Using Entrepreneurship to Create Value in Southern Chile

In the Los Ríos Region, our partners at the Southern University of Chile (UACh) have been working with youth since 1999, combining education and entrepreneurship training to support the development of self-employment strategies. In 2012, CoLab began supporting UACh in its efforts to incorporate young parents and students from indigenous communities more intentionally into their programming, including developing a set of tools to assess and expand the program’s direct and indirect impacts. Using student-to-student collaboration and technical exchange, CoLab and UACh aim to create a network of future professionals who have the skills, knowledge, and relationships to create businesses, policies and programs to build a more productive, equitable, and resilient economy in southern Chile.