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Start-up Latin America 2016

Building an Innovative Future

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Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America. Start-up Latin America 2016: Building an innovative future reviews the dynamics of start-ups and the policies for start-up promotion in four countries in the region –  Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The report reviews the policy mix for start-up promotion and highlights the progress made by each country and future challenges. It identifies good practices in promoting start-ups and lessons learned in Latin America in the design and implementation of policies.

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Promoting start-ups in Mexico

OECD Development Centre

This chapter presents an overview of policies to support start-ups in Mexico. Between 2012 and 2016, Mexico has stepped up its support for start-ups. The country has bolstered institutions to promote start-ups and increased early-stage financing, thus addressing one of the main challenges identified in the first review of policies to promote start-ups (OECD, 2013a). It has also invested in promoting an entrepreneurial culture and creating an image of Mexico as a place for enterprises with a global impact. In supporting start-ups, Mexico is seeing the world as a potential market for exports by its start-ups and as a source for allies and partners for innovative projects.

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