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Ep2. Sofia Del Sante, Startup Chile

05 Jan 2018

Ep 2. Sofia Del Sante – Chief Strategy Officer – Startup Chile 

What It’s About
In this episode, Dana Blouin sits down with ‘Startup Chile’ Director, Sophia Del Sante to
discuss how Chile and its entrepreneurs are set to be world leaders in the entrepreneurial
sphere, and how her accelerator program is giving entrepreneurs a new lease in their careers.
Start-Up Chile (SUP) is a public startup accelerator created by the Chilean Government for
high-potential entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups and use Chile as a foundation. Today,
Start-Up Chile is the leading accelerator in LATAM, among the TOP 10 globally, and one of
the biggest and most diverse startup communities in the world. Start-Up Chile has been a
global game changer. After it was created, 50 countries followed suit and created similar
programs.
Key Takeaways
Shifting the Chilean mind-set to become entrepreneurial was the original goal of Start-Up
Chile. Over the past six years, their entrepreneurs have boosted the change, impacting more
than 300k Chileans by participating in events and mentoring. With the support of their
startups, Chilean entrepreneurs were able to increase their performance substantially. Start-
Up Chile provided the tools to change the Chilean mind-set however, it was the entrepreneurs
from Start-Up Chile portfolio who ensured it succeeded.
Fun Fact
Start-Up Chile was created by the Chilean Government (Ministry of Economy & CORFO)
with two main intentions: to change the nation’s culture towards entrepreneurship and to
position Chile as the hub of innovation for Latin America.

 

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