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ASEP hosts new entrepreneurship summit in Lima

Lima, Peru, entrepreneur, startup

The Asociación de Emprendedores del Perú (ASEP) has announced its intention to launch its first-ever Cumbre de Emprendedores — a summit dedicated to celebrating and fostering the development of Peruvian entrepreneurship.

The event will run from November 8 to 9 at the convention center in Lima’s San Borja District.

Formed in 2014, ASEP is a Peruvian organization that has set out to ignite entrepreneurship in the country by eliminating barriers and bringing together the country’s most innovative minds.

The organization currently boasts a proud membership of 5,100 individuals and exists as a part of the larger network, Asociación de Emprendedores de Latinoamérica (ASELA), which unites 50,000 entrepreneurs from chapters in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru.

As ASEP’s first summit dedicated solely to entrepreneurs in the region, the Cumbre de Emprendedores seeks to unite Peruvian entrepreneurs with businesses, government institutions, academic institutions, and investors which could help attendees network and form beneficial relationships.

The event is expected to host more than 8,000 attendees who will be able to take advantage of the event’s 125 stands, 25 talks, and 12 roundtable discussions on issues pertinent to entrepreneurship.

Some of the topics to be discussed include: the viability of social entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship, financing startups, and the present and future of Peru’s existing startup environment, among many others.

An award will be presented to the entrepreneur of the year, who will be selected from a group of eight finalists on the second day of the event.

Closing the event, Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will present “El Perú un mejor país para Emprender” — a short session dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurs and demonstrating the support they have from Peruvian communities and the government itself.

This event marks part of the country’s growing effort to make Peru an attractive ecosystem for startups and to “catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors.”

According to a report by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Peru currently ranks fourth in terms of total early-stage entrepreneurial activity within Latin America, with 25.1 percent of the adult population across all industries currently in the process of starting or just having recently started a business.

As such, ASEP’s new event for entrepreneurs will provide a significant opportunity for this growing and innovative demographic to learn, share, and promote their projects among a network of like-minded individuals.

The event is being supported by Peru’s ministries of Production and Foreign Commerce and Tourism, in conjunction with media partner El Comercio. Visit the website for more information and to register or purchase tickets for the upcoming event.

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