Columbia Students Dive into Chile’s Tech and Startup Culture
Seven Columbia College and SEAS undergrads spent Thanksgiving break in Santiago getting to know the Chilean entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem.
December 04, 2023
A cohort of seven undergraduate students from Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), embarked on a trip to Santiago, Chile during the Thanksgiving break as part of the Fall 2023 Global Tech Trek, an initiative under the Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE).
Taking place from November 21 to 26, the trip – that was led by third-year student Hassane Fiteni – aimed to delve into the Chilean entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem while gaining insights into cultural values and business practices. The Santiago Center welcomed the group and organized a presentation by Venture Capital expert and Columbia alumna Evelyn Von Bischoffschausen (CBS'18), who shared insights and valuable perspectives on the startup and Venture Capital landscape in Chile and the Latin American region.