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  • Simon Vansintjan

    Hey Dylan, this is awesome, and I'm 100% in agreement with you. A year ago I applied to Startup Chile with one of my startups - sadly we didn't make the grade - and what you and the government of Chile are doing is fantastic.

    I was wondering whether you knew of any outlets (within Chile, South America, or globally) that I could use to reach out to innovators in these markets? I'm currently trying to get an international app-building hackathon off the ground called Appril (www.appril.org), and I would love it if it was a truly international thing, rather than just some British and American hackers making some cool things.

  • Victor Gennaro

    This is amazing. I am excited to learn more about how these communities will be shaping our global future.

    In the next few weeks I am going to be traveling to Latin America on a sailboat shooting an episodic documentary about the rise of the Youth in nations such as Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama. These nations are exploding and I believe the Youth of these nations are going to have some interesting insight to the world a head of them.

    Please check out http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11584219/year-of-the-sun-0 to learn more about our project and how you can get involved in our global dialogue.

    Keep up with the great stories!

    • Dylan Reid

      Thanks for your comments Victor and good luck on your upcoming voyage! No doubt youth will play an important role in innovation, especially in Latin America where the population is considerably younger than Asia. In Chile we're seeing a major youth movement but I fear, like in the US, its not very progressive. There's a lot of frustration and anger among younger generation in Chile, which could be an incredible driver of innovation or a tool of destruction and violence (as we've seen).

  • Jeff Nelder

    The additional opportunity for those who are poised and have experience in designing innovation for this segment of the world population is enormous. I would expect new, smaller companies, more work for design professionals, and the opportunity to participate in a wave to improve conditions for a majority of the population. Really heady stuff!

    • Dylan Reid

      Thanks for the comment Jeff. I think you're definitely right, a greater level of connectedness will create opportunities for a growing number of enterprising people -- the challenge will be creating ecosystems which allow new ideas to really scale!