Malta President Coleiro Preca visits Start-Up Chile in Santiago

SANTIAGO – Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change José Herrera visited the offices of Start-Up Chile in Santiago.

Start-Up Chile is the most innovative organization in Latin America as well as one of the top 5 start-up accelerators in the world. The program, which is known worldwide, intends to create an economic impact in the country by supporting entrepreneurs all over the world.

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Whilst thanking the management for a detailed overview of the program, President Coleiro Preca said that Start-Up Chile is truly an innovative way of encouraging new entrepreneurs to create their own start-up, with a global approach and outlook.

“I feel truly grateful to have been given the opportunity to visit Start-Up Chile, and whilst I augur them every success, I also want to commend the work which they are doing to empower female entrepreneurs,” President Coleiro Preca said.

Ms. Coleiro Preca is on a two-day official visit to Chile.

The President said she hopes that Maltese start-ups will join this innovative program, especially now that Start-Up Chile is collaborating with MITA, Malta Enterprise, and MIMCOL. These collaborations will soon see the first Maltese-owned start-up operating in Chile.

With 19 companies with Chilean shareholders already in Malta, technology advances show that distance is no longer a barrier when it comes to business ventures in South America, added the president.