2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Hacking Entrepreneurship from Government

#sxsw #HackGovt


Chile claims to have hacked the system, boosting an innovation hub starting from the government. Dynamic public policies such as Start-Up Chile became key players to cut much of that red tape that is still alive in many nations.
Join this panel to learn Start-Up Chile's perspective on how to boost an innovative tech ecosystem and how to take the best out of it as a high potential entrepreneur. It's time to believe it: Santiago jumped onto the list of the most innovative cities of the world, and it offers entrepreneurs the chance to start up with the biggest multinational/multicultural community of entrepreneurs in the world.



Leo Prieto

Co-Founder & CEO


Founder of FayerWayer, the most popular spanish-speaking blog in the world, and Betazeta, the largest network of online communities in Latin America gathering over 10 million people each month. Pioneered the internet industry in Latin America with ImageMaker, one of the first web development agencies in 1996 (at age 16). He later sold that company in 2004, and has been working to revolutionize the way we obtain and share information with Betazeta since 2008.

Leo was selected an Endeavor Global Entrepreneur (2009), Latin Entrepreneur of the Year (2012), Chilean Entrepreneur of the Year (2011), The GOOD 100 (2013), 30 under 30 (2008), 100 Young Leaders (2006), Top 100 International Web Developers (2001), among other recognitions.

When he's not online, he wishes he was underwater.


Maitetxu Larraechea

Dir of Communication & PR

Start Up Chile

Director of Communication and PR at Start-Up Chile, a global initiative of the Chilean Government to transform Chile into the Innovation Hub of Latam.
Managing Director of Girls in Tech (Chile).


Paolo Privitera

CEO & Founder


Paolo Privitera, Pick1 CEO and founder
CEO and Founder of Pick1 "Know Your Customers" - Polyhedric Human Network Router & Serendipity Innovator believing in Exponential Growth - part of Start-up Chile 500 Startups and Singularity University.

Polyhedric Lateral Thinker Human Network Router, Serendipity Innovator, 20 years in technology, 6 startups, 10+ awards, 1st company at 16 years old.

"Ahead of Number One" Paolo is a young technology entrepreneur and visionary, specializing in structuring progressive business models that capture the moment and stay on top of the future.

He speaks 4 languages and lives in between San Francisco New York Santiago and Venezia.
He adores to connect people, create serendipitous networking events around the world, power rollerskater, passionate photographer, chocolate and slow food addict, mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Follow his ventures to twitter.com/pppaolo
Link to him http://www.linkedin.com/in/paoloprivitera

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