Start-Up Chile Opens Last Call for Applications in 2013

Start-Up Chile is once again on the lookout for a new set of companies to join is ranks.

More than 750 startups from 60 countries have made it through the Start-Up Chile program since its inception. And now, the Corfo organization has opened up its last call for startups this year. So listen up, entrepreneurs – you’ve got until October 1st to sign up.

Start-Up Chile is once again on the lookout for a new set of companies to join is ranks. Open to projects from Chile and around the world, the program allows entrepreneurs to use Chile as a global launch pad for their ideas.

Since its 2010 launch, Start-Up Chile has received more than 8,200 applications. It selects up to 100 companies in each round – though last time around, it picked just 85.

The projects chosen to form part of the 9th generation of Start-Up Chile will receive US$40,000 in equity-free funding, workspace in Santiago and a year-long work visa. In exchange, entrepreneurs are expected to remain in the country for a period of seven months and take part in workshops, chats and other entrepreneurship-promoting activities.

Interested in the program and want to find out more? Start-Up Chile may be headed to a place near you. So far, program alumni have organized two international info sessions:

September 11th: San Francisco, CA, United States

September 15th: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Inscriptions for Start-Up Chile’s generation nine are now open and will remain so through the 1st of October. Find out more at the Start-Up Chile website, and contact stgo@startupchile.org with questions.

This text has been adapted and translated by Emily Stewart from its original Spanish publication