I am joining advisory board of The S Factory — Pre-Accelerator For Female Founders

I am thrilled to share that I accepted a role on Advisory Board for The S Factory.

This is a new, pre-seed accelerator for women founders launched by Startup Chile. You can read TechCrunch coverage of the launch.

Why The S Factory? To put it simply, the vision is to help more women founders build real businesses.

The program is backed by government of Chile, will run for 12 weeks and provide $16K USD equity free funding. The first-time women founders will learn all aspects of putting together the business, pitching and fundraising.

First program will run in September and will accept 10 – 15 female founded startups.

If you are a first time founder looking to apply, please email me at alex dot iskold at techstars.

You can learn more about The S Factory here and also please @TheSFactoryCL follow it on Twitter.


  1. Hi Alex, have you all selected the fall techstars class and that’s why you’re offering this one now? Just curious.




    1. Joy, thanks for the note. This is independent of Techstars.


  2. I applied for the S factory, I’m crossing my fingers that I get into the program 🙂