LatAm is Landing at SXSW

Global recognition of Start-Up Chile, Mexican.VC + 500 Startups and Brazil hosting 2 major global sporting events makes it evident that Latin America is landing.

And to recognize and celebrate the unprecedented growth of this fun culture doing serious business across the globe, AndesBeat in collaboration with Austin, TX founded uShip is hosting  LatAm is Landing (Rooftop Meetup) at SXSW. 

In addition to our incredible speaker lineup (see following), we also have a confirmed guest list that includes representatives from top companies such as BBVA Ventures, VaynerMedia (Gary Vaynerchuk’s media company – love that guy!), NY Tech Meetup, Springboard Enterprises, SendGrid, Indeed and Discovery Communications.

LatAm is Landing at SXSW

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South by South America: Chile, Brazil lead LatAm presence at SXSW 2013

 Editor’s Note: An uber special thanks to our friends at uShip who inspired this ‘South by South America’ themed post. However, they did not create nor endorse this post.

Hearing the lineup of countries attending SXSW this year, it is starting to sound more like South by South America! As all the local and international press begins to surface about Chile and their big showdown going on at South by Southwest 2013, some folks have asked us why are we “late” on releasing a news story regarding Chile’s involvement this year.

(In photo, Nixter team from Chile when they first arrived to U.S.A.)

At AndesBeat, we work to provide exposure in many different ways to early-stage startups and major foreign technology firms ideally before they enter the Chilean market. So our interest is more targeted towards promoting:

  • The start-ups and foreign tech companies at the SXSW conference who are newly launching in Chile
  • The start-ups and foreign tech companies preparing to launch a product or service in the Chilean market
  • An individual who can share an experience with Chilean startups who are not able to attend SXSW but can learn or benefit from the experience

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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.

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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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