Spotrotter, a start-up from Start-up Chile, one of the top incubators in Latin America, organized a blessing for start-ups during the event “Social entrepreneurship: What future?” in Santiago de Chile on April 9th.
Considered to be the first of its kind in the world, one of our Heart’s Home priests was invited to give a blessing for all start-ups attending the event and backing the work of the organization among the needy in Valparaiso.
The organizer of the event and CEO of Spotrotter, Jean Louis Laporte, commented, “A key success factor for start-ups is a combination of several ingredients: great ideas, innovation, a strong team, a clear vision, a high-quality product, financing… But one thing is missing: LUCK! Before sending a ship off into open water you always bless the boat and we would like to do the same for the launch of start-ups.”
Rev. Laurent Pavec, Responsible for Heart’s Home in Chile, comments: “The blessing of offices, shops or factories is something common in Latin America where the religious sense is strong and very present among people. Blessing a Start-up and most of all a social Start-up has a strong meaning. It is recognizing that not everything is in our hands. Moreover, it is asking God’s help, asking that, as the blessing prayer says, God grants His guidance and support to all who plan and conduct those Start-ups, to help them take the right decisions and carry them out fairly, so that by respecting justice and charity, they will see themselves as working for the common good , and find joy in contributing to the progress of the world.”
Let entrepreneurs, especially social entrepreneurs, achieve success in their projects, by receiving a “divine” assistance!