Business Incubator Financing and Financial Services in Chile

Networks Financial Institute Working Paper No. 2009-WP-02

23 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2009 Last revised: 14 Apr 2009

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Aruna Chandra

Indiana State University - Scott College of Business

Magda Narczewska

Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation at Indiana State University

Date Written: April 1, 2009

Abstract

Business incubation in Chile is still in its nascent stages, with approximately 20-25 incubators supported primarily by a coalition of government and universities. Chilean business incubators tend to capitalize on regional resource strengths and have a strategic focus on high growth, high innovation, high impact businesses as a result of a government mandate to focus on developing business with high potential for economic development and job creation. The government’s efforts to organize risk capital for early stage ventures to fill market capital market gaps and its support for angel networks as well as incubator funding are noteworthy. This paper provides an overview of the business incubation landscape in Chile, with special emphasis on incubator sponsorship and funding, services (both tangible and intangible) provided by incubators to their client firms, and the associated roles of government, academia and industry/incubator networks in fostering the growth of new ventures by creating a fertile environment for entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Business incubation in Chile, incubator financial services, incubator services, government role in incubator development

Suggested Citation

Chandra, Aruna and Narczewska, Magda, Business Incubator Financing and Financial Services in Chile (April 1, 2009). Networks Financial Institute Working Paper No. 2009-WP-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1377802 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1377802

Aruna Chandra (Contact Author)

Indiana State University - Scott College of Business ( email )

800 Sycamore Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
United States

Magda Narczewska

Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation at Indiana State University ( email )

Terre Haute, IN 47809
United States

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