With the support of Faro Global‘s CEO, Roberto Pérez, and Corfo’s regional office in Puerto Montt, Start-Up Chile meetups will now be a permanent installment in the local entrepreneurial event circuit. Every month, program participants will travel South to speak about the challenges and rewards of bootstrapping their startups and to network with Chile’s southern-based entrepreneurs.
As a program, Start-Up Chile has been organizing meetups for over a year with the objective of connecting our participants with the local community through networking. Originally, the idea of collective meetups was born in the USA after September 11th, when a young entrepreneur, Scott Heiferman, built the meetup.com platform.
In 2012 we are looking forward to organizing more meetups from Chile’s North to South and we want to invite everyone who is interested in participating to join our network (www.meetup.com/startupchile) and become part of the high potential entrepreneurship community.
The monthly meetups that will take place in Puerto Varas are as follows:
1. Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Presenter: Gabriela Mejia
2. Thursday March 8th, 2012
Presenter: Ben Kaplan
Industry: Education and Communication
3. Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Presenter: Rebeca West
Industry: Tourism/Artisan Goods
4. Thursday April 12th, 2012
Presenter: Nisar Shaik