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Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?


Startups in Latin America - Update 2019

Technological development is the ultimate driver of long-term economic growth. However, the countries of the region continue to suffer from structural lag in the dual dimensions of productivity and the embedding of technological progress. Innovation policies must be combined with science and technology policies to efficiently unite the efforts of companies, governments and academic sectors. This will strengthen national innovation systems and link them with the main trends in the global economy.

Globalriskinsights said:"It is no mystery that the startup, entrepreneurial community in Latin America has long endured financial, economic and political hardship. Government spending into infrastructure, research and innovation has been far from ideal in previous decades, plus the remarkable amounts of red tape and bureaucracy made private investment prospects a relatively rudimental reality".

This is an excellent description and also a great wish, but we can learn from the media , that :

Forbes: "América Latina tiene la tecnología, pero no está innovando. En un entorno mundial cada vez más tecnológico, las empresas de América Latina no utilizan la tecnología para innovar".

EL TIEMPO: "América Latina usa internet pero carece de desarrollo tecnológico. Si no se adoptan medidas para superar sus rezagos, se quedará atrás en el desarrollo económico" .

Sputniknews: "La innovación tecnológica tiene que explotar en América Latina" .En América Latina las tendencias tecnológicas vienen de la mano del big data, los servicios cloud, la experiencia de usuario y el internet de las cosas. Aunque el diferencial de las empresas de la región estará en su capacidad de innovar, de encontrar nichos, y desde ahí crecer.

Globalriskinsights said: "In terms of future challenges, a pressing objective is finding ways to create synergies and cooperation at the regional-international level, capitalizing on the renewed pro-integration spirit across Latin America". LOS PAÍSES DE LATINOAMÉRICA MÁS PREPARADOS EN MATERIA TECNOLÓGICA

El índice de Preparación Digital (DRI), por sus siglas en inglés) es un estudio que recientemente publicó los resultados sobre qué tan preparadas están 118 naciones en esta materia. El balance dejó ver los lugares de los diferentes países de América Latina, con claros líderes en esta materia.

A nivel regional, el estudio está liderado por Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Panamá, México y Puerto Rico, naciones que se quedan con las primeras posiciones en la región. A estos países les sigue Colombia, Argentina, Perú, Brasil, El Salvador, Ecuador, República Dominicana y Guatemala, en el resto de la tabla.

2017 Start-Up Latin America: building an innovative future.

Start-up Latin America 2016 presents an update of start-up promotion policies in the region. Start-ups are becoming a reality in Latin America and public policies are playing an important role in supporting their creation and expansion.

This second edition reviews and compares the experiences of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, highlighting the policy objectives and specific instruments employed by each country to support the development of start-ups. Three common trends emerge: the countries are i) introducing reforms in the policy mix to combine financing schemes with support services; ii) experimenting with new tools (such as co-working spaces and crowdfunding) and forging partnerships with large companies; and iii) advancing in the creation of a pro-startup mindset. Major challenges that lie ahead include: i) strengthening the evaluation of these policies; ii) advancing in setting up a business friendly regulatory framework; and iii) increasing private investment in innovative businesses. This study is the result of a joint-project of the OECD Development Centre and the the Mexican Institute of the Entrepreneur.

http://www.oecd.org/innovation/startup-latin-america.htm

https://www.forbes.com.mx/america-latina-la-tecnologia-no-esta-innovando/

https://www.eltiempo.com/tecnosfera/tutoriales-tecnologia/america-latina-carece-de-desarrollo-tecnologico-29865

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/radio_zona_violeta/201805011078333896-novedades-tecnologia-america-latina/

https://tecno.americaeconomia.com/articulos/estos-son-los-paises-de-latinoamerica-mas-preparados-en-materia-tecnologica

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