Posted inChile

Start-Up Chile announces 15 startups for 2020 Growth accelerator

Contxto – StartUp Chile announced its first generation of companies for its “Growth” accelerator. Launched in July of this year, the program aims to help more mature startups in Chile scale.  Besides mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the 12-month acceleration, selected startups are eligible to raise up to CLP$60 million (~US$77,000) in funding. For its […]

Posted inEvents

WeXchange wants startups founded by Women STEMpreneurs to accelerate via their innovation lab

Contxto – According to an infographic published by WomenWhoTech, “86 percent of venture-funded businesses have zero women in management positions.” If this stat doesn’t make you cringe, I don’t know what will.  One way to have more female leadership is not necessarily to wait for other companies to get their act together, but to give […]

Posted inBrazil

Oico raises US$1.5 million to rebuild construction materials market, enters Y Combinator

Contxto – Where there’s a disjointed industry, there’s a business opportunity. And for Brazilian entrepreneurs, Pedro Dellagnelo and Pedro Rocha, the construction materials market still had a big brick and mortar approach in need of updating. And amidst the pandemic, they launched their marketplace Oico and with four months of operating, it’s already closed an […]

Posted inMexico

Facebook and MassChallenge Mexico want startups that add connectivity to Latin America

Contxto – Even as you read this, you’re benefited by the force that is the internet. Nonetheless, it’s a benefit to which not everyone in Latin America has access. To deal with this problem, Facebook and MassChallenge Mexico are joining forces to launch, “Connectivity,” a new accelerator for companies creating solutions to ease internet access. […]