Business / Published June 29, 2023

Copec launches entrepreneurship program

The subsidiary announced the second version of “Mueve tus Sueños” (Move your Dreams), an initiative that seeks to support the development and growth of local entrepreneurs, SMEs and micro-SMEs.

The program is focused on the residents of Caldera, Quintero, Calbuco and the 10 municipalities of the Aysén region, in Patagonia, and provides access to a series of tools and training to strengthen and promote their businesses.

The UC Anacleto Angelini Innovation Center will be in charge of executing the stages of the program. For this purpose, an interdisciplinary team of professionals will be available to support the work of the participants with mentoring and theoretical and practical training in areas such as marketing, administration and accounting.

The first version attracted more than 1,000 applicants, and 160 entrepreneurs were selected to take part in the training program. At the end of the program, the participants reported a 75% increase in sales and 40% were able to formalize their business.