Countdown to PulsoConf: Tickets Go On Sale in Just a Few Short Hours!

The first round of tickets for PulsoConf will go on sale in just a few short hours from now, following weeks of anticipation. The event will bring together top entrepreneurs, investors and hackers from the United States and Latin America in outlining the future of the region’s technology industry.

Tired of talking about projections and possibilities, we at PulsoSocial decided to take the leap and head to Bogotá this 28th and 29th of September with the aim of building a bridge between Latin America and Silicon Valley. The occasion will serve an ideal climate for entrepreneurship, especially considering that PulsoConf coincides with BogotáConf, a premier Colombian technology event.

PulsoConf’s entry fee is US$150, but the first 50 tickets purchased will be sold at a discounted rate of US$100. A lucky group of 20 individuals with a special discount code will be offered an even greater discount, with tickets being sold at US$70 to those who are fastest to buy.

How to Get Tickets

1. Enter your e-mail address in the PulsoConf website,

2. You’ll soon receive an e-mail with a discount code.

3. When the clock hits midnight, you can buy your ticket.

4. ATTENTION. Only the first 20 purchasers will be able to use the discount code.

5. Click check0ut and head to bed … or keep working on the code for your latest app, whatever you’d prefer.

13 Reasons to Attend

1. Adam D’Augelli

A True Ventures Venture Capitalist, Adam has always been drawn to technology startups. He was one of the founders of a record label based on donations and social business in India. Later, D’Augelli began working as a consultant for early-stage technology startups on the U.S. East Coast. He chronicles his experiences in his blog, Life in Beta.

2. Brian Wong

Founder and CEO of kiip, Wing is the youngest entrepreneur ever to receive funding from a United States VC firm. He was just 19 when he received a $4.4 million investment for Kiip, the mobile reward network that has redefined the industry.

3. Nicolás Orellana

Founder and Executive Director of Welcu, the first Latin American startup to receive funding from Tomorrow Ventures, the fund created by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in 2009.

4. Pedro Torres Picón

Founder and Director of Quotidian Ventures, one of the most active funds in Latin America with investments in startups like and

5. Melanie Moore

Founder of technology and fashion startup Elizabeth & Clarke, a simple and successful idea set on breaking down stereotypes. Women can hate shopping, too.

6. Steve Martocci

Co-founder of GroupMe, an app that allows users to hold group conversations on their cell phones. The startup is crowning jewel for a company like Skype, which, unsurprisingly, acquired it in August 2011. Martocci now works as a mentor for TechStars and is an advisor for Movable Ink and Dispatch Invest.

7. Ariel Arrieta

Co-founder and Director of Nxtplabs, Arrieta is a serial entrepreneur who got his start in the world of internet and online media in 1994. He founded Digital Ventures, Directa Network, Performa Network, Afiliados Hispanos and InZearch – all online advertising companies that were acquired by FOX in July 2007. A graduate of Harvard Business Schools’ OPM program, Arrieta is a frequent speaker at AdTech, IAA, IAB, Online Marketing Europe, OMD, Marketing 2.0 and AMDIA.

8. Andrés Barreto

Founder of PulsoSocial and Co-founder of Grooveshark. This Colombian serial entrepreneur played an integral role in the online music service that is now changing the way we listen to music digitally and has now set his sights on telling the stories of technological startups in Latin America. Barreto is also the leader of OnSwipe, which has received more than $5 million in investments to-date.

9. David Weekly

Founder of Mexican.VC, the first Silicon Valley fund aimed at early-stage Mexican startups. Weekly also founded Hacker Dojo and, as if that’s not enough, directs PBworks and works at Gaston Labs.

10. Ran Harnevo

Vice President of AOL Video. Co-founder and CEO of 5min Media, which is now the world’s largest platform for syndicated news, entertainment and lifestyle videos.

11. Bedy Yang

Founder of Brazil Innovators, the most significant entrepreneurial community in the most important country in Latin America. A 500 Startups venture partner, Yang is a central player in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, and her session will be a must-see at PulsoConf.

12. Juan Pablo Buriticá

Organizer of BogotáConf, which brings together Colombian developers and programmers and will soon reach out to the entire region. Buriticá also works with OnSwipe in rendering the app the best for accessing touch-related content and is a constant trend-watcher.

13. Maca Lara Dillon

Co-founder and Chief Editor of PulsoSocial and former Director of Socialatom Group. Maca has worked in journalism for 12 years and at PulsoConf will discuss the future of Latin American web content for Latin American technology startups.


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