For the first time, this important event will be held in Concepción on Registration is already enabled at etmday.org, completely free.
Concepción will host the new Regional Entrepreneurship and Innovation Meeting, EtMday 2022, which for the first time arrives in the capital of Bío Bío. This meeting for entrepreneurs will take place at the University of Concepción on October 5 and 6, and registration, completely free, is now open at etmday.org.
The EtMday is the largest meeting in the country to connect entrepreneurs with companies, investors, corporate leaders and businessmen in the same place, which will be held for the first time in Concepción, where it is expected to gather thousands of people, in search of new businesses and innovative proposals. The event is configured as a great and unprecedented party with networking activities to generate new and better business opportunities for both.
Recently, the Etmday Antofagasta took place, bringing together 1,450 attendees, who participated in 568 1-to-1 connections between unlikely pairs (entrepreneurs with managers, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors), through Contact Roundtables, where 53% were successful and there was MATCH, that is, the parties will maintain contact through EtMmeet.
There were also 21 activities between talks, panels and practical workshops by 45 speakers on topics such as: Creation of Disruptive Startups, Digital Transformation, Training and Mentoring for Entrepreneurs, Women’s Innovation, Intellectual Property, Business Sustainability, Innovation in the Miera Industry, E-commerce, among others, in a space where there were also 35 stands of enterprises and startups from all over Chile, exhibiting their projects.
The main objective of these events is to “level the playing field”, connecting the “unlikely pairs” for the entire ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, in a space of connection with the most important companies that will be looking for proposals to invest, promote or support, and thus equalize the opportunities, approaching the development of a more equitable and sustainable economy, supporting the growth of the ecosystem, in the transformation process that they require in the face of the current downturn that affects the country and Latam.
Daniel Daccarett, Co-Founder of Emprende Tu Mente, says: “The idea of holding EtMday in Concepción is directly related to the huge number of innovative entrepreneurs who are solving big problems with a lot of creativity. In addition, it is a city that is home to many companies with high innovative potential and that see value in entrepreneurship. This, added to the important and historical educational organizations and the E+I ecosystem, make Concepción the perfect venue for this great regional event for the Bío Bío. Therefore, this agreement with the University of Concepción is a great step in our work. We invite all companies, organizations, investment funds in the region to participate and become part of this activity, and of course all entrepreneurs”.
Jorge Carpinelli PavisichDirector of Development and Innovation at the University of Concepción, adds: “Universities are complex universes, that is undoubtedly an opportunity to incorporate new dimensions into our work, which update us, strengthen the development of their disciplines and give it a relevance connected to society. A rather recent area, if we consider the centenary life of our university, is to be a cradle to incubate and assist in the entrepreneurialization of science and technology-based enterprises. With the signing of this agreement, we strengthen this dimension, as it is one more opportunity that we offer the community to connect the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of the South Central and South Macrozone of the country, with large companies and their different teams.”
For its part, Nicholas BoveExecutive Director of Emprende Tu Mente, adds: “We believe that today we are at a key moment in which large companies and the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem need to connect to solve important challenges.”
“Lately, there are more and more companies interested in connecting with entrepreneurs and startups. It is a very powerful combination, large companies have the track record, experience, infrastructure and teams, while entrepreneurs have the agility, flexibility and often the innovation to solve transversal problems”.
“In the event we seek to connect these two worlds through different dynamics and, in addition, we manage so that, after the events, all the participants remain in contact through our digital platform www.etmmeet.org.”
In each of the EtMday Several instances and networking spaces are created to connect and interact with the industry of interest with expert talks, contact and business roundtables, consultancies, ecosystem stands and other beneficial spaces for the generation of new businesses.
To the EtMday The most recognized businessmen from the country and abroad attend, who participate in business and contact roundtables, are part of panels, give talks and workshops.
To be part of the Etmday -100% free events- it is necessary to register at etmday.org, -for health capacity- and to efficiently organize the activities.
The last EtMday 2022will be carried out December 15 and 16 at the Corfo Stadium in Santiagowhere more than 15 thousand people are expected in search of new businesses and innovative proposals, surpassing the 2021 version that jgathered more than 9 thousand attendees, 140 speakers, 50 ecosystem organizations, 80 stands of entrepreneurs from all over Chile, and with more than 5 thousand meetings 1 to 1, between unlikely pairs.