Startupbootcamp SCALE FinTech Mexico City

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About the Program

Startupbootcamp Scale is an innovation program for growth stage startups in emerging markets. The program is an addition to the traditional Startupbootcamp program, and will target seed-funded companies that are on the verge to Series A funding looking for a customised approach to help them solve challenges in areas such as business development and expansion.

The first Startupbootcamp Scale program will take place in Mexico City, focusing on FinTech startups from across Latin America. The program has been specifically designed to help scale Fintech companies in Latin America.

Focusing on FinTech companies with validated business models, the program provides intensive business development, growth and marketing assistance, and an opportunity to grow in collaboration with corporates from the financial services industry across Latin America. The program is also designed to support companies building scalable operations that can later raise Series A funding from global investors. Startupbootcamp Scale is backed by a group of top-notch partners including Visa, Fiinlab powered by Gentera, BanRegio, HSBC Mexico, IGNIA, EY Mexico and White & Case.

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

We are looking for a group of 5 FinTech startups from around the world that are seeking to expand in Latin America. The 6-month program will require the startups to be on-site in Mexico City one week once a month in order to take advantage of close support, masterclasses, mentor meetings, and networking events.

Beyond FinTech, the program is also open to growth-stage companies with innovations in AI, big data, RegTech, security, blockchain, and IoT, for example, that can be adapted for finance and insurance customers.

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 03

    Applications close

  • Feb 27 - 28

    Selection Days

  • Mar 26

    Program begins

  • Sep 22

    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 in-person touch point in Mexico, with continued support through off-site activities.

Regional and Global Network

Unmatched access to a LatAm-wide 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 financial services industry to secure customers, projects, and partnerships.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions covering scaling support in business development, marketing, metrics, funding and expansion.

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.

Finnancial Support

30,000 USD in cash per team.

Coworking Space

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

Alumni Growth Program

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.

In return, we ask for 4% equity. 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 program, please do not hesitate to get in touch: fintechmexico@startupbootcamp.org

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City Team

Nektarios Liolios

Nektarios Liolios

Co-Founder & Partner
Fermin Bueno

Fermin Bueno

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Andrés Fontao

Andrés Fontao

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Thiago Paiva

Thiago Paiva

Director Scaling Support
Montserrat Bonilla

Montserrat Bonilla

Marketing and Communications Manager

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