A Canadian in Chile: how to escape winter and receive 40k equity-free

A Canadian in Chile: how to escape winter and receive 40k equity-free 4976Simon Papineau is the founder of QA on Request, a crowdsourced software testing company. He has been involved in video games and software development since 2003, working for Gameloft and Frima Studio. In 2009 he co-founded the web and mobile development studio WE+ARE, which he sold in 2011. The North American start-up scene nowadays revolves a lot around accelerators. Entrepreneurs want to get into Founder Fuel and Y Combinator, hoping that this will be their road to riches. One alternative that’s often overlooked is further down south, in the form of a program called Start-Up Chile. 200 entrepreneurs a year receive 40,000$ of equity-free seed capital, a 1-year visa, and access to social and capital networks in Chile. I am part of the 5th generation of Start-Up Chile entrepreneurs, called "SUPers", and I've been in Chile since October 2012. I am one of four canadian teams in my cohort, the   Read more…