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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.

The selected projects will receive expert advice from CORFO, access to finance to realize their initiatives and will be able to work with the Accelerator Plug & Play in Silicon Valley, enabling them to internationalize their venture.

November 2011 The Chilean Association of Information Technology Companies (ACTI) today announced the extension of the closure of the call of the MBA Contest 2011, to Nov. 24, giving the possibility to all entrepreneurs who have not yet submitted their draft to participate in this contest.

In addition to the previously-announced prizes the opportunity to validate their ventures before a panel of experts and the possibility of public and private financing for the development of his projects, the selected contestants will travel to the states and work hand in hand Plug & Play Tech Center, one of the IT business accelerators major Silicon Valley. All thanks to an initiative of CORFO as part of its Global Connection.

Plug & Play will perform a Bootcamp in which Chileans hope to find talent that have the potential to internationalize its initiatives presented to the MBA Contest. Selected contestants will be shown how to present a successful project and webinars will be issued featuring experiences of enterprises that have won in previous years.

This initiative is aimed at undergraduate students of careers associated with ICT and MBA students from around the country and seeks to encourage the creation of innovative projects that use information technology as a core business or competitive advantage.

Interested participants should form groups of up to six people and sign up for free through a form, hosted on the website

The winners will be announced on December 6.

This year, the contest has multiple categories:

Track Mobile “Emprende Claro”, includes projects that use mobile technology to improve the quality of life of people.

Track Technology “Coasin”, focused on projects that use information technology as a core business or competitive advantage for companies or end users who are in prototyping phase.

Track Abierto, select the best projects that use information technology as a core business or competitive advantage for businesses and end users and that are in the process of business plan (no prototype).

Track Global Connection (CORFO), focused on the best projects that are participating in the previous track, they are formalized as companies can make their presentation (elevator pitch) in English.