After an intense, exciting month of the first 2011 Start-Up Chile application round we’re proud to put a successful close to the process until July. The quantity of interest that the program has generated via the call for new participants has been monumental. We’ve received inquiries from entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe, asking with piqued aspiration how they can become part of the world’s foremost innovation and entrepreneurship project.
Hundreds of followers have flocked to us on Twitter, generating noise that has reverberated around the world. Our website alone has been visited nearly 10,000 times in the last week and, with the application process Press Release translated into five languages, we’ve been able to capture the attention of entrepreneurs on all continents.
The applications will now pass through a multi-tiered judging process and, later, each applicant will be advised of their selection status on April 25th, 2011. For those who did not get the chance to apply this round, fear not, two other application processes will be opened in July and October where we will, again, seek to select up to 100 entrepreneurs.
The goal is to select up to 300 startups during 2011 and, with your enthusiasm and support, we’re sure that there will be no problem doing so.
Thank you to everyone who has made this round possible– we very much look forward to announcing the winners.