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.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Nathalie Cely
Champion
President, Center for Competitiveness and Innovation
Xavier Ordeñana
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
Ivan Hernandez
Vice President, Stratega BDS
Max Nuñez
Project Coordinator, Fundación Edúcate
Paul Palacios
President, Palamarti Investment Bank
Luis Reyes
General Manager, Tía S.A
Daniela Calero
CEO, Stratega BDS
Gonzalo Alban
CEO Fundación Edúcate
Efraín Vieira
Excecutive President, Banco del Pacífico S.A.
Leonardo Pesantes
Corporate Director, Tiendas Industriales Asociadas SA
Ana María Pesantes
General Manager of EXMA Ecuador

Core Regional Metrics

Population: 2,350,915

Region Size: 344.5 km²

Top Industries: manufacturing, construction, commerce, professional services, ICTand health.

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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People

Guayaquil has a population of 350,915. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 1 out of 3 Ecuadorians are entrepreneurs.

Performance

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Demand

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Funding

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

Top industries include manufacturing, construction, commerce, professional services, ITC, and health.

ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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People

Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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