Apply – The S Factory

Next application process (Gen 5): From March 7th to March 21st, 2017

Application process is closed!


The S Factory is a pre-accelerator, part of Start-Up Chile, where female leaders turn innovative ideas into functional prototypes. We are looking for projects that are technology related with high impact potential to join us for a 12-week experience to learn all the basics to get started in the startup world. Plus, participants will get the opportunity to live the amazing experience of learning side by side with Start-Up Chile, the largest and most diverse startup community in the world.


The S Factory’s admission process is organized with the support of YouNoodle, a California-based company that provides a technology platform used by leading entrepreneurship clubs and university competitions worldwide. An internal selection panel will make the final approval decision. – Those who are selected to participate in The S Factory program must be able to move to Chile and stay here full time and take active part in the program for 12 weeks.



We ask all startups to provide a 2 minute video, explaining what pain is solved, introduce the team members and why are you applying to The S Factory. Videos with animations will be rejected.


Recommendation letters
We want to see somebody that believes in your project and is confident in the team. A good recommender could be a person from the industry of the startup, an entrepeneur or a former boss. They should have a clear idea of your leadership capabilities.


Over 18
All participants must be over 18 years of age.


Less than 6 months
Founders with just an idea and the right team to execute it are suitable to apply, as well as teams that have already built a basic version of a prototype. We are looking to support projects that are in an early stage and have started in the past 6 months.


Applications can only be submitted online through the Younoodle platform.


Dedicated 100%
The female founder must be a 100% dedicated to the project. This means that she cannot be employed in any other company or studying while participating in the program. She also must be willing to relocate to Santiago, Chile for the entire 12 weeks program. Take in consideration an additional month to take care about the legal processes involved.


1 application, 1 startup.
For every applicant (founder) we only accept one startup. Please don’t apply with more than one startup.


All your identification must be valid at the time of your application (passport or Chilean ID). If you are in the process of renewing your identification you must present a document which proves that it is being renewed.

What’s important?

  • Generation 5 application process: From March 7th to March 21st, 2017
  • Read the Terms and Conditions
  • Check out the latest application form.
  • Please remember that you must apply using the YouNoodle platform (see button below Apply here). Application submissions that are emailed or submitted in any other way will be rejected.
  • The results for Generation 4 will be published on August 12th.
  • Generation 4 will start the program on October 3rd 2016

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