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F6S Launches Invite-Only F6S Alpha Card for 20,000 Top Founders

F6S Alpha membership offers VIP access to $1 million in free growth services.

F6S — the leading global network for startup founders — today announced F6S Alpha, an invite-only membership initially available to 20,000 top startup founders from around the world. With F6S Alpha, qualifying founders will gain exclusive access to $1 million worth of free services, free flights, cost-saving benefits and VIP access to premier startup events. There is no charge for Alpha membership in line with the ‘Give First’ values driving the community’s rapid growth.

The F6S global community’s 1.2 million members are a unified global network that drives founder growth. Startup programs, investors, companies and governments on F6S support founders with growth opportunities, founder benefits, jobs and funding. The F6S network – which is available for free to all founders – already delivers more than $1 billion annually in funding, services and grants. F6S Alpha membership is a higher tier of support for top founders who have qualified by gaining ecosystem recognition. The Alpha benefits are geared to help these top founders scale-up their business.

Exclusive F6S Alpha perks include free flights on American Airlines, travel discounts with companies like Avis, priority access to startup events, such as Wired and Mobile World Congress 4YFN, and to co-working spaces, such as WeWork. More than 100 additional companies are supporting each F6S Alpha Founder with growth services, such as hosting from Rackspace, email infrastructure from Sendgrid and many others. Alpha founders are able to see what benefits others are taking, share reviews and engage with supporting organizations.

The first 2,000 F6S Alpha Founders from across the world will receive their invitations today, and an additional 18,000 invites will go out to remaining Alpha Founders in weeks to come. Any founder can also request an invitation to F6S Alpha membership at www.f6s.com/getalpha.

“F6S Alpha brings together the F6S community to support top founders around the world. F6S is already home to 1.2 million users from founders taking their first steps through to fast-scaling startup unicorns,” said Sean Kane, F6S co-founder. “Last year, the F6S community delivered $1 billion in resources to F6S founders and Alpha is part of our goal to reach $2 billion across the startup ecosystem in 2016.”

The first limited edition Alpha Card theme is Startup Heroes and highlights members of the F6S community such as Danae Ringelmann (co-founder of Indiegogo), Tim Draper (founder of Draper University and Draper Dark Flow), Céline Lazorthes (founder of Leetchi), Shai Wininger (founder of Lemonade and Fiverr) and Dennis Wang (founder of Easy Taxi). Further card editions are already in the works.

In addition to the new Alpha program, F6S will continue to deliver the popular existing F6S founder benefits without restriction and for free at www.f6s.com/deals.


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Se lanza la F6S Alpha Card para 20.000 Fundadores

La membresía F6S Alpha ofrece acceso VIP a US$1 million en servicios para escalar gratis

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO – F6S — la red global lider para fundadores de startups — anunció hoy el lanzamiento de F6S Alpha, una membresía únicamente por invitación inicialmente disponible para solo 20.000 fundadores de Startups destacadas de todo el mundo. Con F6S Alpha, fundadores calificados tendrán acceso exclusivo a US$ 1 millón en servicios gratuitos, tickets de avión gratuitos, beneficios para ahorrar costos y accesos VIP a los mejores eventos para Startups en el mundo. La membresía Alpha no tiene costo, en linea con el valor “dar primero” que impulsa esta comunidad de rápido crecimiento.

Los más de 1,2 millones de miembros de la comunidad global F6S son una red global unificada que trae crecimiento al fundador. Programas para startups, inversores, compañías y gobiernos en F6S dan soporte a los fundadores con oportunidades de crecimiento, beneficios para fundadores, trabajos y fondos. La red F6S – disponible de forma gratuita para todos los fundadores – ya entrega más de US$1 billón anualmente en fondos, servicios y subsidios. La membresía Alpha es un nivel superior de apoyo a los mejores fundadores que son calificados según el reconocimiento que han obtenifo en el ecosistema. Los beneficios Alpha están orientados a ayudar a estos principales fundadores escalar su negocio.

Los beneficios exclusivos de F6S Alpha incluyen tickets gratuitos de American Airlines, descuentos para viajes en compañías como Avis, acceso prioritario a eventos para Startups, como Wired y Mobile World Congress 4YFN, y a co-working spaces, como WeWork, meses gratuitos de entrenamiento con Platzi. Más de 100 otras compañías están dando su apoyo a los F6S Alpha Founder con servicios para escalar, como hosting de Rackspace, email infrastructure con Sendgrid y mucho más. Los fundadores Alpha pueden ver qué beneficios están siendo aprovechados por otros, compartir reviews e interactuar con las organizaciones que apoyan esta iniciativa.

Los primeros 2.000 F6S Alpha Founders de todo el mundo ya han recibido su invitación, y las 18.000 restantes serán enviadas en las próximas semanas. Cualquier fundador puede postularse para recibir una membresía F6S Alpha ingresando a www.f6s.com/getalpha.

“F6S Alpha reune a la comunidad F6S para ayudar a los mejores fundadores alrededor del mundo. F6S ya es el hogar de más de 1,2 millones de usuarios, desde fundadores dando sus primeros pasos hasta altamente escalables unicornios” dijo Sean Kane, co-founder de F6S. “El año pasado, la comunidad F6S entregó US$1 billón en recursos a fundadores F6S, y Alpha es parte de nuestro objetivo de alcanzar los US$2 billones al ecosistema de Startups en el 2016.”

El tema de la primera edición limitada de Alpha Card es “Startup Heroes” y destaca miembros de la comunidad F6S como Danae Ringelmann (co-fundadora de Indiegogo), Tim Draper (fundador de Draper University y Draper Dark Flow), Céline Lazorthes (fundadora de Leetchi), Shai Wininger (fundador de Lemonade y Fiverr) y Dennis Wang (fundador de Easy Taxi). Las próximas ediciones de la tarjeta ya están siendo trabajadas.

Además del nuevo programa Alpha, F6S continuará entregando los beneficios ya existentes sin restricción alguna y de manera gratuita en www.f6s.com/deals.

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Día internacional de la mujer se celebrará por primera vez con foco tecnológico

  • El evento contará con expositoras mujeres que han triunfado en la industria tecnológica y un panel de conversación.
  • Las inscripciones son abiertas para mujeres en el sitio web www.iwm.rocks

 

SANTIAGO, Marzo de 2016. En Chile, el 95,5% del rubro digital está integrado por hombres. Lejos de ser un obstáculo, esta cifra ha motivado a algunas organizaciones a trabajar en conjunto para incluir a la mujer en la revolución tecnológica y disminuir la brecha de género que existe en la industria.

 

Es así que Microsoft, Desafío Latam, Laboratoria Chile, Innovacien, IF Blanco y País Digital se unieron para celebrar el día internacional de la mujer con una perspectiva distinta: mujeres y tecnología. En este evento se quieren destacar casos exitosos de mujeres que han emprendido proyectos tecnológicos, como también la participación femenina en formación educacional enfocada al rubro, con el objetivo de incentivar a que más mujeres se involucren en la tecnología.

 

Habrá un panel de conversación que estará moderado por Soledad Onetto y participarán Patricia Hansen, Marisol Alarcón, Carolina Rivera y Josefa Vilarroel.

 

“Siempre me gustó la tecnología, pero no pude estudiar algo relacionado. Cuando aprendí sobre códigos, me di cuenta que algo despertó en mi, algo que me apasiona y que me ayuda superarme. Siento que el mundo de la tecnología es una fuente de oportunidades laborales para todas las mujeres que podemos transformar la industria y generar grandes cambios”, comentó Daniela Mora, ex alumna de Laboratoria Chile y expositora del evento, quien gracias a este emprendimiento social hoy día trabaja exitosamente en ILÓGICA como desarrolladora web. Además, se sigue capacitando como desarrolladora full-stack en Desafío Latam.

 

“Para Microsoft un pilar fundamental es el apoyo a los jóvenes, especialmente a las mujeres, lo que realizamos a través de nuestro programa Youthspark, con el cual en Chile ya hemos impactado a más de 2 mil jóvenes. Sabemos que existe un sinfín de oportunidades para las mujeres en el mundo de las tecnologías y buscamos animarlas a incursionar en este mundo que tanto tiene para ofrecer y que tanto necesita de ellas” comentó Alex Pessó, Director de asuntos corporativos de Microsoft Chile, afirmando su compromiso con la iniciativa.

 

El evento se llevará a cabo el martes 08 de marzo entre las 09:30 y las 12:00hrs en IF Blanco Recoleta (Av. Puma 1180, Recoleta). Para inscripciones y más información ingresar a www.iwd.rocks

Mapa IF Blanco

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Hackers & Founders Launch New Website

Our great friends at Hackers & Founders – Silicon Valley  have recently launched a new version of their website that consolidates all of their programs while similarly providing access to their daughter chapters all around the world.

Hackers & Founders – Silicon Valley provides: meetups, Angel Office Hours (AOH), The Co-op, Hackers& Founders Lunch club, Bio Hackers & Founders/Bio+Tech, Hackers & Founders University and other resources. (delete:, resources, and chapters.)

  • Silicon Valley meetups are held in four cities around the Bay Area (SF, Berkeley, Mountain View, and San Jose)
  • Members may apply to AOH for peer review and the opportunity to receive personalized fund raising advice from a top Silicon Valley angel
  • Members who have completed AOH are eligible for admittance into The Co-op, Hackers & Founders’ collaborative incubator
  • Hackers & Founders Lunch Club is a way for members to connect in a small group, based on shared geography
  • Interest groups, like the H&F Biotech/Bio+Tech partnership, allow for like-minded entrepreneurs to connect
  • Hackers & Founders University will provide technical and business education to assist members in reaching the funding stage

Eventually, these programs will be made available to Hackers & Founders daughter chapters.

Connect with the Hackers & Founders – Silicon Valley team via their website, Facebook or Twitter @HackFoundSV. To discover Hackers & Founders’ daughter chapters and friends, click here.

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Survey– Application Process: Q1, 2011

Calling all applicants!

Did you complete the application form for 2011’s first selection round? If so, we would sincerely appreciate it you could take a short moment to fill out this quick survey regarding the application process that you were most recently a part of.

Please click here to take the survey.

And, please keep in mind that we’ll announce all results on April 25th.  Thanks for your patience and best of luck!

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Inventure » Unreasonable Institute Finalist

InVenture, one of the Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs, is a social enterprise that aims to be a springboard for small businesses so they can grow their businesses and in turn grow their communities. They are already working in India, Mexico and West Africa and are now beginning operations in Chile. Their goal is to create successful businesses that will reinvest back into their communities and create jobs for others.

They have also just been picked as an Unreasonable Institute Finalist! InVenture needs the Chilean entrepreneur community to help them win! They need to raise $8,000 in 38 days from their community to secure one of the 25 spots in the Institute. It is an incredible opportunity that will provide them with seed capital, mentorship, and marketing but much more.

Please visit their page: http://marketplace.unreasonableinstitute.org/ventures/view/29/InVenture

Even a small donation will help them achieve their $8,000 goal!
It’s an unreasonable challenge but together we can all make it happen!

Please also help spread the word in these easy ways:
Tweet it: Support @InVenturefund on @beunreasonable Marketplace http://ow.ly/3KN7z
– 1st 25 #socent to raise 8K to attend! pls RT! #microfinance

Facebook: Please support InVenture in attending the 2011 Unreasonable Institute! http://bit.ly/heovwH The first 25 to raise $8,000 can attend! Let’s GO!

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Pie Hole Featured on RTE’s The Business

RTÉ, Ireland’s national news and radio broadcaster, hosted Pie Hole, Start-Up Chile participants, on the radio show The Business to talk about their budding startup and their time in Chile. James Kennedy and Priscilla Groves, founding partners, were the interviewees on the hour-long show having to do with business and enterprise, personal finance, and consumer information in Ireland.

Piehole (who are currently recruiting for an operations manager) is a team that provides voice talent to advertising agencies and media companies worldwide. Due to new media such as podcasts, audiobooks and iPhone apps, it’s a rapidly growing industry. Currently, Piehole operates in Europe and Canada, and are expanding to Latin America.

To listen to the interview, click below.

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Minister of Economy Officially Inaugurates Start-Up Chile

Minister Juan Andrés Fontaine greets the entrepreneurs and press.

After months of anticipation, Chile’s Minister of Economy, Juan Andrés Fontaine, gave the official green light for Start-Up Chile to scale up to a second phase in 2011, announcing the aperture of 300 new vacancies for the program. Accompanied by the 25 teams of participating entrepreneurs, supporters from the Ministry of Economy and CORFO/InnovaChile, and the local press, he welcomed those who have already arrived and began a direct dialogue with them about their experience thus far in Chile and how they are helping to convert Chile into the hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America.

On that note, Minister Fontaine stated: “We want to position Chile as the business platform of Latin America and the world, attracting foreign talent with the end goal of generating culture and an exchange of knowledge with the local entrepreneurs.  We want global entrepreneurs who see internationalization as fundamental if we, as Chile, want to compete with developed countries.”

With the end goal of attracting 1,000 entrepreneurs to participate before the end of 2014, it has been calculated that Start-Up Chile will spur the creation of 2,000 local jobs and that 65,000 contacts with Chilean entrepreneurs via talks, seminars, and meetings will be made.

Watch the photos here

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Welcome to our NEW Website

New Site

We welcome you to our new Start-Up Chile website where you can find relevant information about the program. This is a beta version for now since the final version will be done as we upload more useful information that you may need.

We invite you to frequently visit our blog where you can find the latest news regarding the program and subscribe to it on the homepage so that don’t miss out on any relevant information as it will be sent directly to your inbox.

We hope you like it. Cheers!

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The Economist Blog: “Globally-oriented entrepreneurs will kick-start the next economic revolution”

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Yesterday The Economist’s blog posted an article named “New Gold: Mining for Entrepreneurs” where Start-Up Chile was mentioned along with Barcelona Activa. The article highlights the fact that entrepreneurs are the main resource to gain innovation and social development.

We are proud and extremely happy for this mention in The Economist. We are just few steps away from changing history.

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