Santiago Bilinkis

Entrepreneur and technologist

Santiago Bilinkis is an entrepreneur and technologist. In the business world, he co-founded and led Officenet, the largest office supplies company in Argentina and Brazil, which was acquired by Staples Inc. a few years ago. He has also founded several other companies and actively participates in various civil society organizations. He is the author of the blog "Riesgo y Recompensa," one of the most widely read entrepreneurship blogs in the Spanish-speaking world.

Currently, he is a founding partner of Quasar Ventures, a technology company incubator. Passionate about science and technology, he was selected in 2010 to attend Singularity University at a NASA campus in Silicon Valley, where he had the opportunity to learn from leading scientists worldwide about the cutting-edge advancements in disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biotechnology, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology.

Currently, he is dedicated to promoting scientific outreach through talks and presentations, writing for print media, and hosting a column in Basta de todo, one of the most popular radio programs in Argentina. In 2013, he was featured in the Discovery Channel documentary 2111, alongside figures like Ray Kurzweil, James Canton, and Aubrey de Grey. He was recently recognized as a Prominent Personality in the field of Science and Technology by the City of Buenos Aires.

Santiago is an economist, graduated with a Gold Medal at “Universidad de San Andrés”. In recent years, he gave numerous speeches at universities such as MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School and for manycompanies and governmental entities. He recently published the book Pasaje al futuro, released by Penguin Random House (Sudamericana). He has also recently published the books Pasaje al futuro and Guía para sobrevivir al presente (Guide to Surviving the Present).