It is an exciting day at Start-Up Chile. Today, 40 startups began their Start-Up Chile experience! All of them belong to our sixth funding round, remember we published those application results on November? These entrepreneurs applied to Start-Up Chile between September and October 2012, and are now establishing themselves in Santiago. In February, we´ll welcome another batch of 60 startups and generation #6 will be complete.
E-commerce is the most strongly identified industry on generation #6 (24% of the selected), which is then followed by Mobile & Wireless (10%), Media (10%), IT & Enterprise Software (10%) and Social Media & Social Networks (10%). The entrepreneurs joining generation #6 come form 31 different countries! Today we met people from Ukraine, Indonesia, New York, Venezuela, Peru, India, Chile, Russia…it was such a lovely morning.
They have some paperwork to do right away, and they are busy finding great apartments and getting to know the city a little bit. On Monday and Tuesday they will pitch their projects to the whole SUP community for the very first time. We´ll keep you posted about those presentations!