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Visit our NEW Website

New Site

We invite you to visit our NEW Start-Up Chile website where you can find relevant information about the program. This is a beta version for now since the final version will be done as we upload more useful information that you may need.

We invite you to frequently visit our blog where you can find the latest news regarding the program and subscribe to it on the homepage so that don’t miss out on any relevant information as it will be sent directly to your inbox. If you are subscribed to this blog, we ask you to subscribe again to the new one please.

We hope you like it. Cheers!

Check out:
The Program


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Event: Scouting Sub 35

First Tuesday and Fundación País Digital joined forces to create Scouting Sub 35. This initiative
visited 15 cities throughout Chile looking for Chilean entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to reward them with tools and contacts to enhance their business.
There is going to be a grand finale event where the 3 winners will be announced. The prize? A trip to South Korea to visit the main Research and Development centers! This event will be attended by all the nominated entrepreneurs of this initiative, therefore you will have an instance to network with the best local entrepreneurs during a cocktail.
You are all welcome to come. The event is on Thursday January 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the “Salón Consejo de SOFOFA” (Avd. Andrés Bello 2777, Las Condes, Santiago)
If you wish to attend please send an e-mail to Lith Pastén lith@firsttuesday.cl to confirm your assistance.
Happy holidays!


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Yesterday The Economist’s blog posted an article named “New Gold: Mining for Entrepreneurs” where Start-Up Chile was mentioned along with Barcelona Activa. The article highlights the fact that entrepreneurs are the main resource to gain innovation and social development.

We are proud and extremely happy for this mention in The Economist. We are just few steps away from changing history.


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Yesterday we had a real reason to celebrate since Start-Up Chile received an award for the best public sector initiative of the year. The distinction was made by “Diario Financiero”, and the winner is elected by votes of its readers.  The award was received by Minister of Economy Juan Andrés Fontaineand executive vice president of CORFO, Hernán Cheyre.

On behalf of the Start-Up Chile Team we are proud and with more energy to make things happen here in Start-Up Chile, which by the way  is no longer an initiative, but a formal program of the Chilean Government.
We thank the readers of the “Diario Financiero”  for  the recognition and all entities that help make this possible every day with hard work.

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We are pleased and proud to let you all know that Techcrunch published an article about Start-Up Chile. The article focuses on the fact that many countries have tried various models to become centers of innovation and in the opinion of Vivek Wadhwa Chile has managed to build an effective and efficient model for achieving this goal.

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Due to the considerable demand and outstanding results experienced in Start-Up Chile’s first application round, we are pleased to announce that the 2010 application process has now been closed to further applications, until 2011.

The 2010 Start-Up Chile pilot phase is currently filled by 25 diverse entrepreneurs, representing nearly all corners of the globe, converging together to participate in this unique program based on the foundation of converting Chile into the definitive innovation and entrepreneurial hub of Latin America.  Current projects range from artificial intelligence mechanisms, to solar panel technology, to unique language teaching systems and we are proud to host them all here in Chile.

For those entrepreneurs who were not able to apply for the 2010 round and wish to do so in 2011, all relevant information concerning application processes, specific dates, and project parameters will be published on our blog, and via social network canals such as Twitter and Facebook.  As previously stated, the program’s magnitude will be greatly expanded in 2011 and onward which will allow for a much higher volume of applicants to be accepted.

We look forward to developing our program alongside our elected entrepreneurs and receiving the next batch of applications once the process is re-opened.

For further information, please subscribe to the Start-Up Chile blog and you will receive updates weekly.

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