Camila González and Mariana Costa’s tips on entrepreneurship

Camila González and Mariana Costa’s tips on entrepreneurship

Last tuesday, September 1st, we were invited to participate on an event about “Women on innovation and entrepreneurship” from First Tuesday. Who were the women with the innovative power? Camila González – Director of Mujeres del Pacífico (Women of the Pacific) y Mariana Costa – Co Founder and Director of Laboratoria.   Both startups are successful and have a great technological impact, that’s why I didn’t want to refrain from sharing their experiences and advice so you don’t think it twice and encourage you to jump into the boat of Innovation and Entrepreneurship!   Camila: Unity is strength: Don’t be afraid to share your idea, what if someone else helps you on your venture? What about they help giving it a more impacting approach? Don’t be afraid, the worst that can happen is that it becomes an anecdote. Take advantage of information access: Currently, the use of Information Technology allows us to connect with different companies and communities. It let us learn online and that would help center your objectives and realize your venture. Dare to fail: Don’t be afraid, risk it with your idea, we are humans and not robots. If we are wrong and we fall, let’s shake the dust away and keep on going, “The road is long” anyway. Identifícate: We are a country with different improvement opportunities. Don’t wait for a startup á-la Google or Apple, we count with a lot of different resources from the ones your idols had across the pond.   Mariana: While Mariana spoke about all those experiences when she hit a wall to keep on going forward with her project,...
10 tips for Women in Technology (and, actually, for everyone)

10 tips for Women in Technology (and, actually, for everyone)

Not so long ago, I watched Elizabeth K. Joseph presentation at Ubucon2015, where she talked about how to build a career in the world of free and open source software. Among the resources listed, she mentioned the “10 Tips for Women in Technology (and Everyone Else)”, and because it has become usual that we are asked for advice on how to become successful working in a technology-related career, I believe that the list will be a lot of help for every person that wants to take the most out of their career in this awesome world that is technology. You can read the original article...