On September 15th in the Bonaerense Legislature, “Emprendiendo Buenos Aires” took place, with the participation of civil servants, politicians, academics and businessmen of different sectors. Amongst them were the minister for Economic Development, Fernando Cabrera; MP Gerardo Ingaramo; and the founders of Epidata, Cardón and DeRemate.com, who shared experiences and news concerning “entrepreneurship” in Argentina.
The activity was organised by the Department of Youths in the Federation of Commerce and Industry in the Autonomous city of Buenos Aires, the Centre of Federal Development and by Gerardo Ingaramo MP. The opening was presented by Ingaramo MP and the minister of Economic Development, Fernando Cabrera, who spoke about the main lines of connection and action between the government, the intermediary sectors, and the businessmen.
Damián Specter, general director of Attention to the Investment of the Ministry of Economic Development, presented, in the panel dedicated to “Business stories”, the plan of the Technological District of the City of Buenos Aires.
“The main objectives are to position Buenos Aires as the technological centre of Latin America; attract and retain investors and strengthen the southern zone of the city”, maintains Specter. Moreover, he detailed that the industry will embrace four industries; amongst which included are those of software and hardware.
For his part, Valerio Adrián Anacleto, Managing Founder of Epidata, commented in this respect: “the success of the technology area lies in the definition of a common vision, which shows us to the world with a serious option and with national backing in front of demanding international clients who are not only looking for businesses that associate themselves with their technical challenges, but also with the backing and infrastructure necessary to confront projects of great complexity.” Also, he shared the story of the first company specialised in offering services of Software Architecture with the audience, highlighting that the most important thing to start a business is to “define the vision, take it and abide by it.”
Also participating in the panel were Esteban di Tada, dean of the Department of IT Engineering in the University of Palermo (UP), Omar Eidelstein, dean of the Law Department of UP and Alec Oxenford from “DeRemate.com”.
Within the first panel, entitled “I am a businessman…and now what do I do?” the rabbi Sergio Bergman offered a spiritual reflection on the role of the businessman: “we aspire and we want the businessmen not only to be concerned with their business but also with their part of the country”, and he added that “a city doesn’t change by initiatives of the majority, but of the transforming minority.”
Gabriel Nazar, owner and CEO of “Cardón”, was someone who also brought rapturous applause from the audience. He spoke of the transparency and sincerity of his personal experience, his errors and his prudence in the story of “Cardón”.Close to 9:00pm, Osvaldo Cornide, President of CAME, was in charge of the closing of the conference, together with Ingaramo.