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Start-Up Chile Start-Up Chile is a program run by the Chilean Government that seeks to attract talented entrepreneurs from all over the world to start their businesses in Chile. Founders selected into the program will receive a grant of CLP $20 million pesos (US$ 33,000), a working visa for a year to come to Chile and accelerate their businesses. Entrepreneurs will also get access through Start-Up Chile's network important contacts, with the ability to reach the whole Latin American market.

Accelerator / Incubator

OVERVIEW

Description

Start-Up Chile is a program created by the Chilean Government that seeks to attract early-phase, high-potential entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups using Chile as a platform to go global. The program offers its participants a global network in order to achieve this.
During the six months period the participants must establish themselves in Chile, for which they receive a 1-year work visa and USD$35k. The objective, besides developing their startups, is to create and foster networks with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The end goal of this program is to place Chile as the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Latin America and it is believed that said goal can be achieved by connecting entrepreneurs and linking them together with dynamic and diverse networks.
The program, unique in the world, is the ideal opportunity for bootstrappers to receive funding without ceding equity while utilizing one of the strongest Latin American economies as their launching/development platform.
For more information about the Start-Up Chile experience, please visit www.startupchile.org.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

Program Details

To apply, applicants should go to www.startupchile.org/apply and follow the instructions. They can also send an email to stgo@startupchile.org with any questions about the process.

For more Information

www.startupchile.org

SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Culture, Handicrafts
  • Civic Participation
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Communications / Media / ICT
  • Disabilities
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution / Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Development, SME
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Fair Trade, Organic Products
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources / Conservation
  • Other
  • Peace and Security
  • Sanitation, Waste Management
  • Tech
  • Training, Technical Assistance Services
  • Water
  • Web, SaaS, Online Tech
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Global
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • US, Canada

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

accepting applications or entries

ACCEPTED:

September 01, 2015 - September 29, 2015

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