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Weatherhead professor and students study the entrepreneurial environment of Chile
Photo taken by Ecehan Cezayirlioglu, MEM student, at Start-Up Chile in Santiago
Michael Goldberg, assistant professor of design and innovation, and Weatherhead TA Jose Olivarria, a Chilean native, traveled with 28 graduate students from the full- and part-time MBA, Master of Engineering and Management, and law programs to Chile over spring break to study the country's entrepreneurial environment.
The group visited Santiago and Valparaiso with a packed agenda of tours and presentations at startups, established Chilean businesses, and international companies. Students met with representatives at Cumplo, Microsoft Chile, Farmacia Ahumada (Walgreens), Wenco, INACAP, Komatsu Chile, Start-Up Chile, Goldman Sachs Chile, and Kingston Family Vineyards.
The five-day experience gave participants a broad perspective on business in Chile, as well as in Cleveland. "It was fascinating to learn how unexpectedly similar Santiago's and Cleveland's startup scenes are," said Heather Frutig, a full-time MBA student.
For more information about the Weatherhead International Institute program in Chile, check out the student blogs on the program website.