce Hannu Krosing as the 2nd mentor of our forthcoming AndesMade immersion based initiative to support Chilean startup founders and tech entrepreneurs rapid prototype and quickly get ideas into the marketplace with their bootstrapping mode on. (You can follow our running list with  newly named mentors here!)

Since we have been told time and time again its going to be a little difficult to support our ‘utopian’ dreams of building our community of soon to be ‘bleeding edge’ hackers and startup thought leaders from a bunch of ‘failed and rejected’ Chilean startup projects, we thought we would get a 2nd opinion just to be sure…

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Meet AndesMade Advisor: Alicia Castillo Holley

AndesBeat is extremely excited and proud to announce Alicia Castillo Holley as our first advisor and mentor for our upcoming AndesMade immersion based initiative to help startup founders and tech entrepreneurs in their bootstrapping process in Chile. (You can follow our running list with  newly named mentors here!)

As we are working in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation in Chile, we believed that it was very important to have a person (or a few) on our advisory network who were EXTREMELY well versed on the intricate web of organizations, people and programs in Chile.

So we dug deep. Like really deep.

And we found the incredible and lovely Ms. Alicia Castillo Holley founder of the Wealthing Group way down under, in Australia, 9 companies and 5 successful exits later.

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AndesBeat Set to Announce International Advisory Board ¿Eres AndesMade?

In our efforts to develop a unified entrepreneur & startup ecosystem in Chile and ultimately LatAm, Carlos (AndesBeat co-founder) and I realize that collective intelligence and access to networks especially across borders are essential, and hence AndesMade was born.

Unfortunately, the reality is ‘traditional networks’ and ‘mentors’ are often poorly leveraged, on many levels, ranging from at what time in the process they need to be connected with the mentee(s) to how they use their time. Continue reading