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Start-Up Chile Seed | Welcome Generation 17!

101 GLOBAL COMPANIES ARE READY TO JOIN START-UP CHILE SEED PROGRAM AFTER MORE THAN 1800 APPLICATIONS.  FOUNDERS AND THEIR TEAMS WILL RECEIVE 20 MILLION PESOS (ABOUT US$ 35,000), A WORKING VISA FOR A YEAR AND ACCESS TO THE LARGEST STARTUP COMMUNITY IN THE WORLD TO ACCELERATE THEIR STARTUPS IN CHILE.

 

The program will receive 101 new companies from all over the world. Among the countries represented at the 17th generation of Start-Up Chile Seed, are Chile (26%), USA (18%), Brazil (11%), Argentina (8%), India (6%) and Mexico (5%).

Regarding the industries, the most represented in this round include Information and communication technologies (17%), Health (12%) and Education (10%). At the same time, 22% of companies  were founded by women, while 78% of men. This represent the higher amount of female founders that we ever had.

The companies selected for the 17th generation will start the program on 13th February 2017. All the founders must be in country during that week to begin the orientation process and start their experience as Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs.

As a requirement, entrepreneurs must remain in the country for at least 6 months (the duration of the program) and help spread the innovation spirit through participating in social impact activities, sharing their experiences with the chilean ecosystem.

The startups will also have the chance to apply to the new follow-on fund Start-Up Chile SCALEthat offers CLP 60 million (approximately USD 90,000) to companies that have significant traction, are generating revenue and that need the extra capital to grow in Chile and expand to the rest of Latin America. Only companies that have first passed through the six-month program will be eligible to apply for this fund.

Next application process for the Seed program will start on January 17th 2017 and will close in February 7th 2017.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet generation 17!

 

Afinidata: Afinidata uses mobile phones and community workshops to provide access to early childhood education tools that empower parents to be their child’s first educator.

AGRON Solutions: We offer affordable and efficient technology for agricultural soil protection. Our first product measures soil health through sensors, to provide instant feedback for soil treatment.  GRON solutions will allow farmers to know what they absorb from soil so they can restore it on time, and maintain soil fertility.

APOIA.se: APOIA.se is a 21th century patronage, where creators and NGO’s earn ongoing revenue directly from the communities by making a living doing what they do best. Paying a few bucks per month OR per post released, it’s a way to join your favorite makers of the stuff you love.

Appbase: appbase.io is the first commercial streaming database that’s offered as a hosted API and an on-prem deployment software for building modern apps, realtime analytics, and new age IoT based software. 1000+ apps with 100M+ API calls have been built with appbase.io in 2015 alone.

Aquality: This Service identifies and characterises networks of drinking water pipes with increased risk of contamination of the flow for the presence of sediments, measuring parameters as turbidity, pH, etc, remotely and georeferenced. The data is sent to a web server to make better decisions concerning the critical maintenance of these.

Ark Paradigm: Ark Paradigm provides clients a functional and versatile data management solution to drive data-driven analytics on prospective, screened, and invested companies. Having eveloped advanced artificial and human intelligence tools, the company has eliminated the time and cost required to collect, analyse, and visualise data from company due diligence material.

Aussi: Micro and small entrepreneurs and businesses who lack management knowledge and want to share their experience in businesses development with other entrepreneurs.

Babaiola: Babaiola is the first travel meta search for the LGBT community. Babaiola helps you find all the information about your favorite destinations, local attractions (pubs, museums etc.), gay-friendly hotels and cost-effective flight offers. Babaiola allows to plan trips and exchange information with the thousands of like-minded users of our community.

Bederr: Bederr is a mobile and web platform that helps companies to communicate benefits and communications in general. The communication to user is thought mobile apps that group locals and benefits programs of the city. We also have services of leads, notifications, mobile payment, analytics and white labels.

Belcanto TV (formerly known as “Voonge”): Belcanto is a video streaming platform that connects you with the best cultural events from all around the world. You can enjoy operas, ballet, classical music in one app on your smartphone, tablet and smart television.

Bemo: According to WHO, 1 in 5 people need psychological counseling in India. Bemo’s mission is to bring quality, counseling to people who need it, when they need it. We are working with one of the foremost institutes of Neurosciences to create engaging therapy techniques to help you be more.

Bhive: Bhive is the first and largest MBA marketplace in Latin America, connecting elite talent to short-term project for multinationals in the region. Our goal is to redefine labour engagement for business experts, giving them the flexibility to decide where and when to work, while driving cost down for companies.

Captiz: Captiz is designed to help film professionals reach global audiences. Captiz marketplace connects customers with freelance translators available right now (in 38 languages). The solution is at least twice as cheap and 3 times faster than competition, and brings the competitive advantages of pirate subtitling to the legal offer.

Careband SpA: Careband is the smart band through its high-tech sensors register t °, oxygenation and pulse, recording every sign, and informed when they leave the normal range by alerts the smartphone, also stores the data in a virtual medical record, to always know that our children occurs.

CefMed: CefMed is a cephalometric software that has applications on the health area, specifically orthodontics. This online platform allow users to connect from different computers and also do team work. The user can purchase one licence at the time and make an online payment.

CFOremoto: We provide financial intelligence services to Small & Medium Businesses through a Fintech SaaS. The software is in the cloud and uses machine learning algorithms to generate real time customized reports, financial statements, recommendations and alerts to our customers, supported by professional and high quality financial advisory post sale service.

Coinaction: Coinaction is Bitcoin-based platform, which enables instant currency exchange transactions for final consumers, in a cheaper, more secure and convenient way. We establish a connection between you, the tourist, and an international trusted network of welcoming establishments, able to buy your bitcoins with local currency upon a much smaller fee.

Curvilux: Beautiful flat pack furniture, that are multifunctional, easy to assemble with built in technology, since we believe that everyone should be able to have an easy to install, affordable and beautifully designed smart home without experiencing awkward furniture delivery, high prices and painful setup.

Czar Securities: Czar is building an ecosystem of cyber security products and services. We aim to be the one stop solution for web security in this world of ever increasing threats. Our ecosystem brings all the stakeholders i.e hackers, security testers, businesses on one common platform to work hand-in-hand.

Data Campfire: Data Campfire is a crowdsourcing marketplace for Data Visualisation skills, where businesses can crowdsource data solutions through hosting their project briefs. Teams of people with skills in statistics, design and development can find team members with different skills, pitch for these briefs and showcase their work to the community.

DGfoot: DGfoot is a comprehensive platform for feet wellness. DGfoot manufactures orthopedic and comfort soles. Based on an automated test that recognizes the particularities of each foot it optimizes the sole’s specifications and manufacture it in-store. After a quick coffee, the customer can walk out with the perfect sole for him.

DJPROFILE.TV: DJPROFILE.TV is the first online tv channel in LATAM dedicated to electronic music and dj culture. Content is our business, we distribute it via on-demand or streaming, aiming to entertain, inform and educate our audience, using the most modern techniques of video  production, content generation and inbound & video marketing.

drsafehands.com: We are one stop shop for all health needs that are too intimate to share. We have the best specialist doctors from different parts of the world who handle issues like sexual health, mental health, fertility, pregnancy, cancers and so on. We have a special clinic for LGBT community.

DUKO: Duko provides dog sitting and walking services through a network of trusted/verified caregivers, promoting animal welfare (cage-free sitting services) and responsible pet tenancy. Clients have a limited vet care guarantee in case of accidents. Owners choose the ideal caregiver depending on location/experience, book and pay through the website.

EatAbout: EatAbout is democratizing eating out by empowering chefs and passionate home cooks to host guests in their home. We tackle the disconnect between you and your chef, helping you eat fresher food and interact directly with your chef in their home, which is significantly cheaper than restaurants.

Endomast: A topic lotion to restore cow’s teats affected by bovine mastitis or maintain a healthy one. This lotion includes natural antibacterial, wound healing, antioxidant and hydration properties which are not addressed by actual products in the market. These properties come from endophytes fungal extracts isolated from a traditional medicinal plant.

Ennomotive: ennomotive is a platform that uses the power of global engineering talent to solve industrial challenges. Companies post their challenges in our online platform and our engineering community provides solutions. The potential problem-solvers compete and win cash prizes, projects and recognition.

Evaluados: Evaluados is an online platform and app which allows teachers to have immediate feedback of the topics they have taught. Transforming the cell into an ally for the classroom.

ExpertPro: ExpertPro is a Senior Consulting Marketplace where you can contact professionals with extensive experience in executive positions on the main sectors and industries in Latin America. You can hire their services directly through our platform or complete our inquiry form to send quickly the best recommendation.

Fairbooks: Fairbooks is the first authorized self publishing platform for the FanFiction world. Fan around the world can now write, read and PUBLISH their stories based on the characters from Books, Comics, Movies, Series they love. We provide a publishing site and a mobile App (iOS, Android, Windows Phone).

Feriaferió SpA: We are a marketplace dedicated to encourage the recycling of clothes and independent design. We carefully choose every product that our users publish on our website, giving them purchase warrants and free returns. Our goal is to be Latin America’s best community where you can look, buy, and sell clothes.

Gamii, SpA: Gamii’s app based ecommerce platform features a simple implementation interface allowing any client the ability to get their site up quickly. Gamii apps will provide industry specific tools and evolve with client needs. When a new application is activated, the clients website automatically reacts, eliminating development cost and time.

GeekBox Chile: GeekBox Chile is a monthly suscription box full of Geeks collectables. The membership is cheaper than buying products in retail. Every month a new theme release, always related to the Geek / Nerd / gamer world. All the GeekBox include a limited edition shirt designed by us.”

Gencomex: At Gencomex we provide solutions to the foreign trade market, with an online service that gathers all the logistics operators information. We work as a bond between companies that required freight services and those who supplies it, making them have more efficiency on their operations management.

Glupa: Glupa is a fundraising platform that gives funds for NGOs in a creative and different way. Users receive products and services from various companies in exchange for a monetary cooperation with an NGO of their choice. Those companies contribute to society, get new customers and obtain online & social marketing.

Golazzos: Golazzos is an award winning social game of predictions for Soccer Fans. We enable fans to predict the outcome of games, share them socially and participate in a fun competition against others and themselves. Players play with points and progress to achieve badges and recognitions.

GrowthHax: GrowthHax provides a simple, automated, mobile platform that connects entrepreneurs to vetted business coaching & mentoring services at a fraction of the traditional cost. GrowthHax builds your network for you so you don’t have to. We offer to entrepreneurs & enterprise groups.

Humblee: Humblee helps companies quickly create social videos every month. By connecting businesses to a curated network of freelance video producers that work with proven social video templates, Humblee makes video production inexpensive, quick & ROI-positive.

Husky: Husky is a platform for international move of funds that empower clients with relevant and transparent information, eliminating bureaucracy. Our engaged team simplifies and support the whole logistics of the financial relationship between companies.

Hyperreality Technologies: For  home-owners who want to visualize interiors,  our product is a reality mirroring immersive visualization tool using VR, unlike  2d video walk-throughs and images, our  mobile based solution  enables consumers to generate the VR visualization using only a floor-plan  and a Smartphone themselves.

ifarmacias.com: iFarmacias built a platform that helps users manage their most common day to day medication/health ordeals by connecting them with verified doctors and pharmacies. An android app that lets users first chat with a physician or have a medical consultation and forward that prescription to the nearest pharmacy.

Int Data Labs, Inc.: At int.ai we are building analyst bot who can understand business data and serve data needs of business users. With the help of sophisticated machine learning algorithms and by leveraging the power of conversational platforms like email, slack etc our platform is able to deliver automated insights better, faster, cheaper.

intAR21: intAR21 is responsible for developing educational augmented reality resources to strengthen the stimulation, the teaching and the inclusion of preschool and school age children. We encourage the learning processes transforming the classroom into a world that comes alive.

JITbase: JITbase offers a web-based platform that helps companies retaining their employees knowledge and increase their performance. Intuitive, easy to use, visual with image and video, JITbase offers the first solution where every employee can seamlessly capture know-how in minutes, building a growing knowledge base.

JournoRequests: We’ve flipped the PR model upside-down: instead of pitching a journalist with a story they’re not interested in, we help businesses feature in articles they’re in the process of writing.

Klipbox: Klipbox is news monitoring and analysis platform that allow public relations to understand better trends, famous people popularity and Brand crisis. We provide information extracted from news and publications on social networks using cognitive technology to help PRs work on strategies for their clients or companies.

Koomper: Koomper is a web platform that allows publishers to present and manage multiple types of content in the same space without changing code and without using multiple files. Through the Banner Rotator function publishers can increase their ad inventory, showing multiple creatives that can rotate in the same space.

Kwema: Kwema is the smart jewelry made for safety and powered by community. It’s a bracelet with a hidden panic button. If you need help, you can press the button to send a message with your location to friends, family, local authorities and our community of app users near to you.

Latin Hosts: Latin Hosts is an exclusive network of Airbnb properties that assists Hosts and Visitors from the moment of booking through the Visitor’s arrival, stay and departure. We supplement the work of each Host to ensure a better Visitor experience and provide Hosts with tools and services to maximize their income.

Linguician: Linguician uses Music Streaming Services for the purpose of Digital Language Learning. The use of commercial and individually customized music and lyrics offers the user a distinctive language learning experience. Linguician applies smart Machine Learning Algorithms to take the user’s language level and music preferences into account.

LinQ: LinQ is a Human Capital Management Company, created to deliver a simple and efficient solution for managing the payroll process, and the services associated. We focus on a holistic approach that puts in the center the user experience, under the premise that anyone can pay salaries.

Loyagram: Loyagram is a cloud based, real-time customer experience management & analytics platform which help businesses to capture actionable customer feedback across different touch-points through offline, online and social channels, proactively reducing churn to increase retention & revenue. Loyagram measures customer experience and tracks loyalty.

Mü: Mu is an interactive musical toy for children between 2 and 5 years old that  widely stimulates the senses  and motor skill so children can create and challenge their creativity beyond the  two dimensional limits of conventional touch screens used today.

My Job Studio: We are a social company that connects young talent with startups where they can feel motivated and perform their knowledge gained on their studies formal or informal. We connect the small and medium business, startups, universities, schools, to help them to find each other. We’re startups headhunters.

MyStrengthBook: We solve one question: how do athletes design the most effective workouts possible to maximize their performance?  On our web-based platform, athletes build workouts and track their training data by analyzing key performance metrics.

NexAtlas: Flight planning is a vital part of a pilot’s job. It requires extensive gathering of information from a number of different sources, not always available through digital media. NexAtlas offers a “Google Maps for aviation” solution that considerably facilitates pilots access and understanding of the most important flight related information.

Nutrisato: Nutrisato is a liquid additive that solves the deficit of nutrients in plants, derived from organic molecules, which improves growth and development of fruit, vegetables and crops in general with low impact in the environment, developed to be helpful for farmers and improve the agriculture worldwide.

OfficeRiders: My home is your office. : the OfficeRiders collaborative marketplace is disrupting the workspace market by enabling professionals and businesses to rent under-used private spaces to work. OfficeRiders is meaningfully remodeling the workspace market, introducing the most affordable and flexible way to work with intimacy or with others.

OpenFn (Open Function): OpenFn is a completely-customizable integration-platform-as-a-service, unlocking the power of technologies by connecting them. Instead of building out costly custom integrations, organizations use OpenFn to configure sophisticated data-flows between vital technologies in minutes. Users have already driven over 500k transactions across our servers, getting quality information to decision makers faster.

Oreegano: Oreegano is an online community with a technology that allows to extract and show nutritional facts form any recipe posted by food lovers, allowing everybody to become aware of what they eat. This makes possible to provide innovative and dedicated services for nutritionists and companies interested in food and nutrition.

OTTAA Project: Alternative communication system for speech impaired people. We allow people with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome & Aphasia to communicate in a fast an effective way by using a simple and environmental comprehensive app that gathers information to give a tentative result of most suitable pictures to create a sentence.

Parasym Health: Parasym Health is an institution backed bioelectric medical device company that provides an innovative new treatment for chronic diseases. Our treatment has applications to over a dozen conditions, without any of the side effects of conventional pharmaceuticals and can be provided at a fraction of the cost.

Players’ Lounge : Players’ Lounge is a digital marketplace and social platform for gamers to play competitive sports video games for cash and prizes against anyone in the world — enhancing the casual­ competitive gaming experience. Players’ Lounge also provides a desirable platform for brands to target millennials.

Psicologia Viva (Psyalive): Telehealth marketplace to do online consultations between sychologists and patients. One stop shop solution to online schedule, payments and do consultations. Providers pay a monthly signature from a virtual office and our solution find the most adequate prychologist to needs of each patient.

Quick Questions: Quick Questions is a platform that allows market research professionals to create and conduct engaging short surveys right inside messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, etc. We’re fixing the $42Bln Market Research industry’s main problems: simple representativity and data reliability.

Quiickly: Quiickly is a startup that offers erotic experiences for couples. Each month we establish a topic around which we designed boxes as toolkits, so customers can recreate the sexual fantasy proposed. We seek to Foster creative ways to love, embracing sensuality while promoting sexual education and awareness on safe sex.

Radar: We provide the management teams of schools with key educational metrics and analytics through a web platform where they can manage and take online surveys to their stakeholders. This way, we help schools understand and prioritize their efforts to achieve continuous improvement.

RAQN Interactive: RAQN is a platform that facilitates the integration of educational interactive software (games & smulations) in schools, by means of a catalog of validated content, mapped to school curriculum and able to measure students’ interaction, interests and performance against learning objectives.

RockMass Technologies: RockMass Technologies is improving rockmass assessment, making data collection more efficient, accurate and safe. Our device, the RAM-1000, is a mobile handheld evice that geoscientists can use to make more informed assessments of how stable a tunnel is or where rocks may fall.

Sabius: We connect experienced seniors (45+)  with people willing to learn from them, through in-person interactions (workshops/classes/consultancy/etc). In Sabius you can learn abilities like art, music, languages, business, hiking, science, to name a few. Interactions between the seniors and students are given for example in homes, classrooms or public spaces.

SensorGlobe: Technology solutions based on Internet of Things and big data for decisión making through monitoring and real-time alerts of critical parameters in air, water and soil to improve production efficiency of enterprises, Foster the sustainability of the planet and improve people quality of life.

SeSocio.com: SeSocio.com is an investment Marketplace that allows unsophisticated investors to get part through crowdfunding and with no minimum amount in investments alternatives that were previously inaccessible to them. Our Capital Market model includes a multicurrency trading platform, where investors can sell their shares, giving them liquidity.

Shopyak: Shopyak is an e-commerce builder for single page stores that provides advanced features for optimal conversion rates. The seamless application lets you build your store in minutes with no coding required. Test mode, optimised templates, automatic a/b testing, payment integration, hosting and multiple store management allow anyone to profit online.

Signa: Signa is a platform that provides online courses for deaf, helping them to prepare their professional activities through content created in sign language, with their culture and their teaching methodology. We are the new Netflix of sign language courses.

Simplify us: We analyze 24/7 your online business data, and tell you precisely what’s working and what is not. We can tell you not only where users leave your website, but why they do, what product has the highest ROI and where you should invest your marketing money.

Sky Agro Solutions: SkyAgro develops software and integrates hardware to assist in decision making for Agro, through intelligent image processing and data taken by UAVs with minimun user intervention. We created our first product, a drone that flies automatically processing the images.

Slicar Carsharing: The Uber for short-term vehicle rental.  People can rent vehicles located around the city for hours or days and they only need one time subscription to booking a vehicle whenever they need. We are an alternative to buy a car and people share one car with other users.

SmartBridge: Businesses want access to excellent health and life science expertise when it’s needed, flexibility in terms of how to engage specialized experts, and at a price that delivers great value.  We created SmartBridge to connect businesses with top health and life science experts on a freelance basis.

SmartPoll: SmartPoll is a Mobile platform that simplify the one-to-many communications and displays the information using Big Data and Augmented Reality techniques.

Sportty: Free live streaming service for amateur and recreational sports that offers a 4 camera-switch and a pay-per-view system to sell tickets.

Spot: Spot gathers price information from the web to measure the pulse of inflation on a daily basis. Accuracy and timeliness are critical for banks, insurers, pension and mutual funds, etc, and Spot analyzes more data sources and delivers instantaneous updates, giving insights to make better decisions and react more quickly.

Strime: Strime is a web-application designed to simplify the way video producers collect corrections from their clients. Allowing the client to annotate directly on the video, Strime facilitates the project management and drastically improves the communication.

Stylerz: Stylerz is a website and mobile app that connects consumers with the best stylists so you can search and book your next beauty appointment online knowing you will be on the best hands with the best professionals near you.

Teca Cloud Inventory: Multichannel orders and inventory management platform that makes it really easy for spanish-speaking small-and-medium sized retailers to control their stock and business in today’s sales multichannel market. With Teca you can forget the time-consuming spreadsheet-based stock control as it automatically updates your stock movements generated in multiple sales-channels.

TECNOACTIVE: TourPlay es una Sistema de entretención a bordo inalámbrico que entrega al pasajero contenido audiovisual, publicitario y opciones turísticas en el lugar de destino. Entreteniendo e informando durante el transcurso del viaje.

Telecuidado: Telecuidado is a telemonitoring system for elder or dependent people. The innovative service consists in a wearable device connected 24×7 to a central monitoring unit, that receives vital signs, location and signals from the user. If an emergency is detected, we contact the user, relatives and health emergency if necesary.

THINKey: THINKey Box is a FUNctional STEAM kit modeled on a freemium subscription service. Monthly, THINKey Box is delivered with educational hands-on-science activities accompanied by online enrichment content aimed at kids between the ages of 4-12.  The integrated learning of STEAM makes every experience unique, highly engaging and low- cost.

Touchcard: Touchcard helps E-Commerce retailers get more sales from existing customers with automated, high-converting physical postcards.

Trigger.Systems: Trigger.Systems developed a cloud platform that eases the control of systems such as irrigation, lakes, pumps and others. Using exclusive calculation models based on weather forecasts it can make automatic decisions about the systems. It can achieve more than 40% in water savings, provide convenience and reduce hard labor costs.

TriggerInn: Searching for perfect hotel,flight or tour & package is a time consuming and tedious process. TriggerInn intends to change the industry dynamics by approaching and solving the problem from Buyer(user) to Seller (service provider) side instead of Seller to Buyer side,which is the way industry works currently.

TripHappy: TripHappy is mapping the world’s travel routes to make travel, and travel marketing, better. By mining data from our users and public sources, we are compiling a database of travel itineraries that will be used by both destination marketers to advertise more effectively and travelers to make trip planning easier.

TruePani: TruePani is aimed at improving point of use drinking water quality in underserved areas through our copper lotus.  Our product is simple and effective and designed to easily be integrated into daily life.

Trunk: Trunk is aimed to generate a motoboy / courier service layer on top of the ride-hailing app drivers distributed along LATAM, reducing the the delivery cost about 30%, maximazing spare capacity on vehicles (trunks) and optimizing delivery rutes based on packages consolidation and their every day passengers routes.

UWorks: Digital platform delivered to the company for use by its workers (web/mobile) that allows binging and facilitate the realization of daily or tedious activities of each colaborardor, allowing them to produce them in the company. This thanks to a network of providers of specific services, undertake these roles.

Vendiste.com: Vendiste.com is a mobile app that allows people to create their own garage sale from their cellphones so they can buy and sell second hand products with the people that live around them. This makes it easier to complete transactions and avoiding most of the risks of buying online.

visor.ai: Visor.ai is your company customer support virtual advisor, introducing auto replies and Artificial Intelligence in written interactions (messenger, email etc.) with your clients, increasing your service level and reducing your costs with staff.

Vulpi: Vulpi is a Saas that makes the hiring process of software 80% faster and 70% cheaper on average, by giving companies a user friendly online platform. Through the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, Vulpi seeks to deliver the professional that best fits the needs of the client.

Worcket: Worcket is the internship recruitment tool that matches  the right candidates with the right opportunity through a strong algorithm facilitating connections with hiring managers. It leverages video profiles, making the search process more human and efficient. It’s millennials and SMB’s ready, increasing the span and reach of internship programs.

Yaydoo: Yaydoo is a platform that brings everything your company needs, on-demand. We connect your company with hundreds of selected suppliers and on-demand service providers through a digital procurement concierge app and web marketplace. Companies save time and money automating recurrent orders, centralizing invoices and buying supplies at wholesale prices.

Zenklub: Zenklub is an end-to-end curated marketplace for mental care. An online platform where people can have access to quality mental care – anytime, anywhere – and in turn therapists have an online office and branding platform.

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SUP Partners | LatAm Startups Announce New Accelerator in Toronto

LatAm Startups today launched the LatAm Startups Hub, a new Toronto-based accelerator that will scale Latin American startups globally from Canada.

 

The LatAm Startups Hub announced its call for applications for the first cohort of ten (10) startups.

Startups accepted into the program will receive the mentorship necessary to scale their business globally.

Our experts will provide guidance on business development, intellectual property, licensing and commercialization strategies, introduction the Toronto startup ecosystem, plus connections to local investors and other funding options.

Startups will be required to travel to Toronto and remain in residence for at least three of each four-month cohort term, at their own expense, including a small membership fee. Extensions will be possible for those who wish to remain, and the accelerator will help successful startups to remain in Canada under the Startup Visa program, where appropriate.

To be eligible, startup must have a working prototype and some market validation in the form of investment or revenue from existing customers.

The LatAm Startups Hub works across many verticals, including fintech, mining, IoT, edtech, VR, and biotech. The Hub will selects startups that are a “best fit” for the Toronto startup ecosystem and are most likely to succeed by coming to Canada.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2017. First cohort will arrive in Toronto on April 1, 2017 for a four-month residency.

If you’re not sure, apply now! We often don’t know what we want until we see it.

Got questions? Email them: Contact@LatAmStartups.biz

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Start-Up Chile Seed results – Generation 17 | Resultados Start-Up Chile Seed Gen. 17

Resultados Start-Up Chile Seed Gen. 17

Les comunicamos que los resultados de los startups seleccionados para la generación 17 del programa Seed de Start-Up Chile serán publicados el martes 6 de diciembre a través del sitio web del programa. Además los beneficiados serán notificados directamente por correo electrónico.

Pedimos las disculpas pertinentes por el atraso en la entrega de los resultados.

Equipo Start-Up Chile

 

Start-Up Chile Seed results – Generation 17

We would like to inform that the results of the selected startups for generation 17 of the Start-Up Chile Seed program will be published on Tuesday, December 6, on the program’s website. Beneficiaries will also be notified directly by email.

We apologize for the delay in the publication of the results.

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10 Guidelines for Creating Better Help Documentation

As a form of user assistance, help documentation is a crucial part of any business’s knowledge base. In order to create a richer learning environment, companies from various niches resort to software technology to help them build and develop their customer service and improve the end user experience.

By Robin Singh

Although online help provides assistance for mastering various products and understanding different topics, the vast majority of its documentation is designed to make complex operating systems and software applications less incomprehensible to users. Being a help tool intended for end users, but created by system builders and developers, this kind of documentation is a bit tricky to write.

In order to concisely and plainly explain how your system works and offer valuable troubleshooting solutions for the issues that may occur, you’ll need to put yourself in the users’ shoes. Here are a couple of simple guidelines to follow.

1. Understand that Nothing Is Too Obvious

Even if the topic you’re going to write about is not so difficult to grasp, the biggest mistake you could make from the very start is to assume that the end users are on the exact same level of comprehension as you are. It’s true that those without basic computer skills are now a rare breed, but that still doesn’t mean that everyone is equally adept at understanding the delicate architecture behind software systems and their individual components.

For that reason alone, start thinking about your subject in simple terms, just like most users would. By simplifying your approach a bit, the entire process of creating help documentation will come easier for you, and, consequently, result in a more understandable learning material for the users.

2. Provide Visualisation

 

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Especially when complex subject matters are in case, explaining your text with infographics, diagrams and tables will help users understand the issue quite quickly. Visual learning is one of the best techniques for making complicated and abstract concepts and information easily processable.

Capable of telling hundreds of words all at once, images are succinct enough to describe challenging procedures in only a few steps. As such, pictures can significantly contribute to the explicitness of your text, while simultaneously minimizing its length and reducing its abstractness.

3. Explain With Examples

Just like schematic visualisations allow the user to perceive the subject from different angles and receive it in a more palpable form, examples are another effective tool for making a learning process empirical instead of settling for vague and abstruse information. It’s always helpful to accompany each fact and guideline with a practical example that will make the information given more concrete and understandable to the user. When combined with pictures, an example is one of the most powerful learning tools.

4. Abandon Lingo and Adopt Simplicity

That being said, an approach and writing tone of help documentation is just as equally important for frustrated users looking for fast and actionable solutions. If written in your own professional dialect and with terms only niche experts can understand, your document will be quite unusable for end users. Instead of using lingo and long statements, adjust your writing style for the average user and be as straightforward and descriptive as you can.

5. Introduce Workarounds for Potential Issues

However flawless a system, some sorts of malfunctions are always bound to occur. In order to create online documentation that’s both useful and exhaustive, you’ll need to break your system down to even the smallest of parts. Even by doing so, you might not be able to detect potential issues straight away, which is why you’ll need to have them on your mind throughout the writing process and try anticipating in which exact points they may emerge.

Workaround solutions are always a valuable addition to any help documentation software, and you should definitely consider including them in your own.

6. Reread it from the User’s Perspective

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Just like thorough analyses of the topic you’re writing about is the indispensable pre-step in creating help documentation, testing the finished result is of the utmost importance for making it ready for publishing. When writing as an expert, it’s highly possible that you’ll overlook some tiny steps in the process, but what seems negligible or self-explanatory to you, inexperienced users might find extremely frustrating.

Once your text is entirely penned down, forget everything you know about the topic and start following your instructions the same way the average user would. Only by doing so, the steps and information you have unintentionally left out will emerge clear, and you can include them to make your help documentation detailed and complete.

7. Employ Help Documentation Software Systems

Besides being a laborious process, creating help documentation can be quite costly as well. Luckily, the market is now solidly improved by various types of help documentation software systems designed to make it a bit easier and less expensive. Before commencing your work, be sure to learn more about these systems and their individual tools and features, since some of them can significantly reduce both time and money you would have to invest into building your help documentation knowledge base.

8. Try Not To Delegate

Quite a few system builders would be delighted by the prospect of documenting their work and adjusting the result so that it can be understandable to users. Even so, there are a couple of beneficial aspect of creating help documentations that you should consider. First of all, nobody knows your work better than yourself, and seeing it misinterpreted by someone less informed can be quite infuriating.

Furthermore, help documentation created by a mastermind behind the job will make a full circle out of the efforts you’ve put into the project – together, your project and your help documentation will make a striking presentation for your company’s customers, as well as help a customer support team to provide a more comprehensive learning experience.

9. Use Internal/System Documentation as a Pretext

Even if allowed to pass down the opportunity, you’ll probably still be obliged to deliver a report of your work in form of the Internal/System Documentation. Such report can be a valuable pretext for creating end user help documentation. With their core topic being the same, you can only alter your approach and modify it in a way suitable for instructing.

10. Test Your Work on a Volunteer

Another option available to your company is to hire a documentation expert. In this case, you would be compelled to collaborate with someone who’s not necessarily a specialist in the niche, and explain your building process to that person. Much simpler solution is to put your work into words yourself, at least in the form of notes, and then go through them with a colleague or a friend with no knowledge of the subject.

By allowing them to test your guidelines, you’ll have a clear overview of how to proceed with adjusting the material for an average user. This will certainly help you to understand how straightforward you’ll have to be in your approach.

Ultimately, the system you’ve been putting all of your expertise in building and developing is going to be used by people who don’t quite understand the complexity of your brainchild. Only by explaining in simple words how people can leverage it for their own needs, will you be able to make your project fully operable.


Author Bio:- Robin is a Technical Support Executive with a combined experience of 6 years. He is well acquainted with various Knowledge base tools and is currently associated with ProProfs. In his free time, Robin enjoys reading and traveling.

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SUP Alumni | Se lanza Peep: ve a conocer las historias secretas de Santiago

Maravillosas historias permanecen ocultas en la ciudad a la espera de ser descubiertas. En una esquina, en una casa abandonada o en un monumento histórico… mágicos relatos contados por sus propios habitantes, están por todas partes, pero son invisibles para quienes solo buscan lo convencional. ¿Te gustaría conocer la verdadera esencia de la cuidad? Entonces, sé parte de PEEP y accede al lado oculto de un lugar que ya creías conocer.

Pensando en esto, los chicos de Peep Tours lanzan este 11 de octubre una App para Iphone con historias secretas de la ciudad, que llegan en formato de walking tour para recorrer caminando. “Nos dimos cuenta que es siempre la gente que vive en el lugar la que más conoce su ciudad y los mejores lugares para visitar, así que recolectamos esas historias para hacer los tours más entretenidos”. El formato del audio se acomoda perfecto, porque permite una inmersión en lo que te rodea y vivir una experiencia única.  Katherine Vergara, master en ciencias sociales de la UCL, es la fundadora de esta start-up, que pertenece a la generación 16 de Start-Up Chile. “Este no es mi primer emprendimiento cultural” nos señala, pero sí el primero tecnológico. “Encontré en esta plataforma la manera de dar a conocer nuestra identidad y poder salvaguardar nuestro patrimonio intangible latente en las historias, mitología y cuentos urbanos que tenemos en Chile y que gustan mucho a los extranjeros”. El patrimonio intangible es el mas sensible de las formas de patrimonio, y como dice UNESCO, es la más difícil de salvaguardar, por eso incluir la tecnología en un campo en que no se usa es una innovación desde Chile para el mundo.  Peep no está pensado sólo para los viajeros, si no también, para los santiaguinos que quieran conocer mejor su ciudad, reconectarse con su identidad y darse cuenta que Santiago no tiene nada que envidiarle a otras capitales del mundo en cultura y entretención.

Tambien es un gran apoyo para el turismo local, ya que permite a pequeñas organizaciones turísticas y guías locales, tener una plataforma de encuentro con turistas de todo el mundo y llegar a mas personas en mas idiomas, a través de nuestra plataforma.

La invitación es a descargar la App desde el Apple store y acompañarnos en el lanzamiento este viernes 11 de noviembre a las 19:00 en Telefonica Open Future, Av. Providencia 229, Providencia, Santiago. Tendremos sorpresas, regalos y tours premium gratis para todos.

El link de inscripción esta en nuestra fanpage de Facebook: Peep Tours o en el siguiente link: goo.gl/s2pNv0

 

¿Qué es PEEP?

PEEP es una app gratuita que te permitirá conocer la ciudad como nunca antes lo hiciste. Para vivir esta increíble experiencia, solo tienes que seguir el sendero de las historias contadas por las personas que viven en ella a través de audio-relatos que puedes escuchar, y también crear, gratis desde tu celular.

Puedes crear tus propias historias y escuchar las historias del mundo, si eres guía turístico y quieres aumentar tus ingresos, puedes subir walking tours con nosotros y llegar a mas personas en distintos idiomas en todas partes del mundo.

¿Qué lado oculto de la ciudad te gustaría conocer? Accede a cientos de historias subidas por personas locales o graba tus propios audios para compartirlos con el mundo.

  • Mitos y leyendas urbanas
  • Historias secretas
  • Tradiciones orales
  • Patrimonio intangible
  • Fantasmas y relatos paranormales
  • Historias familiares

¿CÓMO FUNCIONA PEEP?

PEEP es una aplicación que funciona a tu ritmo, a diferencia de los tradicionales tours pagados que te obligan a seguir una ruta y tiempos determinados. Los audio se activan automáticamente cuando llegas al lugar que corresponde.

¡Los audio PEEP son gratis y puedes subir y escuchar tantos como quieras! Para comenzar a hacerlo, solo sigue estos sencillos pasos:

  1. Descarga gratuitamente PEEP desde Apple Store.
  2. ¡Registra tu cuenta! Hazlo con tu cuenta Facebook, Twitter o tu correo electrónico.
  3. ¿Quieres escuchar historias de la ciudad? Puedes hacerlo de dos formas: dirígete al mapa y descubre todas las historias que se encuentran a tu alrededor; o búscalas en el catálogo creado para cada ciudad.

¡No es necesario estar revisando el celular! Recuerda que si tienes activadas las notificaciones, éstas te avisarán cuando haya historias secretas en tu camino.

  1. ¿Quieres crear historias de la ciudad? Para hacerlo, descarga la aplicación y comienza a grabar un audio directamente en tu celular o computador desde ese mismo momento. El tiempo máximo para tu audio-historia es de 2 minutos, la que será revisada en un plazo de 24 horas. Una vez aprobado, tu relato es integrado al mapa desde donde puede ser encontrado y disfrutado por todos los peepers.
  2. ¿Eres guía local y quieres llegar a mas personas? Contáctanos a través de nuestra pagina y en 3 simples plazos ya estarás en mas idiomas y en mas lugares de los que imaginaste.

 

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PEEP cuenta con tours Premium creados especialmente para viajeros, son tours creados por PEEP y por guías turísticos locales. Se accede a ellos sin Internet y están diseñados para dos horas de caminata, estos audio-tours pagados funcionan de manera offline y se activan con el GPS de cada celular. Una vez que hayan sido descargados en el móvil, el usuario solo debe elegir la función activar en la aplicación y el audio se activará automáticamente cuando pase por los lugares incluidos en el tour. ¡Es mágico!

Los audio-tours Premium se encuentran disponibles en inglés y en español y son los siguiente recorridos:

Pueblo chico infierno grande: con la historia social de Chile vista a través de un recorrido por el casco histórico.

 

Lleve de lo bueno: un recorrido por Santiago popular, sus historias, su gente, y cómo ha cambado a través de los años el latir de la capital.

 Cosas más extrañas: con las leyendas urbanas y de fantasmas del centro de Santiago.

Cementerio: recorrido por las historias secretas del Cementerio de los Disidentes, con los mejores puntos fotográficos.

 Guatita llena: los mejores lugares ocultos y con historias únicas para comer, desayunar y tomar un cafecito.

 Mataderos: la historia del barrio Franklin de la mano de unos de sus habitantes.

 Arquilovers: los edificios imperdibles de Santiago y las historias, peleas y encuentros que les dieron origen.

 

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SUP alumni | “TheBesty” Eye U.S. Expansion

TheBesty, a mobile concierge app that came out of Start-Up Chile Gen 11 and Scale 2, has now expanded across Latin America, and is eyeing U.S. expansion.

 

The company, who sells their SAAS solution into hotels, is a perfect example of a U.S. company that has setup tech operations in Chile away from the glitz, glam, and high prices of Silicon Valley, and built a product that has the potential to expand globally and reach millions of people.  TheBesty consumer app can be downloaded on both the Apple Appstore and Android Playstore, and is available in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and soon Brazil.  TheBesty consumer app and hospitality platform will be rolling out across the United States and Europe within the next year.

Recently, TheBesty was sponsored here in Chile by two government agencies: Sernatur (Chile’s Government Tourism group)  and Fundación Imagen de Chile (Chile’s Government non-profit tourism promotional foundation), who have pledged to help market the app to a global audience in 2017.  These groups are the two leading government agencies that promote tourism in Chile, and to a worldwide audience.  Both groups feel that TheBesty can provide a huge technological leap for tourism across Chile, and hope to see visitors from all over the world using the app during their travels to book tours, find local activities, learn about local cuisine, and receive top level customer service at their hotel.  Right now, TheBesty offers thousands of tours and activities available for purchase through the app as well as an expansive offering of local information useful for locals and tourists alike.  The company says that the partnership with both government groups will help put Chile on the map as a country whose mobile tourism offerings are world class, and will further promote Chile as a top destination to visitors traveling from all corners of the globe.

TheBesty is also working directly with Apple and has an ongoing partnership with LionBridge.  Apple has been working with the team to provide UI and on-boarding feedback.  TheBesty Founder, Matt Baer stated, “Receiving feedback directly from Apple is a blessing, and a relationship our entire team is excited to continue as we launch new features in the app and continue our expansion.”  LionBridge, a public company listed on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol (LIOX), has also partnered with TheBesty to enable the app to offer on-the-fly language translations to hotel guests.  TheBesty Founder, Matt Baer stated, “We have teamed with Lionbridge to allow hotel guests to chat with hotels in real-time using their native language, while delivering their requests to hotels in their preferred language.  This feature has enabled travelers from all over the world to communicate more effectively with hotel properties, and we are proud to partner with LionBridge, a leader in language technology, to develop a solution that can be used by the entire hospitality industry.”

TheBesty has been a shining example of a Start-Up Chile alumni team that has given back to the community, and now sees their star rising. The partnerships they have developed are impressive, and show that Start-up Chile alumni can make an impact not only in Chile, but far beyond.

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SUP Alumni | iTANDEM: Tu lengua a cambio de la mía

Se fue de intercambio pensando que todo sería fiestas, chicas y diversión y al llegar se dio cuenta que no era para nada así. Para Giovanni Coiante, CEO de iTANDEM, integrarse en un nuevo país, sobre todo si no se conocía la lengua, podía ser una tarea muy difícil.

 

“Necesitaba aprender el idioma, buscar un cuarto para alquilar, encontrar un trabajo y hacer los papeleos de llegada, pero tampoco me quería perder la ciudad donde estaba. Pensé ‘ojalá existiera un sitio que reuniera todo esto para hacerlo más sencillo’”, explica. Gracias a Start-Up Chile y luego de varios meses de arduo trabajo, creó iTANDEM.

Camilla Mottironi, COO de iTANDEM, explica que “la idea principal es ayudar a las personas que salen de su país, ya sea por trabajo o por intercambio estudiantil, a preparar su viaje, a adaptarse una vez en el lugar. Con el tándem, se puede comenzar practicando el nuevo idioma, conociendo más de la nueva cultura y anticipando detalles sobre el nuevo lugar”.

Una vez allí, se puede continuar con el tándem, para perfeccionar el idioma y también para conocer gente nueva. También se ofrecen guías de más de 200 ciudades que los mismos usuarios pueden ir completando con datos que conocen. Así ayudan a quienes llegan a disfrutar más de la ciudad a conocer detalles que, sin ayuda de un local, pasan desapercibidos, pero también a conocer información relevante como hospitales, números de seguridad y datos útiles como los tipos de enchufe del otro lugar.

Al regresar, muchos pierden el idioma aprendido, por no tener con quien practicar. Se puede continuar con el tándem, dar la bienvenida a algún extranjero y continuar con esta red de apoyo internacional.

Hoy la página ya está arriba. Funciona con 4 ejes fundamentales: intercambio de idiomas, ofertas de trabajo, anuncios de alquileres y guías de ciudades. La sección de intercambio de idiomas ofrece dos modalidades, Tandem Off-Line, donde se pueden dejar anuncios Ofreciendo el idioma nativo y buscando uno nuevo. También está Tandem On-Line, un chat en línea que, en menos de 20 segundos, busca alguien con quien comenzar a practicar.

Ya hay más de 4 mil personas esperando hacer un tándem y poder empezar a practicar. También se pueden dejar anuncios de trabajo de cualquier parte del mundo y anuncios de alquiler.

¡Ya hay cerca de 4 mil usuarios, de un planeta que tiene 6 mil millones de personas! ¡Nos falta mucho por crecer! Únete a nuestra aventura, ya sea que quieras salir o dar la bienvenida a alguien a tu ciudad.

www.itandem.it/es

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7 steps towards great public speaking

By Lucas Tamboryn

Last week, I was given the opportunity to present one of Start-Up Chile’s SUP Academy sessions. In these weekly sessions, presenters discuss a topic of interest with the participating startups. Previous sessions included growth hacking, metrics, legal, …

 

Throughout my internship, I had been talking to a number of startups. They all agreed that they were getting a ton of information on how to structure the content of their pitch, yet none of them were ever really taught the principles of public speaking. As a startup, presenting to be remembered is crucial. When you are competing against 70 other startups in a pitch competition, you need to find a way to put yourself over the edge. So when I got the opportunity to do a SUP Acadamy, the subject was immediately clear to me.

Enchanting an audience is all about psychology. It is how you influence people subconsciously that determines whether or not they will give you their full attention. Just imagine: we have no problem binge-watching Netflix for 6 hours, but it is so darn difficult to stay concentrated when someone (a poor public speaker) is giving a presentation.

As a presenter, how do we solve that?

1) Anxiety management

 

The thing that holds us back the most from being a great speaker is ourselves. 85% of people are anxious about public speaking and it is consistently ranked as one of our top 5 fears. Nervous presenters make the crowd feel uncomfortable, and an uncomfortable crowd is not receptive to the speaker’s message. Anxiety usually starts a couple of minutes before you get on stage. Your heart starts beating faster, your hands are sweaty and you may even become short of breath.

  • The first thing you should do is Accept and great the anxiety: anxiousness is a signal that you are about to do something amazing, something you haven’t done before and most probably something that will bring you further in life. In some way, you should feel happy that you are anxious.

 

  • Secondly, become present oriented. Ever wondered why athletes listen to music right before a big game? It is so that they don’t worry about all the possible future scenarios in which something could go wrong. They are fully immersed in their music and aren’t focused on anything else. Other techniques to get your mind straight are doing physical exercise, meditation and one of my personal favourites: tongue twisters. Just try repeating: ‘She sells sea shells by the sea shell shore’ 50 times right before you step on stage.

 

  • Lastly, reframe from a performance to a conversation. Musicians are performers, if they miss one note the whole song is ruined, it has to be perfect. Presentations are never perfect, so we shouldn’t want them to be. It is better to reframe the situation so that the presenter feels like he is having a conversation with the crowd. The easiest way to achieve this is to start off by asking questions to the crowd and consequently, using conversational language.

 

2) Appearance

 

When we are presenting we want to appear 2 things: confident and likeable.

We want to display confidence because this shows our audience that we are knowledgeable about what we are saying and that we deserve their attention. There are 3 key components (the 3 P’s):

  • Posture: your mom was right to nag about your posture when you were younger. Confident presenters stand up straight, chest out, never ever cross their arms and hold this position all while seeming perfectly relaxed.

 

  • Position: Where you stand on stage dictates your confidence. Don’t hide in the back, get up to the front of the stage and confront people.

 

  • Pupils: Keep your eyes on the prize. You are not presenting to the floor, your slides or to that one individual who makes you feel secure. You are presenting to the entire crowd so acknowledge that and give them the attention that they deserve, otherwise they will never provide you with theirs.

 

  • The second thing we want to appear is likeable. We want the audience to feel connected to us like a friend. Once the speaker is categorized as a friend, people will automatically create a narrative in their minds that supports the message that he/she is trying to get across. The keys to appearing likeable are:
  • Smiling: The universal language. It immediately shows anyone that you are not a threat to them.

 

  • Empty hands: The key here is being unarmed. If you have the chance, always present with empty hands to subconsciously make your audience feel safe.

 

  • Open arms: This exposes the belly, a very vulnerable part of the body and consequently, shows vulnerability to the audience.

 

  • Eye contact: It creates a personal relationship. Try making eye contact with a variety of people throughout your presentation.

First impressions matter: It is especially important to appear likeable within the first 7 seconds that you stepped on stage. The human brain is wired to either classify you as a friend or enemy within that timeframe.

3) Vocal power

 

Our voice is our biggest weapon when speaking publicly, unfortunately, many of us shoot ourselves with it. Using your voice the right way requires rigorous training. Some key pointers include:

  • Gravitas: You are the voice of authority when speaking publicly, your voice must reflect this. Gravitas is that tone of voice that implies that you are serious, without being intimidating. It is the default tone that you want to maintain when speaking publicly. It comes from the lower abdomen and can be practiced through voice exercises.

 

  • Intonation: The rise and fall of the voice is especially important when emphasizing. A trick you can use to get this right is, when making the transcript for your presentation, to mark the words you want to emphasize in bold.

 

  • Speed: The speed with which you pronounce words influences your message. If you wanted to make a point, for example, you could slow it down, build the tension, make a revelation and conclude with your point.

Intonation and speed vary according to the content of your presentation.

4) Vocabulary

 

A wise man once told me: “you should treat every word like it costs you $3 each”. You want to make sure that everything you say fulfills a purpose and adds value to your message.

“you should treat every word like it costs you $3 each”

When it comes to choosing between synonyms, you don’t want to say the easiest thing, nor the hardest. You want to use fancy words that everybody understands.

5) Personal story

 

Sharing a personal story is a great way to break the ice and create a personal relationship with your audience. There is a structure you can follow for maximum impact:

  1. Tell an anecdote. This could be something embarrassing to get the crowd to laugh and simultaneously feel related to you.
  2. Turn it into something intellectual to provide value.
  3. Draw a conclusion and set up an argument.
  4. Inspire the audience to practice what you preach.

 

6) Engage with your audience

 

As mentioned earlier, you want to feel as if you are in a conversation with your audience. Engaging with your audience is a great way to achieve this and will incentivise your crowd to keep paying attention to you.

The key to engaging with your audience is to make it fun. Some specific pointers are:

  • Use humor: crack a joke, get the crowd laughing. Life doesn’t always have to be serious.

 

  • Surprise people: get them out of their comfort zones (aka their chairs) and involve them. During my presentation, we had the crowd doing tongue twisters and voice exercises. Youtube video: https://youtu.be/JUiZGknYiV4

  • Ask easy questions: when asking a question you should be confident that about 75% of your audience should raise their hand, if you are lucky, 25% actually will. The crowd is lazy, make it easy for them.

 

  • Call people by their names: ask for peoples’ names and use them throughout the rest of the presentation.

 

7) Preparation

 

As a final note, I would like to emphasize that none of the above really matters without rigorous preparation. You should know the content of your presentation by heart before you step on stage. Beware that this does not mean that you should memorize the entire thing and just rattle it off, because the probability that you will black out due to stress is substantial. I do, however, recommend to memorize some key words as well as some connection words that will allow you to transition between chapters smoothly.

I sincerely hope that this was helpful to you. If you have any questions concerning public speaking or would just like to get in touch, send me an inmail or email:lucas.tamboryn@gmail.com

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Time to say thank you!

In the last few months we reached out to more than 200 people in 40 different countries to ask for help. Now is time to say thank you.

 

By Sofía Del Sante, Impact & Networks Directormapa_seba

 

At Start-Up Chile we truly believe we can change the world through innovation. Supporting impactful people and companies is what moves us every day, but it’s not something we can do on our own. The word “ecosystem” has become a buzzword recently,  but “ecosystem” perfectly describes the startup world: where only the perfect combination of actors and conditions will lead to the right environment for entrepreneurial success.

 

Collaboration is one of the main ingredients in this “perfect recipe”. Startups are meant to be global, but entrepreneurs are not omnipresent (yet). Nowadays, the way to help high potential companies go global is to build a network of collaborators with the same mission: to help startups change the world through innovation.

 

A year ago, we started creating a network of partners; incubators, accelerators and startup programs all over the world that want to help startups succeed. Today we can proudly say that we have found over 50 organizations that share our values. We believe that if we work together, we will be able to make a bigger impact in the world’s future.

 

Today we want to say thank you. Thank you for helping us identify promising companies led by talented entrepreneurs. Thank you for believing in our mission. Thank you for being part of the entrepreneurial revolution. And most of all, thank you for loving entrepreneurship as much as we do. Friends, we are sure that by helping people that want to change the world, we are changing it too.

 

 

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SUP Alumni | Emprendedora de Start-Up Chile participa en MTV Disruptivo Fest

Un grupo de emprendedores de Latinoamérica será puesto a prueba para generar cambios a través del MTV Disruptivo Fest, que comienza a grabarse el 3 de octubre en el canal de Televisión, MTV Latinoamérica, para emitirse en las próximas semanas.

En este desafío la argentina Carolina Mandil participará para impulsar la startup eGlow en toda Latinoamérica, luego de participar en el proceso de aceleración de Start-Up Chile (Generación 13)  y recientemente Startup México.

La emprendedora busca generar alianzas con partners de Latinoamérica que estén interesados en ingresar al mercado mexicano gracias al uso de eGlow, que apuesta por ser la plataforma de influenciadores más importante de habla hispana; y por otro lado, promover los contenidos de toda la gente creativa del mundo digital. Además de que se optimicen las campañas y el cliente pueda ver reflejado en métricas reales el valor que agrega saber con quién y a quién le habla.

MTV Agentes de cambio, es un espacio para explorar, ver, oír y pensar de nuevo. Imaginar todo diferente. También es un reto para conectar con otros jóvenes con ideas creativas. Son tiempos donde los disruptores aprovechan las inmensas posibilidades de las nuevas tecnologías digitales para romper con el sistema tradicional y progresar con nuevos modelos exitosos de negocio.

Maximiliano Morales, consultor en marketing estratégico de Andes Wines , apuesta a que startups y empresas de varios países podrían usar la plataforma eGlow para  ingresar al mercado latinoamericano, ya sea en el rubro tecnológico, vitivinícola y rubros relacionados.

Video Pitch de Carolina Mandil:

Aquí + info sobre el festival: http://agentesdecambio.mtvla.com/category/mtvdisruptivofest/

 

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