Silicon Valley Gets Inspiration from South America at Endeavor Uruguay

Sergi Herrero | L'Atelier | December 23, 2011

While everybody looks at Silicon Valley as the mecca for innovation, local entrepreneurs and investors look at South America for inspiration.

Endeavor is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs from Latin America raise capital and expand their businesses. The last event took place in Uruguay, and featured 18 entrepreneurs with innovative businesses. While Silicon Valley is usually seen as the Mecca for innovation, more and more entrepreneurs and VCs from the Bay Area attend Endeavor conferences to get inspiration from South American entrepreneurs. After Brazil and some parts of Mexico got a lot of attention from the rest of the world in the past few years, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay are now taking the lead, too...