Hecho en Chile: 25 insights for Chile’s innovators under age 25

What does the future of innovation look like here in Chile? Well this weekend Carlos Leiva (AndesBeat Co-founder) and I experienced it firsthand during our talk at the Kimlu Scientific Camp (14-18 years old) to Chile’s rising young innovators and next generation startup thought leaders. [You can see me being ‘animated’ as usual at left].

We thought we had set the bar fairly high when we set our objective to build startup research apprentice teams, and partner them with AndesMade PhD advisory board members to do real time research with Chile’s startup founders and tech entrepreneurs. Well we made ‘the pitch’ and thankfully the bar we set was not made of metal, otherwise, it would have likely been melted and returned to us in the form of first generation early 20th century die cast toys. So we spent the last 24 hours since we saw them regrouping and created 25 ‘challenges’ of our own, for their generation to think about and sort out. Continue reading

AndesBeat and Ciencia Joven prepares Chile’s youngest startup research apprentices

This week is the Kimlu Scientific Camp (for teens) in Viña del Mar, Chile. The annual Kimlu Scientific Camp is hosted by Ciencia Joven, one of Chile’s leading science academies for young people.

Each year, Kimlu hosts 30 talented youth with high technical and scientific aptitude, from around the country to participate in their weeklong intensive program.

On January 8, 2012, Carlos Leiva (AndesBeat co-founder) and I are absolutely ecstatic to be among their distinguished speakers and furthermore to have the opportunity to mentor and work alongside Chile’s next generation of scientists/doctors and researchers. Continue reading

Chile showcases South America’s emerging talent in robotics and engineering

Realizing how important it is to have access to research talent in terms of AndesBeat vision to ignite a new generation of startup thought leaders in Latin America, this weekend, Carlos Leiva Burotto (AndesBeat co-founder) and I will be actively participating in two major and critical events this weekend that showcase and support Chile’s rising innovators, designers, engineers and scientists and ultimately next generation of startup thought leaders.

Together these rising young engineers, scientists, researchers and designers  are part of our collective network of teen and truly young innovators which is currently more than 1,200+ young  people throughout Chile. Continue reading