PayPal boosts entrepreneurship in Latin America alongside Start-Up Chile

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Our commitment to strengthen eCommerce in emerging markets across the Latin American region began at the merchant and consumer level—but now PayPal is investing in developers to foster entrepreneurship in Chile, and as a result expand global opportunities.

Today we are proud to announce our collaboration with Start-Up Chile, a government program focused on encouraging world-class entrepreneurs to use Chile as a launchpad to start their business and grow globally. This strategic alliance marks an important milestone for PayPal’s developer expansion in Chile during the year of innovation in the country.

Through these efforts, Start-Up Chile members will be able to leverage PayPal’s developer platform and latest technologies as well as attend webinar events while receiving a discounted processing fee.

In addition, we have also launched new REST APIs and tools for Latin American developers. By building our new APIs on modern, standards-based technologies such as REST, OAuth and JSON, we’ve made it even quicker, easier and more secure for developers to integrate PayPal into their applications.

To get started, developers must go to http://developer.paypal.com and log in with their PayPal account. They may start coding using our dynamic documentation and integration tools. It’s very simple—in fact, one of our New York City Battle Hack teams had only five weeks of coding experience, and incorporated it into their application within a few hours.

We are confident that working alongside Start-Up Chile, local entrepreneurs will have larger opportunities to grow their business globally as well as expand their network.

We will continue releasing new developer capabilities throughout the year and encourage developers to give us feedback about these APIs via Twitter using the following handle: @PayPalDev.