26 | November | 2013

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum, LAB4+, will hold a meeting at FCh

LAB4+, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum from Pacific Alliance will be held on December 4th, 5th and 6th , where world-class exhibitors and entrepreneurs from all over the world will gather in Santiago de Chile to create an agenda of actions to establish an innovation ecosystem in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, in addition to the observer countries.

Marketing agencies of the four members of the Pacific Alliance beganthe first entrepreneurship and innovation forum of the Pacific Alliance, to be held on December 4th, 5th and 6th in Santiago, Chile.

LAB4+ intents to become an entrepreneurship and innovation ideas’ laboratory for the 4 countries and create the necessary - and common- platforms for Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian and Chilean projects to identify the best practices and global business models and the key factors that determine when a venture is global. 

The LAB4+ agenda begins on December 4th with "The Pacific Alliance Pitch Day" to be held in our Foundation and for which each marketing agency selected 5 projects in their countries in order to present their business ideas before investment funds from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Germany, the U.S., Canada and Chile, among others.

On Thursday December 5, there will be a session where world-renowned speakers will make presentations. Among the confirmed speakers are Beau Lotto, - better known as "Mr. Perception" - entrepreneur and director at Lottolab; Victor Hwang, CEO and co-founder at T2 Venture Capital and author of the book The Rainforest Blueprint: How to design your own Silicon Valley.

Brant Cooper, bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur; Jason Best from Crowdfund Capital Advisors; Vivek Wadhawa from Singularity University; Stephen Ezell from ITIF; Leo Prieto from Betazeta; Juan Roldán from Mentez (Colombia); Gary Urteaga from Cinepapaya (Peru) and Jorge Camil from Enova (Mexico), have also confirmed their attendance.

There will also be a private-public workshop to create an agenda for the Pacific Alliance to enable projecting an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem for these countries and where topics such as: the internationalization of entrepreneurship within the Pacific Alliance, financing and raising capital, overcoming breaches and competitiveness, technological transfer, education at the service of entrepreneurship and innovation, and social innovation, will be discussed.

"The four Promoting Agencies members of the Pacific Alliance are convinced that entrepreneurship and innovation are essential to achieving development. The purpose is to promote these topicsin member countries, through LAB4+, to achieve a greater attraction worldwide. Beyond this Forum, the initiative will be repeated annually. Thus, through a close coordination between the public and private sectors it is possible to progress on this path and generate a common agenda that delivers concrete results", said Carlos Honorato, Director at ProChile.

Entriesto participate are open simultaneously in Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile. ProChile, Proexport in Colombia, Proméxico and Promperú are expected to involve hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators from the four countries, so that they can build contact networks among themselves and fund alliances to jointly address new markets.

For more information and registration www.alianzapacifico.net/lab4