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1,000 entrepreneurs and techies to attend RASU Fest, Chile!

From the first time I heard of these cats (RASU) I have admired their work and vibe they bring to the Chilean entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Now in their 4th year, RASU Fest returns to promote entrepreneurship in Chile with rockstar speakers and message of “If one can, we all can!”

A quick glance at the speaker lineup shows an all-star cast and a lot of familiar names. While I have not had the pleasure to personally meet Roberto Souviron, I can wholeheartedly say all the companies and people behind them, him included, have pioneered and disrupted the Chilean entrepreneurship, startup and tech spaces in their own right.  If you are local, it’s definitely worth hearing what they have to say about what’s next for Chile!

The RASU (Reset and Start Up) Fest returns to give everything they have in the name of Chilean entrepreneurship. Their objective is to democratize value creation from Chile and Latin America and, alongside the speakers who will be presenting, RASU hopes to motivate thousands of young Chileans to select digital entrepreneurship as a professional path and a viable, energizing lifestyle. Continue reading

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Cumplo takes on the Chilean banking System

Editor’s note: Introducing our writer-abroad Justin Koufopoulos. Justin is living in the UK conducting research in psychology that he plans to spin off in his first company.

He has a passion for government policy, and believes that entrepreneurs can solve the world’s most challenging problems!

Justin visited us in Chile for over a month, and while he was here he got to sit down with Jean Boudeguer from Cumplo

Nicolas Shea and Jean Boudeguer never expected to receive a formal complaint from the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras or Superintendancy of Banks and Financial Institutions (SBIF) requiring that their new company, Cumplo, a peer-to-peer lending service, cease its activities immediately. Continue reading

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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