January 17th, 2013
With different and interesting building projects Corfo arrived in Antofagasta, entrepreneurs interested in applying to the Global Connection.
I expected a table consisting of representatives of Corfo, Tech Ranch® fertile region, renowned business accelerator Austin Texas, who had to submit to their business.
“Using the Global Connection CORFO and resources FIC-R, agreed with the Regional Government have the challenge of supporting local entrepreneurs to internationalize their business through an internship foreign business incubators, where Tech Ranch® is one of them. So, thanks to the work we do together with fertile region, it was possible that Kevin Koym (founder and CEO of Tech Ranch) was present at the interviews, thinking that they are the first to be entrepreneurs. The goal today was then see if the projects and entrepreneurs meet the profile of the program, what they are and what level of internationalization have projections, “said Regional Director (s) of Corfo, Juan Ignacio Zamorano.
For Kevin Koym, this is a good opportunity for entrepreneurs. “We came to look for two or maybe three Start Up, but will not be the only time we create a bridge to that, I think it’s great when people go to another place because it opens the mind to the world,” he said.
Through the Global Connection Corfo, which lasts between 3-6 months abroad, seeks to develop knowledge entrepreneurs market internationalization generate actions to achieve sales, capital lift and / or formalize agreements or agreements abroad, for it Corfo finances 90% of the investment with a ceiling of 20 million.
The program has the support of Fertile Region, an organization that seeks to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation in Antofagasta, which consists of private companies, media, educational institutions and public entities, under the umbrella of the Regional Government.
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