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Se Equivocó Cisco

Se equivocó el juez en el partido Inglaterra-Alemania. Se equivocó el línea en el partido Argentina-Mexico. Y ahora se equivocó Cisco: adjudicó el premio del I-Prize a un grupo que no es el nuestro.

Tal vez se deba a que el VP de nuevas tecnologías es sudafricano. Tal vez sea porque el senior manager es francés. La realidad es que, en vez de darnos por ganadores, eligieron a un grupo Mexicano.

Pobre Cisco. De aquí en más, es puro declive para ellos, es hora de shortear su acción.

En cuanto a nosotros, intentaremos convencer a Cisco de invertir en la idea, y de lo contrario, buscaremos otro sponsor. Realmente creemos que tenemos algo importante entre manos.

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El BID, FOMIN y la CAF estan haciendo un llamado a ideas para Tecnologias de Inclusion Financiera.

Aca estan los detalles (perdonen el corto aviso pero recien nos llego):

MIF + IDB + CAF CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Program in Technologies for Financial Inclusion
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) have announced a call for project ideas that would improve the low-income populations access to financial services by applying innovative technological solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The [three] organizations announced the launch of the program Technologies for Financial Inclusion and issued a call for proposals to private enterprise, providers of technological services, NGOs, cooperatives, associations, finance companies, banks, foundations and other groups.
Technologies for Financial Inclusion is an innovative instrument that gives priority to collaborative projects and creation of knowledge among participating institutions, enabling them to make a joint effort to create an accessible knowledge base of the best practices and lessons learned about using technology in access to financial services.
Project ideas selected will receive US$ 25,000 to US$ 50,000 to develop a project strategy, and up to US$ 500,000 to implement it. The awards will depend on each projects rationale, its cost-benefit ratio and its approval.
Some examples of ideas to be considered include development, integration and implementation of technological solutions for:
1. Providing varied financial services to the rural or unserved population through non-bank agents or mobile units.
2. Offering new financial services such as savings, payments or money transfer systems, and/or broadening services to customers who cannot be served by existing technology.
3. Implementing information management systems profitably for a network of entities, using both open standards and approaches based on web platforms, among others.
4. Becoming more efficient and reducing costs, and improving financial and operating performance.
5. Establishing local broadband networks that can improve connection capacity and ability for microfinance institutions and other financial institutions and networks of agencies.
6. Facilitating financial institutions access to the regulatory requirements for operating through information and technology systems.
7. Increasing financial inclusion for people with disabilities or groups that are socially discriminated against (for example, using voice recognition systems or indigenous languages).
Interested groups should enter the website, register and provide information about their idea between May 10 and June 14, 2010.
Technologies for Financial Inclusion can also supply technical assistance resources for ideas in more developed stages, as well as for ideas that would implement pilot projects or test a technology, in order to spur learning about relevant issues in the region.
All information about the program and its organizers, important dates, FAQs, and forms for participating
are available at http://www.tec-in.org.
For more information or to raise questions, contact tec-in@iadb.org.

MIF + IDB + CAF CALL FOR PROPOSALSProgram in Technologies for Financial Inclusion
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) have announced a call for project ideas that would improve the low-income populations access to financial services by applying innovative technological solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The [three] organizations announced the launch of the program Technologies for Financial Inclusion and issued a call for proposals to private enterprise, providers of technological services, NGOs, cooperatives, associations, finance companies, banks, foundations and other groups.
Technologies for Financial Inclusion is an innovative instrument that gives priority to collaborative projects and creation of knowledge among participating institutions, enabling them to make a joint effort to create an accessible knowledge base of the best practices and lessons learned about using technology in access to financial services.
Project ideas selected will receive US$ 25,000 to US$ 50,000 to develop a project strategy, and up to US$ 500,000 to implement it. The awards will depend on each projects rationale, its cost-benefit ratio and its approval.
Some examples of ideas to be considered include development, integration and implementation of technological solutions for:
1. Providing varied financial services to the rural or unserved population through non-bank agents or mobile units.2. Offering new financial services such as savings, payments or money transfer systems, and/or broadening services to customers who cannot be served by existing technology.3. Implementing information management systems profitably for a network of entities, using both open standards and approaches based on web platforms, among others. 4. Becoming more efficient and reducing costs, and improving financial and operating performance.5. Establishing local broadband networks that can improve connection capacity and ability for microfinance institutions and other financial institutions and networks of agencies. 6. Facilitating financial institutions access to the regulatory requirements for operating through information and technology systems. 7. Increasing financial inclusion for people with disabilities or groups that are socially discriminated against (for example, using voice recognition systems or indigenous languages).
Interested groups should enter the website, register and provide information about their idea between May 10 and June 14, 2010.
Technologies for Financial Inclusion can also supply technical assistance resources for ideas in more developed stages, as well as for ideas that would implement pilot projects or test a technology, in order to spur learning about relevant issues in the region.
All information about the program and its organizers, important dates, FAQs, and forms for participatingare available at http://www.tec-in.org.
For more information or to raise questions, contact tec-in@iadb.org.

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Ayer a última hora nos llegó el mail avisandonos que somos finalistas. Cuando arrancamos con la idea, dije que me tenía mucha fe para llegar a la final, y aquí estamos, por segunda vez.

Para los que no leyeron los posts anteriores, Soccer 3.1 es una plataforma de TV sobre internet diseñada para mirar deportes, más específicamente fútbol. Los features principales son:

  • Sonido surround
  • Soporte para múltiples pantallas
  • Integración con red social, posibilidad de mirar el partido junto a mis amigos
  • Integración de contenido generado por los usuarios
  • API abierta que permite que los desarrolladores agreguen extensiones

Estamos super orgullosos de haber llegado hasta acá. Ahora nos quedan dos pasos para lograr nuestro objetivo: 1) ganar el premio y 2) convencer a Cisco de que nos den para desarrollarlo en Uruguay.

Queremos agradecer a todos los que nos ayudaron a llegar a esta fase. Los comentarios en el blog nos aportaron mucho, a todos los que pusieron ideas, muchas gracias.

Un agradecimiento especial a la gente de Media Sports (media-sports.tv) que nos dio una mano enorme con el video, 100% de onda. Abajo el video:

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Hoy se lanzo la 3ra edicion del concurso de ideas que organiza el Programa Emprender, y el lanzamiento se hizo en conjunto con la premiacion del concurso de Planes de Negocios del fondo emprender, donde salio ganador PedidosYa (un saludo desde aca a los ganadores, uno de ellos Alvaro Garcia, asiduo comentador en este blog), tambien al resto de los ganadores de premios y menciones, asi como a todos los participantes.

El evento mostro tambien el grado de madurez al que esta llegando el ecosistema emprendedor en Uruguay, casi todos los emprendedores que hablaron en el evento, mencionaron a 2 o 3 organizaciones, ya sea Endeavor, Ingenio, el Polo de Pando, las universidades, etc, mostrando que de a poco quien busca apoyo lo encuentra.

Ademas es importante el hecho de que el evento contara con la presencia del Ministro de Economia (otro Alvaro Garcia), creo que no es habitual que un Ministro de Economia le de importancia y se tome el tiempo de participar en este tipo de eventos. Alvaro no solo vino al evento sino que fue participe activo en la creacion del ecosistema emprendedor.

 

Imprimir

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El mejor aviso del superbowl

El aviso “Free Doritos” fue seleccionado como el mejor aviso del superbowl. Hasta ahí, ninguna novedad. Lo que sí es novedoso es el hecho de que los creadores del aviso son un equipo liderado por Joe Herbert, amateurs que resultaron los ganadores del concurso Crash The Superbowl que organizó Doritos. O sea, no solo salieron seleccionados por Doritos, ganando $25.000, y la fama que eso da, sino que además salieron elegidos el mejor aviso por USA  Today, y se hicieron acreedores a $1.000.000 adicionales.

Una muestra más que los concursos funcionan. A Doritos le salió mucho más barato que contratar a una agencia, y el resultado fue espectacular. Joe Herbert pasó de ser un Don Nadie a ser la figura del año en publicidad.

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What is the News Challenge?

We’re giving away around $5 million in 2009 for the development and distribution of neighborhood and community-focused projects, services, and programs.

If you have a great idea that will improve local online news, deepen community engagement, bring Web 2.0 tools to local neighborhoods, develop publishing platforms and standards to support local conversations or innovate how we visualize, experience or interact with information, we’d like to see it! You have the opportunity to win funding for your project and support within a vibrant community of media, tech, and community-oriented people who want to improve the world.

There are three rules to follow to apply to the 2008-09 Knight News Challenge:

  1. Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
  2. Serve the public interest.
  3. Benefit one or more specific geographic communities.
Aca esta el link

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bases del concurso:

– Puede participar todos menos los ciudadanos de quebec (todos los concursos dicen eso)

– Se postean las ideas y se votan aqui,

– Se aceptan ideas y votaciones hasta el 31 de octubre

– Para la idea ganadora se abrira un grupo en facebook y se promocionara por todos lados.

– El 15 de Diciembre (mi cumpleanos) se la llevamos a cacho a la agesic

Todavia no tenemos premio para el ganador, se aceptan tambien ideas. Que tal un ano de gestor gratis?

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