These are our Ambassadors, recognized for their spirit, engagement and success as Start-up Chile alumni. They are our representatives in their local ecosystems, helping us to strengthen our global network from they own local ecosystems.
Matias Doublier is living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the Co-founder of Increase, a company that helps merchants to organize their credit card payments and know when they are going to receive that money.
Increase was invested by NXTP LABS and Wayra.
Currently it has more than 15 employees and HQ in Argentina.
In the past Matias worked at EMPREAR, an entrepreneur organization, where he coordinated the projects.
Daniel is Systems and Industrial Engineer, founder at Amerpages.com and CityHeroes, that helps private security companies and governments to be more competitive and efficient while they are tackling public safety and private security problems.
Both Amerpages and CityHeroes were part of Start-Up Chile generation 2 and 6 respectively.
Co-founder and CTO at Descola, Gustavo is a marketing professional who was always interested in technology. He started learning to code online when he was 28 years old and now it's his work and passion. Descola was part of Start-Up Chile generation 14.
Arthur graduated in Computer Science from the Federal University of Fluminense and did his Master in System Engineering and Computation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I am constantly keeping up with the latest technologies that help me to create better solutions, products and user experience.
In 2011 he joined 21212.com, a big accelerartor of start-ups in Brazil. Currently he is CTO of Pluga that has the mission to allow entrepreneurs, without tech background to create web integrations without the needs to write code. Pluga was part of Start-Up Chile generation 14.
Israel is the founder of Méliuz and Entrepreneur Endeavor. Graduated in Economics from UFMG, he began to undertake at age 14. In 2011, he founded Méliuz, the largest brazilian cashback website through which users accumulate and redeem cash rewards for their online and offline purchases from partnering retailers. Méliuz was part of Start-Up Chile generation 5.
Natalia is the Co-Founder of InstaFit, a leading online nutrition and exercise program in Latin America. Business Administrator U. of the Andes (Col) and Master of International Business of ESC Toulouse in France. 4 years of experience in technological entrepreneurship. In 2012 Natalia was part of the founding team of Linio, a company belonging to Rocket Internet. Natalia is also part of the organizing team of Colombia Startup & Investor Summit, one of the most important in the country. Instafit was part of Start-Up Chile Generation 14
Luis Loaiza is a tech entrepreneur, Startup Chile Alumni, part of the YLAI network, innovator under 35 by MIT Tech Review that co-founded Criptext and Shippify. Criptext provides a secure messaging platform targeting the Banking, Logistics and IOT industries. Shippify, on the other hand, is disrupting the logistics and e-commerce in LATAM with their innovative model to offer same day delivery using a community of drivers. Shippify was born in Chile after the experience in the startup Escapeswithyou that participated in Startup Chile Generation 2.
Gary is the co-founder of Cinepapaya, a Startup offering movie showtime, content and the sale of movie tickets online and through mobile devices in emerging markets. Cinepapaya has received seed capital from Telefonica’s Wayra, 500 Startups from Silicon Valley, angel investors and strategic investors.
Gary received the President of Peru Prize in 2010 for demonstrated merits in matters of innovation, vision of the future, social responsibility and adoption of association strategies in its business models. In 2016, Gary was named Ambassador of Peru Brand by the Government of Peru for his achievements in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Cinepapaya was part of Start-Up Chile generation 3.
Graduated in Business Administration from the Metropolitan University of Venezuela. 10 years of experience in advertising, commercials and 4 years of experience innovating in the Venezuelan digital beauty market. Tu Cita de Belleza was part of Start-Up Chile generation 15.
Martín Amoroso, from Uruguay, 32 years old. Founder and Director of Business at ViperMed. Creative entrepreneur, with great dynamism and results orientation. Passionate about business, technology and entrepreneurship. ViperMed was part of Start-Up Chile generation 10.
Entrepreneur and full-stack developer that enjoys developing businesses and great products.
Co-founder at MelhorPlano, a fast growing solution that has already helped more than 300,000 users find cheaper telecom plans. Previously, co-founder at LivoBooks - a kids apps developer that reached the top rankings of educational apps in US, Brazil, México and others countries, won the most innovative app for kids in "Best of 2013" by Apple and accumulated more than 1 million downloads in 13 apps.
Worked at Accenture, developing complex software for steel plants and iron-ore mines. Studied at top ranking universities, graduating in Computer Science in Brazil and Business at European and Australian Universities. Melhor Plano was part of Start-Up Chile SEED generation 14.
John Lambie is the founder of Appalladium and inventor of “Dextr” – the fastest, simplest and smartest way to text and type on a mobile phone – for which he holds 45 patents.
His work experience covers a broad gamut of digital design, UX, UI, advertising, marketing and strategy. John has created award-winning work for Nokia, Dell, HP, Compaq, Telstra, Optus, Singtel, Visa, Singapore Airlines, MTV, Heineken, Coca-Cola & Audi.
Although Australian through and through, he has spent most of his working life abroad, including the 13 years in Singapore - where he currently resides - but also the US, China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Cambodia and Chile. Dextr was part of Start-Up Chile generation 8.
Trevor Stafford is an Australian entrepreneur. He brings extensive experience in media relations and B2B and B2C marketing, spanning both established and early stage companies. He previously led marketing for a fund focused on driving innovation in sustainability. Trevor has founded and led startups in Australia and Silicon Valley. SquareAway was part of Start-Up Chile generation 14.
Ambitious Belgian engineer, commercial engineer from KU Leuven and civil engineer from Ghent University. Co-founded weproduce.be, a laser-cutting service in Belgium but left in order to pursue the Start-Up Chile adventure in February 2015 by founding Solcor Chile.
Solcor offers a solar panel ESCO model through PPA contracts. We deliver photovoltaic panel installation without any investment from our clients to sell the client electricity below Chilean grid prices. Our mission is to invest in a sustainable and CO2 neutral Chile by creating an ecosystem of sustainable companies.
Solcor was part of Start-Up Chile generation 12.
Sophie is the co-founder and CEO of Planet Expat, an excellence program that connects promising startups and innovative companies with young talents from all around the world. She is passionate about education and innovation, and a firm believer in the power of great teams. She acts as a mentor for young entrepreneurs and accompanies educational institutions in their internationalization strategy.
Before founding Planet Expat, Sophie acted for 10 years as a change agent and intrapreneur for large corporations in 7 different countries. Planet Expat was part of Start-Up Chile generation 5.
Patrick is always ready to help a fellow entrepreneur. His startup Kedzoh is an enterprise mobile learning platform that puts 1,000 lessons in your pocket. Kedzoh was part of Startup Chile generation 2.
Simon has never worked a proper job. He never wore a suit to work. Instead he worked in start ups all his life. One of which is Awesome-Maps.com which he founded and bootstrapped to strong 6-figure revenues within 3 years. Awesome Maps is making colourful and exciting world maps. After having travelled and worked in over 40 countries he currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Awesome Maps was part of Start-Up Chile generation 5.
Daniel is an engineer and economist turned entrepreneur, founder of Ususty, a sustainable innovation agency. Ususty’s mission is to facilitate the shift towards circular and sustainable business models, through developing high-impact technology based solutions and providing consultancy services. Ususty helps to transform clients’ strategy, operations, products and services based on the principles of the blue economy. Ususty was part of Start-Up Chile generation 13.
Mydhili is an Educational Technologist who has made Bangalore her home for the past 5 years. Her past includes places such as Google, YouTube, Microsoft Research, Harvard and MIT Media Lab. She founded YoungCurrent.com, current affairs news resource for students (ages 8-16) published daily. The focus is on helping students Learn, Practice and Assess their English Vocabulary skills. YoungCurrent was part of Start-Up Chile generation 10.
Fiona is co-founder of Jumble, an email encryption provider, and a proud Techstars alumni. In a previous life she was part of KPMG Ireland's financial services advisory department. Jumble was part of Start-Up Chile generation 12.
Currently doing MBA at Wharton and working at a start-up in Silicon Valley. Previously worked at A.T. Kearney, co-founder of Kleora, a C2C marketplace in Indonesia. Kleora was part of Start-Up Chile generation 10.
Francesco is entrepreneur since 2004. He coordinated different research groups and projects within universities, public administrations and associations in Europe.
In 2013 he founded Lectios, an innovative service for the publishers that allows them to offer audio news and information on-the-go, where the articles are read by a community of authors and users, thanks to a “crowd generated voice” process.
Lectios was part of Start-Up Chile generation 12.
Mariano is a young entrepreneur and global citizen, having lived in 10 different countries so far. He studied at King's College London and worked for Goldman Sachs in their London office before joining Groupon to lead their expansion in Japan and China. He then co-founded Uniplaces - the global brand for student accommodation. He is founder and CCO of Uniplaces and is in charge of operations, marketing and international expansion. Uniplaces was part of Start-Up Chile generation 3.
Kasia is alumni of PlugAndPlay Spain and Founder of Ufeed, first social media platform where post on Facebook and Twitter turn into donations for charity. Lawyer by background with 6 years of experience working with private business. Her strongest passion is social innovation and serving entrepreneurs. Ufeed was part of Start-Up Chile generation 13.
Sandaruwan Gunathilake is the co-founder of Medical Joyworks'. A multiple medal-winner at the
International Olympiad in Informatics, he is an expert software development, and graduate of
the Informatics Institute of Technology in Sri Lanka.
An inspired start-up founder, Mr. Gunathilake co-founded two startups before Medical Joyworks.
Medical Joyworks’ was part of Start-Up Chile generation 2.
Joshua is Co-Founder and CEO at WinSenga. WinSenga’s vision is to make every pregnancy and childbirth safe and magical through integrated mobile technologies that empower medical personnel to deliver standardized prenatal care and labour management to expectant mothers. Currently based in Uganda (soon in Chile), WinSenga also works as a FitBit for pregnancies, enabling expecting parents bond with their babies.
Joshua has co-founded 3 other startups. Joshua was awarded the 2014 The Future Africa Prize in Technology and is one of the youngest ever finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa. WingSenga was part of Start-Up Chile generation 15.
Maxim Osipov is a founder of Sentimoto, helping families care for ageing relatives. He holds a PhD degree in Healthcare Innovation from the University of Oxford, Executive MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and has a computer science and software engineering background with >10 years of experience in industrial R&D for the major international companies (Motorola, Siemens and GE), as well as > 5 years of academic research (University of Oxford), where his scientific focus was on analysis of human behaviours from mobile and wearable sensors, specifically for early identification of symptoms of mental disorders. He is an active member of London entrepreneurial community. Sentimoto was part of Start-Up Chile generation 14.
Located in SF, Telematics Engineer, cofounder and CEO at GlamST, a virtual makeup platform for brands & retailers. Raised +1M funding, volunteer, judge and speaker/mentor in entrepreneurship organizations as AIESEC, 500 Startups, Endeavor and Vital Voices. Awarded international recognitions; Fortune Most Powerful Women Global Partnership, Extraordinary Ability Visa, Endeavor Entrepreneur. GlamST was part of Start-Up Chile generation 4.
Peter graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a degree in Finance and completed coursework at London School of Economics and Political Science. He's the current President and Co-founder of DoubleMap, a software company providing intelligent transportation system (ITS) for fixed routes on mobile applications. Peter also serves as a Board Member of Bar Keepers Friend and Co-Founder of DoppioGroup. DoubleMap was part of the Start-Up Chile generation 8.
Zuley Clarke is co-founder of Humblee, the first ever monthly video-subscription platform where customers can get (and promote!) videos every week on FB, Instagram or any social channel of choice. Humble were part of TSF generation 3 and is currently part of SEED program generation 17.
Theodora has over eight years of experience in management and over four years of experience in marketing and business development. She has been with the Spark Game Engine team from the very beginning and has built the Spark community to over 16K subscribers, which is continually growing at a steady rate. Theodora always enjoys researching and learning new things about marketing, business development, and of course startups. Spark was part of Start-Up Chile generation 11.
Andrea is an entrepreneur, autism health advocate, and exponential tech geek based in Vancouver, BC. She is the Founder and CEO of Awake Labs, an autism health company committed to empowering those living on the autism spectrum. She is also a member of the Global Shapers Vancouver Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Andrea is dedicated to building and mentoring companies and to creating strong entrepreneurial communities.
Andrea is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Option, and a Minor in Commerce, from the University of British Columbia. Awake Labs was part of Start Up Chile - TSF generation 2.
Paul is the co-founder of Sceenic, the 1st immersive solution for co-viewing TV and OTT together with friends via face to face video. Paul had his first business back in 1998 when he was 17, Skipworth, a digital record label, then was a product guy at AOL UK and most recently the Head of MTV Digital in Latin America. Paul doesn't drink coffee "he doesn't need it to wake up" and has lived in 9 countries. He believes in #DoDealsNotDemoDays and is often a speaker at Social Media Week, NewTV Congress, DEW Expo and Wolves Summit. Sceenic was part of Start-Up Chile SEED generation 14.
Pedro Gray is an Electrical Engineer. Founded Belmont Electronics, an energy efficiency services company. He is also the founder and President of the Chile – Portugal Chamber of Commerce (www.chileportugal.org) and an Electronics and Telecommunications Teacher. Belmont Electronics was part of Start-Up Chile SEED generation 2.
Bob is an international, serial entrepreneur with startup experience in USA, Europe and Chile. He is currently the Founder & CEO of Startup Venture Network - a comprehensive/global/virtual pre-accelerator program for startups at all stages of development. In addition to his various commercial endeavors, Bob was also Co-Founder/Chairman Emeritus of several not-for-profit organizations including Angel Forum of Florida in West Palm Beach and European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) in Brussels. Bob is currently based in Central Florida just north of Orlando. Ebiquous Inc. was part of Start-Up Chile SEED generation 2.