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They had to implement the Return Value Agenda program because a lot of the teams in the pilot project outright refused to participate in any way other than work on their startup. Christian, an ex-staffer with Start-Up Chile told me that there were people who literally never left their apartments and when asked whether they would host a meetup outright said "Nope".

It's unfortunate that happened, it's kinda of screwing it for the rest of us. Actually, a more comprehensive application process would have fixed a lot of the problems :)

There's more than one person in this thread that fall into that category... Christian was one of the great guys actually interested on helping btw. A real, real shame he left, making people have to interact with mr budeguer... (too much inside info, sorry)

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