154 Startups Selected, in Numbers

Projects & Participants

As we recently announced, 154 startups from 33 different nations have been selected as part of Start-Up Chile’s second application round of 2011. They’ll join the other 112 startups that have previously been funded by the program creating a total of 266 startups financed in just over one year. Our goal? 1,000 startups before 2014.

Delving deeper into the statistics of the recently chosen entrepreneurs, we come up with the following figures:

Startups by nationality (*first time this country is represented in Start-Up Chile):

54: USA
27: Chile
12: Canada
9: Great Britain
5: Argentina, Brazil, India
3: France, Germany, Singapore*
2: Belguim*, Ecuador, Mexico, Portugal, Uruguay*
1: Australia, Bolivia*, China*, Colombia, Czech Republic*, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia*, Netherlands*, New Zeland*, Poland*, Romania*, Spain, Sri Lanka*, Switzerland

Universities most widely represented:

7: Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile
4: Stanford University
3: Harvard, MIT, New York University
2: National University of Singapore, Princeton, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, University of Waterloo, University of Wisconsin, Yale University


25% Enterprise Software & IT
23% E-commerce & Trade
12% Mobile & Wireless
10% Social/NGO
8% Energy & Cleantech
4%  Finance & Economics
18% Other

Amount of time entrepreneurs have been working full time on their startup:

54% Less than 6 months
28% 6-12 months
14% 12-24 months
4% More than 24 months

These participants will begin arriving to Chile in November of 2011 and until January of 2012. You can follow our blog and twitter to stay up-to-date with their advances and progress.