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$ 18 billion pesos for the Orange Economy

Fernando García / SENA Communicator General Direction

Strengthen the Colombian entrepreneurial spirit and contribute to the economic reactivation of the country, is the objective of a new call for the Undertake Fund, what is open and looking empower the artist entrepreneurs, creative and cultural. They are $ 18,000 billion of capital seed destined for benefit the creation of 225 new ideas business in any of all 103 activities economic that they do part of the economy Orange, those who are will deliver..
The new companies that will be created will generate 900 potential jobs throughout the national territory and the SENA Emprender Fund will grant up to $ 80 million pesos for each business plan that has successfully completed the evaluation phase.
Initiatives focused on arts and heritage (Art in motion, sculpture, photography, cultural and heritage tourism), Cultural Industries (music, film, TV, video and radio) and Creative Industries (video games, interactive content, audiovisuals, digital platforms, app creation, animation) may be submitted to this call.
Artist, creative and cultural entrepreneurs may consult the terms of reference and register their projects until July 30, 2021 at

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Hernán Fuentes, Director of Employment, Labor and Entrepreneurship at SENA tells how this capital will be invested.
The great commitment to entrepreneurship in Colombia, led by the National Government and framed within the National Development Plan 2019-2022, SENA defined two specific goals for this purpose: the creation of 800 companies belonging to the activities of the Orange Economy and the generation of 3,500 direct jobs, through the Emprender Fund. In this sense, to date, the Entity has allocated more than $ 49.000 billion pesos to support the creation of 418 new orange companies and the generation of 2,363 new jobs.
Regarding training Orange formation, to date 2,160,063 places have been offered, whose investment is estimated at option 1: $ 1 billon 300 thousand million pesos option 2: ( $1,300,788,644,135), resources that cover all levels of training: technical, technological and complementary degrees in areas related to creative and cultural industries.
It is important to note that SENA has the Labor Competencies Certification program Of Labor Skills, which recognizes prior or empirically acquired learning. The Entity intends to reach 51,841 certifications in the Orange areas.
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This is the third call dedicated to entrepreneurs of the Orange Economy. Indeed, the Entity opened two calls (in 2018 and 2019) in which $ 32.000 billion pesos in capital was allocated for the creation of 262 new companies in the sector, which currently generate more than 1,500 new jobs in the country.
Since the creation of the Emprender Fund in 2004, SENA has managed to finance 2,198 business initiatives of the Orange Economy, with resources exceeding $ 187.000 billion pesos, which have generated 10,169 formal jobs, impacting 360 municipalities in Colombia.
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Carlos Mario Estrada Molina, Director General del SENA.
Pilar Navarrete Rivera, Jefe Oficina de Comunicaciones SENA.
Comité Editorial: Guillermo Martin, Karen Camacho y Fernando García.
Información General: Periodistas SENA de Dirección General y Regionales.
Diseño: República Audiovisual.