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JORNADA CITES STARTUPS 2014

Last Friday, July 11th, an information session was held within the framework of the contest “CITES-Startups”. It was addressed to entrepreneurs from different parts of the country.

The objective of the session was to introduce the 2014 edition of CITES Startups to all those entrepreneurs who were interested in participating in the contest. Topics related to tech entrepreneurship were introduced during the event, opening a space for debate and inquiries about the projects presented by the entrepreneurs and the assistance that CITES can give to each of them.

The presentations were given by the strategic partners of CITES, (IAE and Baufest), and the CEO, Nicolas Tognalli, who introduced the main working areas of CITES and the contest for entrepreneurs. Besides, the participants took this as an opportunity to visit the premises of the Innovation Center. In additon, the Head of the Entrepreneurship Center at IAE Business School, Silvia Torres Carbonell, introduced the topic of entrepreneurship and the keys to develop a successful business model.

Adrián Lasso, partner founder at Baufest, gave a presentation on the methodology used by his company to make innovation and entrepreneurship part of their culture. The first-person entrepreneurial experience was presented by Sergio Simonetta, Head of Biotechnology laboratory at CITES, who talked about his project called Phylum Tech, which has been incubating in the Center since the beginning of this year. Finally, the expert in intellectual property, brands and patents, Rubén Romano, described the contractual characteristics of the contest.

Tech entrepreneurs from different parts of the country participated in this event: from Buenos Aires, Córdoba, San Francisco, Mendoza, Jujuy, Santa Fe, Casilda, Rafaela and Sunchales. Through initiatives such as the CITES Startups Contest, our Center aims to create a conglomerate of technology-based companies that have a positive impact in the economic and social development of Argentina. The Cites Startups Contest is organized by the Center for Technological, Business and Social Innovation (CITES).

It is a business plans acceleration program for entrepreneurs who work in the areas of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Engineering and ICT. The goal is to support technology-based ideas so that they can become enterprises that contribute to the economy of the whole country.