PES Latam

Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean

Overview

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Mexico City, Estado de México, Mexico
Latin America and the Caribbean
Agribusiness, Agritech, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Education, Fintech, Food production, Healthcare, Information technology, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene
1. No Poverty, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

PES LATAM it 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 3 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: A 3-years stipend and access to the Ashoka network and lifelong support

STAGE: Early-stage entrepreneurs with market-based models, with a deep commitment to innovation, and systemic social impact.


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



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



DESCRIPTION: Online courses on topics specialized in social entrepreneurship

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 es2latam.vc4a.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.

 

Team

Portfolio

NameCountrySector(s)
Doktuz
We care about transforming the Health System
Perú Servicios empresariales, Construcción y fabricació…
Panal Fresh
We buy the grocery list for businesses and people.
Bolivia Agroindustria, Alimentos y bebidas
Nanay
Livelihoods for BOP indigenous women empowering them as entrepreneurs
Bolivia Producción de ropa y textiles, Importación y expor…
Specialisterne
Including autistic people in the labour market for IT/administrative
España Banca, TIC, Servicios públicos
Kuepa Edutech
Closing the skills gap in Latin America
Colombia Servicios educativos, Tecnología de información
Sinba
A world #SinBasura, where nothing about and nobody to spare.
Perú Gestión y reciclado de residuos
Trabajo y Persona (TyP)
#culture #work #trades #entrepreneurship #vulnerable #populations
Venezuela Educación
SABE LA TIERRA
Producers ' markets taking care of the planet
Argentina Comercio electrónico, Producción alimentaria, Come…
Incluyeme.com
Our mission is to help people with disabilities in find a job.
Argentina Consultoría y desarrollo empresarial, Alimentos y …
Altitud
Empowerment to women in the textile industry with a home office model
México Producción de ropa y textiles, Servicios financier…
Elemental School
Preparing children and adolescents for the work of the future
Bolivia Servicios educativos
ISES – Institute of Solidary Socioeconomics
We Design and Implement Solutions that Transform
Brasil Consultoría y desarrollo empresarial, Servicios ed…
La Mano del Mono
We create alliances using nature tourism and experiential education
Mexico Consulting and business development, Educational s…
Grupo PACE.MD
Closing the Gaps in Healthcare
México Servicios empresariales, Proveedores y servicios s…
AULAS AMIGAS SAS
Dedicated to designing and implementing educational innovation projects
Colombia Educación, Productos educativos, Servicios educati…
Graviti
We make sustainable basic services accesible to everyone
México Tecnología y energía limpias, Fintech
Sistema.bio
We enable farmers to convert waste into energy and fertilizer
México Agroindustria, Tecnología y energía limpias, Gesti…
Telecomunicaciones Indigenas Comunitarias A.C.
promoting communications via community owned & managaed infrastructure
Ecuador Conectividad, Internet, Telecomunicaciones
Portal Educativo
Portal Educativo help students to understand educational content
Chile Educación, Productos educativos, Servicios educati…
Holacode
Holacode is a integration solution for migrants trough EdTech
México Productos educativos
Emprender Futuro
Opportunities to increase the income of entrepreneurs
Bolivia Consultoría y desarrollo empresarial, Servicios ed…
1bot
One robot for every child
Guatemala Educación
Tugolo
Travel however you want, with a local friend
Canadá Software como servicio, Turismo
Sonrisas Sin Fronteras SAPI de CV (BIODENT)
We provide dental care to the BoP in Oaxaca México through 4 clinics
México Proveedores y servicios sanitarios
Cacao Verapaz S.A.
We export cacao from Guatemala produced by small farmers
Guatemala Agroindustria, Importación y exportación
kubo.financiero
Fintech, Financial Services, Lending, Savings & Deposits, Payments
México Banca, Fintech
Murlota Group
Individual work leads us to collective improvement
México Agroindustria, Agricultura animal, Alimentos y beb…
Uncommon Cacao
Farmer prosperity is a key ingredient in good chocolate
Estados Unidos Cultivos agrícolas, Importación y exportación, Com…
Novulis
Mobilizing dental health to rural areas
Ecuador Proveedores y servicios sanitarios
WAYKANA
Natural and Organic Food Products from the Amazon Rainforest
Ecuador Alimentos y bebidas

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