<Next Application process: Mid-October 2021>_

What are we looking for?

For our Build program, we look for early-stage startups. Based on idea or prototype with concept validation activities, technological base, global potential, of any industry and country with less than one year of development. Join us to get a unique learning experience about entrepreneurship during an intense 4 months program!



Do you know a startup that should be part of Start-Up Chile?

Do you know a startup that meets the profile of any of our programs? Recommend it in the following form so that the Start-Up Chile scouter can contact



<In your application, do not forget!>_

To apply you will need to submit an application using our online platform. The application includes questions about leadership, the team, and your motivations. In addition, you will need to submit a 90 seconds video and have a referee outline of why you and your team are best suited to tackle your problem.

<What do we ask in return?>_

Once a year we'll ask you to complete a form (Annual Alumni Passport) with some valuable information about your startup

<Criteria to qualify>_

Age requirement

All the members of your startup should be +18 years old.

100% dedicated

The team leader must have an exclusive dedication to the startup (full-time job). This means that you cannot work in any other company or study while you are in the pre-acceleration program. 

Key characteristics

The company must be tech-based with a scalable solution. 

Target market

In its business plan, the startup must have a clear roadmap to affect the Chilean and Latin American market as part of its economic goals.

Startup founding date

The company must have been created at most 12 months ago before the application opens. If you apply as a legal person, the 12 months will be counted from the date of the legal incorporation of the company. If you apply as a natural person, the 12 months will be counted from the moment when you started commercial validation of your product/service (market approach, interviews, potential clients, launch of websites/social media, etc).

10% shareholding

The Team Leader must have at least a 10% share in the company and a managing position (it must be someone with decision-making capacity).

Live in Chile

The Team Leader has to settle in Chile* at least throughout the whole duration of the program or until you’ve spent the entire grant (typically around 5 months). If you win the $5M CLP extension, then you must stay in Chile until you’ve also spent the extension money (typically 3 more months). *May be subject to change due to the pandemic crisis

The application form cannot be modified

The Team Leader cannot be changed after the application is completed, so please make sure to choose the right person.

Terms & Conditions

Each cohort slightly varies in its Terms and Conditions; make sure to read the ones created for the call you’re applying to. *Specific T&Cs are available around 1 week before the application process open

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