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The Innovation Hub of South America

Juan Andrés Fontaine, Chilean Government

Economic Minister Fontaine points out that to reach Chile's economic goals, the nation must strive toward true innovation and entrepreneurship. By doing so, Chile aims to become the innovation hub of South America, along with building connections to Silicon Valley and other technology centers across the globe. Minister Fontaine sees many parallels between Chile and California, and his nation seeks to replicate much of California's success by inviting a critical mass of aspiring entrepreneurs to set up shop on Chilean soil.