Facts and Figures
- 32.9 million (2020)
- Major Cities
- Arequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Piura
- GDP per Capita
- 6,126 USD (2020)
- Average Age
- 31 years
- Main Industries
- mining, fishing, manufacturing, and tourism
The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Peru
Peru’s ecosystem flourished with a gov’t program & an “entrepreneurial support” law. These brought access to pre-seed funds and new Support Organizations (ESOs), sparking interest in startups. Auspicious measures are leading to more first-time & serial founders. Agnostic ESO’s are beginning to specialize, and corporations are participating more in Open Innovation. Currently, a Fund of Funds seeks to help close the financial gap and create more scale-ups. Smaller cities are developing their ecosystems to decentralize Lima.
Competitive Advantages: High entrepreneurial spirit, continued macroeconomic growth, & richness in biodiversity.