Four Chilean startups selected for UDD Venture’s Open StartUp

“Simplify your life” could be the mantra for the winners of the Open Start Up competition of UDD Ventures. More than 200 projects applied, and in the end an evaluation committee chose four winners from the last 9 pre-selected teams.

Analyzing the winning companies, you clearly see the trends of today’s Startup scene: Simplify processes within the companies and improve communication and transparency. Social networks and mobile apps can be found in all kinds of areas, some of them more, some of them less useful (but we won’t mention any names ;-)) Continue reading

Ventanilla Abierta – What’s the alternative from now on?

UDD Ventures, the first private university incubator and 3rd incubator in Santiago, as well as the 5th incubator in Chile as a whole, is proud to announce they are now an approved partner for the Subsidio Semilla de Asignación Flexible (SSAF), a fund of Innova Chile – CORFO.

The SSAF fund was created to support entrepreneurs to increase access to networks, knowledge and ways of financing at their early stage as well as provide the tools for accelerating their growth.

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First Seminar on Investment in Start-Ups in Chile

AndesBeat announced today that in collaboration with the Institute for Start-Ups and Investments (ISI), CORFO, Start-Up Chile, ChileGlobal Angels, Ingenería DICTUC, Onírico Eventos and Movistar, they were selected as both a co-producer and media partner for the first seminar on investment in Start-Ups in Chile.

The event will be hosted on Friday July 6, 9am to 5 pm, at Centro Movistar Innova (CMI) in Santiago, Chile and will be the first seminar of its kind, on Investment in Start-Ups in Chile. Centro Movistar Innova, Av. is located in Providencia 229, Santiago, Chile. Continue reading

CORFO Global Connection launch is May 2, 2012!

Chilean startups and technologically related entrepreneurs: We just wanted to remind you that less than 24 hours remain until the kick off to celebrate the launch and expansion of CORFO’s newly expanded Global Connection Program for 2012.

In the program they will talk about the opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to get out of Chile for a few months and incubate their company in another part of the world including – Silicon Valley, London, Madrid, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Austin, Dublin, Berlin or Montreal.

Additionally, The Global Connection program provides financing for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in a variety of fields ranging from IT and Communications to Biotechnology.

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Chile….the world is waiting for you….Please show up!!!

A few months ago, the Director of Plug and Play Tech Center (Silicon Valley, USA) traveled more than 6,000 kilometers to come to Chile and talk about their program and show their continued support for Chileno entrepreneurs and startups.

To our surprise and embarrassment only about 10 startup founders showed up to the presentation.

When we reached out to the community to see what happened, they said they didn’t know about it or they found out too late or blah, blah, blah.

Sooooo, here we are again.

On Wednesday, April 24, May 2, 2012, from 12:00 to 13:00 in the centrally located CORFO offices (Moneda #921, Universidad de Chile Metro) – will be the kick off to celebrate the launch and expansion of CORFO’s newly expanded Global Connection Program for 2012.

Update: May 3, 2012: Big love and uber thanks at AndesBeat community, Start-Up Chile community and everybody in between! The event was a great success attracting nearly 60 startup founders and tech entrepreneurs!!!! Sincerely appreciate it. Love you guys too much!!!

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Bureaucracy Mode On: Start-Up Chile Uncensored

They say that things people need to have more awareness about usually happens in 3’s and last week that was exactly the case for Chile’s startup and entrepreneur community. Unfortunately, it appears that after a year full of positive press and buzz, as we kick off the new year, Chile will be focused on doing a bit of ‘damage control’ more than anything.

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HackSantiago: And the winners are…

Last Sunday (Nov 27th), HackSantiago teams made their presentations. There were a total of 8 die hard projects that participated in all 48 hours of the Hackathon. Just one project was started Saturday’s night and it didn’t have something ready to show by Sunday.

The topics of developed projects were related with real state, gaming, mobile payments and home automation, amongst others.

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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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Nixter’s nightclub mobile app startup gets VIP access again!

Nixter, the Chilean startup looking to improve your nightlife experience, and also the recent crowd favorite at Incuba’s Geek Fantasy Camp (Oct 25-29) proves that 3 times a charm! The rapidly growing startup has hit three major milestones in less than 30 days, winning a cash award plus a trip to Silicon Valley inclusive of mentorship from top startup founders and investors.

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