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Startup Open, a Kauffman Foundation initiative, just announced their top prizes:

  • An all-expense paid trip and VIP delegate credentials for one to participate in Liverpool’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2012.
  • One year of mentoring from Redbox founding members and serial entrepreneurs Michael DeLazzer and Biju Kulathaka, courtesy of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
  • Select startups will be invited to participate in Start-Up Chile, a ground-breaking program that invites top-notch early-stage entrepreneurs to start their firms in Chile.  Participating startups will receive $40,000 in equity-free seed capital and a one-year work visa in Chile.
The deadline to apply for Startup Open is September 15, 2011.  For more information on how to enter, visit startupopen.com.  The winners will be announced during this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week.