This year, Jump Chile celebrates its 10th anniversary, consolidating itself as the most important university entrepreneurship contest in the country; initiative in which SURA Asset Management has participated as its main collaborator for the last 7 years.
Francisco Murillo, CEO of SURA Asset Management Chile, stressed that "If we have been participating in this project all these years, it is because we are convinced that innovation is the path we must take as Chileans and Latin Americans to achieve the leap to development".
SURA Challenge made its debut in the 2017 version of Jump Chile as a new category, which, in its second year, will seek to promote projects focused on improving the quality of life of the elderly, with a prize of two million pesos to the three top initiatives that cover this important need country.
"We are convinced that the unprecedented increase in life expectancy and gradual aging are factors that, in addition to producing profound changes in the configuration of our society, have become a determining influence on the level and composition of family consumption. We thank the Centro de Innovación, which enthusiastically perceived this category and were deeply committed to promoting entrepreneurship focused on this topic," added Murillo.
The nominations of Jump Chile 2018 will be open until August 23, through www.jumpchile.com.
About Jump Chile
The initiative invites graduate and post-graduate students from all higher education institutions in the country and Latin America to "jump in" and identify & undertake a problem or opportunity with scalability potential, which can be at a local, regional or country level.
The program will give $45 million in prizes among 12 winners, in addition to services valued at $11 million as work spaces in the Ruta5 coworking, the possibility of participating in the International Business Model Competition or in a Technical Tour with ProChile, in addition to grant a Fast Track to IncubaUC programs.
In the coming months, Jump Chile will conduct methodological workshops in the 15 regions of the country along with sharing online capsules so that teams from other countries - and those who cannot access face-to-face workshops - can work. This material is based on different methodologies of innovation and entrepreneurship, such as Lean StartUp, Customer Development, Design Thinking, Business Model and Need finding, among others.
About SURA Asset Management Chile
SURA Asset Management Chile is part of the Latin SURA Asset Management company, present in six countries in the region. In Chile, it operates in the market of mutual funds, life insurance, stocks and the pension industry through AFP Capital, totaling USD 27.9 billion in AUM owned by 2 million customers.
About SURA Asset Management
SURA Asset Management is a subsidiary of SURA Group, expert in Pensions, Asset Management, Savings and Investments and present in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and El Salvador. As of December 2017, SURA Asset Management’s AUM amounts to USD$134.9 billion owned by 18.8 million customers.
* Customers and AUM include AFP Protection in Colombia and AFP Crecer in El Salvador, although not controlled companies, SURA AM has a significant stake.