Editor’s Note: This post is courtesy of Javier Salcedo, Director of Innovation at Fundación País Digital, a Santiago, Chile based nonprofit foundation that aims to research, disseminate, and promote development of various aspects of technological sciences, in its broadest conception, with the aim of consolidating a digital culture in Chile.
Born in 2009 out of Fundación País Digital, Sub35, is Chile’s first program dedicated to digital scouting.
During Sub35’s recently completed third ‘tour’, they hosted 16 events throughout Chile from Arica (in the north) to Punta Arenas (in the south), and gathered young entrepreneurs and innovators to share their projects, learn real life experiences from serial entrepreneurs and take part in networking.
Now they will bring the top projects and entrepreneurs together to participate in the annual Sub35 Finals to be hosted in Santiago, Chile with the winners receiving a trip to Israel, one of the top hubs of Research and Development of the world.
In 2011, we selected 37 potential candidates (from more than 300 entries), and today we selected the ten finalists that will be pitching tomorrow (January, 10, 2012) at 5pm:
1.- Fly Innovative, Mauricio Henriquez
2.- Apparel Dream, Mika Herrera
3.- Mindscore app, Roberto Peña
4.- Upgrade 3D, Gabriel Cid
5.- Lifeware Integra, Mario Olgate y Diego Cid
6.- Dentalink, Guillermo Medel
7.- i-Contrata, Daisy Concha
8.- Claneco, Felipe Sanchez
9.- MAPI-1, Ricardo Andrés Tereucán Peralta
10.- Granja Oasis/Eco Prado Express, Marion Gaete
The judges will be angel investors and local incubators which will decide the three winners with the grand prize winner earning a Tech Tour to Israel, the world’s leading R+D country.
The activities for the day kick off at 10:30am with talks regarding to very specific topics, dedicated to entrepreneurs that are eager to learn from experienced professionals.
Sub35 event will also bring a great opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs around the country, get feedback from angel investors and seasoned professionals and to support the emerging entrepreneur and startup ecosystem in Chile.
Every entrepreneur in Chile is invited to join tomorrow’s activities.
The Event will be held in the Auditorium of Municipalidad de Vitacura (Av. Bicentenario #3800, Vitacura)