​Del 4 al 25 de marzo de este año se abrirá una vez más el proceso de proceso de postulación del programaStart-Up Chile, que busca atraer a emprendedores en etapa temprana y posicionar a Chile como el polo de emprendimiento de Latinoamérica.

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La iniciativa está enfocada para emprendedores con proyectos que no lleven más de dos años constituidos como empresa. Quienes sean seleccionados recibirán 40 mil dólares, visa de trabajo por un año y un espacio de oficina para que desde Chile consoliden sus proyectos.

Es relevante informar que cada participante se debe comprometer a compartir su conocimiento por todo el país mediante charlas, talleres, clases en universidades, mentorías, entre otras actividades, durante los 6 meses que dura el programa.

Las postulaciones pueden ser realizadas directamente a través del sitio webhttp://startupchile.org.

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Just two more weeks: get ready to apply to Start-Up Chile

Join Start-Up Chile’s meetups around the world and get ready to apply to a network of +800 startups from +65 countries! Receive equity-free seed funding and build your global business from Chile, the booming entrepreneurial hub of LatAm.

Santiago, Chile, Febrary 18th, 2014—Get ready to apply to the biggest startup network out there: Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs are traveling the world to share details about the program and give advise to potential applicants. Between March 4th and March 25th, 2014, you’ll be able to apply and receive 40k and a Work Visa to come to Chile and accelerate your startup!

More than 8200 founders have applied to Start-Up Chile since it began, but only a few startups will get a chance to join its 10th generation. During February and March, Start-Up Chile and its entrepreneurs will host meetups around the globe so you can learn more about what we do (www.meetup.com/startupchile) and how to submit the best application. You can learn more about the program’s Terms & Conditions at www.startupchile.org/apply and you can email your questions to stgo@startupchile.org

Start-Up Chile has grown to become the largest startup network out there with +800 startups from +65 countries. Moreover, the power of the growing startup community in Chile is changing local laws, attracting new VC funds and accelerators, and getting Chile included among the best startup hubs of the world according to studies by the OECD, Startup Genome, GEM, the World Economic Forum, and LAVCA. More than 3000 press articles have been written about Start-Up Chile around the world, including outlets like The Economist, Forbes, The Huffington Post, EXAME, The Hindustan Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, and O Globo.

If you want to live the Start-Up Chile experience, please submit your application between March 4th and March 25thvia Start-Up Chile’s website (www.startupchile.org/apply). Applications will be reviewed and judged by industry experts, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs.

Visit our meetups and get ready to apply!

About Start-Up Chile

Start-Up Chile is a program created by the Chilean Government that seeks to attract early-phase, high-potential entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups using Chile as a platform to go global. The program offers its participants a global network in order to achieve this.

During the six months the participants must establish themselves in Chile, for which they receive a 1-year work visa and USD$40k. The objective, besides developing their startups, is to create and foster networks with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The end goal is to position Chile as the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Latin America and it is believed said goal can be achieved by connecting entrepreneurs, linking them together with dynamic and diverse networks.

The program, unique in the world, is the ideal opportunity for bootstrappers to receive funding without ceding equity while utilizing one of the strongest Latin American economies as their launching/development platform.

For more information about the Start-Up Chile experience, please visitwww.startupchile.org.


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