What a great group from Argentina visited us last Friday, courtesy of our good partner Miguel Casillas from SV Links! Representatives from corporates, startups, and academia spent a half day at BootUP, enjoying presentations from some of the entrepreneurial and innovative members of our community: Dave Binetti; Rafael de la Vega, Head of Digital Strategic Partnerships at Banco Santander; and Gustavo Lemos, Co-Founder & CEO of Mediar (previously IDXP). We even had the Beam in action, showcasing this iconic technology developed at Willow Garage, where BootUP is located today. When asked why they were visiting Silicon Valley, the group said they were here to learn all about innovation. Wrapping up the day, Mukul Agarwal, Founder & CEO of BootUP Ventures, challenged the group to think about what innovation really is – innovation takes you from where you are to where you need to be in an environment in which you are allowed to make mistakes.
There is no “failure” in innovation!
It was a true pleasure meeting the representatives from: BLD; Apnea and Jalep; Budget; Distribuidora Di Cuneo; Hey Latam; IAE Business School; Ingenieria Boggio; Isiar Group; Jose Ignacio Parola; La Reina; La Sibila; Lean Analytics Association; and Universidad Austral. We look forward to seeing you again and helping you on your innovation journey.