Start-Up Chile Week Kicks Off Today

Start-Up Chile Week kicks off today. The celebration will take place over several days and bring together the Start-Up Chile community through a wide range of events, workshops, presentations and more. Among the highlights of the event will be today’s VIP Demo Day, tomorrow’s open Demo Day, and the announcement of the program’s sixth class of startups.

Here are some of the high points:

Wednesday, November 28

Eduardo Mangarelli – Director of Technology, Developers & Platform Group, Microsoft Latin America – Presentation Let’s Talk About New Platforms. 11:00 a.m. at CMI.

Paul Bragiel – Managing Partner, I/O Ventures – Presentation Are You Talking to Me? How to Talk to Investors. 12:00 p.m. at CMI.

VIP Demo Day. 6:30 p.m. at CMI.

Thursday, November 29

Start-Up Chile Demo Day. 9:30 a.m. at Centro Cultural GAM.

SUP Twitcam – Start-Up Chile Round 6 Results. 3:00 p.m. at CMI.

Friday, November 30

Allan Jarry – Founder, NEOS – Presentation Intellectual Property, Protection for Startups. 10:30 a.m. at CMI.

Paul Bragiel – Managing Partner, I/O Ventures – Presentation Bring Your Questions. 12:30 p.m. at CMI.

Start-Up Chile Week will take place in tandem with Common Pitch Chile, a three-day conference that will commence tomorrow. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is slated to attend and speak at the event, as is Charly Alberti, Founder of R21 who is best known as the founder and drummer of Latin American rock band Soda Stereo. And, of course, a competition for startups will be in the mix as well.

Santiago is abuzz this week with startup mania, and those in the area shouldn’t miss a beat. To find a full listing of Start-Up Chile Week events, visit