November 15, 2014
I met Danielle when we both participated in Start-Up Chile. She’s an enthusiastic supporter of all things social enterprise and she’s created all sorts of helpful resources and courses for non-profits looking to create revenue-generating business models and create more sustainable impact, including BOOST Academy.
October 15, 2014
Participating in Start-Up Chile has been one of the most inspiring and eye-opening experiences of my professional life. As part of a solar energy startup team, I participated in the program’s first generation in 2011.
January 19, 2013
This week a student who attended a talk I gave in 2011 in a small city on the coast in the south of Chile sent me the following email. English translation follows. hola te escribo este correo porque estuviste en una charla de emprendimiento y a mi me encantaría ser emprendedor para ayudar a mi familia en especial a mi […]
September 3, 2011
This week I learned a bunch of new vocabulary in Chinese! 挖土机 [wātǔjī] = bulldozer 港口[gǎngkǒu] = port 皮卡 [píkǎ] = pick-up truck 地形 [dìxíng] = landscape, topography Why did I need these words? I’ve recently started doing some Chinese-Spanish translation work for mining companies. In China I worked in many different industries, but mining […]
August 30, 2011
I came to Chile as part of Start-Up Chile, a program of the Chilean government to attract world-class early-stage entrepreneurs to start their businesses in Chile. The program is awesome. Here are the top 10 reasons why: 1. Start-Up Chile, Movistar, and Urban Station have worked together to create a gorgeous office for us! Here […]
July 14, 2011
Hola! Saludos desde Chile! Yesterday, our plane descended through the clouds… … over the Andes… … and we landed in Chile! One of my stated purposes in Chile is to learn about cleantech here. This is the first evidence of cleantech I found, in the ladies’ room in the airport. Not quite what I was […]
June 29, 2011
Now I’m back in San Francisco, staying with my parents in their beautiful townhouse in an up-and-coming neighborhood. I think they are reliving their 20s: impromptu cocktail parties with the neighbors, nights out at Giants games, standing room at the opera, walks to the local wine bar with Max (the favorite child, the furry one […]