ePig Games Won Start Up Chile Contest, Garnering 40k Equity Free

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[prMac.com] Santiago, Chile - ePig Games is a video games company for mobile devices of a very striking character called Eddie, a Pig. It has more than 800,000 downloads worldwide on the iOS Market with their 7 ePig Games. Now, Thanks to worldwide recognition of ePig Games, ePig Games won Start Up Chile contest, competing agains worldwide companies, Over 650 startups applied, the winners received $40,000.00 USD Equity free to invest on their games and company.

About Start-Up Chile:
Start-Up Chile is a program created by the Chilean Government, initiated by the
Ministry of Economy and executed by Corfo/InnovaChile, that seeks to attract early-stage high potential entrepreneurs to bootstrap their startups using Chile as a platform to go global. In line with the national goal of converting Chile into the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Latin America, the program plans to bring 1,000 startups to Chile by 2014.

During the six months the participants must be in Chile - for which they receive US $40k of equity-free seed capital, a 1-year work visa, and access to local financial and social networks - the objective is to raise funds, hire talent, create networks, and to launch their businesses from Chile while leveraging and interacting fully with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The program, unique in the world, and catalyst of similar initiatives such as Startup America, Britain, and Greece, is the ideal opportunity for bootstrappers to receive funding without ceding equity while utilizing one of the strongest Latin American economies as their launching/development platform. Start-Up Chile has been featured in The Economist, BusinessWeek, TechCrunch, and Forbes, among others.

Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, ePig Games is a small video games development company founded by Nicolas Palacios, Diego Palacios and Andres Cortes. Their focus is on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad platform. Copyright (C) 2011 ePig Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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