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
P2P & Marketplace Lending
Personal Financial Management
Enterprise Financial Management
Blockchain & Crypto-currencies
Wealth Mgmt & Robo-advisors
Identity & Authentication
Feb 27 - 28
Why join the 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.
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.
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.
30,000 USD in cash per team.
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.
Direct access to meet the most active venture capitalists and corporates investing in the FinTech industry from around the world.
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.
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.