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7 Tips from Craig for Starting a Business in Colombia

Pursuing a career in entrepreneurship is a very exciting and rewarding path. It takes hard work, dedication, commitment, and perseverance to form and run a successful startup. When pursuing a startup in a foreign country, these traits must be twice the intensity. The StartupVC founder and CEO, Craig Dempsey, self-identified these traits when he was …

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Craig’s Tips and Advice for Doing Business in Colombia

Colombia is one of the best places in Latin America to form a startup and do business. As the region’s fourth largest economy, Colombia has ample opportunity and support for entrepreneurs and established companies. Increasing annual GDP figures, multiple free trade and trade bloc agreements, and increasing levels of foreign direct investment in the country …

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B2B in Colombia: A Market With Possibilities?

Colombia is a country with seemingly endless possibilities. With an unwavering, deterministic spirit, the country has buried its former, unbecoming reputation and built, from the ground up, an entirely new one. Now, Colombia is known worldwide for its rich and diverse culture, history, and economy. Fueling much of its successful economy is the B2B services …

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Venture Capital in Colombia – An Overview

Home to many startups and entrepreneurs, Colombia is now adding “Hot Spot for Venture Capital” to its long list of promising economic qualities. With a growing economy and intricate globalized trade system, some may find it difficult to distinguish this new title from the many others that Colombia already has. With a complete economic overview, …

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10 Tips for Entrepreneurs Doing Business in Colombia

Becoming an entrepreneur in Colombia, and Latin America in general, is growing in popularity and attractiveness. With a GDP of $331 billion, Colombia’s economy is the fourth largest in Latin America. This large economy, plus handfuls of free trade agreements, trade blocs, and government-funded “startup supporters,” make Colombia a very attractive market for entrepreneurs. Not …

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Overview of Entrepreneurship in Colombia

Entrepreneurship in Colombia is a thriving sector in the country, captivating the hearts, minds, and spirits of many ambitious, business-minded people. To date, Colombia is the birthplace of over 300 different startups and home to thousands of wishful entrepreneurs. In a recent survey from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 71% of Colombians view entrepreneurship favorably. This …

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Business Tips for Startups in Latin America

Now more than ever, eager entrepreneurs are setting their sights on Latin America as home for their startup business. The region has developed both its political and economic sectors tremendously over the years. What’s more is that many entrepreneurs have already taken that leap of faith and formed their startups in the region. With institutionalized …

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Overview of Startups in Colombia

In recent years, Colombia has transformed itself into a startup hub for Latin American, and international, entrepreneurs. With a complicated political and economic history, many kept their ideas and investments far from the region. However, with progressive changes, Colombia changed its reputation, and its future, for the better. Now, it is home to thousands of …

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What is a Company/Venture Builder? And How Does It Work?

“Tech studios.” “Startup factories.” “Venture production studios.” There are countless ways to refer to what is the backbone business model of The StartupVC. As the world’s recently popularized business model, these company and/or venture builders encourage accessibility, idea generation, productivity, and seamless startup creation. The StartupVC in particular focuses its in-house efforts on B2B services …

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Craig Dempsey. The StartupVC

Meet Craig Dempsey: Entrepreneur & Founder of The StartupVC

The StartupVC is just one of many hats that CEO Craig Dempsey wears as a successful entrepreneur in Latin America. Driven by the thrill of manifesting ideas into a fruitful and prosperous reality, Craig employs the freedom granted by entrepreneurship to design and construct startup businesses. In his mind, failure is not an option. He …

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