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Fabian Talks at TedX Bogota: The Art of Designing Your Own Path

Fabian Talks at TedX Bogota: The Art of Designing Your Own Path

Travelling through South America as a nomad company has its advantages. We see and do things that we’d never be exposed to in our comfort zone. And getting to speak to a group of students in Bogotá, Colombia gave Fabian the opportunity to share his wild ride. The event was centred on the idea of “Inspiring Change”. Which, if you’ve been following the Startup Diaries adventures you’ve seen has been a part of the plan since day 1. Here it is, “The Art of Designing Your Own Path”:

Ep. 06: Santiago – Startup City on the Rise

Ep. 06: Santiago – Startup City on the Rise

When you think about startup scenes, few people think of cities in South America. Even fewer would think of Santiago. But that is changing quickly. Here are a few numbers on Startup Chile, a government backed program to build a world class startup scene. Here are some numbers (as of March 2015): 17930 Startups have applied to SUP program 1058 Startups have been admitted to the program 2330 Entrepreneurs given funding 75 Countries represented We had the incredible opportunity to talk to the executive director of SUP, Sebastian Vidal, as … Continue reading Ep. 06: Santiago – Startup City on the Rise

Ep. 05: Puerto Montt – Inspiration at the Top of Patagonia

Ep. 05: Puerto Montt – Inspiration at the Top of Patagonia

About a 1000 km south of Santiago is the Llanquihue region, an area known for it’s perfect volcanoes, emerald lakes, excellent fishing and beautiful ports. It is also the last place we expected to find a co-working space. Though, in retrospect, the people were kind, friendly and ready to use Sprite to cool an overheated engine – innovative. And yes, car troubles, though not with the Land Rover! Inspiration is everywhere. In this episode you will meet: COWO Puerto Montt COWO Puerto Montt Alejandro Javier Velazquez Pablo Joost

Inspiring Drives: Val Figallo, Working Her Own Way

Inspiring Drives: Val Figallo, Working Her Own Way

When it comes to redefining how we work, Val Figallo is an inspiration to us at Startup Diaries. A self taught developer from the age of 14, she made the choice on her own to drop out of school. Every kid in the world would jump at that opportunity and perhaps rightfully be denied, but not Val. She made such a strong case, that her parents weren’t able to deny her search for an alternative life path. And she quickly proved to them that she had made the right choice. … Continue reading Inspiring Drives: Val Figallo, Working Her Own Way

Ep. 04 – Work is where the WiFi is

Ep. 04 – Work is where the WiFi is

With business doing well, we decided we needed to get away for a bit, and catchup on the backlog of work and deadlines. Living the digital nomad life meant we could end up in one of a kind cities like El Bolson. We could work hard and relax hard, in a beautiful natural setting, with a great artisanal and handcraft scene. Our goal was to spend a few days in a cabin, not far from the city center, and get a bit of it all in. It’s never that simple … Continue reading Ep. 04 – Work is where the WiFi is

Visiting Residencia.pe and Marcos Alarcón Ochoa, Co-Creator of Peru Tech

Visiting Residencia.pe and Marcos Alarcón Ochoa, Co-Creator of Peru Tech

We fell in love with Lima and already feel we never want to leave it again. Waking up in a beautiful street in the bohemian Barranco district we climbed into our Land Rover to meet the first people from the scene. This time it’s all in Spanish. The takeaways: If you ever need a Co-Working Space in Lima and a place to network with people, we can 100% recommend Residencia, it’s beautiful and has a SLIDE built into the house!! English subtitles soon. In this interview you’ll meet: Marcos Alarcón … Continue reading Visiting Residencia.pe and Marcos Alarcón Ochoa, Co-Creator of Peru Tech