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


Talented people from the entire world


Living in Chile


One year Working Visa and Soft Landing


Equity free money


Working in the same place ($0)


Training, mentors, connections & perks

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


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


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:


the money invested by the Chilean Government

Yearly Sales in Chile:


3.5 times the money invested in the program

Jobs generated in Chile:


hired positions

Valuation of startups  in Chile:

$425MM USD

From the blog

  • demo day gen 15

    Watch our last Demo Day here!

    The most prominent startups of Start-Up Chile Seed program presented their companies in front of judges and investors. WeWaant.com, the best way for buyers to determine the prices they want to pay, won first place and a ticket to San Francisco.       The......

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    Meet the new generation (4) of The S Factory

    The entrepreneurs selected are coming from 17 countries. They will receive 10 million pesos (about US$ 15,000), a working visa for a year to come to Chile and access to the biggest startup community in the world to begging their journey. After the application process......

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    Start-Up Chile Seed opens application process

    – The acceleration program from the Chilean Government opened its application, running from August 17 until September 7.   – Startups from all over the world with less than 2 years of existence are eligible to be part of the program and receive USD30,000 for their......

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    Slovak President Andrej Kiska: “Start-Up Chile has become the most successful startup project in Latam”

    The President of Slovak Republic visited Start-Up Chile Cowork space to learn more about our programs. Last Monday August 1st, our cowork space was full of cops (Carabineros) checking every corner of the building. Everything had to be safe for the official visit of the......