‘Entrepreneurship 101’ Professors Close Successful Semester

Chilean Scene, Projects & Participants

An “Entrepreneurship 101” course initiated and organized 100% by a handful of Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs has come to it’s first semester’s close. George Cadena, Enrique Fernandez, and Tiago Matos, all alumni from Start-Up Chile’s pilot program, are featured in this video, reflecting upon their experience as professors of entrepreneurship in a University in the Atacama Desert in the second most northern region of Chile.

The purpose of the course, denominated DEPE (De Emprendedores Para Emprendedores // For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs), was to give participating students a real perspective of starting a business, give them the confidence to become entrepreneurs and face the fear, failure, difficulties and successes of entrepreneurship. Students will also have the opportunity to learn how to take an idea and turn it into a business model, to participate in real-life entrepreneurship activities and discussions about business ethics, learn about ways of publicizing their products, among others.

Now, they plan to grandly scale up the course with current Start-Up Chile participants, taking it to various Universities from North of South of Chile. Currently, they are securing deals with local universities in Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, La Serena, Coquimbo, and Antofagasta.

If you are interested in taking part in this course, please contact the DEPE team by clicking though this link.