Peru Reports will join Espacio Incubator, announces the media incubator powerhouse today. Peru Reports is the leading English news publication in Perufocused on in-depth coverage of news, economics & politics in Peru to readers worldwide.
Peru Reports was founded in 2013 by Colin Post. Colin is also the author of the Lima Travel Guide and the Arequipa Travel Guide. Through the acquisition, Espacio aims to continue Colin’s effort to promote the publication’s growth and to project a voice for Peru to the wider international community.
“We are thrilled to be working with Peru Reports and to continue the legacy that its founder Colin [Post] created,” said Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa. Conrad Egusa is a former VentureBeat writer and is a Global Mentor at 500 Startups along with being a co-founder of Espacio with Eddie Arrieta.
The new editor of Peru Reports will be Arjun Harindranath, who was born in India and studied law and philosophy in New Zealand before moving to Latin America to pursue writing and journalism. He has lived and worked as a writer in the UK, Germany, India and Colombia.
Harindranath said of his time at Peru Reports that “We’ve had a few months to really get our heads around the biggest narratives in the region and it’s our hope to expand on what we’ve learned so far. From the Odebrecht scandal to the Dakar Rally or this year’s World Cup to matters affecting the Amazon and the indigenous–we plan to cover the biggest stories in Peruvian politics, sports, business and culture for an English-speaking audience.”
Upcoming investments into Peru Reports include an expansion of its editorial newsroom, investments into video, and a series of events in 2018. In addition to recent current events, the publication will also bring stories that draw on scholarly commentary from experts of the region and look to shine a light on Peruvian innovation and entrepreneurship.
“As more eyes look to Peru as an important player in the region, we are excited to continue this mission of sharing the stories of Peru,” Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa said.
The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)’s theme “Women First, Prosperity for All” was not isolated, as all year, organizations worked on strategically constructing a better startup ecosystem for women entrepreneurs. In the early weeks of the new year, it seems like a good time to take a look at the progress made in 2017 to ensure inclusive innovation stays on the right track for 2018.
Espacio announced this morning the launch of their newest project, En Serie. The online publication will be focused on keeping up with the latest films, series, and everything related to the exciting world of visual entertainment. The project, which began to take shape at the end of 2017, aims to respond to the demands of contemporary audiences with up-to-date reporting on the fast-moving film and entertainment industry, in Spanish.
The current CEO and President of Brave Software and former CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, was able to raise $35million in 30 seconds from his ICO for Brave, because of his incredible network of investors. As most innovators know, the networking effect is critical for startups to get the financing, mentoring, and visibility they need to succeed.
Did you know that 85% of all online images, that are often used by businesses, are stolen from photographers? The online image market is broken, but the Swedish startup Pickit has found a solution, and even captured the attention of Microsoft. Today, in order to further their entrance into the US market, Pickit announced their opening of an office in Redmond, WA.
- With average competition receiving 108 concept submissions, startup looks to take on industry
- ZillionDesigns refunds any competitions that fail to receive at least 30 submissions
- Platform includes more than 50,000 designers, and over 100,000 satisfied customers in 200 countries
- ZillionDesigns lets users start individual competitions, or choose from a list of prearranged packages, each of which comes with unlimited design concept, unlimited revisions, and a dedicated project manager for oversight
- With options ranging from logo, web, graphic and packaging design, ZillionDesigns is a one-stop shop for all creative needs
ZillionDesigns announces its re-launch, aiming with its graphic design contracting platform to change the way customers find design projects.
ZillionDesigns’ unique crowdsourcing competition model provides users with more options, at better prices than traditional freelance channels and agencies, without sacrificing quality.
Today, all your design needs, from web pages to t-shirts, can be accessed on a single site. With a proven team of more than 50,000 designers, and over 100,000 satisfied customers in 200 countries, ZillionDesigns has the established industry traction to capitalize on the general push toward crowd contracting.
“Graphic design has always been central to branding, marketing and creative ventures,” says ZillionDesigns Founder Zaheer Dodhia, “and especially with the growth in digital mediums – mobile apps, web startups, etc. — the industry is only growing. But what you saw a few years ago was that people were getting stuck with money already invested in these poor contracting arrangements, and wound up overpaying for services that were either late or insufficient. ZillionDesigns changes that.”
Zaheer Dohia explains that, in the traditional graphic design marketplace, customers pay money upfront for work that often comes in late and might not fit the project even when it does. “With a talent agency or a freelancer, you’re essentially at their mercy,” he says. “They’ve usually got other works going on at the same time, so the turnaround can be bad and the options few.”
Because of its open competition model and global team of designers, however, ZillionDesigns can guarantee a broad range of options for clients to choose from and an end to drawn-out waiting periods. “Within a week,” says Zaheer, “users can expect to have 100 high-quality design options or more in hand.
The process is simple: users create competitions online, explaining the specifications of the project, and setting a timeframe for submissions and payment amount for the winner. The competition then gets vetted through ZillionDesigns worldwide network of over 50,000 designers, who send in fully completed concepts for the user to pick from. ZillionDesigns refunds any competitions that fail to receive at least 30 submissions, but the average project gets nearly 110 entries, and any ZillionDesigns submission comes with unlimited concept possibilities.
“Fixed deadlines mean that designs come in when they’re supposed to,” says Zaheer. “Open competition keeps prices low, and users can select the best quality options from a pool of finished products without committing themselves to any one designer beforehand. At ZillionDesigns, our focus is to put the customer in a position where his business is valued and fought over. That’s the best way to ensure a high quality service arrives in a timely fashion.”
ZillionDesigns lets users start individual competitions, or choose from a list of prearranged packages, each of which comes with unlimited design concept, unlimited revisions, multiple file formats and a dedicated project manager for oversight. And with options ranging from logo, web, graphic and packaging design, ZillionDesigns is a one-stop shop for all creative needs.
“Graphic design continues to factor in to virtually every business out there, new or old,” says Zaheer Zodia. “And with an expansive online competition model, ZillionDesigns is poised to disrupt the industry and place itself at the forefront of crowdsourcing innovation.”
ZillionDesigns is your one-stop spot for all design needs. We specialize in bringing your ideas to life. Our unique crowdsourcing model allows you to broadcast your design needs to a global team of designers and receive more designs and ideas than you ever would with an agency or single freelancer, and at a much lower price!