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Move Your Startup to Chile-con Valley, Get $40,000!


Steve Davis packed his laptop and his Spanish phrasebook and moved to Chile. Start-Up Chile has received criticism from some participants.

Green Chile Burgers: A Recipe For Success


I have heard of a good burger place with green Chile burgers but not I’m sure where it is”, Denise said. Very touristy. Nobody had any food.

Why You Shouldn't Fear Making a Product That Already Exists

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Three college students in Chile have come up with an innovative solution for bicycle security: self-locking bikes. Break the lock, and you've disabled the bike

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Need Funding For A Startup With Global Appeal? Start Up In Chile


Chile wants to become the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Latin America and they’re certainly moving forward to make this happen.

A Leadership Checklist

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2010, the Copiap mine in Chile collapsed and trapped 33 miners.

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The Sweep of Nostalgia

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I returned to Chile last week to do just that. Door handles and locks are the same everywhere in Chile, but only in Chile.

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Fall Becomes Winter in Chile

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The "Earthquake of February 27th" doesn't dominate the news, and the cars no longer have spray painted patriotic messages of "¡Fuerza Chile!"

A Smattering of Impressions from Chile

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Chile as Catholic country. It is impossible to buy fresh milk in Chile which is a disaster. Chile is far, far away. Santiago.

Experiencing the 8.8 Earthquake in Chile

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Photos are from this incredible set of images on of devastation in Chile. CNN was broadcasting exclusively Chile quake coverage.

Guilt-Free, Pain-Free Solitude When Abroad

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

She said she missed "the loneliness of Chile." Chile Travel Just walking down the street most days taught me something. She explained.

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How to Build a Startup Ecosystem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The founder of Start-Up Chile explains what countries can do to build a Silicon Valley on their home turf

Tennis on the Red Clay and my visit to Chile

David Cohen

I spent the past few days in Santiago, Chile, playing tennis with an ex-pro, having lunch with Al Gore…you know, the usual grind.

5 Things to Know About Starting Up in Santiago

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An affordable cost of living and tech-savvy culture are two of the many reasons entrepreneurs are taking their startup ideas to Chile. Here''s what you need to know before you go

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Start-Up Chile: $40k to Live There and Start a Company

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

In a nutshell: you are being paid to live in Chile for six months to work on your business. Chile will always carry a special place in my heart.

27 de Febrero

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

struck Chile one year ago, today. ChileThe 5th largest earthquake in history (8.8) Captures the feeling well.

Reason for Reform: Join the Movement for Immigration Reform

Feld Thoughts

As a result, we lose out to other countries as non-US founders start their ventures to countries like Canada, Chile, or Singapore instead of the US, often because it’s impossible for them to get appropriate visas to create their companies while living in the US. As an investor, I’m always looking for the next great American company.

A Global Thriller: The Red Metal, the New Car, and the Miners in Chile

Austin Startup

The story of copper illustrates perfectly just how interdependent and volatile the global economy is.

Estonian Digital Teacher's Book Tebo Raises Seed Round


When I talk to serial entrepreneur Tõnis Kusmin he is already in Chile, sitting on a balcony in sun, while back home in Estonia its dark and slushy.

Innovations from the Lonely Planet

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Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned

The Next Web

’ And Startup Chile also brings hope to entrepreneurs who can’t get to Silicon Valley. Many startups are Silicon Valley clones.

China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

Summary: I’ve lived in Silicon Valley for 35 years, I’ve taught in entrepreneurial clusters in New York, Boston, Helsinki, Santiago Chile, St.

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Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

Chile has decided that it wants to be an innovation hub in South America. Chile produces 35% of the world’s mined cooper.) food science?

Governments Need Entrepreneurs. Here's Where They Can Find Them

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When you arrive in Chile, you’ll have free offices, fast Wi-Fi, unlimited coffee and croissants, and a community of intrepid friends.

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Mexican Peso Slide Will Continue


While USD is wrapping up its best week in a year the MXN peso has taken a continued beating. Much of the concern is from uncertainty. T.P.P.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012


Portugal and Chile both came up four spots, rising to 13th and 14th on the list. For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. The top four US states with the highest concentration of new startups are still California, New York, Florida and Texas.

The Dawn of Global Entrepreneurship

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Chilean government has launched Startup Chile, a multi-year effort to attract global talent to Chile and foster a culture of innovation.

3 Unconventional Ways to Inspire Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The next generation of employees values meaningful work over money. Here''s how to give them what they want. Generation Y). Messaging company

Separated at Birth: Techstars and Startup Weekend

David Cohen

Today we announced that Techstars has acquired UP Global, which includes Startup Weekend and many other fantastic events and programs. And boy, did he.

Exploring Patagonia

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Patagonia exists in both Chile and Argentina, though I'm told the Chilean side has more diversity. Tags: Chile Travel

FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands.

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The Atacama Desert

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Last week I spent five nights in the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile. cheaply in Chile (and all of Latin America). Beautiful.

4 Reasons to Become a Mentor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No one says you have to help out a fledgling fellow entrepreneur once you''ve found success. But there are some pretty compelling reasons to do so.

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Best of My Tweets

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Three Chile observations: 1) All houses are behind gates/fences, 2) Canned soup does not exist, 3) Maids clean gym 24/7, crazy maid culture! Valparaiso, Chile is probably my favorite city of this South America jaunt. I’ve tweeted more than 3,200 times over several years at @bencasnocha. Link. Stephen Brobst, CTO of Teradata.

Biz Dev Tips for Startups – The ‘First Meeting’

VC Cafe

Here are a few lessons I learnt from having hundreds of business meetings in Australia, Chile, and the USA. Don’t pitch, listen.

Lessons and Impressions from Colombia (2016)

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I first visited Colombia in 2009 with about 15 other young leaders from North and South America. It was an interesting time to be there. Travel

What I’ve Been Reading

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

As a Chilean married to a Russian, working with students from the United States, Israel, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Chile, Argentina, Germany, and India, I am a living example of the benefits that the existence of a global hub language. I’ve been flipping through a bunch of books that people have sent me. And so it has. Collins and Jerry I.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

For example, our Intel Technology To Market Accelerator took 22 teams from 11 countries across 15 time zones, from northern Russia to southern Chile and from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, science and engineering at both Stanford and U.C. Berkeley were heavily funded to develop Cold War weapon systems.

What I’ve Been Reading

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The Southern Tiger: Chile’s Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future by Richard Lagos. The former president of Chile recounts his time before, during, and after office. A recent roundup of books. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday. ” 3. I love Murakami. ” 5. Books

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7 Worst Tweets of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This year businesses fouled up when they posted these egregious, insulting tweets. Don't make these social media mistakes. ” pop-up helps.