Start-Up Chile Seed opens application process

Chilean Scene, Seed

– The acceleration program from the Chilean Government opened its application, running from August 17 until September 7.

 

– Startups from all over the world with less than 2 years of existence are eligible to be part of the program and receive USD30,000 for their business. 

 

SANTIAGO, August 2016 –. Startups from all around the world can apply for Start-Up Chile between August 17 and September 7. Those who want to receive this State subsidy should enter www.startupchile.org/apply-seed and apply according to the Terms & Conditions.

The program, which brings together entrepreneurs from Chile and the rest of world, lasts 6 months and the participants will have the opportunity to share with other companies from over 75 countries.

The selected startups will receive 20 million Chilean pesos (USD $30,000), as well as an intense weekly schedule to accelerate their ideas. This includes courses, mentoring and pitch training, among other activities. In addition, foreigners will receive a Working Visa valid for a year to come to Chile.

Start-Up Chile was recently selected among the top 4 accelerators in the world, and is constantly looking to attract talented entrepreneurs who can positively impact the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Through the selection process, the program seeks companies that have a global perspective and an expansion strategy. The criteria also evaluates the experience of the beneficiary, the startup’s market and its competition, and the advantage to develop it in Chile.

To apply, the entrepreneurs should access the Start-Up Chile website http://startupchile.org. A video will be uploaded this August 18th at 1.30 (GMT-3), explaining all the steps needed to fill the form. The applications will be reviewed by experts in innovation, investors and entrepreneurs.