Startups in Peru – A Stepping Stone Towards Economic Growth
In Peru, the entrepreneurs with the drive to innovate and build dreamlike enterprises have gained a tremendous opportunity with the increasing attention given to startups and current startups programs. Since the past few years, enterprises such as Startup Academy, Lima Academy, and the Telefonica contest, Wayra are fostering startups in Peru. Young entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the opportunity and developing startups with very promising futures.
Moreover, this year, the Peruvian government is starting a funding program called Startup Peru, which is already capturing the attention of motivated entrepreneurs. According to the ministry, the main purpose of the program is to generate well-paid jobs for any person with a certain type of skill. In turn, the increasing availability of well-paid jobs will nurture Peru’s economic growth.
The Startup Community in Peru – Encouraging Entrepreneurship
The Startup Community in Peru is encouraging people to become entrepreneurs and develop the virtues that will lead them to success.
At the moment, Lima Valley, a non-profit organization, is executing a variety of programs and conferences with the purpose of promoting successful startups.
Furthermore, Startup Academy is a program that is currently offering workshops in which they give entrepreneurs the right tools to build a successful business. The Wayra Peru 2011 Award Winner Startup, Nisu, confirms the value taken from the community and Startup Academy. The latter startup is focused on selling apparel online, offering excellent customer service, and developing a community where users can share knowledge and opinions about fashion. Like Nisu, other startups also show the innovative nature of businesses in this market. Andoayudando, and Cinepapaya are examples of innovative startups that seem to have a very promising future.
An Opportunity to Attain Personal and National Success
The attractive character of startups is located in the fact that it provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to self-actualize while allowing Peru to continue its economic growth. On one hand, there are several persons with a drive to build great enterprises and offer value to the world. The startup programs and community are giving these people the tools to achieve their self-actualization goals and become successful in their own standards. On the other hand, the businesses will provide well-paid jobs to Peruvian citizens, which is an important factor for the economic growth. The startup movement seems righteous and, certainly, an enticing opportunity for entrepreneurs and Peru to be successful as a whole.