During my career, I have realized that collaboration and connections are among the most important aspects that have strengthened our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our country [Chile] has enormous potential for entrepreneurship and growth, and in order to harness this, we must learn from other ecosystems, such as that of Babson College. Their professors have instilled in me a way of teaching and approaching teaching with a broader and more collaborative view.
Their professors have instilled in me a way of teaching and approaching teaching with a broader and more collaborative view.
When I found out I was awarded and chosen for the Babson Luksic Fellows program by the Babson professors, I felt deeply grateful and I understood that I had a responsibility to improve my skills in order to pass these along to my students and that being an entrepreneur and starting a business should be part of everyone’s DNA. During the initial symposium organized here in Chile (the Babson SEE program), I met many colleagues who had already traveled to complete the Babson Luksic Fellows program on campus. It was enriching to hear their stories and experiences because it helped broaden my vision of what my role should be and is in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Our on-campus experience was eagerly awaited as it had been postponed for more than a year due to the pandemic; nonetheless, the enthusiasm and expectations to learn and improve had always remained high. I thank the Babson professors and the Luksic Scholars Foundation for not giving up on this cohort and for waiting and providing us with the incentive and resources to actually make it happen in November 2021. Whilst at Babson, I was able to sit in on classes with their students and experience what Babson is like day-to-day, and this is undoubtedly enriching for me as a professional.
Whilst at Babson, I was able to sit in on classes with their students and experience what Babson is like day-to-day, and this is undoubtedly enriching for me as a professional.
Now, as Business Executive of IncubaUdeC at Universidad de Concepcion, I have a fundamental role in supporting the generation of scientific- and technological-based ventures, promoting the creation of new businesses, and teaching pre- and post-graduate students to develop their entrepreneurial skillsets; all in an effort to help students increase their chances of obtaining public resources and achieving overall success. These are the guidelines and inspiration by which I follow, and these have only become more robust and sharpened since my experience at Babson College.
I am most grateful to Matt, Andrew, Nan, Sasha, and the Luksic Scholars Foundation for giving me the opportunity to be part of the 2021 Babson Luksic Fellows program.
The Babson Luksic Fellows program is a one-week deep dive on campus at Babson College for Chilean university professors who have previously completed the Babson SEE or Babson SEE Antofagasta programs which are held in Chile. Salvador’s cohort completed their Babson SEE/Antofagasta programs in 2019 and was finally able to travel in 2021 for their Babson Luksic Fellows experience.