Bridge for Billions Fellowship

The community and financial support you need to grow your impact


May 5, 2021
Jul 1 - Jul 1
Bridge for Billions Accelerator/Incubator
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, 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, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene

What is the Bridge for Billions Fellowship?

It is an exclusive Bridge for Billions opportunity promoted by the PES Latam Alliance to support 11 social entrepreneurs who have gone through one of our programs. Applications to select the first fellows are now open.

What we offer?

At Bridge for Billions we understand first-hand the difficulties in finding initial financing when your business is in the very early stages. Therefore, thanks to this initiative, the selected social enterprises will be able to access 50,000 USD of seed capital and have a support community for life.
Additionally, the entrepreneurs selected to participate in The Leap in Latin America automatically become part of the PES LATAM network of entrepreneurs and have access to other types of support.
Visit this page for more information!

Who are we looking for?

The opportunity is for social entrepreneurs who:
  • Have been through, or are taking part at the time of applying, of our program “The Leap”, or one of the programs that we co-create with partners in the region.
  • They have clear business models or hybrid approaches (non-profit / for-profit) focused on solving environmental or social problems
  • They have a clear impact on the socioeconomic development of their clients / beneficiaries, specifically targeting those from low-income households. Its users / beneficiaries belong to the base of the pyramid.
  • They will clearly benefit from the seed funding and additional support.
  • Are legally registered in the country or countries of operations
  • Have 50% of its operations in Latin America (excluding Brazil)
** In addition, it will be positively valued that your work supports women.

Don’t meet the criteria?

If you don’t meet  these requirements, don’t worry! You can look for more opportunities from PES LATAM that may adapt to the stage of your venture.

Also, we recommend that you spend 5 minutes of your time creating your account and updating your company’s profile on ES2 LATAM, which will give you access to even more opportunities!

How and when can you apply?

  • Stage 0: passing or being passing at the time of applying for a Bridge for Billions program
  • First stage: Key information form on the social enterprise, the team and the impact.
  • Second stage: Interview with the Bridge for Billions team to get to know you and your business better
  • Third stage: Presentation of finalists before the jury, made up of allies of PES Latam, and final selection.
First call: September 15 – February 28, 2021
Selection process: March – May 2021
Winners Publication: June 2021.

About Bridge for Billions

We are a social startup that was born between New York and Madrid (recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe and Ashoka Fellow) whose mission is to democratize access to entrepreneurial support worldwide. Why? Because we dream of a world in which each person, anywhere, can access opportunities to unleash their entrepreneurial potential and generate sustainable solutions for themselves and for others.

We work hand in hand with entrepreneurs, companies, foundations, universities, and governments around the world to co-create innovation programs that are tailored to their needs. We have already developed more than 130 digital programs with public and private organizations, and we have supported more than 1,700 entrepreneurs in 80 countries.

PES LATAM alliance in June 2020 to support entrepreneurs in Latin America through the creation of different innovation and entrepreneurship programs such as our own incubation program The Leap.