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PES LATAM is a comprehensive program with the mission to accelerate the emergence and growth of social enterprises across Latin America and the Caribbean.
PES LATAM does so through proposing a wide array of support to social enterprises in any sector, geography and stage of development.
PES LATAM is implemented by leading organizations, each delivering the components of the program they are specialized in.
Programs you can apply to:
We offer various types of support, depending on your needs and stage of maturity. Click on the support that interests you to find out more:
DESCRIPTION: A 4 months online incubation program, coupled with mentor support and lifelong access to Bridge for Billions network and resources
STAGE: Entrepreneurs in incubation phase (pre-sales or with sales but without previous business planning), who are still refining their proof of concept
DESCRIPTION: A 50’000 CHF grant, coupled with lifelong access to Bridge for Billions network and resources
STAGE: Early-stage entrepreneurs with a proven hybrid model, deep commitment to innovation and systemic, social impact
DESCRIPTION: Access to Ashoka’s global network of social entrepreneurs and lifelong support to amplify social impact.
STAGE: Social entrepreneurs with innovative, proven solutions for systems-level change.
DESCRIPTION: I3 Latam is a 6-month acceleration program coupled with mentor support, participation at events, and introductions to investors
STAGE: Fast-growing entrepreneurs, seeking growth capital
DESCRIPTION: Consisting of online courses, grants, and technical assistance.
STAGE: Social entrepreneurs wishing to pursue or pursuing system change strategies to scale their impact.
– THIS OPPORTUNITY IS CLOSED –
DESCRIPTION: Alliances and partnerships support, consisting of grants, facilitation, and technical assistance
STAGE: Social entrepreneurs wishing to collaborate with peers and/or corporates to spread their innovation, trigger systemic change, or improve their sector as a whole
STAGE: Supports social entrepreneurs on specific topics where they would like to reinforce their capabilities on specific areas
PES Latam also aims to support the broader ecosystem of organizations and individuals in the field of social entrepreneurship in Central and Latin America. For this, it is developing an ambitious platform for this community – ES2 Latam.
This online platform is quickly becoming the place to reference to find peers, allies, mentors, investors, opportunities, training, and knowledge. Be part of this vibrant community and register today on http://es2latam.com/. This will open up even more opportunities for you.
Who is behind PES Latam
- Ashoka: The largest global network of system-changing social entrepreneurs.
- Bridge for Billions: They create, design, and manage incubation programs globally.
- LeFil Consulting: Consulting firm specialized in inclusive business.
- New Ventures: Organization dedicated to catalyzing companies with social and environmental impact in Latin America
- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC): Agency for international cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
- VC4A: Global online startup community connecting entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors.
|Location||Mexico City, Estado de México, Mexico|
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Agribusiness, Agritech, Business services, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, Education, Fintech, Food production, Healthcare, HealthTech, Information technology, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene
|SDG (4)||1. No Poverty, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal|
- Andrea InglinSenior Policy AdvisorBern, Switzerland
- Jessica Graf
- Cecilia Gamba
- Armando Laborde
- Bertil van VugtBusiness Development LeadAmsterdam, Netherlands
- Daniela BolivarConsultora senior en comunicación y diseñoBolivia
- Celina Celorio Madero
- Linda PeiaSenior Change LeaderAlexandria, United States of America
- Maria Cerdio
- Mathilde Schmidt-Rhen
- Julie MuratCo-founder & COOMadrid, Spain
- Pablo Santaeufemia
|Sonrisas Sin Fronteras SAPI de CV (BIODENT)|
We provide dental care to the bop in Oaxaca México through 4 clinics
|Mexico||Educational services, Healthcare providers and ser…||Growth stage|
|Bolivia||Enterprise software, Fintech, Software as a Servic…||Growth stage|
We offset CO2e emissions from air travelers using blockchain
|Costa Rica||Clean technology, Environmental services||Startup stage|
We care about transforming the Health System
|Peru||Business services, Construction and manufacturing,…||Growth stage|
|La Mano del Mono|
We create alliances using nature tourism and experiential education
|Mexico||Consulting and business development, Educational s…||Growth stage|
We buy the grocery list for businesses and people.
|Bolivia||Agribusiness, Food and beverage||Growth stage|
Connecting borders, breaking barriers
|Honduras||E-learning, Healthcare providers and services, ICT||Growth stage|
Livelihoods for BOP indigenous women empowering them as entrepreneurs
|Bolivia||Clothing and textiles production, Import and expor…||Growth stage|
Including autistic people in the labour market for IT/administrative
|Spain||Banking, ICT, Utilities||Growth stage|
We work for the socio-labor inclusion of people with disabilities.
|Argentina||Consulting and business development, Food and beve…||Growth stage|
A world #sinbasura, where nothing is left over and nobody is left out.
|Peru||Waste management and recycling||Growth stage|
Empowerment to women in the textile industry with a home office model
|Mexico||Clothing and textiles production, Financial servic…||Growth stage|
|Trabajo y Persona (TyP)|
#culture #work #trades #entrepreneurship #vulnerable #populations
Manq'a is a social restaurant that celebrates national products.
|Bolivia||Diversified services, Food and beverage, Hospitali…||Growth stage|
|SABE LA TIERRA|
Producers ' markets taking care of the planet
|Argentina||E-commerce, Food production, Wholesale||Mature stage|
One robot for every child
LEKòL makes quality education accessible to all students in Haiti
|Haiti||Educational services||Startup stage|
Closing the skills gap in Latin America
|Colombia||Educational services, Information technology||Growth stage|
Fintech that revolutionize online payments with cash
|United States of America||Fintech||Startup stage|
Preparing children and adolescents for the work of the future
|Bolivia||Educational services||Growth stage|
Con la naturaleza, energízate saludablemente y conquista tus sueños
|Ecuador||Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Import and export||Growth stage|
|ISES – Institute of Solidary Socioeconomics|
We Design and Implement Solutions that Transform
|Brazil||Consulting and business development, Educational s…|
Closing the Gaps in Healthcare
|Mexico||Business services, Healthcare providers and servic…||Growth stage|
|AULAS AMIGAS SAS|
Dedicated to designing and implementing educational innovation projects
|Colombia||Education, Educational products, Educational servi…||Growth stage|
We make sustainable basic services accesible to everyone
|Mexico||Clean technology and energy, Fintech||Startup stage|
We enable farmers to convert waste into energy and fertilizer
|Mexico||Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Waste m…||Growth stage|
|Telecomunicaciones Indigenas Comunitarias A.C.|
promoting communications via community owned & managaed infrastructure
|Ecuador||Connectivity, Internet, Telecom||Mature stage|
Portal Educativo help students to understand educational content
|Chile||Education, Educational products, Educational servi…||Growth stage|
Holacode is a integration solution for migrants trough EdTech
|Mexico||Educational products||Startup stage|
Opportunities to increase the income of entrepreneurs
|Bolivia||Consulting and business development, Educational s…||Growth stage|
Travel however you want, with a local friend
|Colombia||Software as a Service, Tourism||Growth stage|
|Cacao Verapaz S.A.|
We export cacao from Guatemala produced by small farmers
|Guatemala||Agribusiness, Import and export||Growth stage|
Fintech, Financial Services, Lending, Savings & Deposits, Payments
|Mexico||Banking, Fintech||Growth stage|
Individual work leads us to collective improvement
|Mexico||Agribusiness, Animal farming, Food and beverage||Growth stage|
|United States of America||Financial services||Startup stage|
Farmer prosperity is a key ingredient in good chocolate
|United States of America||Crop farming, Import and export, Wholesale||Growth stage|
Mobilizing dental health to rural areas
|Ecuador||Healthcare providers and services||Growth stage|