Primeiro UP Regional Summit no Brasil (UP Brasil Summit)!

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 17.06.15O escritório da UP Brasil foi aberto no começo de 2014 e tem feito um enorme trabalho na criação e fortalecimento de comunidades empreendedoras pelo Brasil. Crescemos de 22 eventos em 18 cidades em 2013 para 68 eventos em 43 cidades. E em 2015 esperamos ter em torno de 100 eventos em 60 cidades.

O primeiro UP Regional Summit no Brasil foi em Belo Horizonte e contou com 69 participantes de 29 cidades e 15 estados:

  • 50 líderes de comunidades;
  • 7 parceiros (Startup Farm, Estácio de Sá, Sebrae-PA, Sebrae-BA, Startup Brasil, Endeavor);
  • 5 patrocinadores/Apoiadores (Sebrae-MG, Sebrae Nacional, IBMEC-MG, Sympla);
  • 2 palestrantes (Yuri Gitahy e Felipe Matos);
  • 5 da equipe UP Global.
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Objetivos do UP Brasil Summit:

  • Unir líderes de comunidades da UP Brasil;
  • Oferecer aos participantes a oportunidade de se conectar com pessoas de outras cidades que não tiveram a oportunidade de se conhecerem nos UP Global Summits (Rio de Janeiro e Las Vegas);
  • Workshops, oficinas e palestras para capacitar os líderes de comunidades;
  • Alinhamento e comunicação sobre a missão e programas da UP.
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Sebrae-MG:

O Sebrae-MG foi um grande apoiador regional e com eles tivemos 2 atividades:

  • Painel Sebrae;
  • Jantar Sebrae.

Estas atividades foram importantes para discutir ações de como o Sebrae pode contribuir para nutrir as comunidades de startups.

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Pontos Discutidos:

  • Impacto e Criação de Comunidades de Startups;
  • 5 Ingredientes Para “Fomentar Um Ecossistema Próspero de Startup;
  • Como desenvolver e criar novas lideranças em sua comunidade;
  • Como Promover Seu Evento;
  • Painel: Como o Sebrae pode contribuir para nutrir os ecossistemas regionais de Startups;
  • Como levantar recursos financeiros para sua comunidade;
  • A Psicologia da Facilitação: entenda melhor as técnicas e a cicência de criar experiências com significado em eventos. Apareça nesta sessão se você quer ser um melhor facilitador de eventos ou qualquer atividade em grupo;
  • Como construir parcerias para desenvolver a sua comunidade?
  • Como identificar e convidar bons mentores e jurados.
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Diversão:

  • Happy Hour;
  • Campeonato de Poker;
  • City Tour.

Infográfico:

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The First-Ever UP Latam Summit United Community Leaders From 11 Different Countries

In the past 3 years, UP Global has expanded programming to reach entrepreneurs across the globe. With offices now in Brazil, Europe, Malaysia, and Mexico, UP strives to bring people together and help build thriving entrepreneurial communities.

Regional Summits are one way we bring programing, networking and community building to a growing area.

UP LATAM (Latin America)  just held it’s first Regional Summit in Manizales, Colombia. Over 55 entrepreneurs from 11 different countries attended with the desire to connect and share learnings. It was the first time in history that the UP Global Latam community gathered together to celebrate their entrepreneurial work.

In just two days, we were able to facilitate the unification of one of the most united, inspired, and genuine group of individuals. Everyone was eager to make a positive impact in their communities and influence the direction of Latin American entrepreneurs.

Colombia

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Photo of Manizales, Colombia

With an average growth of 84% in number of UP Global programs in the past 4 years, Colombia has increasingly become a country with huge potential for entrepreneurship. Organizing the UP Latam Summit in Colombia allowed the entrepreneurs in the area to expose their work, scope, focus and foremost, their impact across the region.

An important part of any Summit is making sure the right influential people are in on the action. We were able to attract some key Colombian players, such as entrepreneurial public agencies, bank institutions and other education & entrepreneurship institutions.

Google

Google Developers has become one of the principal supporters of the UP Latam Summit. We have partnered with Google Latin America to develop the campaign One Community – a joint effort to bring UP community leaders and Google’s technical communities together. This partnership will increase talent-diversity among Startup Weekend teams that will ultimately lead to stronger startups.

In this first pilot, Google has selected 15 different cities in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala & Uruguay.

The Summit was the perfect place to launch this initiative because both Google and UP Latam communities had the opportunity to meet in person, celebrating together, and form solid connections.

Attendance

The UP Latam Summit had 55 attendees from 11 different countries.

UP Latam Community Leaders

35

UP Latam Core Team

6

Google Communities (GDG/GBG/GDE)

11

Google Latam Core Team

3

Total

55

  • Mexico

  • Colombia

  • Dominican Republic

  • Peru

  • Bolivia

  • Paraguay

  • Honduras

  • Argentina

  • Costa Rica

  • Panama

  • Brazil

UP Latam Summit kick-off sessions

Objectives of Summit

  1. To unite UP Latam community leaders

  2. Offer attendees the opportunity to connect with individuals from other cities that didn’t have the chance to meet at the UP Global Summit in Las Vegas or Rio

  3. Workshops centered around building a strong Storytelling strategy for the UP Global/UP Latam brands in order to accelerate programming and other offerings

  4. Conceptualize communication plans for UP’s priorities, challenges, and key objectives

  5. Introduce Google as a partner and launch the One Community effort

The Piano Player, Parque los Yarumos

The Monument to the Conquerors of Space, Manizales, Col.

The Condor Bolivar. Manizales, Col.

Jozué Morales & Marco Antonio Soto, community leaders from Tijuana, Mexico, right in front of our view from the Park (venue of Summit)

Discussion Topics Included: 

  • UP Global/Latam programs, Community Sites, initiatives and future goals
  • How to measure community impact
  • Introducing One Community
  • How to market & story tell to different audiences
  • Best practices for building a thriving community
  • Feedback to UP Latam: help us improve!

Fun:

  • Met new friends!
  • Visited the most emblematic monuments and cathedrals in Manizales, including the Bolivar Condor and the Monument of the Conquerors of Space
  • Hosted two kick-butt parties. One after the UP Latam Summit and one after the Startup Weekend Mega Americas event, sponsored by Chivas Regal (Fancy!)
  • Drank around 1,000 Liters of beer
  • Ate lots of arepas

Martín Vivas, CL from Buenos Aires, Argentina, smiling while listening to one of the discussions

Keep up-to-date with UP Latam

  • Visit UP Latam on the Web
  • Follow UP Latam on Facebook
  • Tweet at UP Latam on Twitter







UP Latam Summit – Emprendimiento que se fortalece en Latinoamérica.

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La semana pasada, durante los días 23 y 24 de septiembre se llevó a cabo el UP Latam Summit en la ciudad de Manizales, en Colombia.

Más de 60 líderes de la comunidad de emprendimiento en Latinoamérica, que llegaron desde más de 15 países, se reunieron a compartir experiencias y participar, además, en el Startup Weekend MEGA Américas que sucedía por primera vez en Colombia, donde se dieron cita más de 350 participantes del país.

El emprendimiento en la región está creciendo a una tasa acelerada, y se empieza a sentir esa sed de aprendizaje y acción. Durante el evento hubo presencia también de entidades gubernamentales, privadas y universidades que quieren entender la perspectiva de nuestros líderes, y saber cómo pueden colaborar de una manera más complementaria.

A través de programas e iniciativas como el Fondo Emprender del SENA, INNpulsa Colombia, Emprende Cultura, Colombia Jóven Emprende y Apps.co, entre otras, el Gobierno Colombiano apoya proyectos de impulso a ideas de negocio, innovación, creación de empresas, PYMES y Startups, para contribuir a un país más moderno.

Durante el UP Latam Summit, los Líderes tuvieron sesiones de trabajo para mejorar el fomento al emprendimiento en los más de 15 países participantes, compartiendo información, casos de éxito y actividades que se pueden replicar en la región. El apoyo por parte de entidades en Latinoamérica existe, y es únicamente cuestión de identificar, conocer, entender, y aplicar a los fondos que tienen relevancia para cada startup o comunidad.

En México, por ejemplo, el Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor (INADEM) abre convocatorias de fondos para los emprendedores dos veces al año y organiza eventos para apoyar iniciativas del ecosistema emprendedor. Para Argentina, el Estado se hace presente para acompañar a todos aquellos que apuestan por el emprendimiento a través de programas como Capital Semilla, PACC Emprendedores, Innovación en Cadenas de Valor, Empresas Madrinas y Aprendiendo a Emprender. En Chile, Brasil y Perú existen los programas Startup Chile, Startup Perú y Startup Brasil respectivamente, los cuales cuentan con esquemas innovadores para desarrollar ecosistemas de emprendimiento de alto impacto en sus respectivos países, así como apoyos muy interesantes para las startups.

Le agradecemos a los líderes de Comunidad que participaron durante el primer UP Latam Summit, y a los patrocinadores que creen en el potencial de los emprendedores latinos. ¡Estamos ansiosos por el próximo UP Latam Summit en el 2015!

Si te interesa saber cómo puedes unirte a la Comunidad de Líderes de UP Latam, entra a latam.up.co o escríbenos a latam@up.co.

Siguenos en redes sociales, FacebookTwitter y Linkedin para conocer más de emprendimiento en Latinoamérica.








Conoce la experiencia del UP Summit en Las Vegas

El UP Summit este año, unió a 530 personas de alrededor del mundo al centro de Las Vegas, Nevada, en Estados Unidos.

En esta cuarta edición, se triplicó el tamaño de la conferencia comparado con el del año pasado en Rio de Janeiro, Brasil;  y se confirma como el más grande hasta ahora. Este evento estuvo compuesto por múltiples experiencias, de aprendizaje y diversión. nuestros líderes de comunidad, tuvieron la oportunidad de conectar, manteniendo discusiones y participando en los talleres liderados por nuestra comunidad. Y así mismo, pudieron vivir paracaidismo, trapecios, cabalgata y mucho más!

Aquí te dejamos el Video de resumen de la conferencia. Ya queremos regresar a las Vegas!

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El UP Summit es nuestra conferencias más grande cada año y nuestra más valiosa oportunidad de conectar con nuestra comunidad – fue un placer para mí organizar esta experiencia inolvidable para todos. Quiero agradecer especialmente a Work In Progress, una iniciativa de Downtown Project , quienes nos apoyaron en el evento y es la razón por la cual estuvimos en Las Vegas. También, gracias a los líderes de comunidad quienes dirigieron sesiones y a nuestra comunidad entera por siempre ser maravillosamente energéticos y emocionados, a pesar del calor del desierto de Nevada!

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Espero verlos a todos en el 2015 – en donde sea que estemos!

Este artículo fue escrito por Victoria Schramm, y publicado en nuestro blog global, para ver el artículo original haz click aquí. 








Win a Chance to Showcase Your Edtech Product to Hundreds of Educators and School Leaders

On September 13th in Los Angeles, EdSurge is hosting its next Tech for Schools Summit, and once again, Startup Education wants to give one lucky Startup Weekend Education alumni the opportunity to earn the coveted “Startup Education Featured Company” spot, and showcase their product in front of hundreds of educators and school leaders. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 31st, at 5:00pm PST, so read on to find out how you can take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

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What is the Edsurge Tech for Schools Summit?

Last month, Startup Education formed a partnership with EdSurge, the leading source of news and resources for education entrepreneurs. This partnership offers an opportunity for Startup Education’s global community of education innovators to engage with EdSurge’s timely content, resources, and opportunities – including EdSurge’s Tech for Schools Summits. Encompassing day-long events in a variety of cities around the country, the Tech for Schools Summits give educators an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some of the most innovative technology being built for schools, and at the same time, gives entrepreneurs the chance to get unfiltered feedback from their end users.

 

What are the perks of being a “Startup Education Featured Company” at the Summit?

  • Application fee is waived

  • Participation fee for Saturday’s “Educator Day”

  • 1 round-trip flight

  • 1 night hotel accommodation

  • Your own showcase table, branded “Startup Education Company”

 

Who is eligible?

  • The applying team must be based in the U.S.

  • At least one member of your team has participated in a Startup Weekend Education (Volunteers, Coaches, and Judges are not eligible; only participants that worked on a designated team throughout the 54 hour event qualify as “participants”)

  • Your product is built for the K-12 market

  • Your company has raised less than $150,000

  • Your company is less than 2 years old

  • You must be available to travel to Los Angeles on September 12th and 13th

 

Where do I apply?

  • 2 Applications to Complete

 

When are the applications due?

  • Both applications must be completed Thursday, July 31st, at 5:00pm PST

 

Anything else I should know?

  • Startup Education will cover the flight and accommodations for one team member. You are welcome to bring additional team members; however, your team will be responsible for those costs.

  • It is OK if the company you are applying to represent at the Summit was not developed at a Startup Weekend Education event. We are interested in knowing who on your team has participated in a Startup Weekend Education event, and what impact participating in the event has had on the development of your product.

 

When will we know whether or not our team has been selected?

  • Friday, August 8th at 5:00pm PST

 

What if our team is not selected?

  • You are more than welcome to still participate in the Summit and get tremendous value out the experience; however, like other companies attending, your team will be responsible for covering the registration fee, flight, and accommodations.

  • You can also consider applying for one of EdSurge’s upcoming Tech For Schools Summits.

  • This is the first of many opportunities that Startup Education will be doing to further support alumni teams from Startup Weekend Education. Subscribe to the Startup Education newsletter to learn more about these opportunities.

 

Questions? Email startupeducation@up.co

Want to learn more about Startup Education? Visit our website

 








Startup Education: Putting the Future of Education in Your Hands

Today, the Startup Weekend Education team and UP Global are excited to introduce Startup Education, a comprehensive set of programming specifically built for those interested in innovating education. We’ve also just kicked off an exciting new partnership with EdSurge, the leading source of news and resources on education technology. Read below to find out more.

The First of Its Kind

On June 3, 2011, the first Startup Weekend Education event launched in San Francisco, CA. Hosted at the offices of one of the most promising edtech companies at the time, Grockit, the event drew educators, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers from all around the country. Over the span of 54 hours, a group of roughly 80 participants pitched ideas, formed teams, received mentorship, and launched the first version of their startup aimed to solve a particular problem in education. The formula was pure magic!

ideas + teams + entrepreneurship + mentorship = innovative solutions

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But that wasn’t surprising. Startup Weekend had been in existence since 2009, and the “idea-to-startup in one weekend” concept had already been proven in hundreds of cities around the world. What was up for debate, however, was the likelihood that this model could be applied to innovating education. The Startup Weekend Education event in San Francisco provided a good test, and the results were overwhelmingly positive.

Within a few months, Mountain View, Seattle, Washington DC, and London all followed suit, giving hundreds more people access to education entrepreneurship for the very first time. By the end of 2013, Startup Weekend Education expanded to 16 cities, spanning three continents, and played a pivotal role in the development of such companies as CleverClass DojoFantasy Geopolitics, and Trinket. In just over two years, Startup Weekend Education solidified itself as the largest starting point for education entrepreneurship in the world!

 

When You Know Better, You Do Better

The initial success of Startup Weekend Education proved that those passionate about leveraging entrepreneurship to solve problems in education could benefit from engaging in the 54-hour experiential learning event. However, as the number of events grew and increasingly more entrepreneurs went through the experience of trying to scale their venture beyond Startup Weekend Education, new learnings surfaced that highlighted opportunities for the program to improve its structure and expand its offerings.

In July 2013, Startup Weekend Education formed a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This partnership afforded Startup Weekend Education an important opportunity to apply its learnings from the first two years and build out new programming to further support entrepreneurs in their quest to get their innovations to the learners they were designed to help. Below is an outline of the expanded offerings:

  • Startup Weekend Education: Increasing involvement of key stakeholders, such as educators, school administrators, and policy makers
  • Special Editions: Focusing on a specific part of the education industry (e.g. Next Gen, Youth, Library)
  • Sponsored Challenges: Connecting education problems that organizations want to solve with the community of entrepreneurs that are equipped to solve them
  • Bootcamps: Teaching key information and skills to scale education innovations
  • Meetups: Building community with others who want to improve education
  • Resource Hub: Aggregating the most valuable resources for education entrepreneurs
  • Pathways: Customizing paths people can take to play an influential role in the education innovation movement
  • Summits: Gatherings bringing together Startup Education Community Leaders, participants, partners, and the broader public

 

The Start of a New Era

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Expanding beyond the flagship 54-hour event known as Startup Weekend Education, the organization is excited to announce it’s new brand, Startup Education. Comprised of all the opportunities outlined above, Startup Education is the one place where anyone interested in education innovation can learn how to launch and scale their endeavors. Providing a comprehensive set of action-based opportunities for those passionate about innovating education, Startup Education has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.

 

Moving Forward Together

The ability of Startup Education to fulfill its mission is dependent on two main things: its community and its partners. Every Startup Education event is organized by a group of Community Leaders, forward-thinking individuals who volunteer their time, energy, and talents to empower others to play a role in innovating education. Startup Education is fortunate to have over 120 Community Leaders all over the world, and it is these special people who are the captains of this ship.

EdSurgeLogo-VectorStartup Education is also fortunate to have formed a partnership with EdSurge, the leading source of news and resources on education technology. Going into effect July 2014, this partnership represents the pairing of Startup Education’s global community and action-based programming with EdSurge’s timely content, resources, and opportunities created specifically for education entrepreneurs.

The Startup Education community looks forward to utilizing EdSurge’s Edtech Index, Reports, and Guides to better identify opportunities to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. With the inclusion of EdSurge’s Tech for Schools Summits and Jobs, Opportunities, and Events Boards, the Startup Education community members will be aware of all the opportunities available to them as they navigate their journey through the education ecosystem. With the support of EdSurge, the Startup Education community will be better equipped to take on the hefty challenge of disrupting education.

 

The Time is Now, The Leader is You

Last year, 11 Startup Weekend Education events took place in North America and Europe. During the first six months of this year, there have already been 13 events, including two Youth events, one Library event, and one Next Gen event. With 39 more events already being prepared (including several Bootcamps launching this summer), Startup Education is on track to experience a 500% growth, closing out 2014 with 70 events, spanning nearly every continent on the globe!

With the addition of new programming, increasing interest to organize events, growing leadership within the community, and a valuable new partnership with EdSurge, the opportunity to change education for the better has never been more promising.

As with any truly catalytic movement, though, there is one particular factor that makes all the difference: the people. It is the people who show up and make their voice heard, it is the people who choose to collaborate, it is the people who put in the hard work, and it will be the people who determine what is done with this opportunity; this rare opportunity to play a role in shaping the future of education. Startup Education is confident that the people will rise to the occasion.

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Startup Education Community Leaders from five continents gathered at the UP Summit in Las Vegas in May 2014

Five Ways You Can Make an Impact

  1. Become a Leader: Bring Startup Education to Your Community
  2. Join the Movement: Find an Upcoming Event Near You
  3. Stay Informed: Subscribe to our Newsletter
  4. Share the Opportunity: Tell Someone Else About Startup Education
  5. Show the Community Some Love: Like Us on Facebook

 


More About UP Global

UP Global, the umbrella organization for Startup WeekendStartup NextStartup EducationStartup Digest and now Startup Week, currently fosters entrepreneurship in 500 cities across the world, serving over 150,000 innovators. By 2016, the organization will support 1,000 communities through partnerships with local grassroots leaders and partnerships with organizations including Google for Entrepreneurs, the Case Foundation and Kauffman Foundation among others.

More About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, the Gates Foundation aims to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology in America. Particularly, with respect to K12 education, Gates is focused on supporting innovation that can improve U.S. K-12 public schools and ensure that students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college.

More About EdSurge

EdSurge is an award-winning source of news and resources on education technology. Founded in 2011 in Silicon Valley, EdSurge has become the go-to resource for educators who want to learn about the latest products, entrepreneurs trying to build products that will accelerate learning and investors who are keen to participate in edtech. In addition to news, EdSurge has built the largest index of edtech products products and also runs a powerful series of Summits that brings together educators and entrepreneurs. EdSurge was named as “Organization of the Year” by the NewSchools Venture Fund (2014) and won a “Return on Education” Innovation award from the 2013 ASU GSV Education Summit.