Only 3 days left to apply for ACTI’s MBA Contest: Deadline 24 November

Just 3 more days left to get your submissions in for Association of Chilean Information Technology Companies (ACTI) MBA Contest.

The contest has been extended until 24 November. Entrepreneurs and startup founders will have the opportunity to internationalize their business in Silicon Valley as part of a collaboration with Silicon Valley based Plug and Play.
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Four Geek Fantasy Camp Winners Prepare for Silicon Valley

Geek Fantasy Camp makes its inaugural debut in the world. The event brought together entrepreneurs from several counties in Latin America along with Silicon Valley investors. At the end of the day 4 teams (that launched their startup at the event over the course of 3 days) walked away with free mentorship and an all expense paid trip to Silicon Valley in June 2012.

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Recycla is a finalist on “World Challenge” contest, organized by BBC and Newsweek

This is the first time that a chilean business reach the point of being a finalist on “World Challenge” contest, organized by BBC and Newsweek.

That’s why you should now give your vote to Recycla, the tech crunch of Chile!


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Apply to MBA Contest 2011

MBA Contest 2011 is organized by the Chilean Association of Information Technology companies (ACTI A.G.), with the support of Innova Chile from CORFO. Their goal is to support and boost dynamic entrepreneurship, specially from executives that have an MBA degree or are currently being part of an MBA course on any chilean university and from college students that have IT knowledge. Continue reading

Emprende UC judges selected 147 projects to join business challenge competition

Last Thursday the judges revealed the list of the selected projects that are going to compete in the 8th version of EmprendeUC new business challenge. Selected entrepreneurs will have access to three different workshops that are going to be held in October and November. EmprendeUC 2011 is going to contribute a total of $38.630.000 (CLP) on cash.

The contest is organized by EmprendeUC and Duoc UC, and is sponsored by BCI, Price House Water Coopers, GMOE, De la Barra, Ernst & Siebel, El Mercurio, Incuba UC, Innova Chile CORFO and Canal 13 C.

The awards event is scheduled for December 7th, 2011.

Start-Up Chile Selects 27 Chilean Led Companies

Congratulations to all the Chilean led Start Ups who were selected for Start-Up Chile program on the second round of 2011 ! This is the first time that Chilean companies were selected on the Start-Up Chile program, which started with a pilot program in 2010. As the Start-Up Chile list does not include the description of the startups we decided to provide a brief description, along with a direct link to their website (if available).

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