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

$14,500 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

$30,000 USD


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

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

60 million CLP

$85,500 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 200).


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

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  • generacion 15

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  • uniplaces

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  • demoday

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