Berkeley Welcomed Chilean Entrepreneurs Granted Scholarships by Crystal Lagoons

21 August, 2014 / News
Fernando Fischmann

Crystal Lagoons and UC Berkeley received in California the winners of the “Crystal Lagoons-Berkeley Scholarships 2014,” initiative for local innovative ventures established as entrepreneurs, which aims to boost the entrepreneur aptitude of Chileans.

The local entrepreneurs are participating in the intensive “Skydeck – Global Venture Program (GVP)”, focused on the “Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BME)”at the Berkeley University Headquarters in California, which is wholly financed by Crystal Lagoons as a way to contribute to the local innovative human capital and the creation of jobs in our country.

The selected entrepreneurs were Charles Rohrer, founder of Terviu, digital company of recruitment management through referrals; Andrés Vergara with his platform Wholemeaning which rates customer interactions, and Rodrigo Andrews, co-founder of the biotechnology firm Amniofilm with a patch or membrane tissue reconstitution.

Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons’ technology applications range widely from its recreational business, which brings the dream of idyllic beach life to any corner of the world, to its industrial variations in closed-circuit cooling, water desalination and applications for the mining industry. The technology was pioneered by Fernando Fischmann, the founder and chairman of Crystal Lagoons Corporation. A trained biochemist, Fischmann patented the technology and founded Crystal Lagoons Corporation in 2007. In less than three years since its formation, Crystal Lagoons Corporation has seen exponential growth and is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries, including Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and United States.

Photo captions (From left to right)
Ken Singer, Director Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Berkeley; Carlos Rohrer, founder of Terviu; Andrés Vergara co-founder of Wholemeaning; Rodrigo Andrews, co-founder of Lince Labs; and Ikhlaq Sidhu, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Berkeley.

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