Our community has more than 200 members living in both Silicon Valley and Peru. The different initiatives are facilitated by the PeruSV organizers with the help of our community.
The Network of Peruvian Professionals working on Technology and Innovation in Silicon Valley - PeruSV (PeruSV.org) was created in December 2015 when Candy Chávez, the General Consul of Peru in San Francisco at that time, had the initiative of bringing together the co-founders Víctor Cadenas, Leonardo Rischmoller, and Rosalva Gallardo. PeruSV was created with the mission of building a community of Peruvian professionals in technology living in the Bay Area and creating a bridge between Silicon Valley and Peru to accelerate the technology knowledge transfer for the benefit of the Peruvian community.
Since its creation, PeruSV has grown from 3 to ~100 active members who meet regularly to coordinate activities to build our community and work on projects that get us closer to our goal of establishing a collaboration bridge between Peru and Silicon Valley. PeruSV has hosted multiple groups of students and corporate representatives who visit Silicon Valley to learn about the technology and innovation ecosystem.
PeruSV is the co-organizer of Techsuyo (Techsuyo.org), the annual conference of professionals working in science, technology, and innovation. Techsuyo first edition was held at Stanford University in California in August 2017. The second edition was at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in September 2018. Both editions had around 200 attendees and about 50% of them travelled from Peru. In 2019, Techsuyo will be held in Lima for the first time in April and is planned to happen at Silicon Valley in September 2019.