Mindscore, the composing revolution at Techcrunch Disrupt in SF!

Are you a composer? A musician?

Even though I am not really a composer, I must admit that I have attempted to write (and actually did write) a piece of music for flute or piano a few times in my life.

But what do you do when you’re for example in the metro, or with some friends and all of a sudden you have that great tune or melody in your head and you are afraid for forgetting it before you get a chance to write it down?

No worries! Since there is Mindscore, you can compose your music whenever and wherever you want – without even having an instrument at hand! Continue reading

Sonic Pollen one of five finalists in Intel Latin America Challenge 2012

It’s official, Sonic Pollen out of Valparaiso, Chile has been selected as one of the five finalists for the Intel Latin America Challenge (Desafio Intel) and will be the only startup/company representing Chile.

Will this year be a “three-peat” for Chile ???

In 2010, Latin America’s augmented reality pioneers, Gled (from nearby Viña del Mar, Chile) became the first team out of Chile to win this competition. And in 2011, Lifeware Integra (from Valparaiso, Chile) were the winners.  Must be something in the water (: !!!  Something also cool to note is that all the team are products of Universidad Frederico Santa María. (Thanks for pointing this out, Félix)!

The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley (formerly the Intel®+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge) is where the best engineers and scientists present how they plan to make the world a better place through their innovations and entrepreneurial skills.

Originally envisioned as an incubator for artists and musicians, Sonic Pollen is Chile’s first social network dedicated to the administration of music shows and booking musicians.

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Mindscore becomes in the favorite ‘Evernote for musicians’ mobile app

Let’s say for a minute that you’re in the music business, you have the ‘gift’ of being a music composer and usually, your mindset is composing music in the less expected moments.

However, everytime someone asks you for your songs music sheets, you say you don’t have anything, mostly, because it’s a time-consuming task and is a real pain to keep your music ideas in sync with your notebooks.

And most important for music amateurs: how many times you have got an idea for a song, but you don’t know how to write it?

Guess what???

Now your musical footprint can be mobile and Mindscore is the iPhone app that you didn’t know you have been always waiting for! Continue reading

Sonic Pollen amps up new network for Latin America’s musicians and venues

Originally envisioned as an incubator for artists and musicians, Valparaiso based Sonic Pollen is Chile’s first social network dedicated to the administration of music shows and booking musicians.

Sonic Pollen could be considered the Latin American version of Gig Maven which over the course of 3 years reached nearly 2 million registered users and 20,000 venues. It was acquired by Reverb Nation in August 2011.

On February 5, 2012, Sonic Pollen successfully raised their first round of funding for $20,000 USD, from FONDART. They are currently working on tweaking their alpha version and integrating feedback from beta users (It launched today)!!!

Administered by the Ministry of Education, FONDART (Development Fund for Culture), is a source of state funding, which aims to contribute to the development of arts and culture of Chile.

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