Start Up Chile SCALE

Award Amount

  • $60,000,000 CLP (approx. $90,000 USD)
    • 70% of expenses paid by Startup Chile, team must cover 30%


  • Santiago, Chile


  • One year

Additional Benefits

  • Validate your idea, build an MVP and get ready for the next level of investment
  • Workshops and training from experienced entrepreneurs and mentors
  • Free coworking space in Santiago
  • Perks such as discounted airfare, free cloud hosting, software assistance, etc.
  • Network with other international startup companies
  • Demo Day
  • 1-year resident visa for founder and one team member specified in the application

Who Can Apply

  • Female-led, globally-oriented, scalable startups
  • Startups less than 6 months old and in the idea or early-MVP stage
  • All participants must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be fluent in English, basic Spanish recommended (program held in English)
  • Must have own health insurance for the duration of the program
  • Not accepting consulting, import/export, franchises and other non-scalable businesses

Selection Criteria

  • Applications in English preferred
  • Pitch video
    • Introduce your team and show your passion, energy and dedication
    • Concisely explain your idea and how it solves a problem for your target market

Application Process

  • Written application
  • 2-minute pitch video
  • Letter of recommendation from a mentor, fellow entrepreneur, teacher, or colleague
  • Possible videoconference interview


  • Grant will be delivered as reimbursement for eligible project expenses
  • Applicant must contribute at least 10% (approx. $1,725 USD) towards project
  • Beneficiary (the female founder) must be:
    • 100% dedicated to the project (not in school or working outside jobs)
    • Willing to relocate to Santiago for the entire 12-week program
      • Allow an additional month to take care of legal paperwork
  • Must have valid residence visa to enter Chile
  • Give back to the startup community through the Founders Lab
  • Terms and Conditions