Conversaciones entre Chilefornians: Emprendimientos de base científica y tecnológica al servicio del nuevo mundo

Carolina Torrealba:

Degree in biology and a doctorate in cellular and molecular biology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

First Undersecretary of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile since December 2018, when President Sebastián Piñera entrusted her and Minister Andrés Couve with the task of building the new Ministry.

Between May and December 2018, she was Executive Director of the Millennium Science Initiative, a program of the Chilean Ministry of Economy that finances and promotes scientific centers of excellence. Between 2011 and April 2018, she was part of the Executive Committee of the Science and Life Foundation, where she directed programs of international scientific networks and the strengthening of research.

She is the author of the book “Pioneros. The beginning of experimental research in Chile”, for which she was recognized with the Manuel Montt Prize. She participated as editor of two other books and founded the Editorial Ciencia & Vida. Currently, she is also a member of the Fundación Chile Board of Directors.

Alejandro Tocigl:

Alejandro is the co-founder and CEO of Miroculus, a San Francisco-based biotech company, as well as being a co-founder of F4F.

Alejandro is a Commercial Engineer from the U of Chile. He then went to a business school at ESSEC in Paris and subsequently attended the Graduates Studies Program at Singularity University.

He has been recognized within the 100 young leaders of the Saturday Magazine, 25 young influencers from the Financial Journal, Innovadores M35 Latam from the MIT Technology Review, he is an Endeavor entrepreneur and belongs to the Stanford network of entrepreneurs.

Antonio García:

Antonio García is an industrial civil engineer by training. Recently graduated, he worked in the financial and m&a sector. Soon after, he co-founded Cowork LATAM (2012), currently one of the most important flexible office actors in Latin America, with more than 30 spaces in 4 countries. In 2018, motivated by reversing the air pollution problem in Santiago, he founded citysense Co. Currently citysense is a network of urban satellites that provides services for the IoT industry and smart cities. Sensors and communication systems open to the community of creators. Solutions for the environment, security, logistics, marketing and smart governments have been developed on citysense. The last case to highlight, the measurement of mobility in the city of Santiago in times of Covid, using the urban satellite network to detect the passage of cell phones, completely anonymously and adjusted to the GDPR. Antonio has been an exhibitor at TEDx, ICARE and is an Endeavor entrepreneur since 2019.

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