MUSTACH: Music startups host first meeting in Santiago, Chile

Chile’s music startup scene have decided to toot their horns a little louder. Today is the inaugural meeting of MUSTACH, a new way of connecting entrepreneurs related with the music industry in Chile,  allowing them to share experiences and stay updated about local projects.

Organized by Félix Barros Ribalta (Sonic Pollen and Growly Grow cofounder), today is the first time that music startups have access to know what’s new in the local industry. The event is going to be held at 6:00pm on Café Innovo — Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins #2229, Santiago (Metro República station). Continue reading

“Entrepreneur Week” Announces Global Expansion with launch of Chile Entrepreneur Week in Santiago, Chile

Today Entrepreneur Week announces its global expansion into four continents with the kickoff of Chile Entrepreneur Week.

The upcoming expansion includes: North America (Atlanta, Austin, DC, Omaha, Seattle), South America (Brazil, Chile, Peru), Middle East (Egypt), and Europe (Greece & Belgium).

The expansion begins in South America with Chile Entrepreneur Week (#EWchile) in partnership with Startup ChileCorfoQue PasaSOFOFAWelcu and American Airlines. Continue reading

Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente receives 500k investment from Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network intends to support Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente with a grant of up to $500k over three years.

The Chilean nonprofit creates technology platforms, including websites and mobile applications, to provide citizens access to easy-to-use, graphical information about their government. Citizens can learn about what issues will be debated in parliament, access the profiles and voting records of elected officials and learn about the demographic make up of the legislature. Future plans include creating online tools to learn about money’s influence in politics and government, as well as expansion to other Latin America countries.

Source: Omidyar Network Supports Technology-Centered Organizations Seeking to Empower Citizens Across Six Countries

Start-Up Chile Entrepreneurs experience on Easter Island

Te pito o te henua is the original Polynesian name of Easter Island, meaning “the navel of the land” or “the earth’s bellybutton.”

The island, one of Chile’s special territories, is considered to be the most remote inhabited island in the world, with a population of only 5,000 people, and with a rich history speckled by the moai sculptures that mark its picturesque landscape. Continue reading

Chilean Team Kimeltu wins Virginia Tech (USA) KnowledgeWorks Competition

The Second Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week held on August 21 – August 27, 2011, provided a unique opportunity for student teams and faculty from all over the world to collaborate and initiate their personal global networks through learning, socialization, and friendly competition in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia.

During this week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, student teams from Austria, Canada, Chile, England, France, and the USA competed for a $25,000 grand prize and the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy.

Top honors went to Guillermo Vargas Keith, Matias Rojas, Andrés Testón, and Mauricio Ulloa of team Kimeltu representing Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Chile. Their winning concept is a web platform which allows educators to measure students’ performance and to monitor their progress by taking easily generated tests. As a permanent tribute to their outstanding effort, their name and university will be etched into the base of the Global Challenge Trophy, which will reside at VT KnowledgeWorks in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. Continue reading