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SkillGravity Start-Up Chile Journey. Week 1.

 

Both SkillGravity Co-Founders Alina Kharina and Alnur Ichshanov discovering Chile
Both SkillGravity Co-Founders Alina Kharina and Alnur Ichshanov discovering Chile

As promised – our week one report is here! The SkillGravity Team had a busy, exciting, emotional, and energetic week. Here are some of the highlights.

First of all, now we are officially Suppers!

Supper Generation 12
Start-Up Chile Generation 12

In order to make our stay legal in Chile, the first 2 days were quite bureaucratic. 

We went through the Chilean ID registration process, opened bank accounts and bought local phones.

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SkillGravity joined Start-Up Chile Gen 12

startup chileSkillGravity joined Start-Up Chile Generation 12

We are back.

One of the most exciting parts of our journey just started. On December 5th, 2014 SkillGravity project was selected among 2448 (!!!) applications to participate in the Start-Up Chile batch 12 accelerator program. Equity-free $20 million CLP, government support, tones and tones of resources and opportunities and 6 month in Santiago, Chile. (Read more about the Start-Up Chile here)

The decision was made: we are taking the chance.

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National Science Foundation I-Corps Regional 2014 Accelerator Program Completed

SG iCorps

The SkillGravity Team posted on 8/7/2014

National Science Foundation I-Corps Regional 2014 Accelerator Program Completed

As you might remember from our post a few weeks ago, SkillGravity got accepted into the Bay Area National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps accelerator program sponsored by the University of California Berkeley, Stanford and University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Originally there were over 20 teams who just like SkillGravity wanted to get the opportunity to gather not only feedback from their customers but also mentorship from some highly experienced educators in the fields of business and startups in general. Some of the teams, however, couldn’t take the pressure and decided to drop out of the accelerator which reduced the amount of startups to 18.

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