The impact of our programs to this day
on average by the incubated ventures
after 2 years
Facilitating access to innovation is an objective we must reach together
Previous access to entrepreneurship support
45% of founders in the Bridge for Billion’s community couldn’t find the right support before joining one of our programs to launch their impactful solutions.
Entrepreneurs accessibility to support per location
Still, less than 15% of our founders are based outside of urban areas
73% of the founders are working and launching a startup at the same time!
53% of our entrepreneurs are focused on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 4, 8 and 12
Despite the high levels of early-stage entrepreneurial activity in Latin America, most entrepreneurs still lack access to business training and personalized mentoring. Most local entrepreneurship support programs have a very limited capacity and are unable to meet the huge existing demand from Latin American entrepreneurs. Organizations face high operational costs per entrepreneur and hence they need to be very selective with whom they support. The reality of the Latin American ecosystems is that most programs end up supporting a very privileged group of entrepreneurs who are predominantly male, white, english-speaking and educated in private universities.
The lack of resource-efficiency, inclusivity and meritocracy is systematically rejecting many purpose-driven founders who have the potential to become a lever of growth for the Latin American societies and economies.
The expansion to Latin America was possible due to our partnership with the Argidius Foundation and the consortium of PES LATAM formed by Lefil Consulting, New Ventures, Ashoka, VC4A and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Bridge for Billions was chosen because of our specialization in incubation support for entrepreneurs.
Our scalable model can enable local entrepreneurship support organizations like incubators, accelerators, business centers amongst others to support more closely and more entrepreneurs. Additionally, with our 100% online program The Leap, we are reaching entrepreneurs who normally would not have access to the necessary entrepreneurship support.
Meet the Team making all this possible
We offer training on investment readiness and fundraising as well as events to help early-stage founders conquer the pre-seed and seed investment process without stepping into the unknown. To help them understand the challenges they’ll face, how to overcome them and what are their exact needs when it comes to fundraising.
We invited experts and investors from our network so that entrepreneurs could learn, get ready and connect. In our first seed-stage investment bootcamp we had interesting conversations with Village Capital, Seedstars and Melanin Kapital to name a few.
Sign-up if you want to share your expertise with a diverse group of early-stage entrepreneurs.
We support 30% 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.
We’re proud to work with partners solely focused on bridging the gender-gap
Corporates leading the way
Foundations and Entrepreneurship Support Organizations providing proper support
Universities challenging the status quo
Universities challenging the status quo
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.
We will continue to build bridges in order to welcome female entrepreneurs into the ecosystem, more entrepreneurs from rural areas and leaving outside the capital cities, helping others build efficient entrepreneurship support programs to scale their capacity and together help every entrepreneur out there who’s developing an innovative solution to problems that truly matter.
We plan on continuing our growth in Latinamerica, reconnecting with the US entrepreneurship support ecosystem and meanwhile supporting 5,000 founders globally.
In the meantime
With Bridge for Billions is seeking to support bankable projects from Sub-Saharan Africa focused on forest restoration.
Social Finance Alliance for Romania project financed by the European Commission will develop the capacity of 60 stakeholders in the social finance sector in Romania
Program financed by EU to promote wellbeing and support social entrepreneurship across 4 cities in Europe
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...
Will bring together leading players in the Central American ecosystem in a joint incubation & capacity building program to diversify the entrepreneurship ecosystem and support 120+ teams across 6 countries.
Mexico’s Xponential program will be training students to become agents of change and create new solutions for social change.