Aceleración de emprendimientos tecnologicos

Acceleration of technological developments in the "Without Borders" programme

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About the program

The Without Borders Program is an initiative that promotes the economic reactivation and social integration of people in situations of internal and external human mobility, through inclusive projects, focused on entrepreneurship and employability, that facilitate their means of life and income generation. This initiative enables the mobility of different resources to be positively absorbed: Human, physical, financial, and intellectual.

The Acceleration for Technological Enterprises of the Program Without Borders is aimed at entrepreneurs, in Quito, and in the situation of internal and external human mobility that have a base in the city of Quito, Ecuador, and have business models that generate innovative solutions.

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Overview

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November 23, 2021
Program dates Dec 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2022
Organizer2811
Targets
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
Sectors Business services, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, HealthTech, Information technology
SDG (3)1. No Poverty, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10. Reduced Inequality

Eligibility criteria

  • Have a Tech Startup with a minimum of 6 months of operation and a maximum of 4 years.
  • Your Tech Startup has a minimum viable product/service and demonstrates at least one sale.
  • Your Tech Startup responds creatively to the problem they seek to solve.
  • Your Tech Startup contributes to the economic reactivation of the country.
  • Your Tech Startup has an innovative team committed to the purpose of its initiatives and willing to participate in all program activities.
  • Your Tech Startup must be based in Quito, Ecuador.
  • If your Tech Startup could be adopted on a large scale, can generate a systemic change.
  • The tech Startup is legally constituted in Quito, or that the project leader has a legal status to represent and access the acceleration program.
  • Create and complete a venture profile of the Tech Startup at the VC4A platform.
  • Fill in the entire application form that will be displayed on the website https://www.sin-fronteras.ec/ and at https://vc4a.com/2811/aceleracion-emprendimientos-tecnologicos/application.
  • Upload an informative video (maximum 2 minutes) with the initiative including the following information:
    • Name of the technological enterprise
    • Team members, place of origin, and current occupation
    • General proposal of the project, and value proposition
    • Target audience and impact

NOTE: It is desirable that the technological entrepreneurship team be made up of Ecuadorians and/or people in a situation of human mobility. At least 50% of the selected technological ventures must have people in a situation of internal or external human mobility within their team.

Timeline

Evaluation and selection process

In order to evaluate and select the Tech Startups that will be part of the acceleration of the Program without Borders, two instances will be carried out. The first will be an internal evaluation by 2811 and the Crisfe Foundation where it will be validated that the applicant enterprises comply with the application requirements mentioned in numeral VIII, literal b. of this call. Only Tech Startups that meet the established requirements may advance to the next instance.

In a second instance, an evaluation and selection panel will be formed, made up of 3 external experts in entrepreneurship to evaluate the applications and select the 60 technological undertakings that will start the acceleration process.

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