Startup Chile just announced its 18th generation of startups and a Pakistan based startup Botsify has made it to Latin America’s leading accelerator Startup Chile’s first cohort of 2017.
The selected startups belong mostly from Chile (42.7%) followed by startups from the US (14%), India and Argentina (6.7%). 7.2% of the entrepreneurs of this generation are Europeans mainly from the UK and France.
Among these 100 startups, the only startup to have made the list from Pakistan is Botsify.
As the artificially intelligent chatbots gain momentum among businesses to keep their consumers engaged, Botsify is an easy-to-use tool that enables people to create their own chatbots with zero coding involved.
This Pakistani startup attracted attention after it got listed on Product Hunt and ever since, has had a number of local and international clients, such as RemoteInterview, Al-Jazeera, Shazam and many others.
Currently, more than 23,000 users have created over 18,000 chatbots using Botsify and the numbers are continually growing.
The co-founders Usama Nouman and Talha Yasin expressed their gratitude to The Nest I/O, P@SHA’s tech incubator, upon this development.
“We are excited to be a part of Startup Chile. It is a great achievement for all of us at Botsify that we have made it to the list as sole representatives of Pakistan. We’d like to thank all our mentors and supporters, especially The Nest I/O for their constant love and support”.
Startup Chile is a public accelerator backed by the government of Chile to nurture entrepreneurship. It has facilitated entrepreneurs, hailing from 80 different countries. The public accelerator would be hosting 100 startups both from Chile and several other countries and mentoring them to scale up.
The accelerator will be awarding all these entrepreneurs 30,000 USD along with a work visa for 1 year. The startups will be part of acceleration and mentoring at the accelerator.