Start-Up Chile is an accelerator program that is financed by the Chilean government and meant to jumpstart the tech community in the South American country. Today, the program is holding its first demo day in San Francisco. What’s especially interesting about Start-Up Chile is that the program, which started in 2010 and has already graduated four classes, isn’t just trying to attract Chilean entrepreneurs. Instead, the Chilean government is making a concerted effort to attract companies from around the world. Many of the 19 startups that are presenting in San Francisco today (and many of which also attended TechCrunch Disrupt this week) hail from Singapore, New Zealand, India, and Canada.
As Start-Up Chile’s executive director Horacio Melo told me. . . (READ MORE)
Article by: Frederic Lardinois
Published at: Techcrunch.com