100 Startups Selected to Comprise Third Generation!

100 Startups Selected to Comprise Third Generation!

Hailing from 36 nations, this third generation represents 28% of the year’s 364 total selected startups and the program’s most geographically diverse group yet.

After receiving over 570 applications during the third application period that ended in October, Start-Up Chile announces that 100 startup companies have been selected to be part of the world-recognized acceleration program’s third generation. 40 of those 100 teams are comprised of a group of entrepreneurs from more than one country.

With arrival dates in either February or March of 2012, the 100 chosen startups (236 entrepreneurs) call more than 36 different countries home and represent a myriad of industries as well as many of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology.

The top five most frequently represented countries are: USA, Chile, Argentina, India, and Brazil. This is the first time that Romania, Hungary, Peru, South Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden have had entrepreneurs participate in Start-Up Chile.

E-commerce is the most strongly identified industry (18% of the selected), which is then followed by Education (13%), IT & Enterprise Software and Social Media– both with 10%, and Mobile & Wireless (9%). Remaining categories include Clean Tech, Tourism, Natural Resources, and, among others, Biotech.

Jean Boudeguer, Start-Up Chile’s Executive Director, says “entrepreneurs are looking towards Chile not just for the money, but for the abundant network of people that the program attracts. We’ve had a commendable number of success stories and are very proud that after conducting 3 rounds of applications, the energy is more alive than ever. I look forward to seeing what next year will bring to us.”

To read the complete Press Release, please click here for English and here for Spanish.

Congratulations to everyone– see you in Chile!

12 Comments
  • Stefan

    December 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Thanks for choosing us, it’s a pleasure to be part of startupchile.org

  • Eric Knudtson

    December 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm Reply

    We are looking forward to joining everyone in Santiago! Muchas gracias por la oportunidad!

  • Amy Stevens

    December 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm Reply

    We are ecstatic! Thank you to everyone on the panel of judges. We are eager to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and look forward to creating lasting friendships and mutually beneficial relationships in Chile as we help to create a strong foundation and launch pad for entrepreneurs there.
    See you soon! http://www.sproutroute.com

  • Mario

    December 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm Reply

    I’m amazed because there is not a company from Central America even when many companies from Central America applied

  • Johanna

    December 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Thanks! Looking forward to see you all in Santiago 2012!!!

  • Gary

    December 18, 2011 at 3:11 am Reply

    Thank you for choosing http://www.papaya.pe!

  • Mukul

    December 19, 2011 at 1:13 am Reply

    Thanks! we are looking forward to be in Santiago in March 2012!!!

  • Ambiente

    December 19, 2011 at 3:51 pm Reply

    We are really looking forward to bringing EVs Chile! Thank you for our selection!

  • Jacki

    December 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm Reply

    We are very excited to be participating in Start up Chile starting at the end of Februrary. Thanks!

  • roii

    December 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm Reply

    Congrats to all those chosen. My project was not chosen this time but will try again next round!

  • Alan Earle

    December 21, 2011 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Thanks for choosing us. We are extremely happy for being part of this with mangacorta.cl

  • Paolo Privitera

    February 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Very happy my startup Doochoo (with the product http://www.pick1.com) has been selected!!!
    Super excited to be part of the program!
    See you in a few weeks :)

    follow me for exciting updates http://twitter.com/pppaolo

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