Chile

  • Start-Up Chile Hosts Its 3rd Demo Day, Announces The 105 Startups In Its Next Class

    Start-Up Chile Hosts Its 3rd Demo Day, Announces The 105 Startups In Its Next Class

    Start-Up Chile, the government-sponsored startup accelerator, is hosting its 3rd demo day today. The focus of this demo day is on social enterprise and green tech and, for the first time ever, the program partnered with Common Pitch to host today’s event. Read More

  • Start-Up Chile Holds Its First Demo Day In San Francisco

    Start-Up Chile Holds Its First Demo Day In San Francisco

    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… Read More

  • Google Chooses Chile For Its First Latin American Data Center

    Google Chooses Chile For Its First Latin American Data Center

    Google currently operates eight massive data centers in the U.S. and Europe. It is also constructing new data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan right now, but one glaring blank spot on the company’s map is Latin America, where the number of Internet users continues to grow rapidly. To get its servers closer to these users, Google has now announced that its next data center will… Read More

  • Founder Institute Expands to South America, Should Your Country Be Next?

    Adeo Ressi’s incubator the Founder Institute is expanding to its fourth continent, South America, with new local chapters opening in Bogata, Colombia in April and Santiago, Chile in September. Closer to home, the Founder Institute is also opening a new chapter in San Francisco, due to increasing Bay Area demand. This will allow the incubator to run four semesters a year in Silicon… Read More

  • Chile’s Grand Innovation Experiment


    Regions all over the world have spent millions—sometimes billions—of dollars trying to create their own Silicon Valley. They drank the same Kool-Aid and used the same recipe: start with a research university; build a fancy tech park next it; give tax breaks to chosen companies to locate in the park; attract venture capital by offering matching investments; and watch the magic… Read More

  • Video: Chilean Miners Trying To Keep Up Spirits By Making Videos, Playing Games

    How crazy is this Chilean mine story? Guys have been trapped down there for three weeks! And despite that, they seem to be in pretty good spirits. I mean, they’re far more cheery than anyone I know, that’s for sure. Read More

  • Chop-Shop Workers and Bootstrappers: Chile Really Wants You

    Chop-Shop Workers and Bootstrappers: Chile Really Wants You


    Silicon Valley’s vitality depends on a constant influx of bright people who challenge its inhabitants to work harder and think smarter. And, as I noted in my last post, America’s economy depends on startups to create jobs and innovation. Skilled immigrants have provided both. So, given the miserable state of the economy, we should be laying out the welcome mat for the… Read More

  • Dear Mr. President: Immigration Reform Won’t Be Enough To Stop The Brain Drain

    Dear Mr. President: Immigration Reform Won’t Be Enough To Stop The Brain Drain

    In a speech at the American University last Thursday, President Obama highlighted the incredible economic rewards that America has gained from its immigrants. He spoke of new waves of immigrants—from places like Ireland, Italy, Poland, and China—challenging the generations before them, and consequently being subjected to “rank discrimination and ugly stereotypes”. Yet… Read More

  • World's largest telescope to open in Chile

    The European Southern Observatory will construct the world’s largest telescope in Chile. They’re calling it the European Extremely Large Telescope, and it’s being constructed in Chile because the night sky there is totally clear some 320 days per year. Read More

  • Chile Wants Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses, Your Tech Entrepreneurs

    Are you an immigrant who is fed up with waiting for years for a green card which you may never get? Or a tech entrepreneur looking to dramatically cut costs? I’ve got a suggestion for you. Move South. No, I don’t mean to Los Angeles or San Diego, I’m taking about way down South in Chile. They’ll welcome you with open arms and offer you incentives which will cut your… Read More