Adrian Avendano is the founder of the Latin America Tech Meetup and GlobalSouthTech, now a community in 43 different cities with the goal to bridge all emerging tech ecosystems around the world. Adrian in an Irish national born in Mexico City, and raised in New York City, and has traveled to 70 countries. Additionally, he has lived and worked in Mexico, Ireland, Chile, Poland, Holland, Berlin, UK, Manila, Yangon, Seoul, Bangkok, San Francisco and Copenhagen. Adrian started his first company in Ireland in 2008, which received funding from Enterprise Ireland in 2011. In 2013 he received funding from the StartupChile program. Adrian has a computer science degree and has been coding for over 13 years. Since 2008 then he has been starting tech companies that connect people. Including Peoplehunt, CrowdScanner, and Meetforeal.