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I'm a 32 year old entrepreneur. Co-founder of the Yo Creo en Colombia Foundation. Graduated from the Singularity University Executive Program and also of the High Management Program of the INALDE School of Business within the prestigious Universidad de la Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia. Has created 6 different companies, one of the companies that he was partner was awarded the National Prize for Innovative Export Services, and second place in Export Management, both given by the Colombian Ministry of International Trade. In the year 2003 was featured in the prestigious El Tiempo newspaper on the Day of the Youth, as one of the young Colombian leaders of the year. Created in 2003 the first company in Colombia that looks to position a country brand by articulating fashion, technology, and tourism through the efficient use of technology. At the same time it became a model of social responsibility. WOCO means Wonders of Colombia. Has been invited to give more than 380 talks around the country by different companies, universities, and in diverse events. In the year 2005 the magazine Credencial on its Christmas issue named him as one of the 20 Talents With Heart in Colombia. ￼￼￼￼￼ In 2006 he lead the campaign to the Senate in the Antioquia and Risaralda regions for Marta Lucía Ramirez, former Colombian secretary of defense. Even when it lasted only 3 weeks, Mrs. Ramirez obtained one of the highest vote counts in the country that year and was elected for office. Between 2005 and 2007 he was a board member for the Lupines Foundation in Medellin, Colombia, which is devoted to the rehabilitation of children with brain damage. In 2013 he was selected as one of the 500 executives leaders in Colombia according to La Nota Economica Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of the restaurant chain WINGZ, Wings –N – Beer, the first of its kind in Colombia, and the only one who has 8 locations in four different cities around the country. It specializes in hot wings and imported beer
KADÁ is a "mutual improvement" movement inspired by an initiative created by Benjamin Franklin. This group brings together creative Colombians who work in entrepreneurship and various intellectual fields who prove their excellence in Colombia and abroad, but especially great human beings who wish to exchange knowledge and mutually help each other's personal growth in order to contribute to growth and trust in the country through their social initiatives. KADÁ means weave or community in the Embera Chami language.
• WINGZ is a fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in wings and beer immersed in a 1980s atmosphere. We look to give a playful experience, tapping into the nostalgia of a decade gone by and transporting our clients to a different time, as they enjoy good food. • WINGZ is the first restaurant chain in Colombia specializing in wings with six locations in four different cities. Since its doors opened in December 2007 it has been a big success. • Created the costumer experience. • Developed the brand and the concept.. • Managed the company. • Developed the strategies. • Coordinated the managed team.
• Yo Creo en Colombia Foundation is the leading private organization when it comes to the promotion of trust and competitiveness in the Colombia brand. • Expanded the foundation Through more than 5,258 programs in 159 cities in 29 countries the foundation has created a school of though for a Colombia that exists, but that many don’t bother to see; an able, resourceful, intelligent, hard-working, passionate, joyful, curious, competitive Colombia. • Give more than 380 conferences about Colombia and entreprendeuship.
WOCO started 6 years ago with the belief that this amount of time would be enough to get our product out to the marketplace. We soon realized that the fabric dying technologies that we needed were not available in Colombia. We then ran a couple of trials in the United States in two labs in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, until after a lot of trial and error and being dangerously close to give up, we found what we were looking for back in Medellin, Colombia. We launched the brand WOCO in 2006 and soon we had magazine ￼ artilcles written about us. We have been featured in Diner ́s Magazine and Credencial Magazine as well as in several prestigious newspapers in Colombia.
• Managed the campaign to the Senate of former Secretary of Defense and former Secretary of International Trade, Marta Lucía Ramirez in the Antioquia and Risaralda regions. • Obtained in only three weeks one of the highest vote counts in the country. • Designed the strategy in the regions.
I joined the team when the company was already functioning and my contribution was to help consolidate and commercialize a business model that was innovative at the time for Colombia. Its core business was to link supply and demand between the Colombian an the foreign markets. At the same time we formed a group called “Young Exporting Entrepreneurs” alongside the former Secretary of International Trade, Martha Lucía Ramirez. We sarted setting an example to young entrepreneurs around the country, since we gained awards from the Ministry of Commerce in 2001 and 2002, since we were one of the 15 successful companies out of 450 that had been registered.
Andres Felipe Giraldo Buritica is now on Crowdfunder.