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StartupChile Company, Americanflat, Delivers Low Cost, Museum Quality Artwork – Worldwide

Americanflat Founder and President, Giorgio Piccoli, moved to New York City to begin work with JPMorgan. In an attempt to decorate the walls of his tiny apartment with artwork, he was led down a path of frustration and disappointment. “I would see a great piece of large art that I wanted to purchase and the gallerist would tell me that it was north of $5,000,” says Piccoli. “I would ask if there was anything closer to my price range and they would just laugh. Right then, I knew I wanted to create a brand that was not for the art investor but for the art lover.” As an outsider to the art world, Piccoli knew he had a vantage point to brand a concept that defied the traditional gallery system. He joined forces with Marina Reiter, Senior Curator, who is an expert art buyer and curator for several international galleries.  He’s based at Santiago-based StartupChile, where I met him during my recent...

How Microsoft Tech Evangelist, Hans Nemarich, Advances Chile’s Startup Ecosystem

Meet Hans Nemarich, Technology Evangelist for Microsoft Chile.  I connected with Hans during Geek Camp in Santiago where he shared his story. Most of my previous exposure to Microsoft’s outreach in the startup world has been at SXSW and at Microsoft Israel, where they also have their Azure Accelerator program.  Hans is active in Chile’s startup ecosystem with his involvement in Startup Chile, Startup Weekend Santiago, Santiago Hackathon, and Startup on...

Being A Lawyer in Bangalore Sucked; So Siddarth T.C. Moved to Santiago to Create a Way Cool Startup With A Childhood Friend

One thing that surprised me during my mentoring gig at GeekCamp Santiago, was the number of startup entrepreneurs who from India.  Meet Siddarth T.C., who along with his childhood friend, Siddarth Bharath discovered Chile’s startup culture and moved here to build their soon to be launched travel startup, The Adventure Inc.  Siddarth was a lawyer for two years, and not exactly being a happy camper, made a huge life choice to jump into the world of the global startup economy....