UTEC Ventures is the business accelerator of the UTEC - Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología. The group served as a local partner for the GIST Startup Boot Camp in Lima, Peru, and is now part of the GIST Innovation Hub initiative. We spoke with Andrés Benavides of UTEC Ventures about the role GIST Innovation Hub Lima will play in Peru’s startup ecosystem.
Mark your calendars! Tune in to the upcoming GIST Guru webchat, Building Businesses on Open Government Data on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00 a.m. EST.
Publicly available or Open Government Data is a major business resource - free of charge - that entrepreneurs around the world are using to establish new businesses, refine business strategies, and accelerate the pace of research and... View details ⇨
Successful startups are not created in a vacuum. They are connected to networks comprised of faculty, mentors and other innovators. Higher education institutions can play a crucial role in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and even a more important role within developing economies. We spoke with Dr. Griselda T. Martínez, program director of Spanish Entrepreneurial Training Programs at New Mexico... View details ⇨
According to Ryan Babineaux, co-author of Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win, successful entrepreneurs are a bit cautious. They learn how to take smart risks. If they fail, they're able to make cheap failures and move forward knowing what not to do in the future.