PES Latam

Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean


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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 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.




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