The Diiaki-Chile Project is an international collaboration project between students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Public/Private Enterprises, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC-Chile).
Diiaki-Chile wishes to introduce students to the exciting opportunities available in business and engineering in their local communities and abroad.
Diiaki, which means ‘egg’ in Kimbundu (a language in Northern Angola), is a program which helps high school seniors and college freshmen develop skills essential in order to develop innovative ideas into real-life devices and profitable start-ups.
During the Diiaki-Chile @ PUC, program participant’s gain critical thinking, business, and engineering skills that are not only highly desired, but are also required in order to achieve success in university and industry.
Program participants are required to complete a group project which will involve the creation of a ‘start-up’ company centered around an invention of the student’s creation in order to put these skills into practice.
Diiaki-Chile launched its first workshop in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in August 2012.
Here are what our inaugural program participants had to say about their experience in the program:
“The Diiaki program is a really useful program. It gives you all the tools you need to create your own company. But the most important thing is that you realize that it is possible to create your own business, maybe it will need a lot of work, but it gives you hope that you can do what you want.”
-Ignacio Jeria Pérez, PUC Undergraduate|Diiaki-Chile Participant
“I think the program is excellent because it develops the engineering skills of participants and opens your mind to a better world. They should continue with this program and to show it to all of the world.”
-Sebastián Valenzuela, PUC Undergraduate|Diiaki-Chile Participant
“If you want to have a quiet week, listen to instructors and then filling some forms, don’t participate in Diiaki!”
-Juan Sebastián Vielmas Rodríguez, PUC Undergraduate|Diiaki-Chile Participant
We are aiming to launch our follow-up Diiaki-Chile program in August 2013. If you are interested in participating, please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org!