The CCC, together with AMCHAM Chile, and the US-Chile Energy Council successfully concluded a networking reception on Tuesday, October 20, addressing the highly attractive investment opportunities available in the renewable energy sector in Chile.
On Friday, September 25, the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet, accompanied by the Foreign Minister, Heraldo Munoz, and the Ambassador of Chile in the United States, Juan Gabriel Valdes, met with the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, at The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel.
Start-Up Chile is a program that was initiated in order to change the Chilean entrepreneurial ecosystem through start-up companies themselves. The idea is to attract top graduate student entrepreneurs to Chile and provide them with the means necessary to launch their start-up in Chile. If selected, the entrepreneur is granted a one year visa as well as $35,000.
The University of California, Davis, has been selected by the Chilean government to form a new partnership establishing the UC Davis Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile.
On Monday, June 16th, San Francisco introduced a bill that will would allow land owners to take advantage of a property tax break when they allow a parcel of land to be used for sustainable agriculture.
Eduardo Bitran met with Chilean entrepreneurs in the Bay Area to talk about the challenges encountered by Chile’s principal industries and how an adjustment in some of CORFO’s programs, the creation of new incentives and instruments could play a key role in the solution.