How Start-Up Chile Helps Entrepreneurs and Chile Alike

The Start-Up Chile accelerator was arguably the spark that ignited Chile’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Chilean government, through the development agency CORFO, founded Start-Up Chile in 2010 as a way to bring in foreign entrepreneurs who would galvanize Chile’s transition into an economy built on technology and innovation. Since then, Start-Up Chile has accelerated over 1,500 […]

How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants

Latin America’s tech-savvy workforce has attracted international companies to maintain support offices in the region for years. However, the recent government commitment to develop innovation hubs, coupled with a growing middle class that lead in the adoption of mobile devices, has made Latin America prime territory for global tech companies to target local consumers. More […]

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IDB guides leaders towards Latin American smart cities

Hundreds of millions of people will move from villages and farms to cities in the next 30 years, as agriculture is swapped for factory jobs in the developing world. In Latin America, this process started twenty years ago, and countries have been struggling to scale infrastructure and programs to meet the massive rise in city […]

Latin America smart city market to grow 19% by 2020

Latin America’s smart city market will jump nearly 20% in the next four years driven by urbanization and major smart infrastructure investments. The BNamericas site reports estimates by the Markets & Market consultancy of annual smart city market growth of 19.4% by 2020, reaching a total of $758 billion. One of the factors driving smart […]