Updated Nov 23, 2017CLOSED

Start-Up Chile (Seed Factory)

Our Seed program attracts world class entrepreneurs to do business in Chile. Seed accommodates early stage entrepreneurs who will strengthen the enterprise environment, support the culture of innovation in Chile and connect with Latam to grow from our region to the world.The startup will receive funding towards 90% of total program costs and through either reimbursement, or an advance payment plan. The founder/startup must provide 10% of the remaining funding. Chilean applicants can apply for an additional $10MM Chilean pesos, if they reside outside of Chile and hold a postgraduate degree from a top foreign university. Startups are also eligible to apply for an additional $10MM Chilean pesos to develop their enterprise in other cities out of the Santiago, for an additional period of 6 months after their initial stage.During your 6 month experience in Chile, Start-Up Chile will accelerate and support your business. You will also be a part of an inclusive and energetic environment with other like-minded entrepreneurs to have the experience of a lifetime. We have built this program to help you to accelerate your business. Also, Start-Up Chile is here to be sure that you will have a life time experience in Chile, the best country in Latam for startups.Foreign teams will be provided with a one year working visa. All teams will have access to the Start-Up Chile community which includes up to $300,000 USD in perks such as Microsoft BizSpark, Facebook Start, Amazon Web Services and many others. All startups are able to use our central co-working space for up to 9 months after their arrival to the program, free of charge.
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CLOSEDSep 05, 2017Deadline
6 Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus AreasAgriculture
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Economic Growth and Trade
Housing and Infrastructure
Humanitarian Assistance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
You may apply either as a Natural person or a legal Chilean person. Consulting companies, export/import, or franchise companies will not be considered. Your start up can not be more than 3 years old. We are seeking only early stage start ups. You must be dedicated to your startup 100% and may not be employed while partaking in the program. You will also need to explain why you are coming to Chile to do business and how working in Chile will help your global expansion.

Application Directions

To apply you will need to submit an application using our online platform. The application includes questions about leadership, the team and your motivations. In addition, you will need to submit a 2-minute video and have a referee outline why you and your team are best suited to tackle your problem.You only need to provide the e-mail address of your reference. Once you submit their email we will prompt them via a notification to write your recommendation! Its that simple.We ask that startups create a 2 minute video including, an introduction to the team members, why you are applying to Start-Up Chile and most importantly explain the problem you want to solve. We do not accept animated videos.

Past Funded Innovations Of Start-Up Chile (Seed Factory)

JAN 2021
  • $34,100PENDING
    1. TITLEAcceleration
    2. TYPEGrant
    3. FOCUS AREASEducation and Youth Engagement and Contribution
    4. IMPLEMENTED INEducation and Youth Engagement and Contribution
    5. FUNDINGStart-Up Chile (Seed Factory)
    OCT 2018
    7 Generation Games7 Generation Games
  • $15,000PENDING
    1. TITLEDevelopment of Games to Teach Math and English
    2. TYPEGrant
    3. FOCUS AREASEducation
    4. IMPLEMENTED INEducation
    5. FUNDINGStart-Up Chile (Seed Factory)
    MAR 2018
    7 Generation Games7 Generation Games
  • $30,000PENDING
    1. TITLE7 Generation Games (Strong Mind Studios)
    2. TYPEGrant
    3. FUNDINGStart-Up Chile (Seed Factory)
    SEE 2 MORE of 5
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