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Pedro Vera Castillo

Director of the promotion and development of Entrepreneurship Program, University of Concepcion, Chile

Dr. Vera graduated as Mechanical Engineer from the University of Concepción, Chile, and Docteur Ingénieur from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, France. He is currently the Director of the Promotion and Development of Entrepreneurship Program (EMPRENDO), University of Concepción, Chile and President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network in Latin America ( EmprendeSUR). He is also teaching Leadership and Entrepreneurial Skills at the Faculty of Engineering and entrepreneurial projects and entrepreneurial attitude for the EMPRENDO Program at the University of Concepción. He has done seminars and graduate courses for the academic staff of higher education institutions in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Colombia. Also, he gave seminars for teachers in the school system as well as for micro and small entrepreneurs in Chile. He has been consulting for the development and evaluation of entrepreneurship education programs in Chile and in foreign universities as well as for the development of entrepreneurial skills projects supported by public agencies in Chile.