Hubspot Scholarships Bring Founders to US for GANRally

By: Sebastian Levin, Co-Founder of Merit HR
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The GAN Rally is an event that unites a cosmopolitan group of entrepreneurs, (in seed capital stage) with managing directors of accelerators, and entrepreneurs who have already climbed that stage.

I think the initiative is spectacular, you go into a room in which you do not know anyone and a place to sit is not predetermined. Therefore, you can sit next to anyone without knowing who it is or what does he/she do.
After a while, you discover that the person sitting next to you is an expert in a certain field and is in charge of some workshop or talk that can be useful for you.

Founders found Founders at Rally 2016

This post originally appeared on Medium

Reflecting on the Rally
We’ll see hundreds of blogs over the next week that reflect on 2016-I hope this one is unique for you. Entrepreneurs deal with many ups and downs every day, and recapping a year is often too daunting — so I’ll make it quick.

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