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Start-Up Chile Executive Director Jean Boudeguer Resigns

Today is Jean Boudeguer‘s last day as Start-Up Chile Executive Director (or so we’ve heard).

Boudeguer joined Start-Up Chile in October 2010, when the pilot program brought 22 startups from 14 countries to Chile, providing them with US$40,000 of equity-free seed capital, and a temporary 1-year visa to develop their projects for six months.

Jean graduated as an IT Engineer from ‘Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’ and before Start-Up Chile, he was an online marketing manager for LAN Chile and also a freelance developer. An email to Boudeguer about his upcoming plans has gone unanswered.

This news comes after the relatively quiet exit of  Start-Up Chile’s original Communications Director, Brenna Loury, who left  about a month ago to do PR for Chilean Startup Hadza (co-founded by first generation/’Beta Version’ Startup Chile Director Diego Alcaino).

* It seems that Start-Up Chile Team page might need an update! 


Update 1: It has been confirmed at 4:15 pm SCL Time, 9 March, 2012, via a trusted and credible source that Horacio Melo, the former Assistant Director of Startup Chile, will be named as the new Executive Director.

Update 2: As of today (April 2nd), Mr. Boudeguer joined which was started by Nicolás Shea (Founder of Start-Up Chile), who left the organization back in July 2011, when Chilean Economy Minister Juan Andrés Fontaine was replaced by Pablo Longueira.