Category Archive for: Origo Ventures

TechCrunch: Cultural Realities Of Latin American Entrepreneurship

Posted Aug 30, 2014 by Derek Footer (@dfooter) Editor’s note: Derek Footer is the Managing Partner of Origo Ventures, a fund focused on early stage technology companies throughout the Latin American region, and the CEO of HardTech Labs, a firm focused on building hardware and biotech ecosystems in the San Diego/Baja region. One of the brilliant…

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UT San Diego: San Diego, Baja can have sustainable startup ecosystem

By Derek Footer San Diego has everything a successful tech ecosystem needs: great research universities and institutes; vibrant tech industries and companies; a young, diverse, well-educated, tech-savvy workforce; and a beautiful environment where everyone (should) want to live. There is a wealth of software engineering and design talent both on this side of the border…

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Xconomy: HardTech Labs Enrolls 4 in Cross-Border Manufacturing Accelerator

by Bruce V. Bigelow HardTech Labs, a San Diego accelerator program that gives startups access to low-cost manufacturing in Tijuana, has selected four companies to serve as a beta class. The idea is to help the co-founders and mentors identify the skills that are most important to entrepreneurs and to iron out problems. The cross-border…

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One Ecosystem from Two Cultures: HardTech Labs Announces its “Class Zero”

San Diego, CA (April 16, 2014) – Combining the development skills of San Diego with the implementation prowess of Tijuana, HardTech Labs LLC today announces the first four companies to enter the accelerator, comprising its “Class Zero,” which will commence on May 5, 2014. HardTech’s first beta class is comprised of four companies from the…

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StartUp Beat: Cross-border accelerator HardTech Labs launches to tap the strengths of the San Diego and Tijuana area startup ecosystems

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat editor Hardware startups are hot and drawing significant investor attention, and a new cross-border hardware accelerator that launched last week called HardTech Labs is more proof. The effort is a consortium that bridges the U.S./Mexico border and brings together the San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja, Mexico startup communities. In the…

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Pando: San Diego’s HardTech Labs opens cross-border hardware accelerator to tap Mexican manufacturing

By Michael Carney In yet another signal that we’re in the midst of a full blown hardware renaissance, the San Diego startup community got its first manufacturing-focused accelerator. HardTech Labs (HTL), which bills itself as a cross-border operation, aims to give founders access to low-cost manufacturing infrastructure in the Mexican towns of Otay Mesa and Tijuana. HardTech…

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Xconomy: Cross-Border Innovation Groups Establish Manufacturing Accelerator

By Bruce V. Bigelow Efforts to strengthen San Diego’s tech startup community by working more closely with the innovation ecosystem in Tijuana has led to the formation of HardTech Labs, a cross-border accelerator program intended to give startup founders access to low-cost manufacturing. HardTech Labs would initially operate as a kind of virtual umbrella group…

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One Ecosystem from Two Cultures: HardTech Labs Launches Cross-Border Accelerator

San Diego, CA (March 18, 2014) – Combining the development skills of San Diego with the implementation prowess of Tijuana, HardTech Labs LLC today announces the launching of their cross-border hardware accelerator. HardTech Labs will serve as the organizer and umbrella for key local startup facilitators to build the San Diego/Baja region as an entrepreneurial…

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Origo Ventures Receives $1 Million Grant to Support Investment in Entrepreneurs

SAN DIEGO, California (January 29, 2014) – San Diego-based Origo Ventures, through its Chilean subsidiary Fen Ventures, has received a grant from the Chilean government’s investment entity CORFO in the amount of one million dollars to support Origo’s investment activities in Chile’s most promising startup companies. Origo Ventures is a leading early stage investor in…

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San Diego Daily Transcript: Advances encourage hardware development

By Phil Baker 2013 was in many ways a watershed year for consumer tech hardware. A “perfect storm” of events is resulting in an abundance of new hardware gadgets that will continue in 2014. What’s the reason? First, it’s becoming easier for entrepreneurs to develop hardware. Websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are being used…

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