Category Archives: Start-Up Chile

Interview: Tripeezy Founder Paige Brown

Paige Brown of Austin, Texas was one of the first recipients of a $40,000 grant by the Start-Up Chile program. She arrived last December in Santiago to develop her Tripeezy travel software business, and recently returned to the USA: Tripeezy … Continue reading

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Technology Business Incubators: Can Chile Compete?

Start-Up Chile competes against other technology business incubators such as Y Combinator and TechStars, and should adopt some of their best practices to attract quality entrepreneurs. For instance, the most successful incubators differentiate themselves by writing articles that attract large audiences, and offer access to high quality mentors. Continue reading

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Igniting Startup Companies in Chile

The economic development agency of the Chilean government, CORFO, believes that companies in Chile started by foreigners should be subsidized. Start-Up Chile plans to grant $40,000 to 1000 companies with few strings attached. Will Start-Up Chile succeed or fail? Continue reading

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Interview: Language Systems Founder David Lancashire

Language Systems, website producers of Popup Chinese and Popup Cantonese, provides lessons for serious students learning Chinese and learning Cantonese. The company is owned by Dave Lancashire, a Canadian who started the company in Beijing and moved it to Chile … Continue reading

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Why Does Start-Up Chile Want to Mimic Silicon Valley?

The goal of Start-Up Chile is to produce the next Silicon Valley, but it’s prudent to be careful what you wish for. The official reported unemployment rate in Silicon Valley is 11%, 4 points higher than their technology competitors in … Continue reading

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Nobel Economist Pans Start-Up Chile Concept

The Economist, Business Week, and TechCrunch have recently published optimistic articles about Start-Up Chile. Program proponent Vivek Wadhwa ponders: How do we get the economy to grow at 4 percent, doubling GDP in 18 years, vs. 24 years? …To answer … Continue reading

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Vivek Wadhwa talk sponsored by Start-Up Chile

I attended a couple of talks in Santiago sponsored by Start-Up Chile delivered by “academic, researcher, writer, and entrepreneur” Vivek Wadhwa. He suffered a heart attack a few years back, so he decided to give up on business to avoid … Continue reading

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