Inspired by Vivek Wadhwa's post on TechCrunch, I've spend the last 12 hours researching Chile and thinking about moving to Santiago.
Chile is really appealing to me right now. One thing I could find barely any info on, though, is the "entrepreneur sponsorship".
InvestChile.com (the government's site) is completely pathetic with virtually zero useful information or guidance. The site doesn't even work without "www."!
Does anyone have good information about Chile? Thanks.
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Here's another good article on Chile and its startup culture potential. Somewhat like the Florianopolis "silicon valley" idea.
I believe a few more VC / investor types needs to embrace the area - but those who are early adopters may win out. Only time will tell.
Consider the Startup Chile initiative which gives US 40K (equity free) for new startups based in Chile. Entrepreneurs can be from any country and must apply to participate and later be selected and funded.
USA International Business Publications, Price Waterhouse Cooper and others publish regularly updated reports on doing business in another country.
Here's a link to one on Chile that was published in '09: http://www.amazon.com/Doing-Business-Investing-Chile-Guide/dp/143871274X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294186841&sr=8-1