International team of young entrepreneurs discovers the end of the world

E-Ship, the first ship of innovation, starts its expedition to the Chilean Patagonia on March 25th. It gives 80 Chilean and international students the chance to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship and make new friends all over the world.

The delegation of academics of the Catholic University of Chile, the University of Development and Stanford is going to sail from Punta Arenas, analyzing 8 big challenges in 5 days of an exciting voyage aboard ship in the most southern part of Chile (and the world)!

The official launch event will take place tomorrow, March 21th, at 18:30 hrs in the installations of Gabriela Mistral in Santiago center. All supporters and friends are invited to take part, learn more about E-Ship and meet the crew that is going to sail from Punta Arenas on March 25th at 18:00 hrs. Continue reading

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

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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BOMBAcamp in search of ‘Entrepreneurs with Soul’

Editors Note:  The following information comes courtesy of the team at BOMBAcamp. AndesBeat is not affiliated with BOMBAcamp and this post does not serve as an endorsement.

Alfredo Osorio and Ash Maurya (international thought leaders behind BOMBAcamp), are proud to announce that  the applications are now open for the November 2012 version of its Program BOMBA_5 WEEKS.

BOMBAcamp was founded to help entrepreneurs transform their ideas into innovative and successful startups.

Alfredo Osorio (Founder & CEO of BOMBAcamp & Co-Founder of and Ash Maurya (Author of Running Lean, Lean Startup expert and worldwide mentor of entrepreneurs) are closely involved with the day-to-day operations and co-lead the mentor program for startup founders and program participants.


The only requirement that we ask is to have the soul of an entrepreneur. You can keep your day job (for now), and come on the afternoon and in the weekends. You can apply for the program with or without a team and/or idea.

-Alfredo Osorio, Lead Mentor of BOMBA_5 WEEKS

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The end of the world in DC: Chile shakes things up at Distilled Intelligence 2.0!

Could it really be ‘the end of the world’ in DC?

Sitting in the auditorium of the Carnegie Library (Historical Society of DC) in my hometown of Washington, DC I could not believe my eyes when I saw Founder Institute alumni,  Pablo Ambram from the multi Award Winning Agent Piggy pitching at Distilled Intelligence 2.0 (probably he was surprised to see me outside of Chile too, haha). And as it turns out it was not just him who had traveled from Chile ‘The End of the World’ South America – 6 other startups had made the trip as well. They were each competing against 99 other teams for seed capital + 6 months mentorship at The Fort Accelerator in Washington, DC.

And for good reason, according to Fortify.VC co-founder Jonathon Perelli, last year’s inaugural teams from DI 1.0, 9 in all, have raised US $30 million and created 200+ jobs. This year, from preliminary numbers they are anticipating DI 2.0 teams to achieve at least double the success.

It’s kind of like the Olympics, a fraction of a point is the difference between whether you win or lose.

– Pablo Ambram, Agent Piggy, after hearing he had just missed advancing to the finals

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AndesBeat ‘unconferences’ TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 for South America

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

‘Video Games Extreme Workshop 2’ kicks off today!

Today the Video Games Extreme Workshop 2, hosted by VGA (Video Game Chile) kicks off at UFSM in Valparaiso.

Organized by Video Games Chile and USM Games, the event seeks to attract and support  those who wish to learn and/or improve in game development can collaborate with professionals of the industry in the creation and development of new games. (Photo left: Daniel Winkler, Founder of Iguana Bee along with Pablo Gorigoitia of Brainstomers are the 2 main organizers of the event).

In its previous version the event gathered over 200 people, 20 new games were created, 5 people got hired by video game companies and one of the participating teams started their own company. Continue reading

Our guest reporter coverage at Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2012

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

AndesBeat to host Yale University journalism delegation in Santiago, Chile

AndesBeat will host new world change-makers under the radar of old world knowledge at an upcoming event in Santiago, Chile which will showcase the emerging startup and entrepreneurship scene in Chile.

Santiago, Chile – AndesBeat, Latin America’s first English language media publication dedicated to ‘covering the uncovered’ stories in Latin America’s emerging startup scene, announced today that in their inaugural event they will host a group of students from the Globalist (the quarterly international global affairs publication of Yale University).

Many local organizations were surprised to learn that AndesBeat inaugural event was not a ‘startup themed’ event. However, directly in line with their cultural game-changing mission, the event serves as a critical foundation in terms of integrating Latin America’s media ecosystem into trends in the international media. The event will leverage the rising media talent from a prestigious 300+ year institution of higher learning along with the timely theme of stimulating and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship within a sub-developed country. AndesBeat is working hard at a grassroots level to increase the amount of coverage Latin American startups receives from local and international media. By making these stories more ‘accessible and approachable’ to the media, they also seek to educate the everyday citizen in Latin America about the entrepreneurship and startup world.

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