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The Businesswomen Foundation and the newspaper El Mercurio acknowledged the contribution of Valentina Villa Urra, creator of a technological tools startup for educational processes, which has been supported by the business incubator of the UFRO.

On November 27, the Businesswomen Foundation, the newspaper El Mercurio and the TV station TVN published the names of the “100 leading women in Chile” in order to acknowledge the contribution and leadership of businesswomen, executives, authorities, artists, academics, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, sportswomen and social examples from all over Chile, who have been chosen by a jury out of over 600 candidates.

On this occasion, the jury, which was made up of ministers and outstanding businessmen and women, acknowledged Valentina Villa Urra, an entrepreneur supported by the business incubator Incubatec of the Universidad de La Frontera and founder of the platform AEDUC, which sells technological solutions for the improvement of educational processes in educational establishments in the Araucanía Region and other regions through a test simulation software and data that favors the teaching process for directors, directors of Pedagogical Technical Units and teachers.

“I feel honored that the progress and accomplishments I achieved as a female entrepreneur, especially in the Araucanía Region where we started our visionary work seven years ago with Incubatec-UFRO, and the fact that I am one of just a hand full of women who are leading technological projects at the national level, have been acknowledged. Now, our challenge is to keep innovating, with new tools we will put on the market in order to complement the assessment system, in order to keep offering solutions for the improvement of the education of our clients,” said the educational psychologist Valentina Villa, who participated in the award ceremony that was chaired by Cecilia Morel, the First Lady of the Republic.

Incubatec-UFRO emphasized the acknowledgement of the entrepreneur who reached out to the business incubator quite some time ago to ask for advice regarding her business idea, and who now has a long list of clients with about 80 educational establishments in the country. She built her business with capital that has been co-financed by the UFRO and CORFO.

It is worth mentioning that the business incubator of the UFRO has been acknowledged by CORFO for three years in a row now, for having the portfolio with the highest private capital and sales in the country. Incubatec also was in eighth place in the category World Top Business Accelerator Linked to University in the worldwide ranking of the World Incubation Summit of UBI Global in Toronto and in first place at the Latin-American level.

Written by: Communications Office