Startup Huddle Launches in San Salvador, El Salvador
San Salvador joins a global network of more than 50 Startup Huddle chapters world-wide and will host its next event on May 22, 2021.
17 May 2021

San Salvador, El Salvador – The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is excited to announce the opening of a new Startup Huddle chapter in San Salvador, El Salvador to support the growth of the local startup community while crowdsourcing advice and support for its entrepreneurs. San Salvador joins a network of more than 50 Startup Huddle chapters world-wide, and will host its next event on May 22, 2021.

In addition to providing direct support to entrepreneurs, the program addresses a critical element of success for all entrepreneur ecosystems – connectivity. According to GEN research, startup communities with higher levels of local connectedness translate to an increased number of startups – and that founders with high levels of connectivity grow their revenue twice as fast as those with lower levels.

“Given the opportunity to know the entrepreneurial world, Salvadoran creatives seek to fulfill dreams of generating global impact,” said Edgar Cartagena, local organizer. “Thanks to Startup Huddle El Salvador, we can create a path of learning to achieve goals and socioeconomic growth in the region.”

At each Startup Huddle event, local founders give six-minute presentations outlining challenges facing their companies. Each presentation is followed by a 20-minute conversation with an audience of peers, mentors, educators and advisers who provide constructive criticism focused on finding solutions and increasing founder know-how. With new founders cycling through each gathering, and previous presenters joining the audience to give back, the community continues to expand while connections deepen.

“We are excited to be part of the GEN network and to share this passion with entrepreneurs, investors and business people,” said Cartagena.

Startup Huddle San Salvador is supported by Talent Land, Youth to Lead, Laborable and FUSADES.

To learn more about Startup Huddle San Salvador or to join a local event, visit

About Startup Huddle

Run by the Global Entrepreneurship Network in partnership with local organizers, Startup Huddle is a program designed to help one entrepreneur at a time while strengthening the local ecosystem. Entrepreneurs discover challenges to the solutions they face through purposeful engagement with a broad array of voices from their local community. Currently, there are local Startup Huddle chapters in more than 50 cities around the world. For more information, visit

About the Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates projects and programs in 180 countries to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For more information, visit



Kathryn Forrest

Manager for Communications | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Kathryn is the Manager for Communications at the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), where she is… More