Facebook announced on Thursday the opening of Innovation Lab Santiago, a space within the Chile Co-Work Start-Up where it will offer training and mentoring for 600 entrepreneurs.
The program developed with Start-Up Chile includes free advice and training for developers and startups, as well as technical support to integrate products with the family of Facebook applications.
“Facebook was born as a startup and we know how important it is to receive support to get an idea off the ground. Chile has created one of the most vibrant innovation ecosystems in the region and we are very happy to be able to work with Start-Up Chile to support startups and developers, “said Susana Cipriota, Leader of Programs for Developers of Facebook in Latin America.
Joao Adao, Regional Director for Cono Sur of Facebook and Susana Cipriota, Leader of Programs for Developers of Facebook Latam.
Innovation Lab Santiago is part of an international innovation network of Facebook with similar spaces in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, France, Great Britain and Nigeria, among others.
“At Start-Up Chile, we continuously seek public-private agreements to benefit the growth of our entrepreneurs and activate the ecosystem. In that sense, the partnership with Facebook is tremendously valuable, not only for the program, but for hundreds of entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentoring from one of the leading technology companies in the world “mentioned Sebastian Díaz, Director of Start-Up Chile.
The launch in Chile was attended by Joao Adao, Regional Director of Facebook Cono Sur; Susana Tuli Cipriota, Leader Programs for Developers of Facebook Latam; Sebastián Diaz, Director of Startup Chile along with 120 entrepreneurs who participate in the Seed Generación 21 and Huella Generación 1 programs of Start-Up Chile.