International Seminar in Chile on entrepreneurship with disability

The Building My Dreams of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of Chile, with Corfo, Sofofa<span, Senadis and Mutual Security, on a quest to meet and learn from new experiences will hold an International Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Disability Program the 29 and 30 April 2015. registration culminate Wednesday 22 April 2015.

The objective of the seminar is to design, develop and transfer innovative tools and methodologies to improve the ability to undertake and manage projects of persons with disabilities.

Ignacio Veil ONCE Foundation of Spain and Shane Bratby of Disabled Entrepreneurs of England give their vision at work and promotion of entrepreneurship of people with disabilities in their respective countries.

This will have among its purposes to promote social responsibility while generating a network of social initiatives. To achieve this, you can participate in the seminar any establishment that government does not exclude individuals from public and private institutions with an interest in disability issues and entrepreneurship.

In addition, the International Seminar will host a series of plenary talks and discussions with academics and researchers in the areas of disability, Microenterprise, Gender and Social Development. also have panel discussions led by institutions that have a successful work experience, as Senadis, Telethon, Fosis and Mutual Security.

Thus it is expected to be among those attending the seminar to President Michelle Bachelet, the Ministers of Economy, Labour, Social Development and Welfare, among many other representatives of public, business and academia.

The seminar will close with Entrepreneurs Fair where people with disabilities will discuss their work and can be purchased its services and / or products.


  • Meet and socialize experiences of entrepreneurs with disabilities.
  • Explore and analyze the national and international stage with regard to public policy, disability, and entrepreneurship.
  • Cocreate proposals and methodologies to foster entrepreneurship with disabilities.
  • Encourage the promotion and the urgency to provide tools and opportunities for people with disabilities.


  • The Seminar was held on 29 and 30 April 2015.


Beauchef 851, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of Chile, Santiago Centro, Chile.​​​​​​​


Date: Wednesday, April 29


8:30 to 9:00 hrs.Accreditation (Coffee break)

9:00 to 9:45 pm.Welcome. Opening government authorities:

Social-ministers of Development, Economy and Labour.

-Vice President and Chief Innova Corfo

-Mauro Tamayo, director Senadis

-Committee Social Inclusion of the Commission on Disability

Authorities Universidad de Chile:

Decane FCFM: Patricio Aceituno

Authorities private world.

-President SOFOFA

-Manager General Mutual Security

Executive -Director Telethon

9:45 to 11:00 hrs.Public Policy: Inclusion through entrepreneurship.national experience and challenges.Tamayo -Mauro Senadis

-Victor Dagnino National Disability Commission (Sofofa)

Exhibitors have the state of entrepreneurship for people with disabilities and how their organizations have encouraged or intend to promote entrepreneurship.

11:00 to 11:15 hrs.Coffee Break

11:15 to 13:00 hrs.Public policy: Inclusion through entrepreneurship.International experience & learning and challenges.Ignacio Velo, ONCE Foundation.

Shane Bratby, Disabled Entrepreneurs

ILO representative

Exhibitors have the state of entrepreneurship for people with disabilities and how their organizations have encouraged or intend to promote entrepreneurship.

13:00 to 14:30 hrs.Lunch

14:30 to 16:00 hrs.Challenges to undertake with disabilities.City Soledad Alamos Easy-

– Saggy Sergio Castillo

Unified and Seco Project – Rodrigo Carvajal

Agro-urban – José Suazo

16:00 to 16:20 hrs.Coffee break–

16:20 to 18:20 hrs. Public Policy WorkshopPublic-private institutions facilitate conversation among attendees about the challenges and proposed public policy on entrepreneurship for people with disabilities.

Date: Thursday, April 30


8:30 to 9:00accreditation

9:00 to 10:30 hrs.Experience and working models to foster entrepreneurship in people with disabilities.-representative Fosis

Velo -Ignacio ONCE Foundation (Spain)

Mutual Security -representative

Shane Bratby Disabled Entrepreneurs (UK)

10:30 to 10:45Coffee Break

10:45 to 12:00 hrs. Working Models WorkshopEntrepreneurs with disabilities facilitates conversation among attendees about the challenges and proposals generate working models in entrepreneurship for people with disabilities.

12:00 to 13:00 hrs.Closing 

13:00 to 14:30 hrs.Cocktail and fair cases of entrepreneurs

14:30 to 17:00 hrs.Fair cases of entrepreneurs

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