Junior World Entrepreneurship makes its first appearance in Chile!

It’s the Year of Innovation in Chile and that means programming, activities and events for EVERYONE to participate in, from first time entrepreneurs and young people to retirees and the unemployed workforce who are looking for ways to reinvent themselves.

This week we are thrilled to bring you news that the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) will be hosted for the first time in Chile. As addressed in this year’s Davos Economic Summit, with young people under the age of 24 making up approximately 40% of the world’s unemployment rate, youth unemployment is now considered both a global crisis and global responsibility  (Source: Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment).

This Global Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship will address topics and themes essential for building and nurturing globally competent young leaders throughout Chile. Additionally, the ideas and recommendations generated during these two days will be gathered in a white paper and presented in the 6th Edition of the WEF to be held in Singapore this November.

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StarTechConf 2013: General ticket sales with 15% discount begins today!

Editor’s note: This announcement comes courtesy of StarTechConf (Chile)

Chile’s StarTechConf inaugural event for the developers community in 2011 was a smashing success.  And this year’s event looks to bring much of the same! More than 1,000 people have pre-registered and confirmed speakers include the Creator of Django among other top global developers (see more speakers below).

The StarTechConf has already received presentation proposals from experts in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Russia, the USA, Chile, and Peru. For those interested in presenting at the event, applications can be sent via this link.

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Countdown to Lean Startup Machine, Santiago, Chile

Editors Note: This information and FAQ’s comes courtesy of Lean Startup Machine Santiago. AndesBeat serves as one of the media partners for the event.

In T-4 days Lean Startup Machine is set to make its third visit to Santiago, Chile.

They are coming to help the entrepreneurs and startup founders of the world to help entrepreneurs fail faster, earlier and better so that ultimately they can improve their chances in succeeding.

Sad and harsh reality: 9 out of 10 ventures fail.

“The startups fail not because of lack of products, but for lack of customers. So why not first develop customers, understand their problems and thus know which products to develop? ”

– Steve Blank, creator of Customer Development methodology after launch (successes and failures) for over 35 years in Silicon Valley

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Chile’s E-nterview heads to Russia’s largest startup conference, Startup Village

Children’s goods, wine and IT are all among the markets on track for double digit growth in Russia. But Chile startup E-nterview sees something else, a growing economy means more jobs and thus job seekers. And in terms of the latter, they are hoping their newly launching human resources solution will simplify the recruitment and selection process for large companies across the globe. They are scheduled to officially launch their platform in T-10 days.

In the meantime and in between time they’ll be able to see how the Russian market responds to them firsthand when startup founder Cristóbal Asenjo heads to Moscow next week for Russia’s StartUp Village  (May 26-28). Russia Startup Village is the largest conference in Russia with more than 2,000 startups expected to be in attendance and 350+ investors.

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Joan Lyman shares her $600 million dollar acquisition story today in Chile

The Chilean entrepreneur community is proud to welcome Katie Gage, Director of Programming at Springboard Enterprises; and Joan Lyman, Partner at LMG Corp. They will be the special guests at today’s Girls in Tech Chile meetup. Women @the Frontier is also supporting this meetup.

Joan Lyman will be sharing her experience as a serial entrepreneur and Dell’s recent acquisition of her company, formerly Secureworks, for $600 million USD.  Dell SecureWorks focuses exclusively on security services to protect thousands of customers around the world.

Based in my hometown of Washington, DC, Springboard Enterprises is an influential and highly regarded international accelerator for women led companies. Continue reading

Join 44 other interns in San Francisco, Startup Dream Team apps close today!

Startup Dream Team is a 9-week summer program for 45 interns from all around the world with entrepreneurship aspirations.

The goal is to create a highly favorable environment for the creation of startup teams as well as a teamwork-based framework, which enables participants to discover others with similar interests and complementary skills. Continue reading

First Tuesday Bootcamp kicks off in Chile with support from CORFO

Marcelo Guital will kick off the First Tuesday Bootcamp as a keynote speaker. Guital, a serial entrepreneur and accomplished businessman has long been known in Latin America’s circles of innovation. He founded Aguas Benedictino, and eventually had a successful exit, selling it to Coca Cola.

He then founded Guital & Partners, which was the first entrepreneurship and innovation venture related to branding Chile.  To date he has generated multi-millions of dollars in new business for innovative ventures in Chile in all stages of development.

So Marcelo and First Tuesday wants to know what’s your genius business idea??? If you have a cool idea, innovative project or incredible business and need help with financing and business development, First Tuesday (Chile) would love to see you at their upcoming bootcamp.

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UC Berkeley hosts IV Latin American Business Conference

Held annually at Haas School of Business since 2010, the Latin American Business Conference is a full-day event focused on Latin America, featuring highly-respected business and political leaders who share their experiences and insights. The Latin American and Hispanic Business Association (LAHBA) organizes this conference every year developing a platform to enhance discussions about opportunities in the region. (at left: Gonzalo Miranda, Austral Capital Partners, Chile)

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National Youth Science Camp in the USA seeks bilingual Chilean high school students

The U.S. embassy offers an all expense paid participation in the National Youth Science Camp 2013 to four chilean students who are seriously interested in environmental, scientific, technological and mathematical studies.

The objective of the National Youth science camp is to encourage talented and gifted students to reach their full potential in the area of sciences.

From June 26th to July 20th, the chilean delegates will have to face a variety of academic challenges together with 100 students from all over the world. These include conferences, workshops and conversations about different scientific topics with experts of universities and organizations such as NASA, USGS, NOAA or Google. They will also participate in an innovative outdoor program to get to know their fellow participants and make new friends.

The camp is a residential program of honors sponsored by the West Virginia state and the National Youth Science Foundation, takes place in the West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest and is eligible to high school students between 16 and 18 years. Chilean students will be participating for the 6th time in 2013. Continue reading