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Start-Up Chile

Startup-Up Chile is a government program of Chile that aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs and startups to the country.
Start-Up Chile
Leadership team

Nicolas Shea  (Founder and Executive Director)

Fernanda Rivera (Program Manager )

Matías Ruiz-Tagle (President of the Board )

Headquarters
Santiago, Chile
Year stablished
2010
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Summary

Startup-Up Chile is a government program of Chile that aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs and startups to the country. It provides a wide range of benefits to those taking part in the program, such as access to a wide network of mentors, access to funding and support from a variety of government agencies, and the ability to develop their businesses in Chile with a wide range of resources. The program has also become a major driver of economic growth in the country, with a strong focus on innovation and technology.


History

Startup-Up Chile was launched in 2010 by the Chilean Government as a public-private initiative to boost the country's entrepreneurial ecosystem and attract foreign talent and investments. The program provides equity-free seed funding, mentorship, and access to a global network of investors and entrepreneurs. The goal of the program is to create an environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.

In addition to its seed funding and mentorship programs, Startup-Up Chile has also launched a series of initiatives aimed at fostering the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. These initiatives include the development of a national innovation strategy, the establishment of a national innovation and entrepreneurship policy, the launch of a research and development center focused on innovation, and the creation of a venture capital fund.

Startup-Up Chile has been widely lauded for its success in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the country. It has been recognized as a leader in promoting entrepreneurship in Latin America and has become a model for other countries in the region.

Startup-Up Chile also provides a range of resources and services to entrepreneurs and startups, such as access to legal and financial advice, mentorship and training programs, and events and networking opportunities. The program also offers a range of programs and incentives to attract foreign investors, including tax breaks and visa exemptions.

The program also focuses on creating an environment that encourages collaboration and networking between entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. It has organized a variety of events and initiatives to facilitate collaboration, such as hackathons, pitch events, and investor meetups. 


Goals and Purpose

The program seeks to position Chile as a hub for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in Latin America. The goals of Startup-Up Chile are to:

1. Attract and support high-impact entrepreneurs from all over the world.
2. Increase the number of innovative and technological companies in the country.
3. Create an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.
4. Connect Chilean startups with international investors and customers.
5. Strengthen Chile's ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation.
6. Foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between entrepreneurs, universities, and public and private institutions.
7. Promote the development of technological solutions to social and environmental issues.
8. Contribute to the country's economic and social development by creating jobs and wealth.


Impact

Since its inception, Startup-Up Chile has supported more than 5,000 entrepreneurs from over 70 countries. The program has helped create more than 11,000 jobs and has attracted more than US$2 billion in investments. It has also been recognized as one of the top accelerators in the world by the Global Accelerator Network.

The success of Startup-Up Chile has led to the creation of additional programs and initiatives in the country. Some of these include the Chilean National Innovation Agency (ANII), the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Agency (ANIE), and the National Entrepreneurship Institute (INEI). These initiatives have helped to create a more conducive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.


References
Start-Up Chile
Leadership team

Nicolas Shea  (Founder and Executive Director)

Fernanda Rivera (Program Manager )

Matías Ruiz-Tagle (President of the Board )

Headquarters
Santiago, Chile
Year stablished
2010
Social Media