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Our guest reporter coverage at Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2012

Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of Francisco Sáez, Nixter Chief Nightlife Officer. Nixter is a mobile app that allows you to find the best parties based on your real nightlife likes.

Francisco is AndesBeat guest reporter at Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2012.

It’s been a while guys, but I’m back in the web again!!

I was missing writing for AndesBeat…

You guys know…all the eyes of tech, entrepreneurship, startup scene blablabla are looking at NYC for TechCrunch Disrupt 2012.

So what is TCD2012?! I really have no damn clue… I knew it was supposed to be a great event, lot’s of startups, VC’s walking around, bloggers, geeks, freaks, models also 1313… but I’ve never had the chance to attend to one of these events.

But what better than flying to the “city that never sleeps” and being part of this event representing AndesBeat to understand a little bit more about this thing??? Continue reading

Chile Students Riots 2011 - carabineros de chile

Let’s change the Chilean mindset

Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of Francisco SáezNixter CEO. In this post Francisco writes about a ‘real story’, his story!
..and if you’re from Chile or Latin America, it’s probably your story, too!!  

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First off. Chile doesn’t need more (cut and paste) engineers.

Chile needs more artists, more innovators and of course…more entrepreneurs.

I’m trying to find the reason why Chile has a low rate of entrepreneurs and I think it’s all because of history. Continue reading

Francisco Saez Cerda and Vicente Yarad Luco at SXSW

SXSW Success! f*ck Luck?

Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of Francisco SáezNixter CEO.

Since January (2012), the Nixter Team has been working in Sunnyvale (CA) as part of CORFO’s Global Connection program, which allows Chilean entrepreneurs to incubate their project for 3 months in Plug & Play Tech Center.

In this post Francisco shares the experience they lived at SXSW 2012, while doing a NIXTER demo at Startup Spotlight event.

 

 

What’s the first thing you think when you hear South by Southwest(SXSW)?
Twitter?  Foursquare? Fast and explosive success right?

Yeah, we thought the same when we got a spot at “Startup Spotlight” event at SXSW.

I thought… this is it! Continue reading

Francisco Saez - Welcome to San Francisco

Nixter CEO: “We Made it to Silicon Valley”

Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of Francisco Sáez, Nixter CEO. In the post he shares Nixter’s experience on their first trip to Silicon Valley. The Nixter app (launching Jan 27th) for iPhone allows you to enjoy a live ranking of the best parties in real-time.

 

It took us like forever to get here!! God damn it!

Just for the record… We had 3 flights cancelled by American Airlines, 15 hours waiting at the airport and my bag is lost! Can you imagine it?! The CEO’s bag is lost!!

All my business cards, business suits and clothing are now lost!!

But
I’m not going to be the stereotypical Chilean guy that only sees the worst side of the movie. Continue reading

Chilean startup favorites, Nixter.com with CEO Francisco Sáez Cerda pimping his favorite pink shirt!

Nixter Raises $100k from Chilean Angel Investors

There are ‘angels’ in Chile and they even give you money! Imagine that, jejeje. Over the past month Chilean start up Nixter has disrupted the start up ecosystem on every level in Chile.

Their team has a kick ass 16 year old programmer. We personally met him and he is off the chain!

 

They have a great eye for design (check out their promo video). Yes, great design could definitely be declared disruptive in Chile.

They managed to raise more than $25,000 USD from Chilean Angel investors.

And their start up has nothing to do with mining or wine. Things are a changing for sure down here at the edge of the world. Vamos Chile! Continue reading