Hailing from 25 nations, this fourth generation is the first group of startups selected on 2012.
After receiving over 650 applications from 53 different countries during the fourth application period that ended on April 3rd, Start-Up Chile announces that 100 startup companies have been selected to be part of the world-recognized acceleration program’s fourth generation.
With arrival dates in either June or July of 2012, the 100 chosen startups (216 entrepreneurs) call more than 25 diﬀerent countries home and represent a myriad of industries as well as many of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions including Harvard, Duke, Berkeley, and Stanford University, as well as the MIT and the london School of Economics, among many others.
The top five most frequently represented countries are: USA, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada and Uruguay. We are happy to have entrepreneurs coming from countries as diverse as China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.
E-commerce is the most strongly identified industry (20% of the selected), which is then followed by IT & Enterprise Software (16%), Social Media & Social Networks (13%) and Healthcare & Biotechnology (9%). Remaining categories include Education, Energy & Clean Tech, Finance, Media, Mobile & Wireless, Natural Resources, Social Enterprise and Tourism.
Horacio Melo, Start-Up Chile’s Executive Director, says “I can´t wait to meet those behind the 100 projects we just selected. After a year and a half since the program was set up, Start-Up Chile´s impact has grown immensely. The biggest benefit for those coming isn´t the 40k benefit anymore, but the connections it provides them with”
If you are selected to participate in the program, you will receive specific information about how to begin the visa processes, etc. once you have been notified of your acceptance. And for those entrepreneurs who couldn´t make it this time, we will open another application process in June of this year.
Thanks to all those who applied! We can´t wait to meet our new family members!
Congratulations to everyone– see you in Chile!
And the new family members are:
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