San Salvador, Nov 17 (EFE) .- A group of young entrepreneurs participated today in the third edition of "El Salvador Emprende", an activity that takes place within the framework of the Global Week of Entrepreneurship (GEW, for its acronym in English).
An approximate of 100 entrepreneurs from this Central American country devoted themselves Friday to the facilities of the National Museum of Anthropology. "David J. Guzmán", in San Salvador, to exhibit their products and services or participate in the different talks and events focused on expanding their knowledge and generating networks of business.
The inauguration of the third edition of "El Salvador Emprende" was chaired by the executive director of the National Commission of Micro and Small Business (Conamype) of El Salvador, Ileana Rogel, who congratulated the participants for "promoting projects that pay for the growth of the Salvadoran economy."
"This is a space to train the new generation of entrepreneurs from El Salvador. also president of the Regional Center for the Promotion of Micro and Small Enterprises (Cenpromype).
Rogel said that between 2016 and now 2017, Conamype has supported more than 3,000 entrepreneurial initiatives and has delivered at least half a million in seed capital.
The functionary thanked the 38 institutions, including public and private, non-profit organizations. governmental organizations and cooperation agencies, for the "support and support" they have given to the "El Salvador Emprende" project and for "focusing their efforts on improving the economy of our country. "
" El Salvador Emprende "is a meeting place that makes available to entrepreneurs the services of institutions specialized in entrepreneurship and contributes to the development of plans whose application helps entrepreneurial development.
In 2014, this Central American country launched the National Entrepreneurship Policy, which responds to the Law for the Promotion, Protection and Development of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) that makes direct reference to new ventures.
El Salvador is one of the 160 countries that celebrates since last Monday and until Sunday, November 19, the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is organized every year with the aim of connecting entrepreneurs with potential collaborators, mentors and investors.
The initiative was born in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation and is considered as the celebration of the greatest innovators and creators of employment in the world. world, taking place simultaneously in all participating nations.
Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic have aligned their activities to promote entrepreneurship to give a message of unity of the support ecosystem of the region, an effort coordinated by Cenpromype, specialized entity of the Integration System Central American (SICA).