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Chile’s entrepreneur week in review, ending May 3, 2013

So much has been happening in Chile over the past week, it’s been hard to keep up with all the activity going on.  Hence, why I thought in case you missed something, it might be easier just to sum up some of the stories we’ve been following here at AndesBeat.

Photo at left, participant sleeping at Geek Fantasy Camp, the popular overnight sleepover where startups launch their venture.

So what’s new(s) in Chile’s entrepreneur scene? Here you have it!:

  • One day incorporation now available in Chile
  • National Entrepreneurship Day in Chile
  • Floqq gets selected for 500 Startups
  • Meet LatAm brings top international speakers
  • Geek Fantasy Camp attracts 600 applicants
  • Waze, Chilean Government develop apps for public transportation
  • 80% of seats booked for StarTech Conference (Oct 2013)
  • Video Games Chile selects new board members
  • AndesBeat new Chile market entry handbook

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Alejandro Russo (Klooff) and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2012

Let’s get this party started: Be part of the Chilean Pavilion at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2013

Last year AndesBeat was in charge of organizing a chilean pavilion (the demo area for newly launched Chilean startups) at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco and promoting the opportunity within our local networks.

It was the first time that the chilean startups had the chance to attend a three-day conference, single-track conference and startup competition to discover which technology trends and companies will lead each industry in the upcoming months.

Amongst the speakers were Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Marc Benioff, Ron Conway, Mark Suster, Kevin Rose and more. Continue reading