Montevideo, January 12 (EFE).- Canada, the United States and Uruguay will lead a startup accelerator and a network of investors aimed at mobilizing risk capital for local and regional entrepreneurs, the National Program of the Uruguay Innovation Center announced.
This program seeks to make the country an innovation hub by implementing various tools and developing initiatives that promote and enhance the innovative ecosystem.
According to the statement, in the coming days, a delegation from the United States government will arrive in the South American country, headed by Ramon Escobar, Director of Western Hemisphere Strategy at the White House.
“This visit follows the invitation extended by the Uruguay Innovation Center Programme, in coordination with the Uruguayan Embassy in the United States, and aims to announce that Uruguay will lead a network of investors aimed at mobilizing risk capital for local and regional entrepreneurs,” the text explains.
Likewise, the report states that Uruguay will support the creation of a regional startup accelerator.
“Through this regional accelerator and investor network, the program will bring together promising entrepreneurs from the region, provide training and seed capital and facilitate connections with private investors. The goal is to benefit hundreds of startups and mobilize additional capital to boost economic development in the region,” he stressed.
On the other hand, the document confirms that this announcement comes within the framework of initiatives supported by the Americas Economic Prosperity Alliance (APEP).
It is an initiative aimed at combating economic inequality and promoting regional integration, and its first summit was held in November last year, in which Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou participated, along with the leaders of Canada and the United States. The United States and nine other countries in Latin America. Evie