Category Archives: Latin America

Guadalajara Startup Ecosystem

Guadalajara Startup Ecosystem Report

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Introduction to Guadalajara’s Startup Ecosystem

Guadalajara in Mexico (don’t let yourself get confused with the one in Spain) is the second largest city in the country with more than 4.5 million inhabitants enriching it every day, bestowing the area with a hallmark of big cultural contrasts. For the past 30 or so years, the very strong sense of tradition, folklore and conservativeness has merged perfectly with the influx of domestic and foreign migration that leveled the pitch for a culture of innovation and tech entrepreneurship. In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Guadalajara ranked 3rd in Mexico and 90th globally. Continue reading Guadalajara Startup Ecosystem

San Jose, Costa Rica Startup Ecosystem

San Jose, Costa Rica Startup Ecosystem

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Introducing Costa Rica

Located right in the middle of the Americas, Costa Rica encloses one of the most exciting and promising startup ecosystems in the region. Home of visionary innovators, Costa Rica, and its capital city, San José; has been regarded as a hub for amazing ideas and ventures. From creating groundbreaking institutions such as free healthcare and labor securities by the 1940s, and abolishing its army in 1948, to pledging to become the first carbon-neutral nation in the world by 2021, Costa Ricans are surely aiming to set a milestone for future entrepreneurs worldwide. Continue reading San Jose, Costa Rica Startup Ecosystem

Monterrey Startup Ecosystem

Monterrey Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction

Monterrey is located in the northern region of Mexico near the Texas Border (a two-hour drive) and it’s one of the most industrialized cities in the country. It is home to several of the best universities in Mexico and Latin América that every year graduates a lot of students in engineering, design, and business. Also several of the best companies and business groups in Mexico have their headquarters in Monterrey (Femsa, Frisa, Xignux, Alfa, Cemex, Arca Continental, Vitro, Gruma, Banorte, Proeza, Cuprum, CYDSA, Protexa, and more).  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Monterrey ranked 2nd in Mexico and 81st globally. Continue reading Monterrey Startup Ecosystem

Caracas Startup Ecosystem

Caracas Startup Ecosystem

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Caracas, capital of Venezuela, is the principal entrepreneurship city of the country. With a proximal population of 2,5 million, the startups ecosystem in the city has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years even though the big economic and political problems during the past decades. However, startups and innovation are becoming an important solution for the Venezuelan economy. According to the 2012 GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor), Venezuela is ranked 12th in the Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) with a TEA by opportunity rate of 10.78% which indicate the great entrepreneurial spirit of citizens. In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Caracas Ranked 1st in Venezuela and 495th globally. Continue reading Caracas Startup Ecosystem

Rio de Janeiro Startup Ecosystem

Rio de Janeiro Startup Ecosystem
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Rio de Janeiro, also known as Wonderful City, it’s a great city for those who enjoy outdoor activities. With several natural resources, including beaches, mountains and the largest urban forest in the world, the Tijuca Forest, attracts many people seeking the carioca lifestyle. The resort atmosphere and the proximity to São Paulo (Brazil’s financial center) is considered excellent for digital entrepreneurs and has attracted several startups, who want entrepreneurship and life quality, to establish their headquarters here.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Rio de Janeiro ranked 2nd in Brazil and 64th globally. Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Startup Ecosystem