Loogares.com was founded by friends, Nicolás Brown (Commercial Engineer), Alberto Marcías (Designer) and Jordi Casanueva (Designer) while traveling in a modded out van (photo at left) in the north of Chile. The details of that evening are a little fuzzy, so I am not sure if they were riding in the Scooby Mobile (Mystery Machine), but insiders tell me they were definitely on a wild and crazy adventure. Traveling on a bootstrapper’s time and budget, they wanted to make the most of their travel experience. Thus, after intensely discussing is their an app for that….startup mode set in.
Digital nomads Guillermo Horno (Argentina) and Adrian Fisher (Argentina by way of USA), often wondered why you could pay every bill for your residence at many convenience stores, check cashing places and retail stores but you couldn’t pay the rent/mortgage for your residence itself. In Argentina where they lived until recently, they said it was a real hassle. And from that hassle their start up was born.
For all you Chileno HackerNews junkies who spend your days in the cloud and your nights in Github, this weekend is HackSantiago. This 48 hour programming marathon will take place at Co-Work, which is a modern designed coworking space based in the Providencia neighborhood of Santiago. Expect to see some of the best programmers and developers in the Santiago metropolitan area showing off their design and development skills under pressure.
Geek Fantasy Camp makes its inaugural debut in the world. The event brought together entrepreneurs from several counties in Latin America along with Silicon Valley investors. At the end of the day 4 teams (that launched their startup at the event over the course of 3 days) walked away with free mentorship and an all expense paid trip to Silicon Valley in June 2012.