After passing through Mexico, Colombia and Coquimbo in Chile, Startup Essentials Bootcamp is now headed to Santiago. And while it’s there, it will put entrepreneurs to the test.
Promising one of the most demanding entrepreneurial experiences on the planet, Startup Essentials Bootcamp Santiago will take place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of January in the Chilean capital. It will feature a series of practical workshops on entrepreneurship and innovation, helping participants to achieve real results with actual clients in just three days. They’ll create a startup, start to sell, seek investors and work towards the grand culmination of their endeavors: an IPO.
The objective of Startup Essentials is to teach entrepreneurs to create value and sell a product to customers before even building it. Through the bootcamp, entrepreneurs learn how the investment world works. They simulate issuing, buying and selling shares. Participants take with them important lessons in their efforts to solve real problems for real people in Chile, Latin America and the world.
On the fence about taking part in the Startup Essentials Bootcamp Santiago? Here are five reasons that will convince you it’s a must.
1. Business concept validation with real clients. This is one of the most crucial aspects of hackathons and events of this kind and the reason why entrepreneurial teams often pitch with PowerPoint presentations and landing pages without an MVP.
2. Issuing and selling shares. At the end of the event, participants are expected to have created startups that are ready for investment and for the market. A group of mentors and experts guides teams on topics like lean startup, customer development, and learning as quickly as possible from clients.
3. Jurors and mentors. A number of big names in the startup realm are slated to attend the event, including Francisco Masjuan, Jefrey Bulla, Ury Sarabia, Juan de Dios Carvajal, Horacio Melo, Carolina Rossi and Pedro Varas.
4. A rock star sponsor. PayPal is the official sponsor of Startup Essentials Bootcamp Chile, and its staff of executives and global executives will participate.
5. Experience. In two visits to and with four bootcamps in La Serena, Coquimbo, Startup Essentials worked with over 200 entrepreneurs and produced 34 new startups. Of those, 95% were able to validate their value propositions and 60% their growth models. Three months after their first experience, nine teams have received seed capital. And in just 16 days of intensive work, they achieved sales of US$500,000.
Startup Essentials is designed for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, novices and vets alike. If you’re interested in participating, head to http://startupessentials.
And attention readers. We’ve also got a special discount available. Input the code PULSOSOCIAL when prompted upon purchasing your tickets to receive a 10% discount.