PES Latam

Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean

PES LATAM 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 4 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: Access to Ashoka’s global network of social entrepreneurs and lifelong support to amplify social impact. 

STAGE: Social entrepreneurs with innovative, proven solutions for systems-level change. 

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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Location Mexico City, Estado de México, Mexico
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
Agribusiness, Agritech, Business services, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, Education, Fintech, Food production, Healthcare, HealthTech, Information technology, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene
SDG (4)
1. No Poverty, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth



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Generating financial prosperity for the smes in Latam.
Bolivia Enterprise software, Fintech, Software as a Servic…
We offset CO2e emissions from air travelers using blockchain
Costa Rica Clean technology, Environmental services
We care about transforming the Health System
Peru Business services, Construction and manufacturing,…
Sonrisas Sin Fronteras SAPI de CV (BIODENT)
We provide dental care to the bop in Oaxaca México through 4 clinics
Mexico Educational services, Healthcare providers and ser…
La Mano del Mono
We create alliances using nature tourism and experiential education
Mexico Consulting and business development, Educational s…
Connecting borders, breaking barriers
Honduras E-learning, Healthcare providers and services, ICT
Livelihoods for BOP indigenous women empowering them as entrepreneurs
Bolivia Clothing and textiles production, Import and expor…
Including autistic people in the labour market for IT/administrative
Spain Banking, ICT, Utilities
We work for the socio-labor inclusion of people with disabilities.
Argentina Consulting and business development, Food and beve…
A world #sinbasura, where nothing is left over and nobody is left out.
Peru Waste management and recycling
Empowerment to women in the textile industry with a home office model
Mexico Clothing and textiles production, Financial servic…
Trabajo y Persona (TyP)
#culture #work #trades #entrepreneurship #vulnerable #populations
Venezuela Education
Manq’A Restaurante
Manq'a is a social restaurant that celebrates national products.
Bolivia Diversified services, Food and beverage, Hospitali…
Producers ' markets taking care of the planet
Argentina E-commerce, Food production, Wholesale
One robot for every child
Guatemala Education
LEKòL makes quality education accessible to all students in Haiti
Haiti Educational services
Kuepa Edutech
Closing the skills gap in Latin America
Colombia Educational services, Information technology
Fintech that revolutionize online payments with cash
United States of America Fintech
Elemental School
Preparing children and adolescents for the work of the future
Bolivia Educational services
Con la naturaleza, energízate saludablemente y conquista tus sueños
Ecuador Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Import and export
ISES – Institute of Solidary Socioeconomics
We Design and Implement Solutions that Transform
Brazil Consulting and business development, Educational s…
Closing the Gaps in Healthcare
Mexico Business services, Healthcare providers and servic…
Dedicated to designing and implementing educational innovation projects
Colombia Education, Educational products, Educational servi…
We make sustainable basic services accesible to everyone
Mexico Clean technology and energy, Fintech
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 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…
Travel however you want, with a local friend
Colombia Software as a Service, Tourism
Cacao Verapaz S.A.
We export cacao from Guatemala produced by small farmers
Guatemala Agribusiness, Import and export
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
Flourish Savings is a rewards and automated savings platform
United States of America Financial services
Uncommon Cacao
Farmer prosperity is a key ingredient in good chocolate
United States of America Crop farming, Import and export, Wholesale
Mobilizing dental health to rural areas
Ecuador Healthcare providers and services