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, the number 1 accelerator in Latin America and 4th in the world is reporting positive results. After launching the program 6 years ago, 40 million USD have been invested in 1,309 startups that have gone through the Government Program. More notably, 76% of members are foreigners while 24% correspond to Chilean talent.


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.

Capital raised:

$421 MM USD

10.6x the money invested by the Chilean Government

Yearly Sales in Chile:


3 times Start-Up Chile budget per year

Jobs generated in Chile:


hired positions

Start-Up Chile’s Portfolio:

Valued in at least 1.35 billion USD

Only 21% reported having a formal valuation

From the blog

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