Uruguay Now The Leading Game Developer In Latin America

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology, uruguay

Game and app development is now a US$600 million industry in Uruguay making it the number one country in Latin America terms of software exports per capita. The news made headlines in neighboring Brazil as Uruguay just dethroned its northern neighbor where local software companies face greater challenges in terms of launching and growing a successful software start-up company. According …

Open Your Own Subway Franchise In Argentina Or Uruguay

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, uruguay, us companies

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca was in Montevideo this week visiting some of the company’s Uruguay locations and sat down for an interview with El Pais reporter Gabriela Rocha. Over a lunch of six-inch subs at the Montevideo Shopping, DeLuca shared the secrets of success for the Subway franchise model and potential franchisees looking to open their own Subway often with …

Startups, Seed Accelerators Gravitate To Palermo Hollywood

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Lights! Camera! Seed Capital! The path to becoming the next Instagram or Twitter may pass through perennially cool and increasingly tech-centric Palermo Hollywood. Silicon Valley Is Emerging In The Coolest Neighborhood In Buenos Aires is the headline of Fernando Gutiérrez’s report in today’s El Observador chronicling the recent influx of tech startups and seed accelerators in Palermo Hollywood and simultaneous surge in the …

Argentina Franchises Downsize To Attract New Investors

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, franchises, real estate

Smaller footprint. Less overhead. Fewer or even no employees. For established franchises operating in Argentina today, less is definitely more when it comes to growing the network and attracting new franchisees. Cronista’s Laura Andahazi says Argentina’s current environment of high inflation, waning confidence and anemic growth is prompting many Argentine franchisers to roll-out smaller opportunities. Argentina’s two fastest-growing franchise sectors, …

Buenos Aires Named The Most Competitive City in Latin America

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The City of Buenos Aires is the most competitive city in Latin America according to a new report from Citigroup and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global Competitiveness ranks the competitiveness of 120 of the world’s major cities based on their demonstrated ability “to attract capital, business, talent and visitors.” The Citi For Cities report ranks metros based …