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A World of Opportunities Newsletter (Mexico Edition 🇲🇽)

(October 24th, 2022)


Buenos días!


This week is all about one of my favourite countries in the world...México. This expansive country is more than just beautiful beaches and home to the best tacos 🌮, it is also the 2nd largest Latin American market, filled with passionate entrepreneurs who are eager for innovation.


With winter around the corner, what better way to warm things up than taking your business south of the border. 🇲🇽


 

Key Locations 📍: Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara


Key Industries 🪙: Fintech, Aerospace, Agriculture, E-commerce, Retail, Energy & Environment


Incubators & Accelerator Programs 🧠:

  • 500 Startups-16-week seed program with $60K USD in investment

  • MassChallenge Mexico-4-month accelerator program w/ up to $100K USD in investment

  • Orion Startups-accelerator program investing $30K USD investment for 10% equity

  • Startup Mexico-incubator and soft-landing programs across Mexico

  • Wayra-accelerator program and funding, backed by Telefónica Movistar

  • Startup GDL-non-profit startup program in Guadalajara

  • Agave Lab-startup factory based in Mexico


Investment & Funding 💰:

  • 500 LatAm-one of the most active early-stage investment funds globally

  • AllVP-early-stage VC fund, investing in LatAm Entrepreneurs

  • Amplifica-seed-stage, female focused Mexican fund

  • Bimbo Ventures-CVC arm of grupo Bimbo, investing in food tech

  • CEMEX-CVC fund focused on innovation in construction

  • Cometa-early-stage companies operating in Spanish-speaking populations

  • Dalus-investing in scalable solutions for LatAm's biggest problems

  • Dila Capital-investing in seed and growth-stage companies in the USA and Mexico

  • Dux Capital-early Stage VC Firm investing in US-based Latinx founders

  • Endeavor Catalyst Fund-co-investment fund for endeavor entrepreneurs

  • GAIN (Guadalajara Angel Investment Network)- PE fund investing in Mexican companies

  • Latitud-pre-seed and seed fund across all LatAm sectors & geographies

  • Maya Capital-early-stage fund for change in Latin America

  • Motorola Solutions-CVC fund investing in big data, mobile tech and robotics

  • Softbank Latin America Fund-focused on AI, blockchain and fintech solutions


Government Programs 🌐:

  • Invest in Mexico-government foreign investment programs

  • ProMexico-government institution for international business and Mexican exports

  • Reto Zapopan-government initiative promoting entrepreneurs in Zapopan


LatAm Tech Events 🎉:


Go Global 🌎:

  • DIT Internationalisation Fund 🇬🇧 (link)

  • Overseas Market Introductions 🇬🇧 (link)

  • CanExport Grant 🇨🇦 (link)

  • State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) 🇺🇸 (link)


For Young Entrepreneurs 📚 :

  • iSummerMX -Tec de Monterrey (link)

  • The Gen Z Entrepreneur's Network- (link)

  • Ryvin Residency-Reinventing Education (link)


What I'm Consuming 🎙:

  • Why You Need to Pay More Attention to LatAm's Tech Boom 🇧🇷-Latitud (link)

  • Growing Your Business During a Recession 💡-Forbes (link)

  • Crossing Borders Podcast w/Nathan Lustig ✈️ (link)

  • FinTech is Driving Financial Inclusion in Latin America 🏦-Forbes (link)


👉🏼For the complete startup's guide to global expansion click here.



 

Thinking about taking your business internationally? Let's chat!

🌐 Email: rachelzlatar@gmail.com


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