The four best cities to launch a startup in Latin America


Winter is on the way and perhaps you’re thinking about moving south. Whether you’re looking to Latin America for new markets, hoping for cheaper rent or running from shoveling, the southern half of the Americas have a few promising hubs full of new accelerators, incubators, and increasingly, success stories.

Although it’s highly segmented on national and economic lines, the Latin market represents the second-most spoken language in the world (Spanish), and opportunities there are increasing as technology reaches the masses. Here’s a flyover of the most promising startup hubs south of the Rio Grande. These four urban hubs represent some of the most promising regions in Latin America — with growing talent pools, universities, government support and growing appreciation for innovative business models.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arguably the most cosmopolitan city in South America, Buenos Aires may also be the region’s largest startup hub. While the economic stories out of Argentina…

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