El Salvador Announces New Finance Production Program

The Ministry of Economy has announced the availability of non-refundable co-financing line entitled: "Dynamic Start Up: Seed Capital."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A press release from the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador reads:

The Ministry of Economy (MINEC), through the Productive Development Fund (FONDEPRO) on October 12 announced to businesses, support institutions for start-ups, and the general public, the availability of a co-financed NON-REFUNDABLE line called: "Dynamic Start Ups: Seed Capital" with the aim of promoting economic development in the country, supporting innovative projects with growth potential, and competitive advantages.

According to Economy Minister Hector Dada Hirezi the launch of this line is intended to support projects by businesses in the startup phase, whose main features are to meet market needs through innovations in products, processes , designs, packaging, business models, and technology, among others, and which will become legally registered companies capable of generating economic impact through job creation and sales.

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