The JWEF for the first time in Chile!

Since February I have been helping organize the Junior World Entrepreneurship in Chile. This will be the first year this event is also represented here and I am really excited about that. I am amazed to see how quickly and steadily Chile is growing as a tech hub in the region. More and more international tech events are being hosted here such as Startup Weekend, Angel Hack and Lean Startup workshops and now the JWEF. CHi CHi Le! ūüėÄ

Below is the press release of the JWEF that I would like to share with you guys. Hope to see many of you there.


El Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum: ¡el Foro Mundial de Emprendimiento Juvenil llega a Chile por primera vez!

Santiago, Chile РPor primera vez, Chile acogerá el Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum, un encuentro de envergadura mundial que conecta a emprendedores y estudiantes con el objetivo de consolidar el posicionamiento del país como un atractivo polo de emprendimiento a nivel internacional.

Este evento es la versi√≥n junior del World Entrepreneurship Forum, un foro global y exclusivo que¬†favorece el emprendimiento y reune a todos los actores claves del ecosistema emprendedor. Desde su¬†creaci√≥n en 2008, el World Entrepreneurship Forum represent√≥ m√°s de 75 pa√≠ses creando as√≠ una¬†comunidad poderosa a nivel internacional. Con m√°s de 150 art√≠culos de prensa en 35 pa√≠ses en 2012 –¬†Forbes, The Times of India, etc. – el World Entrepreneurship Forum gan√≥ un reconocimiento y una famainternacional defini√©ndolo como un evento excepcional e √ļnico.

Ya representado por 18 paises del mundo con más de 10.000 estudiantes, el Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum permiterá aumentar la presencia de los emprendedores chilenos a nivel mundial, y promover y fomentar el emprendimiento juvenil en Chile. También permitirá a Chile traer su visión e ideas nuevas durante la 6ta edición del World Entrepeneurship Forum que tendrá lugar en Singapur los 31de octubre/02 de noviembre.

Gracias a un esfuerzo conjunto de dos Start-Ups internacionales – Planet Expat y Fundacity – y con el¬†apoyo de Start-Up Chile y ASECH, este evento tendr√° lugar en la Universidad de Chile en Santiago los¬†pr√≥ximos 27 & 28 de septiembre. A traves de una serie de actividades – talleres, charlas y concurso de¬†pitch entre varias universidades – estudiantes y jovenes emprendedores tendr√°n la oportunidad unica de¬†intercambiar, compartir conocimientos y generar ideas nuevas alrededor de un tema com√ļn: Navegar el¬†cambio para un crecimiento sustentable.

Dentro de los 20 oradores que van a marcar presencia en el evento: Nicolas Shea (fundador de Start-Up Chile & CEO de Cumplo), Juan de Dios de Carvajal (Gerente de Emprendimiento de Corfo), Dr. Pedro Vera Castillo (Director Programa EMPRENDO, Universidad de Concepción y Presidente de EmprendeSUR), Horacio Melo (Director Ejecutivo de Start-Up Chile).

ńĮCuand√≥?: Los 27 y 28 de septiembre de 2013
ńĮD√≥nde?: En la Universidad de Chile, Santiago
ńĮQu√©?: El Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum
Contacto para la prensa: Sophie Vurpillot,
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About Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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