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Meetup in Concepción: Environmentally Friendly Startups

Cristian Palacios, the Mexican entrepreneur and CEO of the company Aventones, will be the speaker for the next meetup in Concepción related to “Environmentally Friendly Startups” that is being organized along with InnovaChile Bío Bío. Aventones is in Chile thanks to Start-Up Chile and essentially offers a full service that facilitates and promotes carpooling. They have a system online where people from the same organization can make agreements about arranging rides together.


Cristina Palacios, emprendedora Mexicana y CEO de la compañía Aventones será expositora del Meet Up “Emprendimientos amigables con el medio ambiente” que estamos organizando junto a Innova Bio Bio. Aventones esta en nuestro país gracias al apoyo del programa Start Up Chile y consiste en brindar un servicio integral que facilita y promueve la cultura de compartir el automóvil , ofreciendo un sistema en linea con el cual las personas que pertenecen a una misma organizacion se ponen de acuerdo.

What you need to know:
Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Pub–Restorant Santos, Bahamondes 49, Pedro de Valdivia, Concepción
RSVP to: http://www.meetup.com/AtreveteHOY-Biobio/events/50742382/


Meetups Arrive to Stay in Chile’s ‘Región de los Lagos’

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
Startup: Escapeswithyou.com
Industry: Tourism

2. Thursday March 8th, 2012
Presenter: Ben Kaplan
Startup: Learndipity
Industry: Education and Communication

3. Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Presenter: Rebeca West
Startup: PorMano
Industry: Tourism/Artisan Goods

4. Thursday April 12th, 2012
Presenter: Nisar Shaik
Startup: AlcazarSolar
Industry: Energy