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The invited exhibitors have the task of infecting audiences with the same entrepreneurial spirit that since 10 years ago the great International Congress of Entrepreneurs has been promoted.

Near 300 students had the opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience of outstanding speakers during the first E-Sessions Entrepreneurship Session 2014, a division created in 2013 by the organization of the International Congress of Entrepreneurs, an event promoted by the Commercial Engineering students of the University of La Serena and part of the Entrepreneurship Program of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences.

This initiative aims to transform the experience of the International Congress of Entrepreneurs, which traditionally takes place during two days of the year, in periodic instances of learning and immersion in the world of entrepreneurship for students and society in the Coquimbo Region. Under this organization, multiple meetings are held with renowned speakers who have the task of infecting audiences with the same entrepreneurial spirit that since the 10 years ago the great International Congress of Entrepreneurs has been fostered.

This time it was attended by Jaime Camposano, ovallino agronomist-oenologist, who along with two other partners, in the year 2011 produces WAQAR, a Premium pisco that has already begun to position itself in cities such as Rome, London, New York and Paris, and which has won several international awards, such as: the Best Pisco and double Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, achieving a Grand Slam of the competitive liquor circuit thanks to the support of state agencies that have allowed introduce the product in countries of Asia, Europe and Latin America.

2 essesion"I think that undertaking has to do with the desire or need, maybe it's both, but there is something that forces you to undertake something, because undertaking is not easy," said the professional, who highlighted the level of the event, the number of people called and the regional focus of the initiative.

Also exposed Paulo Olivier, journalist and mountaineer by vocation, who is the founder and owner of Cumbres del Elqui and Cordillera Expediciones, the latter, a tourism company focused on trekking, mountaineering and guided tours of the Cordillera and the natural hot springs of the Valley of the Elqui.

The speaker said that these meeting spaces are very necessary, especially to be able to "contribute with what one is learning over the years, as well as generate networks and be able to be empowered and grow all together, which is the idea."

They were joined by Carolina Rossi, director of alliances of the Start-Up Chile program of Corfo, director of Startup Grind for Chile and adviser in Entrepreneurship / Innovation for the World Bank. In addition, he is part of the Board of the organization '' Startup World '', is the organizer of '' Lean Startup Machine Latam '' and has received several awards, among them, the Social Venture Challenge of Harvard University (USA). ).

About the realization of this type of activities, the journalist stressed that these are marking a path. '' In the end, in my opinion, for the creation of the ecosystem, which is something that we at Start-Up Chile are very concerned about, the fact that there are these local actors, who in this case are students, and the same University , doing this type of activity in which they bring people from outside the region and from Chile, I think it is excellent, "said Carolina Rossi, who stressed that in order to undertake, even before the idea, a very good team is required. as diverse as possible at the level of professions. In addition, he said that "entrepreneurship is an option and an opportunity that everyone should know (...). Chile is in a very good moment to start. "

3 essesionDuring this first Entrepreneurship Session, the dean of FACSE, Mg. Jorge Fernández, along with congratulating the students who organize these activities, urged young people to persevere in this event and to develop it every year with more momentum. While the coordinator of E-Sessions 2014, Francisco Araya, and the general coordinator of the X Congress of Entrepreneurs, Javier Carrasco, thanked the work of those who make up the organizing team and all those attending this first E-Sessions of the year.

The event was held at Cinemark La Serena and was attended by the director of the Department of Cs. Economics and Business, Dr. Luperfina Rojas, the director of the School of Commercial Engineering, Mg. Erico Wulf, executives, academics and students of the careers of Commercial Engineering, Business Administration and Journalism of the U. de La Serena.