As the top manufacturing city of Ecuador, Guayaquil serves as an exciting opportunity for new ventures. Top sectors include food production, pharmaceuticals, medicinal substances, and botanical products.
The team is represented by stakeholders from all five stakeholder groups. The team is championed by the Center for Competitiveness and Innovation, with key stakeholders from the Municipality of Guayaquil, the Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Palamarti Investment Bank, the Guayaquil Chamber of Industry the Graduate School of Management (ESPOL-ESPAE) and Tía S.A.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion President, Center for Competitiveness and Innovation
Champion Dean, ESPAE Graduate School of Management - ESPOL
Virginia Lasio Morello, PhD
Chair Professor, Graduate School of Management (ESPOL-ESPAE)
Pedro Pablo Duart
Director of Social and Economic Development, Municipality of Guyaquil
Vice President, Stratega BDS
Project Coordinator, Fundación Edúcate
President, Palamarti Investment Bank
General Manager, Tía S.A
CEO, Stratega BDS
CEO Fundación Edúcate
Excecutive President, Banco del Pacífico S.A.
Corporate Director, Tiendas Industriales Asociadas SA
Ana María Pesantes
General Manager of EXMA Ecuador
Assistant Director of Innovation Banco Pacifico
Core Regional Metrics
Region Size: 344.5 km²
TopIndustries: manufacturing,construction,commerce, professional services,ICT, andhealth.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.
Guayaquil has a population of 350,915. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 1 out of 3 Ecuadorians are entrepreneurs.
Culture & Community
Top industries include manufacturing, construction, commerce, professional services, ITC, and health.
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.