This idea is known as the Prebisch—Singer thesis.
Accelerator programs like Start-Up Chile, which is the largest in the region, have managed to help increasingly large numbers of startups. Hartsock uses ReinSystem as an example of investment success. The company started in a university in the South of Chile at the lower tip of the continent.
Using a combination of hardware and software, it helps farmers monitor soil conditions. A year after getting seed capital investment and some revenue the founders realised that most large farms already have sensors in their soil.
Irricrops grew five times faster than ReinSystem had.
The result is that in Chile most of the funds have some kind of government share in them. According to Borgna, there are two types of investments coming from Venture Capitalists, namely traditional investment towards mining or telecommunication industries; and innovative investment, which is mainly in fintech, big data, and logistics.
Borgna believes that this is because the entrepreneur mind-set is shifting in Latin America and startups in the region are more and more scalable. They are also more prepared: The changing political climate in the region, especially in terms of relations with the United States is also likely to have an impact, with Hartsock predicting that Cuba, which has a lower penetration of mobile devices, will see an increase.
Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay will continue to mature.
Investors also will take more risks. Although the region is seeing investment growth, challenges remain, chief among them for Borgna the cultural issue. As a result, Borgna notes, entrepreneurs often complain about bad deals, especially when their startups are early stage and usually look for investors outside Chile.
While Hartsock, who moved to the United States 15 years ago, has seen some significant changes in the region, she believes the geographic challenges, and the lack of economic and cultural incentives for entrepreneurship are still hard to overcome.
This is why government efforts and private public partnerships are so important in Latin America.
The role of the universities especially in rural areas cannot be underscored enough. Hartsock also highlights the success of initiatives such as those in Medellin, Colombia. I think successful efforts are a combination of investment capital and marketing.UN News produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.
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