Sebastian Vidal Start-Up Chile and Parallel 18 Podcast
July 27, 2017
February 23, 2021
Sebastian Vidal is a Chilean who was part of the early Startup Chile team and later became its executive director. Now the director of Parallel 18, a similar program in Puerto Rico, Sebastian has worked with more than 1000 startups and shares his insights into what makes companies successful.
Outline of This Episode
[1:35] How Sebastian made the transition to Puerto Rico from Chile.
[4:20] The challenge of starting Parallel 18 from scratch.
[6:08] The role Sebastian played in Startup Chile.
[11:00] Lessons learned working with over 1000 startups.
[22:15] Learning the lesson that focus is of paramount importance.
[27:01] The changes Sebastian made starting over with Parallel 18 in Puerto Rico.
[35:55] New perspectives from working with companies in Parallel 18.
[40:22] What types of companies should apply to be part of Parallel 18?
[47:05] How to connect with Sebastian and Parallel 18.