You might know of the work that I started in Chile in 2003 – which was to become the basis of Tech Ranch Austin– the “Enterprise Teaming” (trademark!) framework that I originally took to Chile so many years ago. Well the Tech Ranch Austin has been growing, and we’re starting to duplicate this framework and our more polished insight back to Chile. Last year, I was in Antofagasta, Chile for the launch of Region Fertil– a project that has been started to invigorate innovation and entrepreneurship in Antofagasta. I’ll be working with my colleagues from G&L and Gulliver– and am looking forward to seeing many of my friends in Chile.
Given as we’ve been unpacking at the new Tech Ranch Austin (we moved a few weeks ago) and we launched the Austin Startup Bazaar with 30 startups presenting, and over 350 people in attendance, I am getting this info out late about my travel plans, so I’d figure I’d share it directly here – for coordination purposes. Here’s generally my schedule- let me know via twitter, email, or US phone or Chilean phone at +220.127.116.111.5077 to coordinate getting together while I am in Chile.
Sep 25th: Sunday Austin – Santiago
Sep 26th: Monday Meetings in Santiago
Sep 27th: Tuesday Santiago – Antofagasta- Meetings in Antofagasta
Sep 28th: Wednesday Antofagasta
Sep 29th: Thursday Antofagasta – Santiago
Sep 30th: Friday Meetings in Santiago
Oct 1st: Saturday Fun around Santiago
Oct 2nd: Santiago flying out in the evening
Oct 3rd: return to Austin in the morning
What are we working on? We’ll be following up on building teaming opportunities between networks of entrepreneurs both in Antofagasta, Santiago, and Austin. (We’ll be showing off some of our results at SXSW2012 by the way). Here’s to strengthening entrepreneurship by working together. I’m excited to return to Chile, for that’s where this whole process began for me.