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
As most of you know, AndesBeat own Carlos Leiva aka (the ultimate co-founder boy) played an instrumental role in convincing TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 organizers to approve a Chilean Startup Pavilion which is a dedicated area where startup teams from Chile will showcase their products and services to potential investors, partners, clients and media.
Driven by AndesBeat mission along with his innate goodwill and clear vision for South America’s startup community, Carlos has been working day and night to ‘just make it ALL happen.’ And as the big day arrives on 10 September, he has given up many late nights & weekends doing what he does best – hacking an environment that will allow South American founded startups to feel fully connected to the action, regardless of where they are in the world.
His pre-event efforts have included everything from negotiating group discounts for airline tickets to supporting Chilean startups with their U.S. Embassy interviews to secure their travel visa. After getting his hands really involved with the community to engage them before, during and after the event, he saw both the enthusiasm and need to expand on AndesBeat involvement.
The outcome of that vision is the AndesBeat unconference. Continue reading
With ‘Radar Mode On’ as usual, Co-founder boy spotted a post on TechCrunch. It talked about all the Brasilian startups that had responded to a TechCrunch call for startups to participate in TechCrunch Startup Alley. They were hoping for at least 10 startups and received a response of 75+ startup teams that wanted to participate.
So TechCrunch decided to make a Pavillion for Brasil. Then they got requests from Argentina and decided to make a Pavillion for them….so yours truly, mr. co-founder boy himself wondered – WTF?
Why doesn’t Chile have a Startup Pavillion at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012??? Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of Francisco Sáez, Nixter Chief Nightlife Officer. Nixter is a mobile app that allows you to find the best parties based on your real nightlife likes.
Francisco is AndesBeat guest reporter at Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2012.
It’s been a while guys, but I’m back in the web again!!
I was missing writing for AndesBeat…
You guys know…all the eyes of tech, entrepreneurship, startup scene blablabla are looking at NYC for TechCrunch Disrupt 2012.
So what is TCD2012?! I really have no damn clue… I knew it was supposed to be a great event, lot’s of startups, VC’s walking around, bloggers, geeks, freaks, models also 1313… but I’ve never had the chance to attend to one of these events.
But what better than flying to the “city that never sleeps” and being part of this event representing AndesBeat to understand a little bit more about this thing??? Continue reading