The fact is: the Peruvian entrepreneurial spirit has made a qualitative leap in recent years. In this article we recall two Successful Peruvian Entrepreneurs.
Successful Peruvian Entrepreneurs
1. Maximo San Roman
Poor and from the Andes, Máximo San Román could have had one life in miserybut decided to change this reality by to learn.
He began studying mechanical engineering at the National University of Engineering (UNI). Throughout his career he needed bending iron bars for a mechanical workshop in a slum opposite the university. With the internships he did in North America, Europe and Asia, the situation would improve.
After you make yours first machine, a hack mill, never stopped and began supplying machines for the mechanical industry, for agriculture and mining. His company Nueva currently has 400 employees and exports baking equipment to the entire American continent.
2. Erasmus Wong
It all started in 1942 when Wong opened a small camp in Miraflores, in the city of Lima. Back then, no one could have imagined that one of the largest supermarket networks was born in Peru.
was known don’t follow trends and the alignment of the “specialists” of the segment. When the recommendation was to cut costs, he believed in the potential of quality of care. When they said the trend was self-care, they personalized the relationship with consumers. Currently, the Wong network is one of the largest in Peru and was recently acquired by the Chilean group Cencosud.
The Future of Peruvian Entrepreneurship
The Development Bank of Peru (Cofide) appoints the Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the country through the E100 initiative, a call to honor entrepreneurs who make a difference and are recognized as innovators in Peru’s entrepreneurial spirit.
We spoke to two of the successful business people to see how they see it Arrival of the private initiative in Peru and we find that both are optimistic about the future.
“A very interesting entrepreneurial ecosystem is emerging in Peru,” observes José Ignacio Bernal, director of the startup diloo, which offers solutions for communication. “There are now accelerators, incubators, angel investors, state competitions and many other initiatives that encourage the development of great ideas from the start that can become reality.”
Ivonne Quinones, co-founder and CEO of more urbana logistics startup, confirms Bernal’s opinion but emphasizes it improvement is requiredA: “The Peruvian entrepreneurship ecosystem has made a huge leap in recent years, but there is still work to be done.”
Chinones considers this to be funding and education are the keys to guarantee the development of the sector and that it is the government’s role to invest in these segments so that Peru creates innovative and scalable business alternatives.
Are you thinking about starting a business? Coincidentally, the two entrepreneurs have the same advice: take the first step. “Everything starts with a first step, from the most basic idea to a monumental project. The difficult thing is to give it, you have to dare,” says Bernal.
Finally, the last piece of advice think bigWell, as Ivonne explains, there are more and more financing alternatives for startups with global solutions.