– Applications from January 17th until February 7th.
– Early stage startups with less than 3 years of existence can apply in the hope of receiving 30,000 USD in equity free funding for their business.
Startups from all around the globe can submit their applications for the Start-Up Chile Seed program from January 17th until February 7th. Those interested in receiving funding from the Chilean government should enter here and apply according to the Terms & Conditions.
The program is renowned for bringing together entrepreneurs from Chile and around the world. In the past six years, over 1,309 founding teams have passed through the Start-Up Chile doors and have created a vibrant startup community in Santiago. Selected entrepreneurs will become a part of the community and the immersive acceleration program for 7 months.
The selected startups will receive 20 million Chilean pesos (USD $30,000), as well as an intense weekly schedule to accelerate their ideas. This schedule 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.
In 2016, Start-Up Chile was selected among the Top 4 Accelerators in the world. In order to maintain their positioning, they continue to look for talented entrepreneurs who can positively impact the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Start-Up Chile is looking for startups with a global mindset, who want to grow in Latin America and use Chile as a platform to expand. Acceptance will also be based on the experience of the founding team, market potential, competitiveness and the advantages of development in Chile.
Information for entrepreneurs to apply
A video will be uploaded this Thursday, January 19th at 1:30 (GMT-3), explaining all the steps needed to fill in the application form and to answer the FAQs.
Each application will be reviewed by experts in innovation, top tier investors and entrepreneurs, and the results will be released on May 5th.
Generation 18 application process meetups
6/ ENERO – La Serena
11/ ENERO – Concepción
18/ ENERO – Antofagasta
19/ ENERO – Valparaíso
Rest of the world:
January 19th – Mendoza, Argentina
January 26th – Bogotá, Colombia