About Andres Moreno

I'm Andres Moreno, founder and CEO of Open English. Growing up I acquired a passion for travel and languages after living in 8 different countries, from Slovenia to Chile. I'm currently working on the continued expansion of our online school across the Americas. The following is an account of the people, experiences and ideas that spark along the way.

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Book I've enjoyed recently
  • Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
    Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
    by Dan Senor, Saul Singer
  • Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
    Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
    by Robert McCrum
  • The Pixar Touch (Vintage)
    The Pixar Touch (Vintage)
    by David A. Price
  • Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms
    Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms
    by Jeffrey Bussgang
  • Game-Based Marketing: Inspire Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Challenges, and Contests
    Game-Based Marketing: Inspire Customer Loyalty Through Rewards, Challenges, and Contests
    by Gabe Zichermann, Joselin Linder
  • On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
    On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
    by Henry M. Paulson
  • The Gamble
    The Gamble
    by Thomas E. Ricks
  • eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work
    eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work
    by Randall E. Stross
  • Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan
    Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan
    by David Magee
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Emerging Spark

I'm Andres Moreno, founder and CEO of OpenEnglish.com. Growing up I lived in 8 different countries, from Slovenia to Chile, and I'm currently working to roll-out our online English school in over a dozen emerging markets. The following is an account of the people, experiences and ideas that spark along the way.

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ABOUT EMERGING sPARK

I'm Andres Moreno, founder and CEO of OpenEnglish.com. Growing up I lived in 8 different countries, from Slovenia to Chile, and I'm currently working to roll-out our online English school in over a dozen emerging markets. The following is an account of the people, experiences and ideas that spark along the way.

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Thursday
Apr102014

Miami Rising -Start-Up City and Techweek100 Reception Party in Miami

As the season warms up to the upcoming TechWeek in early May, the spotlight seems to be focusing on Miami as a leader in the region and a gateway to Latin American growth. With Start-Up City: Miami, the list Techweek100, and other initiatives like Tech Cocktail and the LAB Miami branching out around town, the local community is embracing this new role. I'm excited to be part of the growth and can't wait to experience the indisputable rise of the city.
Here are some scenes of Techweek100 Miami Party and the Start-Up City panel discussion (courtesy of Kristoffer Tripplaar), where I was invited to speak.










Tuesday
Dec102013

TechWeek Miami

 

Here are some pictures from the kickoff party for TechWeek Miami. The event was at our home, hosted by Nic and myself, along with Iain Shovlin, a good friend and Chairman of TechWeek.

TechWeek is the main tech event in the country with conferences in LA, NYC, Chicago and -in 2014- Miami. The goal of this intimate gathering was to introduce Miami's tech community to TechWeek.
We had Debi Nova perform live for us in our outdoor terrace. She was amazing! We're all very excited for her career. Next time you see her will be at the Latin Grammy's in 2014.

Our friend Ismael Cala also attended, who reaches 50M homes in the US Hispanic and Latin American markets every night with his prime time show on CNN.

More and more, Miami is becoming a hub for the intersection of technology and entertainment for the Americas.



 

Tuesday
Dec032013

SIME participation

Open English recently participated at SIME MIA, the two-day global digital conference that brings together some of the world’s most innovative technologists, media executives and venture capitalists. 
 
Around 500 leading global entrepreneurs from Europe, North America and Latin America participated in the event and shared their insights into the latest technological trends. The event positioned Miami, once more, a a rising tech ecosystem, and a gateway to business in Latin America and the US. 

Being on stage with Ola Ahlvarsson, SIME's organizer and host was a lot of fun!



 

 

Monday
Oct212013

The next generation of English online learning -LP2 Launch Party 

We recently held a party in our Miami offices to officially launch LP 2.0, our new learning platform. After over a year of intense work and investment, we're officially launching what we think is the best learning platform in the language e-learning market.

This was a great occasion to acknowledge the individual contributors that made it possible, so that Open English continues to be the innovative market leader it is today. 

 

 

Tuesday
Oct152013

Colombia’s top newspaper looks at our Director of Happiness

Check out this article: Colombia’s most influential newspaper – El Tiempo – wrote a fascinating article (in Spanish) on Alain Lagger, Open English’s Director of Happiness. It tells how Alain went from being the youngest police officer in Europe to jet setter to life coach, and finally to realizing his passion for working with people at Open English. Find out how he brings us together through different events to understand that we alone determine the course of our lives. Great work, Alain!