MIT REAP Team Lima’s regional focus is on the city of Lima in Peru. The government is the backbone organization in MIT REAP Lima Team. The team is also represented by other stakeholder groups, including Universidad del Pacifico, Interbank, Chazki (risk capital), and local entrepreneurial representatives. The government stakeholder is taking an active role in providing funding for incubators and accelerators.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Gonzalo Villaran Cordova
Champion
Director, Ministerio de la Produccion
Jose Deustua
Champion
Managing Director, UTEC Ventures
Gonzalo Begazo
CEO, Chazki
Alessandra Corrochano Fatule
Head of Innovation LAB, Interbank
Miguel Paredes Sadler
Head, BRECA Group
Giancarlo Secco Vargas
CEO - Founder, iSend
Luis Terrones Morote
Manager, COFIDE
Gonzalo Villaran Elias
Executive, National Innovation Program of Competitiveness and Productivity
Karen Weinberger
Professor and Researcher, Universidad del Pacifico
Talia Quijano
Consultant, Ministerio de la Produccion

Team Strategy

  • Challenge & Opportunity
  • Strategy & Action
  • Region of focus:
    • City of Lima, Peru
  • Comparative advantage:
    • Strong culture of entrepreneurship
    • Training programs for entrepreneurs
    • Prize programs created recently
  • Core Challenges:
    • Weak venture financing community
    • Lack of mentor networks
    • A need for better tax and visa incentive programs
    • Cultural risk aversion and a lack of “innovation skills”
  • Stakeholder Insight:
    • Champion (Government):
      • Gonzalo Villaran Cordova – Director, Ministerio de la Produccion
    • All stakeholder groups represented but the government is the largest part of the team
    • Government taking active role in providing funding for incubators and accelerators

Will be updated once the team graduates from the program.

  • REAP Strategy:
    • Create a clear roadmap and vision for supporting entrepreneurship for all stakeholders (especially government)
    • Identify the right sectors to focus on in supporting IDE
  • Key I&E Activities:
    • Startup Peru – highlighted as a successful regional accelerator
    • Peru Emprende
    • Innovate Peru
    • Cenciactiva

Core Regional Metrics

Economic & Social Progress

Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.

Innovation Capacity

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

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Funding

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Culture & Community

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Demand

Performance

Entrepreneurial Capacity

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

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Culture & Community

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Team News

April 27, 2017

MIT boosts innovation in Peru

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August 11, 2017

Peru is on a bid to catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors

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October 3, 2017

The Bio Challenge will fund technological innovations based on biodiversity

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