How U.S. tech companies can find their perfect match in Chile — for free
Beginning October 19, American companies can explore opportunities with Chilean products and services, all without hopping on a plane or spending a dime.
Chile Connected, sponsored by ProChile, is a nearly month-long virtual event designed to serve as a "matchmaker" for technology firms as well as creative industries, healthy food providers, and women-led businesses.
If you're wondering "why Chile?" there are some very solid stats to make you look twice at the South American country. Chile is the 29th largest trading partner of the United States, while we are the No. 1 destination for non-copper goods and service exports from Chile.
Chile is also recognized as the most advanced IT market in Latin America, with a performance that's superior to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The IT sector there represents 3.4 percent of its national GDP.
Chile has had a long and prosperous history of trade with the U.S., particularly in the 16 years since the implementation of the TLC agreement. This treaty has allowed trade to increase over 220 percent between both countries over this time period.
So now that Chile's got your attention, mark your calendar for October 27-29, when the tech and innovation panel will welcome high-level experts and keynote speakers from both markets in the areas of HealthTech, EdTech, FinTech, and RetailTech.
A study done by the Ministry of Sciences in March 2020 indicates that 13 percent of Chilean startup companies with a scientific and technological base are related to the area of health.
If you're specifically looking for companies that specialize in biotech or biomedicine, digital (AI, deep/machine learning, IOT, and big data) technologies, or a combination of these, this would be the event to find them.
Fifty-three percent of Chilean companies like these have stated they need a joint venture in order to explore other markets, and the recent success of companies like GenoSUR and Levita have proven the market is ready for partnerships (you'll hear from top-tier leaders at both during the panel).
Chilean RetailTech providers have demonstrated to be a generation of highly sophisticated and specialized tech service providers, while their FinTech specialists aim to satisfy the needs of this demanding segment within the U.S. market.
Register for your free spot here, and gear up to find your next great international tech match.