Break into South America with Cambridge Connection Santiago


Cambridge Capital Group (CCG) is in the final planning stages for a delegation from Cambridge to Chile next month (11-15 March).

The audience will be key people in the commercial and technology scene and Chilean media. Please get in touch if you would like to send someone on this UKTI supported private trade delegation organised by Cambridge Capital Group and hosted by, our lifescience investor members in Santiago (all Cambridge MBAs), and the Cambridge Socitey of Chile. 

Included will be an official reception to be held at the British Ambassador's residence. This is a good opportunity to make some connections in this important South American market. Sectors of interest include Medtech, Edtech, Telecoms, Aviation, Software/Apps, Data and Healthcare.

Following on from the succesful delegation to Singapore in May, Cambridge Capital Group has teamed up with investors in Chile and the Cambridge Society of Chile for four days of business events in Santiago from 11-15 March. Economically, Chile is a leading country in the region.

CCG aims to assist portfolio companies and Cambridge players make connections into new markets in South America and link the investment communities and R&D centres, as well as undertake some enjoyable fact finding trips in the region. The UKTI is providing financial support towards the trip.

For more information:
Struan McDougall
 01223 969535


Today Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It leads Latin American nations in human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It also ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, and democratic development. In May 2010, Chile became the first South American nation to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Chile is a founding member of the United Nations, the Union of South American Nations and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. Since July 2013, Chile is considered by the World Bank as a "high-income economy", and hence as a developed country.

1. Introduction to trip

Cambridge Connection Santiago is the second version of the Cambridge Connection event that took place one year ago in Singapore. The objective behind the event is to connect members of CCG and portfolio companies with ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship of multiple nations that are far away from Cambridge’s innovation cluster. Considering the geographical distance, the motivation is to bring closer the human capital that shares a great passion for entrepreneurship, help start-ups to grow, and for connecting with the different University of Cambridge’s alumni networks.

With Cambridge Connection Santiago we aim to link CCG members and the University of Cambridge’s community with new investment opportunities and collaborations that will give access to exciting innovation ecosystems from diverse countries around the world.

Cambridge Connection Santiago is powered by CCG and is being organized by Zentynel ( -a Chilean company that links bioentrepreneurs with key strategic investors– together with The Cambridge Society of Chile (TCSC). This event is aiming to achieve a good combination of business, collaborations, friendship, and sightseeing of the natural beauty of Chile during a one-week event in the city of Santiago and its surroundings.

2. Expected outcomes

  • Encourage collaboration between CCG visiting members and their counterparts in Chile
  • Explore partnering, investment, and networking opportunities between Chilean and Latin American entrepreneurs and investors with CCG companies
  • Facilitate the cooperation between R&D International Centres (linked to CCG members) and local companies/R&D institutions in Chile.
  • Expose CCG members/companies to Chilean investors that are looking to diversify their portfolio in international early-mid stage companies.



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