Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City

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About the Program

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City is an innovation program for high growth FinTech companies to expand globally, increase their revenues, and access leading funding opportunities.

By focusing on seed-funded companies with validated business models, the program is designed to help founders tackle the many challenges related to scaling their technology business.  A particular emphasis will be placed on increasing revenues through targeted access to industry partners. The program will also support founders as they build scalable international operations and prepare for growth stage funding.

Each Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City class lasts 6 months and will be limited to 5 companies so we can provide extremely tailored support. While teams do not need to relocate to Mexico City, on-site participation is expected one week once a month for workshops and events. Support will be provided to form a Mexico operating entity if one is not already in place.

In addition to leveraging a targeted group of mentors and investors, founders will work closely with a group of amazing partners who support the Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City program including Visa, Fiinlab powered by Gentera, BanRegio, HSBC Mexico, EY Mexico, IGNIA, LATINIA and White & Case.  These key industry players will provide executive level access to their extensive network and explore partnership opportunities with each company joining the program.

The companies then gain access to the extensive Startupbootcamp Global Alumni network that includes retreats, events, partner services, and continuous support.

The program is operated as a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista – the leading champion of FinTech innovation in Latin America and Spain and is led by Nektarios Liolios, Fermín Bueno and Andrés Fontao as Managing Partners and Christine Chang as Program Director, who have extensive backgrounds developing technology companies in the FinTech industry.

Key Focus Areas

Payments

Financial Inclusion

P2P & Marketplace Lending

Personal Financial Management

Enterprise Financial Management

Blockchain & Crypto-currencies

Wealth Mgmt & Robo-advisors

InsurTech

Cybersecurity

Identity & Authentication

Timeline

  • Dec 07

    Applications open

  • Feb 11

    Applications close

  • Mar 13 - 14

    Selection Days

  • Apr 16

    Program begins

  • Oct 05

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

6-Month Program

Over a period of 6 months, companies will receive support to scale their industry-changing technology businesses. In order to facilitate maximum growth, the program is designed around a monthly touch point in Mexico City, with continued support through off-site activities.

Regional and Global Network

Unmatched access to Latin America and global network of mentors, corporate partners, financial services industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

Corporate Partners

Collaborate deeply with leading corporates from the FinTech industry to secure customers, projects, and partnerships and to grow your revenue.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions and customized workshops covering all the bases; scaling support in business development, marketing, legal, funding and expansion to name a few.

Peer-learning

Working along with your peers at the program is also extremely valuable, since many companies face similar challenges and barriers.

Perks & Discounts

More than 250,000 USD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, Cisco, F6S and others.

Financial Support

$30,000 USD financial support per team to cover living and transportation expenses. Additional to in-cash support, program partners provide perks and discounts in the value of $250,000.

Coworking Space

Free coworking desk space at the Finnovista Loft for the lead members of your team in Mexico City.

Post Program Support

Continued post-program support far after the 6-month program ends through annual alumni events, deals and tailored introductions.

Investor Access

Direct access to meet the most active venture capitalists and corporates investing in the FinTech industry from around the world.

Tailored Advisory

Over 100 carefully selected mentors from across the financial services industry who provide hands-on support and valuable insights about Mexico and the Latin American market.

Showcase Opportunities

Multiple gatherings and networking events will provide opportunities for startups to showcase their progress throughout the 6 month period in front of corporate partners, investors and press.

We don’t take board seats or preferred shares, and our contracts are simple and transparent. If you have any questions about the Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City please do not hesitate to get in touch: fintechmexico@startupbootcamp.org.

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Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City Team

Christine Chang

Christine Chang

Program Director
Rafael Odreman

Rafael Odreman

Portfolio Development Director
Alexa Zorrilla

Alexa Zorrilla

Operations Manager
Montserrat Bonilla

Montserrat Bonilla

Marketing Manager
Elena Cruz

Elena Cruz

Operations Coordinator
Nektarios Liolios

Nektarios Liolios

Co-Founder
Fermin Bueno

Fermin Bueno

Co-Founder
Andres Fontao

Andres Fontao

Co-Founder

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