German Echecopar

German Echecopar

Adjunct Professor, Economics


Dr. German Echecopar is a Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in  the School of Business at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Professor Echecopar  has taught for over twenty years at different institutions, such as Tulane University,  UCLA, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Universidad Diego Portales, among others. 

Dr. Echecopar’s research interests include new venture creation, startup  accelerators, angel investing, and venture capital. Professor Echecopar has  participated in the design and implementation of innovation and entrepreneurial  policies in Chile and has consulted on innovation and entrepreneurship policies for  multilateral institutions. He also has consulted on strategy and business  development for companies in Latin America and the USA. With partners he has  created and grown 4 companies in the food and information technology industries.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

M. A. in Economics, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

B. S. in Industrial Engineering, Catholic University, Lima, Peru


Echecopar, G., S. Matusik, C. Bustamante and S. Mingo (2015, March). Learning from  Outliers: A Revisionist Perspective on the Role of Institutions in Venture Capital Market  Creation, Strategic Management Research Conference, Catholic University, Chile.

Echecopar, G. (2012, October) Entrepreneurship as Method: How Entrepreneurs Create  Value in a Changing World, Carey-Darden-Leeds Entrepreneurship Scholars’ Retreat,  University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, October 19-21, 2012. 

Echecopar, G., S. Matusik, and C. Bustamante (2012, March). Public Policy for  Entrepreneurial Finance: A Comparative Assessment of the U.S. and Chile’s Risk  Capital Industries, Kauffman Foundation International Research and Policy Roundtable,  Liverpool, UK. 

Echecopar, G. (2000, August) Characterizing Cluster Innovation: an approach from the  wood products sector, 4th International Conference on Technology Policy and  Innovation, Curitiva, Brazil.


Felzensztein C., Echecopar G., Deans K.R. (2015) Marketing Innovation and  Externalities: The Case of the Chilean Wine Cluster. In: Dato-on M. (eds) The  Sustainable Global Marketplace. Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of  the Academy of Marketing Science. Springer, Cham. 10873-5_26. 

Keinan, A., M. Norton, G. Echecopar and C. Scott (2014) Gaston Acurio: A recipe for  success. Harvard Business School Case. 

Echecopar, G. and A. Rogers (2011) Risk Capital Chile 2009, Editorial Andres Bello,  Chile. 

Echecopar, G. (2011) Corporate Entrepreneurship. In: F. Sin and M. Kunc (eds),  Strategy, Editorial Andres Bello, Chile. 

Amoros, E. and G. Echecopar (2010). GEM National Report Chile 2009, Adolfo Ibañez  University and UDD, Chile. 

Cortes, P. And G. Echecopar (2008). GEM Risk Capital Chile 2008, Adolfo Ibañez University and UDD, Chile. 

Amoros, E. and G. Echecopar (2007). Startups in Chile: Are we in the right path? In: P.  Cortes (ed.), Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Chile: a work in progress, Editorial  UDD, Chile. 

Amoros, E. and G. Echecopar (2007). GEM National Report Chile 2006, Adolfo Ibañez  University and UDD, Chile. 

Angelelli, P. and G. Echecopar (2006). Seed Capital for Startup Financing: lessons  learned in Latin America, InterAmerican Development Bank, USA. 

Amoros, E. And G. Echecopar (2006). GEM National Report Chile 2005, Adolfo Ibañez  University and UDD, Chile, 2006.

Echecopar, G. (2005). Chile: an overview of the investment and business environment.  In: E. O’Halloran et al., Angel investing in Latin America, Batten Institute, University of  Virginia, USA. 

Echecopar, G. (2004). Incubating Innovative Startups: some lessons from Chile. In S.  Tiffin: Entrepreneurship in Latin America, Praeger Press, USA. 

Echecopar, G. and J. A. Rock (1999). Competitiveness Development of the Maule  Region. In CEUR-ILPES: Institutions and Actors of Territorial Development in the Midst  of Globalization, Bio-Bio University and CEPAL, Chile. 

Echecopar, G. (1999). Industrial Selection and Growth, Revista de Analisis Economico,  Chile.

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