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The Roads to Innovate 2020 program arrives in Mexico and Central America

October 29, 2020

The call to participate in Roads to Innovate 2020, a competition for entrepreneurs from across the Mexican Republic, is now open.

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The Roads to Innovate 2020 program arrives in Mexico and Central America
The Roads to Innovate 2020 program arrives in Mexico and Central America

The Survey on the economic impact of COVID-19 by INEGI shows that 93.2% of businesses in Mexico experienced economic impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Global ship Monitor (GEM) Mexico It is the second best country in Latin America. That’s why it’s important to support startups and small business owners that support the economies of millions of people.

To this end, the Alliance for Central America and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom have INNOVATE ship Program, an initiative to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity in Central America and Mexico.

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The program enables economic actors to interact with experts on the following topics: leadership, investment, economics, etc.; through various events in the main cities and areas of the region.

There are three Roads to INNOVATE competitions in Mexico, in which participants from three geographical areas of the country: North (November 23), Central (November 25) and South (November 27) – virtually present their projects and you have them Opportunity to access conversations and mentoring with experts on a variety of topics, as well as with investors and the public connecting.

The following categories are taken into account:

  • Companies in Times of the Pandemic: Companies that were created or adapted during the pandemic (bases change with respect to the time of the company’s existence).
  • Health.
  • Smart Cities.
  • Energy.
  • General: Innovative technological companies, excluding subsistence companies (e.g. food production).

The jury is made up of prominent actors from the world of entrepreneurship and leadership in Mexico, including Alejandro Souza, social development consultant and founder of Pixza; Juana Ramírez, entrepreneur and founder of Grupo SOHIN; Rafael Eduardo Alcaraz, Director of the Center for ial Families of the Tecnológico de Monterrey; Eduardo de la Garza, GM Monterrey Digital Hub; Abel Dorantes, Project Manager Science and Innovation in Higher Education at the British Council; and Mario Romero, director of Impact Hub.

Participants can register their project free of charge until November 6th. Get to know the rules on the call page!