Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America

The Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America (ECLA) program at Columbia Business School is exclusively for entrepreneurs from mid-sized Latin American companies seeking to expand and better compete in today’s global environment. ECLA equips entrepreneurs with the skills, tools, and network to professionalize and grow their businesses. A key component of the program is that each firm participates with 2 leaders. This ensures a shared mindset and experience that enables decision makers to implement the methodologies and changes in their companies.

ECLA Alumni in the News 

  • Clandestina (ECLA '17) becomes the first Cuban clothing company to ship globally, employing creative ways around both the regime and the US embargo.
  • Clandestina (ECLA '17) and their stylish designs are featured in both the NY Times and Vogue.
  • Sure We Can (ECLA '17) is profiled in this piece, which highlights the "canners" they serve and their aim to elevate them socially and financially.
  • UruIT (ECLA '17) is Company of the Year at the 2017 Nexus Illuminate Award. 
  • 123Seguro (ECLA '17): Written by their advisor, Bob Dorf for Inc. Magazine, this article explores how the Ferrari brothers found a balance between automation and human interaction to skyrocket sales. 
  • ArchDaily (ECLA '15): In honor of their 9th anniversary, see these drawings designed by 9 world-renowned architects inspired by the ArchDaily logo.
Download a copy of the 2023-24 ECLA brochure.