With this post, we are introducing you to a new era. An era in which you´ll get to hear about Start-Up Chile directly form their rockstars: the Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs. We want you to know it all: learn everything about the program, inside out; learn specific things that will make your startup grow faster, and learn how to build a new future for yourself. We want you to live up to your full potential. We want you to join the entrepreneurial revolution. We want you to become a #supper!
Here is Ian Ozsvald, from StrongSteam, telling you all about those who just got here: suppers belonging to Start-Up Chile´s fourth generation. You can read more from Ian following his blog, Entrepreneurial Geekiness , or you can follow him on Twitter.
I’m sitting here in the Demo Morning for the newly arrived Round 4.1 (4.2 turns up in a few weeks). Here’s a list of the pitches with my (probably too) short descriptions. The Round 5 applications are open, I think applications close this weekend (there’s a long and recent discussion here about the pros and cons of the programme – read all the comments for a fair overview).
There’s far fewer travel/social networks than in our Round 2.1 (from 5 months back) and several are using new fangled high tech tools like face detection and data mining. These companies are looking stronger than those of earlier Rounds:
- ComparaTeVe TV engagement and metrics
- FoodKhoj group food ordering at universities (for wider choice and greater delivery distances)
- AdviceMeCosmetics cosmetics recommendation site, has some nice face detection-based tools
- GrindSmart mining technologies
- OneSeed micro-finance for small scale entrepreneurship
- Nowlr Web 2.0 trend spotting
- Alodok doctor/patient network
- FaceAlert Face detection tools for kids social networks with NLP for e.g. bullying detection
- NetNUI target market analysis (surveys?)
- BioParaiso bio-focused incubator based at Valparaiso
- RetailPro business intelligence for Web2.0 companies (I think just web-based companies)
- PhageTech microbiological control
- Oja.la ‘the mercadolibre/ebay of education’ (Spanish)
- Flipxing GMaps based barter network
- TuCreaz etsy-like hand made product site
- Pllop.it an online presentation tool, turning into a goal/habbit setting app
- BuscoTurno healthcare apointment booking system
- OnLinner geolocalized games challenge
- Alefant kids education site
- Taumatropo not sure (kids education game maker?)
- Minka not sure (upcycling and recycling fabric?)
- TuCloset Chilean clothing sharing site for women
- FlapShare not sure (crowdfunding?)
Ian applies Artificial Intelligence as an Artificial Intelligence Researcher for companies (Mor Consulting), co-founded the StrongSteam A.I. datamining toolkit, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, writes The Screencasting Handbook and is also a sea-side dweller and consumer of fine coffees.