November was an exciting month for Uruguay as its citizens voted to select their new president,Tabaré Vázquez. It was also a busy month for the players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem as they organized the country’s most inclusive Global Entrepreneurship Week to date. In total, 21 events were hosted by 15 organizations across the country with over 4,300 attendees. Attendees at events learnt what the many actors that contribute to a startup’s success, mentors, coaches, investors, industry experts and thought leaders among others already agree upon - that it takes a village to raise a startup.
President José Mujica visits Engineering Sample
Fundación Julio Ricaldoni’s Engineering Sample in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering held on November 14 and 15 was a powerful start to the week with 3,500 attendees. President José Mujicaand the first lady Lucia Topolansky were among the visitors of the fair showcasing innovative new products by young firms addressing some of the key challenges of the country.