Wednesday, March 16
11:00 to 11:45
Plaza Mayor - Gran Salon

The OECD is studying policies to support entrepreneurship in Latin America, and this panel session featured representatives of entities related to the ecosystem in Latin America. The panelists reviewed progress, identified barriers and visible ways to strengthen and innovate support initiatives. 

Daniel Quintero, of Innpulsa, explained the situation in Colombia, where tax incentives and funds have been allocated from royalties for the promotion of innovation.  explained the Colombian case, where defined tax incentives and funds have been allocated from royalties for the promotion of innovation, leaving the conclusion of the national experience, you need to focus on the entrepreneurial culture more in the provision of instruments.

Mariano Mayer, emphasized the need to encourage startups to become scale-ups, stressing that taxation and finance are the key issues on the continent.

Meanwhile, Marcelo Cabrol, with the Inter-American Development Bank, said there are three key points for a long-term vision: states must set the table, meaning provide tax and regulator policies that give viability to innovation, the market must be supported by the private sector, and finally, it should be understood in context, taking into account the heterogeneity of the Latin American territory. 

Faced with the conclusions drawn from each participant's experience in this panel, highlighted a common idea, and that projects of social impact and the subject of gender in entrepreneurship are two topics that are very important to shaping the continued conversation of entrepreneurship in Latin America.  

Panelists include:

Mariano Mayer, National Secretary of Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises

Daniel Quintero Calle, CEO of iNNpulsa Colombia

Marcelo Cabrol, Manager of the Office of External Relations, Inter-American Development Bank

Annalisa Primi
OECD Development Centre


Speaker Bios: 
Daniel Quintero Calle
iNNpulsa Colombia


Mariano Mayer
Ministry of Production