After receiving 329 applications during the one month application period, Start-Up Chile announces that 110 startup companies have been selected to participate in this year’s first round of the prestigious and world-recognized program.
Slated to arrive in June and July of 2011, the 110 chosen startups hail from 28 different countries representing a myriad of industries and many of the best educational institutions in the world including Harvard, MIT, Wharton, the London School of Economics, and Stanford. With the majority of the teams falling into the E-commerce & Trade and the Enterprise Software & IT sectors, there are seven Social/NGO startups, five Biotech companies, and four Energy & Cleantech projects, among others.
Each participant passed through a series of rigorous evaluations conducted by venture capitalists, active entrepreneurs, and specific industry experts, as well as by the Committee of Entrepreneurship and Innovation that presides over The Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and it’s innovation branch, InnovaChile.
Jean Boudeguer, Start-Up Chile’s Executive Director, proclaims, “It is incredible that Start-Up Chile has been so well received in the international press which is something that has allowed us to attract excellent candidates.”
To see a full list of the accepted startups and their corresponding nationalities, please visit: http://startupchile.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Press-Release-100-selected-Q13.pdf.
Congratulations to all!