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Nouss Bih
Nouss is French and works in the field of investment banking in Chile, on issues related to international trade. He holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe Business School in Paris, with a focus on Finance and Economics. He is initiator and active member of the hotspot makesense in Chile, a global network that seeks to promote social entrepreneurs helping them solve their challenges through creative workshops. It was also a volunteer at the Social Investment Fund (FIS), the first line of social impact in Chile.

Marcela Ballara
Senior International Consultant on Gender Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change. Food and Agriculture Organization of the united Nations (FAO) International Council for Adult education, ICAE

Francine BrossardAgricultural Economist, University of Chile, initially working in FAO-UN ECLAC Agricultural Division Joint. Then enter the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile (MINAGRI) to assist in the creation of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA). Develops important projects for the Ministry highlighting: the creation of the National Commission for Equal Opportunities, the Bureau of Rural Information Technology and Communication (ICT Mesa rural) agriculture, forestry Information Network of Chile (REDAGROCHILE) and the creation of the first agricultural virtual communities Chile (YOAGRICULTOR project). He currently serves as an international consultant for the Rural ICT World Bank, FAO, IICA and ECLAC, advising various countries in Latin America and Africa.

Carolina Carrasco

Multilateral Investment Fund Specialist at Inter American Development Bank (IDB)

Juan Alejandro Contreras LevicoyPhysician and Doctor in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Chile. Work as a doctor in various institutions and has worked in molecular biology and immunology laboratories. Multiple scientific research papers in national and international journals in the field of medicine, cellular, molecular biology and immunology. Founder of RetiDiag, a social entrepreneurship oriented to the early detection of the risk of blindnessto in low-income population.

Leslie FormanProfesora, Social Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Universidad del Desarrollo. Born and raised in California, Leslie Forman considers herself a global citizen. She started her career in China, and now live and work in Chile, where she teach university courses on social entrepreneurship and innovation, lead workshops for universities and companies, translate bilingual events (English/Spanish), and collaborate with entrepreneurs to transform technical presentations into memorable experiences. Her qualifications include a Diplomado en Creatividad e Innovación desde el Diseño, la Ingeniería y los Negocios from the design school of Chile’s top-ranked university and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Denis GalletDenis Gallet lives in Chile for nearly 20 years, He is the founder of Desafio Humanidad ( who wishes to inculcate business leaders of social values. Mr. Gallet was also the president of the organization Contigo, He also set up with the help of Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize) and other important personalities of Microcredit, the Microcredit Summit of the Americas (www . in 2005.

Juan GómezDirector "Corporación Chiloé". It is an NGO founded in 1961, one year after the biggest earthquake ever registred in the south of Chile. It was founded by the sons of Chiloé with the aim of help the people that has to come to Santiago to study or for medical reasons and don´t have enough money for pay an accomodation. The people lives in the "Casa Chilota", wich is financed with the support of the members, municipalities from Chiloe, friends and a monthly gastronomic event with typical food from Chiloe.

Father Cristian HodgeFather Cristian Hodge has been a priest in the diocese of Santiago for 15 years and is vicary in the parish of Santa Clara. Before entering the seminary he studied Business at the university. He is now professor at the Catholic University of Santiago and teaches Social Doctrine of the Church and social morality (with a special focus on the contributions of Father Alberto Hurtado); he also is doing a master's degree in theology. He is interested in a more human view of the economy and recently wrote an article in the journal "Theology and Life" entitled "Expanding Economic Theory, economic rationality and ethics in light of Caritas in veritate"

Jorge Leiva Lavalle, former Minister of economy of Chile

Laurent PavecPadre Laurent Pavec is the head of the NGO “Puntos Corazon” in Latin America ( started his first mission with the NGO in Colombia in 1992. He was ordained in 2001 in Argentina where he lived for 8 years has the responsible of Puntos Corazón Argentina. He arrived in Santiago in January 2009. Since then is in charge of the NGO in this country, in Peru and Ecuador.

Stephan de la PeñaSocial entrepreneur, consultant and educator. He co-founded SEEN International to improve social entrepreneurship education. Seen currently offers transformative courses in Germany, Brazil and Chile.Recently started CoCreationLabs in an effort to accelerate early stage social enterprises.With his first social impact business, Fairlink he leverages opportunities of globalization for un- and underemployed university graduates in developing countries.Stephan won fellowships with Startup Chile, the Social Impact Lab, Profund and the Robert Bosch Foundation. He worked as a facilitator and consultant at the Universidad de Chile to realize NESIS (Nodos de Educación Superior para la Innovación Social), taught Social Entrepreneurship at the Free University Berlin and worked at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. He studied at the London Schools of Economics and Frankfurt Goethe Universitaet.

Filipe Ribeiro

Former Managing Director of NGO’s MSF (Doctors without Borders), Filipe Ribeiro has 20 years’ experience in humanitarian action all over the world. 

Jan Swanberg

Jan Swanberg, Stanford MBA, has run her own Marketing Consulting practice in Silicon Valley for over 25 years. She specializes in bringing the voice of the customer into the product development process and marketing products for children of all ages. Her favorite projects include developing the Hooked on Phonics brand, LeapFrog, and preschool software based on Richard Scarry characters. Jan lived and worked in West Africa as a Business Coach for small and medium enterprises in 2013 with the Stanford SEED program. She is currently developing a social enterprise, RahRah4Good, as part of the Startup Chile program.

Jorge Antonio Veas PalmaSociologist, University of Chile. Professional with over 20 years experience in the area of community involvement from various private and public entities, with different methodologies, in varying political circumstances. Extensive experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social programs. Work experience focused on supporting economically disadvantaged social groups in popular subjects like economics, human rights, labor laws and alternative communication. He currently serves as Professor of Sociology and Latin American Regional and Local Development.

Eugenio Vergara S.Emprendedor Social and CoFundador-Director ONG CDI ( Emprendedor Social, acercando las TICs a sectores vulnerados y rurales del país desde 1998.Experiencia en la articulación de los 3 sectores: Sociedad Civil, Empresa y Estado. Desarrollo de programas de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial RSE: Pymes y Multinacionales. Trabajo con organizaciones y comunidades en terreno. Administración y Fundraising para diversos programas y proyectos. Pedagogía Social: Capacitación de Equipos de Trabajo.

Sophie VurpillotExecutive Director & Co-founder at Planet Expat. Ambassador of the World Entrepreneurship Forum in Chile. Sophie Vurpillot has organized the Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) of Chile on September 2013 in Santiago. This event was elected by the Chilean government as "one of the most important events of the Year of Innovation"!

Testimonials entrepreneurs of Fair-Startups :

Kevin Ahearn Co-Founder, CTO of Bureo Skateboards. Bureo Skateboards designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable skateboards, utilizing the growing amount of recyclable plastic waste from Chilean communities and coastlines. By offering recycled high-quality products, Bureo enables ethically conscious consumers to support and encourage recycling development and job growth for local inhabitants in Chile.

Sean Armstrong co-founder at Tuloko. Tuloko ‘curates’ business information for minorities and female business owners (M/WBE) to help connect: consumers, large corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions with historically underutilized businesses (HUBs). We are a Yelp (B2C side) and Angie’s list/Elance (B2B side) for minorities and women who own businesses.

Devin Baptiste Founder at GroupRaise Meals are fundraisers where groups of 20-200+ dinners eat at a local restaurant who is donating a percentage of their meal sales to a charitable cause. These meals are organized, found, and marketed online. The organization process, which could take weeks before or in some cases was not even possible, now takes minutes on

Aspasia Kml co-founder at Reciclata. Reciclata changes the way recycling works, by providing incentives for consumers to recycle. Reciclata brings the recycling facility closer to the recycler and offers financial motivation. We create a marketplace between collectors and recyclers which will be facilitated by a rewards system and game mechanics.

John Lambie is the founder of Dextr. Dextr is a faster, simpler, smarter text entry solution for the 5-billion strong mobile-only generation. Used for smartphones and tablets, it combines finger-friendly usability and advanced text prediction with an alphabetically organized keyboard. These innovations make it faster to learn, easier to use, and simpler to master than any other keyboard. 

Siva Rajendran founder at Totus power. Totus Power sells battery-based power packs to schools in the developing world. “Jupiter 6” is a never before done portable, with a modular & powerful battery based power pack specifically designed to power classroom equipment in the developing world. Reusing ‘used’ Li-Ion batteries from electric vehicles our product solves this problem with a power pack 10X cheaper & 6X more powerful than market alternatives. Designed like Legos, the schools can buy as much or as little capacity as they can afford. 

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