GALI, ANDE's Central America & Mexico chapter, and Citibanamex have partnered to do a deep dive on entrepreneurship and acceleration in Mexico.

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Through this partnership, GALI has collected data from more than 800 early-stage Mexican ventures and partnered with over a dozen accelerator programs in Mexico.

Download the first publication below to learn about the ventures applying to acceleration programs, or explore our accelerator directory to see a list of accelerators headquartered in Mexico, as well as those operating in Latin America & the Caribbean.

Initial insights about entrepreneurship and acceleration in Mexico:

  • Mexican ventures that applied to accelerator programs were primarily early stage, for-profit ventures. Most ventures had not earned revenue in the previous year, and had not raised investment capital.
  • Mexican ventures most often ranked the development of their network and access to mentors as the most important benefit accelerators provide.
  • Ventures led by women were four times less likely to have raised equity, prior to applying to an accelerator program, than ventures with all-male teams.

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Want to get involved?

GALI invites accelerators in Mexico to contribute data through the Entrepreneurship Database Program, led by Emory University. To learn more about how you can partner with GALI and receive insights on your program's impact, fill out this 5-minute questionnaire.

Related Publications

  • Acceleration in Mexico

    Initial Data from Mexican Startups

    May 2017

    With the support of Citibanamex, through Fomento Social Banamex, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in Mexico. This data summary includes information from 461 ventures operating in Mexico, contributed by 21 accelerator programs.