Gonzalo Fuenzalida tells of his experience in the talk cycle Talk in Action of UDD Ventures

Last Thursday, the latest version of the year of the talk cycle “Talk in Action” was held, organized by UDD Ventures business accelerator. The successful Commercial Engineer, Gonzalo Fuenzalida, was in charge of telling his experience, in front of a group of entrepreneurs, which was based at iF Caja los Andes.

The founder of leading companies such as Ango (2013) -based on the development of biotech products- and Andes Crop Science (2016) -company developer of agricultural inputs based on microorganisms- commented on its difficult path to develop innovative products that today set the tone in the world market. He also explained the intense research and development that led him to achieve and be recognized as a successful entrepreneur worldwide.

“What motivates me to do this kind of thing is that when I was an entrepreneur and I was leaving I did not understand anything and I did not have anyone to learn from. Or at least someone who would tell me what things to look at or what kind of things to go wrong. If one in telling his experience somehow can save a person those stumbles and accelerate their development, I am paid. One tip for entrepreneurs who are starting out is that if you are going to go wrong, hopefully you will make a mistake and stop fast too. That is the most important message, especially if it is related to creation related to science. It is important not to have eternal developments, but to concretize and reach a point in the i + d where the research must end and must follow the development and application to the commercial side, fast, “said Gonzalo Fuenzalida.

“Talk in Action” is an initiative of UDD Ventures that aims to publicize various cases of national success and encourage accelerated entrepreneurs, which was supported by Transbank.

UDD Ventures announces its 10 semifinalists Startup Health

We communicate the name of the 10 enterprises that went to the next stage, in the postulation to the sixth edition of Startup Salud. The initiative aims to select up to 6 early-stage innovation projects on health issues where they can obtain up to 60 million pesos in funding through a Corfo Subsidy Flexible Innovation Allocation (SSAF-i) fund, Which will be delivered by the business accelerator.

The projects are:

1. Agenda Doctor
2. Anastasia
3. Boxzi
4. Candelaria
5. Clinic Hub
6. Excedent
7. Farma Shop
8. Handy Scope
9. Growing Medium Green Growth
10. Mouti

The selected ones will begin an incubation process that will take place between the 29 of August and 4 of September. That same day, the internal evaluation committee process will be carried out and the finalists will be published, who will continue the process and develop pitch training workshops.

On Thursday, September 14, the final committee will enter to evaluate, after which the list of winners will be published on September 15th.

The announcement of the winners will be held in early October, where they will be communicated to those who will receive in addition to resources, acceleration, mentoring and visibility, to take their companies to the next level.

Next steps call Startup Salud 6

Ended its application period to the sixth edition of Startup Salud. The initiative aims to choose up to 6 early-stage innovation projects on health issues. The projects and entrepreneurs that meet the application profile, will be able to obtain up to 60 million pesos of financing, through a Fund Seed of Flexible Allocation of Innovation (SSAF-i) of Corfo, which will be delivered by the accelerator of business.

From now on begins an acceleration process that will be developed as follows:

During the first days of the month and until August 10, a committee of experts within the accelerator will analyze the projects submitted and postulates, to choose around 30. The list of the first finalists will be published on August 11 through Of the website of the accelerator uddventures.udd.cl and its social networks.

After this, they will begin a cycle of face-to-face meetings that will be held between August 16 and 22, which will give rise to a list of semi-finalists, among the top 15, who will begin an incubation process that will take place between the 29 Of August and 4 of September. That same day, the internal evaluation committee process will be carried out and the finalists will be published, who will continue with the process and develop pitch training workshops.

On Thursday, September 14, the final committee will enter to evaluate, after which the list of winners will be published on September 15th.

“This whole stage is a super-enriching process for those who are moving forward, since it encourages them to define the route that the business expects to take, the commercial pipeline, to know what their projections are and define the most important metrics of business management. To deepen the entrepreneur in the topics that in the operation of the day to day are not present, including for example, the preparation and the development of the final pitch, that is fundamental to obtain resources. It is an intense training process and has been very well received the times we have done before, “explains Julio Correa, Executive Director of UDD Ventures.

The announcement of the winners will take place in early October, where they will be communicated to those who will receive in addition to resources, acceleration, mentoring and visibility, to take their companies to the next level.