Category: Latin America

The Venture – a $1 Million Competition by Chivas Regal

Adele Burnes | November 3, 2015 | Entrepreneurship, Latin America, Newsletter, Startup Competitions, Updates
Chivas Regal is launching the second year of The Venture, a $1 Million competition for innovative social entrepreneurs from around the world. The Venture is open to established, for-profit startups that tackle a social or environmental issue through enterprise and commerce. You can find out more about the competition here.

A Flourishing Latin American Startup Environment But What Measures Are Needed To Boost Economic Growth?

Torsten Kolind | April 6, 2015 | Latin America, Torsten Kolind
Last month YouNoodle’s Co-Founder & CEO, Torsten Kolind jetted to Busan, Korea for the 2015 Korea-LAC Business Summit, a meeting of over 500 professionals and innovation advocates from Korea, Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss economic growth and boosting trade and investment between the regions. The discussion kicked off the annual meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). You can also watch the full unedited version here. Many are surprised to learn that there Read More

Peru Government Injects Millions into the Peruvian Startup Ecosystem

Shilpa Prasad | October 10, 2014 | Entrepreneurship, Latin America
  Following in the footsteps of Start-Up Chile and Start-Up Brasil, the Peruvian Government recently announced it would release a series of funding rounds into its startup ecosystem starting with almost $1.4 million for 23 tech startups and 4 accelerators/incubators through its program Start-Up Peru. The selection process involved the evaluation of 510 successfully completed applications by over 90 local and international judges through the YouNoodle platform. YouNoodle spoke with Peruvian startup founder and entrepreneur, Read More

The State of the Latin American Startup Ecosystem

Torsten Kolind | October 1, 2014 | Entrepreneurship, Latin America, Torsten Kolind
YouNoodle Co-Founder and CEO, Torsten Kolind, traveled to Chile last week to release new geographic data on the state of the Latin American startup ecosystem at the LatAm Startups Conference. The event brought together North American VC and angel investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and some of the best startups in Latin America. Torsten reports on the data launched and why he will be making a visit to the Latin American Startups Conference again next year.   Read More
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