Leslie Forman

Start-Up Chile

September 3, 2011

Unexpected Perk of Start-Up Chile: Mining-Specific Chinese Vocab Lessons!

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

The Top 10: Why @StartupChile Rocks!

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

First Impressions of Chile – In Photos!

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

Yes! I’m going to Chile to work on a solar energy project, and join @startupchile

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 […]