I’m really looking forward to my upcoming trip to Santiago, Chile where I’ll be speaking about startup communities at Common Pitch Chile along with some incredible people including Al Gore, who is the keynote speaker. (I’m very excited to have lunch with him and learn all about the Internet!)
This is the first time Common Pitch will take place in Latin America, and it will also be the first festival of its kind in Chile. The three-day event kicks off on November 29 with Start-Up Chile Demo Day, and continues with tons of interesting workshops, good music, and more than 20 speakers, including Charly Alberti, Tom Chi, and Dan Burrier.
The finale is on December 1, when eight social entrepreneurs who have been selected for a final pitch round will present on stage and compete for a prize of $35,000. This will be followed by an after party that I’m sure will be awesome.
I’m really excited about participating in the conference, meeting lots of cool people, learning about the community, and playing some tennis on the red clay with my new friends from Startup Chile. I also want to thank my friends from NorthSur for helping organize the trip.