2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Building A Startup Ecosystem from Zero

Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon K
500 E 4th St


Four years ago we began with an idea and a vision – to transform Chile into the innovative and entrepreneurial hub of Latin America. No one associated Chile – long, narrow, towered over and sealed shut by the Andes mountains – with innovation and entrepreneurship. But we saw an opportunity to create something revolutionary. And so Start-Up Chile was born.

Leveraging the power of global entrepreneurs, and with support from the Chilean government, Start-Up Chile has literally knocked down barriers and has transformed Santiago into a vibrant and flourishing startup ecosystem. More than 13,000 startups have applied to Start-Up Chile and 900 have passed through the program. There have been highs and lows, chaos and brilliance, and we have learned A LOT. From a radical idea to a global community, we have gained invaluable experience and learning.

Start-Up Chile would be honored to tell its story and share its experience with the world.


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Devin Baptiste



Devin Baptiste is Founder/CEO at GroupRaise.com, a social fundraising platform that encourages millennials to use their social connections and hunger to change the world by eating out at local rest...

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Samantha Snabes



Samantha is a Co-founder & Catalyst for re:3D, makers of the world's only affordable toilet-sized 3D printer. After a highly successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign during her tenure in Start-up Chil...

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Sebastian Vidal

Exec Dir

Startup Chile

Sebastian Vidal has been part of Start-Up Chile from the beginning. Previously Director of Operations, he led the acceleration process for more than 700 startups. Now Executive Director, he heads t...

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