GABLE, JOSEPH F., JR.

first_img83, of Barnegat passed January 7, 2018. A US Army Veteran, he formerly resided in Bayonne where he was a communicant of O.L. of Mt. Carmel Church, the Mt. Carmel Lyceum, and Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts of America for many years. Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Wadas) Gable; two children, Jeffrey and Jennifer Gable; three brothers, Ronald, Robert and Alexander Gable as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by BARNEGAT Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ.last_img

Brazilian Army Trains Motorcycle Escorts for Rio 2016

first_imgIn addition to minimizing the impact on Rio’s traffic, convoys will provide security. “As soon as the escort arrives, the person who is being transported requires protection,” Lt. Col. Sérgio Ramos explained. “Stopping the motorcade along the route or in a dangerous neighborhood means exposing the official to an attack or an activity that could cause injury. If suddenly someone with criminal intent or someone seeking to disturb the peace […] gets out of a car and pulls out a gun and opens fire on the motorcade, the escort rider will need to intervene. So the course has a shooting techniques element in addition to motorcycle riding.” The Armed Forces are preparing the strategy in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice’s Extraordinary Department for Large Events. The plan focuses on providing comfort, flexibility, and protection for foreign delegations, especially the nearly 170 heads of state who have confirmed they will attend the world’s largest sporting event. The Armed Forces will deploy a Platoon of 160 convoy motorcyclists, whose mission is to escort the motorcades. An escort’s work requires a good deal of skill and concentration, according to Lt. Col. Sérgio Ramos. “The escort rider is three people rolled into one. He is a skilled motorcyclist, a responsible traffic officer, and a security agent on the lookout for any suspicious movement along the road from the point of origin to the motorcade’s destination.” The security and safety of international delegations traveling through the streets of Rio de Janeiro is one of the main concerns for the organizers of the 2016 Olympic Games. To ensure that traffic through the region moves safely and efficiently, the Brazilian Armed Forces will provide Military escorts to Olympics delegations and heads of state, and officials are working to minimize the disruption to the civilian population. “Olympic lanes” – traffic lanes that will be marked for the exclusive use of motorcades – are currently being created. The goal is to route the delegations through these express routes: Linha Vermelha (Red Line), Linha Amarela (Yellow Line), and Avenida Brasil. “We do not want the whole city of Rio to come to a halt,” Lt. Col. Sérgio Ramos stated. “Imagine escorting 108 motorcades in just one day. We are thinking about providing an escort to one point, where [all escorted] authorities would [then] board a bus, which will transport all of them [to the Olympic venues], to avoid disturbances in urban commutes. This is [still] under negotiation.” The 1ºBG is currently in process of forming new escort teams. Lt. Col. Sérgio Ramos has trained two classes, consisting of 30 total new escorts, already this year. “The failure rate is high, around 40 percent, because the course is very technically demanding,” he said. By Dialogo March 22, 2016 Rio, the Olympics’ main host city and Brazil’s second-largest metropolis, has 6.5 million residents and 2.9 million vehicles, and its normally frenetic rhythm will not relax during the competition. The only difference is that public schools will be closed, as the local prefecture has declared a holiday during the Games. center_img “It is a lot to do in a short period of time but we are ready for it,” he said. The Military will deploy 70 riders as escorts from the 1º BG, 40 from the Army Police Battalion, 16 from the Presidential Guard Battalion in Brasília, and others from the Southern Military Command in Porto Alegre, the Air Force Police, and the Marine Corps’ Independent Police Company. “We are in discussions with public traffic entities to prevent disturbances as much as possible,” said Lieutenant Colonel Sérgio Moraes Ramos Carneiro, Commanding Officer of the Army 1st Guard Battalion (1ºBG), which will coordinate the escorts during the Olympics. Each escort will be carry 10 kilograms of equipment, including a fireproof leather jacket, a helmet, gloves, knee-high boots, elbow pads, and a back brace. “Safety equipment is the top priority because we can buy another motorcycle but not another motorcyclist,” Lt. Col. Sérgio Ramos said. Perfect I like it It seems Logical to me. Highly trained escorts Most of the travel that requires escorts will be conducted on August 5th, the day of the Olympics’ opening ceremony. “We have 108 heads of states, referred to as VVIP (Very Very Important Person) who arrive that day,” Lt. Col. Sérgio Ramos stated. About 70 motorcades are scheduled for August 21st, the day of the closing ceremonies. Escorts must have expert driving skills, motor coordination, physical vigor, intelligence, courage, and the ability to brake at a high speeds without fishtailing and make quick decisions, he stated. “A rider goes from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in six seconds. The motorcycles can reach 150 km/h, and the motorcyclist must determine from a distance which road he will need to block. He will stop, get off the motorcycle, and stop traffic. All of this must be done quickly, without compromising the security of the official or the motorcade, and without causing an accident. This requires extremely focused attention.” Minimizing disruptionlast_img read more

Beatlemania Hits Great Neck With ‘Deconstructing The Beatles’ Film Series

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It was 50 years ago this June / Sgt. Pepper made his Beatles debut.In the run-up to golden anniversary of the Fab Four releasing their influential eighth studio album, the Gold Coast Film Festival is hosting a film lecture series starring internationally recognized Beatles expert Scott Freiman at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas in Great Neck.Rolling Stone magazine called Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “the most important rock ‘n’ roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock ‘n’ roll group of all time.”Besides the popular title track, the colorful album, released to critical acclaim on June 1, 1967, included such Beatles classics as “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Getting Better,” “When I’m Sixty Four” and “A Day in the Life.”The series kicks off April 27 with a screening of Deconstructing The White Album. Reconstructing Revolver screens on May 11 and the new release Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band screens June 1, followed by a celebration of the album at the Gold Coast Arts Center next door to the movie theater. The series concludes with Deconstructing Rubber Soul on June 29.Each is a previously recorded film lecture in which Freiman—author of All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release—analyses the inspiration, history and evolution of each album while pulling the curtain back on why the groundbreaking band is so beloved.The June 1 Sgt. Pepper post-screening party will feature live performances by BeyondFab!, a local Beatles tribute band that will play songs from the entire catalogue. Deserts and drinks will also be served.The film series will be screened at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd. in Great Neck. The party will be held at the Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd. in Great Neck. Tickets for the screenings cost $10 for students, $15 for adults in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets for the party cost $45 for students, $65 for adults. Tickets can be purchased for the whole package—including the party—for $100. For more information, visit goldcoastarts.org and bowtiecinemas.comlast_img read more

Ireland declared Senior Men’s Home International winners

first_img Scotland 3 2 0 1 4 14.5 Ireland have been declared the winners of the 2015 Senior Men’s Home Internationals following an appeal against the original result. The championship was held at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Sussex, in September. Three countries tied on match points at the conclusion of the event and, after consideration, the trophy was awarded to Scotland. However the Golfing Union of Ireland appealed against the decision and the England Golf Championship Committee concluded that the tie-breaker had been incorrectly applied, that the team from the Golfing Union of Ireland were the rightful winners of the championship and the records should be amended accordingly. Final results England 3 2 0 1 4 17 Wales 3 0 0 3 0 10.5 26 Oct 2015 Ireland declared Senior Men’s Home International winners center_img Ireland 3 2 0 1 4 18 Played Won Tied Lost Match Points Game Points Caption: The Ireland team at the Senior Men’s Home Internationals (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly explains the thinking behind four-nation ODI tournament proposal

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/India TVAdvertisement rp2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6vxrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5czz6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vofWould you ever consider trying this?😱eu4dCan your students do this? 🌚ruRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently proposed the much awaited four-nation One Day International tournament, that will include Team India competing in a super ODI series against England, Australia and one more team that is yet to be decided. While The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia have shown positive reactions to the proporsal, there have been some criticism from others. Now the BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly has made a response.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/India TVSoon after the announcement of the four nation super ODI series, Ganguly said: “It’s a proposal. Let’s see where it goes. The reason behind it is only to have a good, competitive tournament.”“People want to see a high class tournament and we are attempting to do it.” Dada added.Advertisement Previously, the ECB had confirmed that they were in talks with BCCI regarding the tournament.“A four-nation tournament was raised at a meeting with the BCCI in December and we are open to discussions with other ICC members to see if this concept can develop.” an ECB spokesperson had said earlier.Advertisement Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Cricket Australia had also praised Ganguly’s proposal of the super ODI series.“I think it’s an example of the innovative thinking coming out of the BCCI with Sourav Ganguly as president,” Roberts told ESPNcricinfo.However, some reprimanding reactions have been received by the BCCI. Rashid Latif, cricket coach and former Pakistani international believes the idea of a four nation tournament is not a good news.“By playing such a series, these four countries want to isolate the other member nations which is not a good news. But I think this will be a flop idea like the Big Three model, which was introduced few years back” the 51 year old told reporters, reminding the cricketing world about a similar endeavour named the ‘Big Three Model’.Back in 2014, the International Cricket Council endorsed the ‘Big Three Model’. The model proposed to give the major share of ICC’s revenue to India, England, and Australia. However, Latif believes the super ODI series will turn out to be a ‘flop’ similar to this.However, Ganguly has come up with a response to Latif, explaining that the series will be beneficial to the fourth undecided team as well as the previous Big Three members.“There will be a fourth team as well. We have to just fit this tournament in the gap, which is the biggest challenge. The agenda just is a high class tournament with very powerful teams put together.” The 47 year old added.Also read-A Study In Pink: What the Day/Night pink ball test at Eden Gardens means for Test cricket in IndiaBCCI fires back over PCB over ‘security’ jibe: Handle Security In Your Own Country First! Advertisementlast_img read more

BENDABLE REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH CLEVER 2 ¼ LENGTH SCORE IN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; CLAIBORNE HOMEBRED GETS SIX FURLONGS IN MEASURED 1:09.59

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2016)–Claiborne Farm’s homebred Bendable faced winners for the first time Friday at Santa Anita and responded with a polished 2 ¼ length win in the track’s $58,000 allowance feature for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Richard Mandella, she broke from the rail with Flavien Prat and although she was pressed from the outset, remained well within herself around the far turn. As the field turned for home, Prat called upon her and she left her competition in her wake, cruising to a final six furlong clocking of 1:09.59.“She’s a fast filly,” Mandella deadpanned afterward. “The nice thing about today is that she was in control and within herself. She was able to sit while getting pressured from the outside and it looked like Flavien had quite a bit under him. She was within herself and she didn’t get rank or get excited. Like I say, she’s fast.”A 3 ¾ length maiden winner here going 5 ½ furlongs June 3, she was off at 1-5 in a field of five and paid $2.40, $2.20 and $2.10.A Kentucky-bred daughter of Horse Greeley, out of the Arch mare, Bend, she picked up $34,800 for the win, increasing her earnings to $68,400.Last and about six lengths off the winner with a quarter mile to run, Sweet Halory, who was ridden by Mike Smith, rallied well through the lane for second, finishing 4 ¼ lengths in front of Run for Retts. Off at 9-1, she paid $4.40 and $3.00.Next to last at the quarter, Run for Retts rallied three-wide under Tyler Baze for third and finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Street Surrender. Off at 7-1, Run for Retts paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.42, 44.34 and 56.69.First post time for a nine-race card Saturday at Santa Anita is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Outsource Our Energy Woes to the Microbes

first_imgDo we need to dig for oil forever?  Do we need to fret and fume over energy policy as more consumers compete for decreasing resources?  What if there were a virtually inexhaustible supply right under our noses?  That’s what the American Society for Microbiology asked in a press release reproduced by EurekAlert.  “The answer to one of the world’s largest problems – the need for clean, renewable sources of energy – might just come from some of the world’s smallest inhabitants – bacteria,” it teased.  Why reinvent the wheel, when microbes already know how to get fuel from the sun and other readily-available resources?  Some day, the article continues, you may be shopping for some really cool gadgets for the home:Imagine the future of energy.  The future might look like a new power plant on the edge of town – an inconspicuous bioreactor that takes in yard waste and locally-grown crops like corn and woodchips, and churns out electricity to area homes and businesses,” says Judy Wall of the University of Missouri – Columbia, one of the authors of the report.    Or the future may take the form of a stylish-looking car that refills its tank at hydrogen stations.  “Maybe the future of energy looks like a device on the roof of your home – a small appliance, connected to the household electric system, that uses sunlight and water to produce the electricity that warms your home, cooks your food, powers your television and washes your clothes.  All these futuristic energy technologies may become reality some day, thanks to the work of the smallest living creatures on earth: microorganisms,” Wall says.The study of microbial fuels is in its infancy, and current products are not yet cost-effective.  But the potential is enormous.  Microbes already know how to make “numerous fuels including ethanol, hydrogen, methane and butanol.”  They can also convert food sources directly into electricity.    Farmers and gardeners can look forward to a bright future, too, once scientists learn the secrets of low-energy nitrogen fixation mastered by bacteria.  EurekAlert reported that scientists are making progress understanding how the amazing machines called nitrogenases work.  Dinitrogen molecules are the toughest nuts to crack because of their triple bonds.  Man’s method (the Haber process), used to make ammonia fertilizer, is costly and energy-intensive.  Somehow, nitrogenase splits these tightly-bound atoms apart with ease at room temperature.  If we can figure out how bacteria achieve this feat, and replicate it, the economic boom that might result – with benefits for solving world hunger – can only be imagined.    By the way, when planning your future biotechnology home, with its termite air conditioning system (09/21/2004), don’t forget the worms (09/14/2004) for clean and efficient garbage disposal.  No worries; it will be a cinch to order whatever you need from your spinach cell phone (09/21/2004).This is what science ought to be doing.  Millions of people are starving in Africa and Asia and South America under totalitarian governments or superstitious shamans, and all some American and European scientists can think about is how to fight creationism and push Darwin dogma down people’s parched throats.  Sir Francis Bacon envisioned a science that improved people’s lives.  To distinguish good science from bad science, he appealed to Jesus’ proverb, “By their fruits you shall know them.”  Solomon said, “Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice” (Proverbs 13:23).  It’s time for some justice in modern science.  What has Darwinism brought us other than confusion (11/15/06), dogmatism (11/05/06) and genocide (11/30/2005)?    If you are a researcher or scientist working on ethically-sound biotechnology or biomimetics, God bless you!  Inspire your students.  There are secrets in the living world that can meet some of the world’s most pressing physical needs if we will just learn about them and apply them.  We are poised with new technologies to make a huge difference.  Look what the Christian creationist George Washington Carver was able to accomplish, and that was over half a century ago, before computers and genomes and nanotechnology.  Where are the Carvers of the information and biotechnology age?  Abundant resources, like acres of diamonds, lie all around us.  Imagine culling bountiful crops of healthy food out of desert sand, or generating non-polluting fuels from sunlight and weeds.  Imagine new ways to fight pathogens with biological tricks, to desalinate oceans and purify scarce water supplies.  Apply your intelligent design to the intelligent design impressed in living things.  Let’s get science back on track and make a difference.  Our microbial servants are there to help.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Once Again, Twitter Drops Ruby for Java

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Twitter has now moved its entire search stack from Ruby-on-Rails to Java.That’s a big shift. Twitter moved its back end message queue from Ruby to Scala, a Java platform in the 2008-2009 time frame. The move was attributed to issues with reliability on the back-end.This latest move makes the shift pretty much complete. At Twitter, Ruby is out of the picture.Twitter explains the change on its engineering blog:Last week, we launched a replacement for our Ruby-on-Rails front-end: a Java server we call Blender. We are pleased to announce that this change has produced a 3x drop in search latencies and will enable us to rapidly iterate on search features in the coming months.Does this mean that Java is better than Ruby for services with heavy loads? Ganeshji Marwaha, director at Triomatrix Webservices, says it all depends:Wow, that is quite an achievement. Could this mean that Java is a better platform than Rails for high scalability needs? Even if that is the case, for simpler scenarios, the beauty of RoR out-weighs Java’s performance.They say that this change will enable them to rapidly iterate on search features in the coming months. That along with the news that Twitter has hired 25 more employees kinda tells that Java’s code base is practically more maintainable than equivalent Ruby code – at least when the code base is huge and the team size is large. Or that could mean that this time they really put a lot of thought into designing a maintainable system than when they started out. But for smaller team size and code base, RoR is still an unbeaten champion.You can read the full account about the new search capabilities with Java on the Twitter blog post. It goes into detail about the changes and the benefits that it is seeing with the switch. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img alex williams Tags:#cloud#news Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Uber’s self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh goes live

first_imgRelated Posts Self-driving Volvo XC90 cars have entered into Uber’s taxi fleet, marking the first public ride-hailing test in the United States. The cars will be available to select customers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who will be able to ride in the cars for free.Uber has been testing cars in Pittsburgh for over a year, after poaching most of the robotics team from Carnegie Mellon University. Earlier this year, it brought the self-driving system onto public roads.See Also: Would it make sense for Tesla to buy Lyft?A driver and analyst will be inside all autonomous cars to monitor the car’s decision making and take control if the system fails. An early test by Engadget suggests that the self-driving system is quite sophisticated, making a lot of the decisions by itself, although it allegedly had more issues with bridges.Uber has pushed heavily into the self-driving world in the past few months, announcing a $300 million investment with Volvo and acquiring self-driving truck startup Otto for $680 million.It comes at a time when its main rival (and investor) Google is struggling to find a way to commercialize its own self-driving platform. The search giant has lost key executives, including Anthony Levandowski, who left to create Otto and now works at Uber, and Chris Urmson, one of the last core members of the project.Uber not wanting to leap into hardwareAnalysts are bullish on Uber’s chances in the self-driving world. It already has the largest ride-hailing platform in the world, and partnerships with Volvo mean it doesn’t need to build its own car.That said, as the self-driving market heats up, Uber might struggle to purchase cars from Ford and General Motors, which may lower the amount of self-driving cars it can have on the road in the short term.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is on the hunt for self-driving cars, saying that if Tesla were to announce a fully autonomous car, it would snap up half a million in one day. A bit of a harrowing statement to Uber drivers. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Tags:#autonomous cars#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Pittsburgh#ride-hailing#Self-Driving#top#Uber#Volvo center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

How Start-Up Chile Helps Entrepreneurs and Chile Alike

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Nathan Lustig Entrepreneur and Managing Partner at Magma Partners, a seed stage investment fund with offices across Latin America, the United States, and China. The Start-Up Chile accelerator was arguably the spark that ignited Chile’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Chilean government, through the development agency CORFO, founded Start-Up Chile in 2010 as a way to bring in foreign entrepreneurs who would galvanize Chile’s transition into an economy built on technology and innovation. Since then, Start-Up Chile has accelerated over 1,500 startups, of which 51.1% were still operating in 2016. When it was first founded, the program was meant to “change the nation’s culture towards entrepreneurship and to position Chile as the hub of innovation for Latin America,” but its impact has significantly surpassed that goal. While economic growth was not one of the goals CORFO originally planted in 2010, Start-Up Chile companies have collectively raised US$30.5M in Chile and over US$420M abroad. Meanwhile, these startups have created at least a total of 5,162 jobs in Chile and across the globe as of 2016. Start-Up Chile set out to enact social and cultural change and to place Chile at the center of the Latin American startup ecosystem. However, measuring its success requires going beyond the economic value of the accelerator. After all, Start-Up Chile emphasizes that they want startups to get more out of the program than just the money (US$40K equity free in the Seed program). These companies receive mentorship, entrepreneurship training, and opportunities to raise capital, while also becoming part of a global network of more than 3,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. So what impact has Start-Up Chile had on a global scale? From Cabify to CargoX, the accelerator has supported some of the most successful companies that are operating in Latin America today. Many of these startups have expanded globally, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, and have dominated in their industries. One of the best ways to analyze the impact of Start-Up Chile is through their eyes, which allows us to understand how the accelerator boosted them to reach international success. Here are some of the ways Start-Up Chile has prepared tech startups to tackle the global market.Teaching founders to ignore the startup hype and create a valid MVPStatistics show that between 70%-90% of startups fail. Raising capital doesn’t seem to help, as 75% of startups that do also fail. Experts and entrepreneurs tend to attribute failure to a lack of focus on building a product that solves an actual problem and Start-Up Chile is meant to provide entrepreneurs with the time and space they need to find product market fit.Thomas Allier, the CEO and Co-Founder of Viajala, noticed that his most successful peers in Start-Up Chile in 2013 were those that were “working silently with a strong focus and without making much noise.” Few of the companies that had won unofficial ‘awards’ such as “Most-likely-to-IPO” are still operating today, said Allier. He is adamant that Start-Up Chile’s focus on building a viable MVP was the secret to their success. Beyond giving him time to focus on developing his product, Start-Up Chile taught Allier to launch early, and with the right people on board from the start. The program also made it possible for him to do so. “Start-Up Chile gave Viajala early recognition that enabled me to get the right people on our bus. We are still out there and growing five years after starting the program because we had the discipline to launch extremely early on which gave us enough time for a few iterations and a growing line of revenue.” Today, Viajala is the single largest travel metasearch company in Latin America. They process over 3.5 million travel searches each month and have already reached yearly revenues of over US$3M, all with having raised relatively little capital. Beyond the grant from Start-Up Chile, Viajala raised less than half a million dollars to date. They currently employ more than 20 people across four countries in Latin America, running Viajala out of their headquarters in Medellin, Colombia. The value of building a global networkThe Start-Up Chile network includes over 3,000 entrepreneurs from 1,500 startups across the globe. Ranked by some as fourth best startup accelerator in the world, and the best in Latin America, Start-Up Chile carries with it a sense of community that follows startups throughout their lifetimes. The Intern Group, a company that helps students access international internships, has maintained an office in Santiago since they participated in Start-Up Chile because the network and ecosystem are so strong and supportive. While The Intern Group has headquarters in London, UK, CEO and Co-Founder, David Lloyd, considers the contacts he made during the program among his closest friends and mentors. “Meeting with as many other Start-Up Chile companies in my generation as possible was key. Some of these people turned into lifelong contacts,” he comments. The network provided by Start-Up Chile has helped The Intern Group maintain a strong presence in Latin America, where they have offices in Santiago and Medellin.Since participating in the accelerator, The Intern Group has grown from a yearly revenue of less than US$10K to almost US$15M in just six years. While their first program had only ten students, The Intern Group now hosts over 2,000 students per year. Lloyd emphasizes that the money, while helpful to an early-stage startup, was the least important part of the experience. “The US$40K was great but small fry in comparison to the environment, learnings, and the network we made.”Putting Chile on the global map as an entrepreneurship hubWhen Start-Up Chile debuted in 2010, the small country gained significant publicity. Since then, the accelerator has been one of the leading factors in putting Chile at the center of the global conversation about Latin American entrepreneurship. Over 9,700 articles have been written about Start-Up Chile across 141 countries, and the program has inspired 50 government-funded accelerators worldwide, from Jamaica and Puerto Rico to Peru and South Korea. Numerous growing companies like Cabify, CargoX, Doist (creator of Todoist), Datacampfire, Slidebean, and Keyword Tool owe at least part of their success to the network, funding, and training they received from Start-Up Chile. Most importantly, many of these companies continue to operate in Chile, or at least in Latin America. Some of Start-Up Chile’s critics often point to the fact that some companies take advantage of CORFO’s generosity and leave immediately after the program. However, more than one-third of the companies that have gone through Start-Up Chile maintain an office in Chile, and a more substantial proportion continue to operate and provide services in Chile and Latin America. Chile now ranks 7th in the world for total entrepreneurial activity and accounts for 50% of the entrepreneurial activity in Latin America. Start-Up Chile has undeniably placed Chile on the map as a hub of innovation in Latin America and around the globe and has enabled the growth of many of the startups that are dominating the Latin American market today. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#accelerators#Chile#entrepreneurship#global startups#government programs#Latin America#local government#Start-Up Chile#startups What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Pucklast_img read more