Punta Tech Meetup 2023

Punta Tech

Punta Tech Meetup is among the foremost technology networking events in the Latin America and Caribbean. Held this year on Monday 9 January at the Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Centre in Uruguay, it was attended by entrepreneurs from the region and around the world, who gathered to promote business opportunities. Meetup 2023 also focused on promoting gender equality, creating a space for dialogue between women. 

LifeWatch ERIC was represented by Maite Irazábal Plá, EU-LAC Fundraising, Networking & Projects Manager, who networked with key stakeholders in the technology and business world, exchanging ideas and strengthening connections. The event, which started 15 years ago when three friends decided to get together and have a BBQ “asado”, has grown into an international ecosystem that meets once a year to discuss trends in the industry.

The ‘W Meetup’ stimulus network was designed to recognise, celebrate and promote the development of women in a sector in which gender gaps still persist. Stimulating talent and multiplying opportunities will not only increase the number of women employed in technology companies, but open up career paths that lead to decision-making roles.

Another feature of Punta Tech 2023 was the ‘Prompt Battle’, which pitted competitors against each other using text-to-image software. Seven live ‘battles’ allowed participants to vote for the most creative, surprising and innovative exponents of this Artificial Intelligence software, in which images and art are generated from written descriptions called prompts. The event and the synergies created within the region are an opportunity to continue promoting Uruguay as a center for business and export services, especially in the technology sector.

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.