International Start-Ups Meeting 2012 was developed in Lima City. The 200 participants came from different cities from Peru and from 6 foreign countries.
The congress was composed of three main activities:
– networking sessions in order to ensure that every participant get to know each other;
– local and international best case practices from startups, where 23 organizations shared their experience;
– the “startup challenge” during which startup teams pitched their projects in front of a professional jury in order to challenge for winning the best recognition (and also to win a travel award in a selected hotel of Peru for three days).
The trainers and case practices selected were the following:
– Fredy Hawie (President at AIESEC Alumni Perú),
– Dipoo (Founder: Mario Gil),
– Rosatel (Founder: Jorge Arteta),
– Cursostotales.com (Founder: Jorge Mateljan),
– Lima Valley (Dr: Arturo Canez),
– Startup Academy (Founder: Alvaro Zarate),
– Product Development & Management Association (Founder: Rolando Cruzado),
– The Hub (Dr: Iris Parra),
– Regalbox (Dr: Nicolás Bernal),
– Disfruta (Founder: Azucena Gutiérrez),
– Startup Advisory (Founder: Diana Castañeda),
– CIDE (Dr: Julio Vela),
– StartupLegal advisory (Dr: Luis Gonzalo Ramirez),
– IMASEN (Founder: Giovanna Peñaflor),
– Cabify (Dr: Gerardo Reategui),
– Wayra (Dr: Juan Francisco Rosas),
– Invierteme (Founder: Hector Morrel).
– Imagina.pe (Founder: Luis Carlos Burneo),
– Nisu.pe (Founder: Nicolás Mendoza del Solar), Linio.com.pe (Founder: Fernando D’Alessio),
– Emprende Social (Founder: Silvana Pacheco),
– Wayra’s Mentor (Mentor: Giancarlo Falconi),
– FINCYT (Specialist Marco Alvarez),
– Claro (SubDr. Oscar F.)
– and IEEE (MGA Treasure: Enrique Alvarez Rodrich).
The 200 attendees (startups, trainers, delegates, mentors, investors, jury and young entrepreneurs) came from different cities such as Lima, La Libertad, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno and Huánuco and from foreign countries such as Belgium, Germany, USA, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia.
The congress organization was a coordination between many people and organizations. It was developed by the AIESEC Alumni Association in Peru, in association with AIESEC Alumni International, with the special support of Christian Cochard as Global Program Manager of ISUM who supported the elaboration of the program in Lima.
It was co-organized with Lima Valley and Startup Academy (both leading organizations around the startup field in Perú) and with the support from PDMA (Product Development and Management Association), an international network specialized in product and service development and innovation.
In addition, some key organizations sponsored the Congress, such as CIDE (Center of Innovation at Universidad Católica) and Claro (Lead Telecommunication Company in Latinamerica).
Thank you all!
With best regards,
Rolando Cruzado, Organizing Committee President.