The ugly truth
Founders in 80+ countries are on the look-out for support
Still, less than 15% of our founders are based outside of urban areas
During the first out-break of covid in March, we saw most entrepreneurship support programs were being paused or postponed so we launched Together for Innovation, an initiative to offer any offline incubation program the opportunity to digitalise their solution. That way no entrepreneurs would be forced to stop their training and the development of their businesses in a year where the global economy needed them the most.
Together with the PES Latam Alliance, we’re promoting integrated programs to support social entrepreneurs in the region with mentoring, training, funds and life support within the network. This was made possible by funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
As part of the PES Latam Alliance, we launched the Bridge for Billions Fellowship, where 11 selected social enterprises from Latinamerica will be able to access 50,000 USD of seed capital and have a support community for life.
Corporates leading the way
Economic Development agencies boosting growth where it’s most needed
Foundations and Entrepreneurship Support Organizations providing proper support
Universities challenging the status quo
We support 40% more female entrepreneurs than the average business incubator as we make gender balance a priority in our day to day. Our flexible program structure allows founders to work at their pace and combine their training with their day to day responsibilities, an important value for female entrepreneurs. Sadly, that’s not the rule of thumb for the entrepreneurship support ecosystem.
In 2020 we launched a network to support early-stage founders in investment readiness and networking opportunities so that more entrepreneurs are able to access the necessary funds to start their businesses.
Distribution of our entrepreneurs per SDGs
Check-out what the community is up-to
The first winner of Bridge for Billions’ Fellowship they’ve won 50 000 USD in funding to neutralize air travel carbon footprint while benefiting rural communities across latin america.
Blooders already saved 6000 lives in Mexico. In 2020 they’ve partnered with giant Uber to offer free rides for those donating blood during the COVID19 pandemic.
In the meantime
Transforming industries through innovation
AI, Genomics for Medtech Innovation by Elaj Group
Construction Tech Innovation with CAC-ASPROCON
Maritime & Shipyards Innovation with PYMAR
Coming up in Latinamerica...