I have been talking with @vickyricaurte, InnPulsa, MinTic and Wayra Colombia about the critical need of understanding our tech-based entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colombia. We do not have a clear map of the entire system. We do not know:
- Which are the STARTUPS in this space in Colombia
- What are the ACCELERATOR programs that could potentially support these startups
- Who are the INVESTORS interested in this space
I was hoping someone reading this blog will love to start this project with Vicky and I. We promise it won´t take too much time. It is probably something that we can start in our spare time. If you are interested please write a comment below.
Hmm... this one is probably for the good of humanity, unless we can build something like TechCrunch around it. We can use TechCrunch as a proxy adjusting for the fact that TechCrunch´s market is the US and our platform´s market would be Colombia. AOL purchased TechCrunch for US$30M and Colombia´s GDP is around 2% of the USA´s GDP, then our platform if it has a successful blog attached to it can be worth US$600K (Wow!). In conclusion, this one is probably for the good of Colombia. Uhh! maybe we can get some seed money from the government (¿?)...