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Once the base for one of the most feared drug cartels, Medellin in Colombia was for years the most dangerous city on earth, now in its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of Latin America, and tech incubator Ruta N, a tech incubator and joint venture with the city of Medellín, is a product of those efforts, connecting startups from Latin America with investors from around the world, and it is their time to come to China to continue boosting the cross-border innovation and entrepreneurial exchanges.
Come to our event on Thursday, November 28th from 6.30PM to 9.30PM on an evening with Sin Kit I from Ruta N, and Nicolás Torres from ACI Medellín to learn how Ruta N and the local authorities of Medellín have invited startups from around the world to start operations in the city.
11月28日，星期四，下午6:30至9:30，晚上与来自Ruta N的Sin Kit I和来自ACI MedellíN的Nicolas Torres一起参加我们的活动，了解Ruta N和MedellíN的地方当局是如何邀请来自世界各地的初创企业在该市开展业务的。
So far, 320 companies from more than 30 countries have settled up in Medellín creating more than 8,000 jobs since 2012. China-based companies such as Huawei, Tuya Smart, and Didi Chuxing have been lured by Medellin’s potential as a global tech hub.
Medellín is also the son-to-become first Spanish-speaking city to host an affiliate center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network, an idea conceived by the World Economic Forum. Participants from the network foster collaborations to accelerate projects in science and technology. Therefore Medellín will join a network of tech hubs present exclusively in San Francisco, Beijing, Tokyo, and Mumbai. Join us on Thursday to understand:
What Medellin has done differently to become the World’s Smartest City? 成为世界上最聪明的城市，麦德林做了什么不同的事情？
What opportunities Chinese tech startups and investors have in Medellín and Latin America? 中国的科技初创企业和投资者在梅德林和拉丁美洲有哪些机会？
How Medellin and Beijing became part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network? 麦德林和北京如何成为第四次工业革命网络的一部分？
Sin Kit I (Sinki, 冼洁仪) is a Macao-born Chinese whose base now is Medellín, second largest city in Colombia, South America. Sinki speaks five languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, English, and Spanish. She holds a Master´s degree in Applied Research and Consultancy and another Master in Visual Culture from Lancaster University in the UK. She has worked as a news anchor, journalist, consultant, and lecturer in different organizations. Now her mission in life is to be the bridge between Colombia and the world, especially China.
Nicolás Torres was born in Bogotá, Colombia but for the past two years he lives and works for the city of Medellín. He has been working for promotions agencies for over three years where he has led different investment opportunities in the infrastructure, real estate, tourism and tech sector. Since 2017, is part of ACI, the Mayor’s Office of Medellín promotion agency and currently leading the tech sector from the Cooperation and Investment Management team helping foreign companies stablishing in the city. This is his first time in China, and he hopes to have the opportunity to get a close idea of Chinese culture.