AndesBeat 'unconferences' TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 for South American Startups

A startup themed media publication continues their groundbreaking work in detecting and promoting hard to find early stage startup and technology talent coming out of S. America at one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year.
AndesBeat will serve as the voice of South American startups at TC Disrupt 2012
AndesBeat will serve as the voice of South American startups at TC Disrupt 2012
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Sept. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Santiago, Chile – AndesBeat, the best source for Latin American technology news & startups is amped up to announce that they will be hosting an unconference at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. The unconference is aimed at making top tech industry leaders approachable to AndesBeat South American readership who often find them unapproachable due to geographic & cultural barriers.

“TechCrunch Disrupt provides a global stage for AndesBeat to spread its mission which is bridge the gap between the Latin American and English speaking startup markets”, says AndesBeat co-founder Carlos Leiva. “Not only does it allow us to connect our local startups with their global peers it also helps us to expose the TechCrunch Disrupt greater community to trends and opportunities in Latin America.”

About the event

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 will be held September 10-12, 2012. TechCrunch is one of the most highly anticipated technology conferences in the world and AndesBeat wants to give its readership the same feeling of connectivity to the leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries who will be present at the event.

Through AndesBeat Unconference co-hosts, ‘fans’ will be able to experience the conference from behind the scenes. They will be able to ‘meet’ the personalities behind the startups, products/services and disruptive technologies that are driving the direction of the industry.

Amongst them are 15 startups from Chile participating in the event, listed as follows: 1) Chilean founded startups Mindscore, SmartboxTV, Biletu, Vendly, MotionDisplays, Supermanket, along with 2) Start-Up Chile program participants Quantconnect, Contentdj, Suede Lane, bContext, Flipster, Ante Up, Pick1 and Paperhater.

About the unconference hosts

After an extensive search, AndesBeat has selected lifecaster, Jen Friel, of and Matthew Carroll of as the ‘voices’ of the AndesBeat unconference.

Jen Friel is a lifecaster and self-defined ‘corporate minimalist’, who set off on a globetrotting adventure with only $10 in her pocket and on her journey documented crashing the 2010 Grammys, dancing on stage with Prince, 103 dates in 9 months and couch surfing for one year. She blogs at

Matthew Carroll is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary mission – to fail harder! With stops in California, Germany and China to name a few, he has been failing with flying colors namely by getting involved in ventures that he was completely clueless about, breaking things that were fixed, wandering warehouse floors in China at 5 am and deep-nose diving a few startups along the way. He blogs at

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