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
Peru Business services, Construction and manufacturing,…
Panal Fresh
We buy the grocery list for businesses and people.
Bolivia Agribusiness, Food and beverage
Nanay
Livelihoods for BOP indigenous women empowering them as entrepreneurs
Bolivia Clothing and textiles production, Import and expor…
Specialisterne
Including autistic people in the labour market for IT/administrative
Spain Banking, ICT, Utilities
Kuepa Edutech
Closing the skills gap in Latin America
Colombia Educational services, Information technology
Trabajo y Persona (TyP)
#culture #work #trades #entrepreneurship #vulnerable #populations
Venezuela Education
SABE LA TIERRA
Producers ' markets taking care of the planet
Argentina E-commerce, Food production, Wholesale
Sinba
A world #SinBasura, where nothing about and nobody to spare.
Peru Waste management and recycling
Incluyeme.com
Our mission is to help people with disabilities in find a job.
Argentina Consulting and business development, Food and beve…
Altitud
Empowerment to women in the textile industry with a home office model
Mexico Clothing and textiles production, Financial servic…
Elemental School
Preparing children and adolescents for the work of the future
Bolivia Educational services
ISES – Institute of Solidary Socioeconomics
We Design and Implement Solutions that Transform
Brazil Consulting and business development, Educational s…
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
Mexico Business services, Healthcare providers and servic…
AULAS AMIGAS SAS
Dedicated to designing and implementing educational innovation projects
Colombia Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
Graviti
We make sustainable basic services accesible to everyone
Mexico Clean technology and energy, Fintech
Sistema.bio
We enable farmers to convert waste into energy and fertilizer
Mexico Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Waste m…
Telecomunicaciones Indigenas Comunitarias A.C.
promoting communications via community owned & managaed infrastructure
Ecuador Connectivity, Internet, Telecom
Portal Educativo
Portal Educativo help students to understand educational content
Chile Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
Holacode
Holacode is a integration solution for migrants trough EdTech
Mexico Educational products
Emprender Futuro
Opportunities to increase the income of entrepreneurs
Bolivia Consulting and business development, Educational s…
1bot
One robot for every child
Guatemala Education
Tugolo
Travel however you want, with a local friend
Canada Software as a Service, Tourism
Sonrisas Sin Fronteras SAPI de CV (BIODENT)
We provide dental care to the BoP in Oaxaca México through 4 clinics
Mexico Healthcare providers and services
Cacao Verapaz S.A.
We export cacao from Guatemala produced by small farmers
Guatemala Agribusiness, Import and export
kubo.financiero
Fintech, Financial Services, Lending, Savings & Deposits, Payments
Mexico Banking, Fintech
Murlota Group
Individual work leads us to collective improvement
Mexico Agribusiness, Animal farming, Food and beverage
Uncommon Cacao
Farmer prosperity is a key ingredient in good chocolate
United States of America Crop farming, Import and export, Wholesale
Novulis
Mobilizing dental health to rural areas
Ecuador Healthcare providers and services
WAYKANA
Natural and Organic Food Products from the Amazon Rainforest
Ecuador Food and beverage

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