Time to get your Geek On: Geek Fantasy Camp returns to Santiago, Chile!

Now that the clock has struck midnight in Santiago, Chile, it’s officially 11 April 2012…meaning that things are about to get a little crazy up in here because it’s time for Geek Fantasy Camp II!

A mashup of both seasoned and newbie entrepreneurs, lawyers, designers, pixelators, codeslingers, bootstrappers, dreamers and hackers will come together to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (San Joaquin Campus) to get their Startup Mode On!

The goal – over the course of the next 5 days (and 2 overnights), this initially ‘random’ group of geeks will have to assemble themselves into teams and prototype a Silicon Valley ready startup to pitch to a panel of international investors, by the end of the competition!

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Chile’s Startup Week in Review….

Gran Chile startup founders and tech entrepreneurs! I am so proud of you. Indeed you have come along way since January 12, 2012. (Note: The week’s highlights and new contest launches follow intro).

I see you are taking your place in the world not as merely startup founders and tech entrepreneurs from Chile, but as rising global startup thought leaders launching out of Latin America; and the next generation of Angels/VC founders and philanthropists in the making.

Over recent weeks, you have been crushing all the misconceptions and beliefs that are often heard among entrepreneurial and startup circles in Latin America.

Startups and tech entrepreneurs – here’s how you are blowing IT up and making big things happen in (and for) Chile:

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Geeks fantasy becomes real as Chilean startups arrive in Silicon Valley

Conceptualized by Santiago, Chile IncubaUC (Entrepreneurship Incubator at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and co-produced in conjunction with U.S. based 3 Day Startup, Geek Fantasy Camp brought together a random group of entrepreneurial minded professional people with the objective to launch a startup in 5 days and 2 nights.

The winning teams as determined by a group of international investors, accomplished entrepreneurs and co-founders of 3 Day Startups were awarded a trip to Silicon Valley and will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors based in the Valley. They will be traveling in Silicon Valley February 5 to March 6, 2012 and AndesBeat will be tracking their journey and milestones from their trip. Continue reading

Master Your Power ‘Investor’ Pitch with Héctor Sepúlveda


Power Pitch Presentation for Business Efficiency

IncubaUC, the business incubator at the Pontificia Universidad Católica, with Emprende Claro and LG, proudly presents a workshop on “POWER PITCH PRESENTATIONS FOR BUSINESS EFFICIENCY,” presented by Power Pitch creator Héctor Sepúlveda. The event will be held on December 20, 2011 from 09:00 to 13:00 hours Room S 82 UC MBA, located at Alameda 440, Santiago.

The focus of this event will be on the presentation of the so-called “Elevator Pitch”, a trend born in the United States in the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and is aimed at achieving an investor through a business presentation and efficient delivery in a very short time (maximum 5 minutes). Continue reading