We accelerate your business connecting you with mentors, market and investors. We look for startups that want to grow from Chile to Latam and then to the world

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Talented people from the entire world

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Living in Chile

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One year Working Visa and Soft Landing

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Equity free money

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Working in the same place ($0)

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Training, mentors, connections & perks

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The S Factory

Pre-acceleration program for female-led startups in early concept stage.

Two batches a year of 20-30 companies in each batch.

10 million CLP

about $15,000 USD

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Seed

Acceleration program for companies with a functional product and early validation.

Two batches a year with 80-100 companies in each batch.

20 million CLP

About $30,000 USD

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Scale

Top performing companies incorporated in Chile and looking to scale in Latam and globally.

Two batches a year with 15 companies

in each batch.

60 million CLP

About $90,000 USD

Start-Up Chile Impact

Today, we can proudly say that Start-Up Chile has grown into one of the biggest and most diverse startup communities, with more than 3,000 entrepreneurs.

 

Our entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars (more than 400).

 

Some of our startups have been acquired by bigger corporations (12 startups, such as WeHostels, acquired by Student Universe, CruiseWise, acquired by TripAdvisor, Aventones, acquired by Bla Bla Car, among others). Jobs have been created and some really awsome products have been built down here.

Capital raised:

6.4x

the money invested by the Chilean Government

Yearly Sales in Chile:

$42MM USD

3.5 times the money invested in the program

Jobs generated in Chile:

1,500+

hired positions

Valuation of startups  in Chile:

$425MM USD

From the blog

  • tsf1

    Latinos are leading the fourth call for The S Factory

    With more than 426 applications, the Start-Up Chile pre-accelerator program closed its latest application process. The most represented country was Chile, followed by United States, Brazil, Venezuela and Russia. SANTIAGO, Chile. July, 2016-. During the two weeks of the application process, the pre-accelerator for female......

  • gust

    Start-Up Chile is the number 1 accelerator in Latin America and 4th worldwide

    The Global Accelerator Report determined that the Chilean entrepreneurship program is in third place among te accelerators that supported more startups in 2015 and fourth place among te ones that most invested. On another hand, Chile came up second in the top 10 countries that......

  • scale1

    SIXTEEN COMPANIES ARE READY TO JOIN THE FOURTH GENERATION OF THE SCALE PROGRAM

    SCALE is a follow-on fund that offers 60 Million Chilean pesos to Chilean companies that need the extra capital to grow in Chile and expand to the rest of Latin America and the world. The money will be given through a co-financed grant in which Start-Up......

  • gen16

    SEED: Welcome Generation 16! Get ready for a life time experience

    94 global companies are ready to join Start-Up Chile Seed program after more than 1900 applications.  Founders and their teams will receive 20 million pesos (about US$ 33,000), a working visa for a year and access to the largest startup community in the world to accelerate......