LATIN AMERICA'S

FIRST EDTECH ACCELERATOR

ABOUT US

WE FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT,

ENHANCEMENT, AND DELIVERY

OF INNOVATIVE AND SCALABLE

EDTECH SOLUTIONS

TecLabs Accelerator is an initiative of Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), lead by its Vice Presidency of Lifelong Learning, the Entrepreneurship Institute Eugenio Garza Lagüera, and TecLabs – its disruptive unit for educational innovation.

TecLabs Accelerator, Latin America’s first edtech accelerator, facilitates the development, enhancement, and delivery of disruptive, scalable, and effective edtech solutions. These, by combining its expertise in educational research methodology and business development; and providing access to, and direct support from, one of the top universities in LATAM and its strategic partners in the region.

TecLabs Accelerator runs two acceleration program for edtech startups: Early Stage (for Pre-Seed edtech startups) and Later Stage (for Seed and /or Pre-Series A edtech startups). We are currently only accepting applicatons for our Later Stage Program.

ABOUT OUR LATER STAGE PROGRAM

SCALE YOUR EDTECH

SOLUTION TO LATAM

 Our 4-month program is designed to help edtech startups drastically improving lifelong learning, optimize their growth, scale geographical  or across vertical in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, and prepare to raise their next funding round.

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WHAT WE

ARE LOOKING FOR?

Edtech startups in a Seed or Pre-Series A stage

Edtech products/services that are at least at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage

Edtech startups with early revenue

Edtech startups with a diverse, capable, and committed team (in terms of skills and backgrounds)

Edtech programs, products, and/or services focus on drastically improving Lifelong Learning

Edtech startups interested in entering the Mexican and Latin American edtech market

Edtech startups open to collaboration/partnership with one of the top educational institutions in Latin American: Tec de Monterrey

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

SELECTION PROCESS

01

ONLINE APPLICATION

Complete our online application via f6s application software platform.

02

FIRST SELECTION

Our expert committee will review every application and select the strongest 50 applicants.

03

VIRTUAL INTERVIEW

Selected applicants will be interviewed by our selection committee, for up to 60 mins, to know more about their edtech innovation, their team, and their story.

04

CIIE 2019

The top 10 shortlisted applicants will be invited, with flight expenses paid, to participate in the Edtech Park and our in-person Pre-Acceleration Bootcamp at the International Congress of Educational Innovation 2019 (CIIE, for its acronym in Spanish). The CIIE is the most important educational innovation event in LATAM, attended by close to 4000 stakeholders, representing 21 countries and 885 organizations across the globe.

05

FINAL DECISION

We will notified the applicants accepted to the program. They have 4 weeks to review and enter an agreement specifying the terms of their participation in the program. The applicants acceptance to the TecLabs Accelerator: Later Stage program is subject to the signature of said agreement.

 

MEET 

OUR 

MENTORS

Juan Pablo Mena
Juan Pablo Mena
CEO / U-Planner
Agustina Irureta
Agustina Irureta
Head of UBA Emprende / Universidad de Buenos Aires
Avi Warshavsky
Avi Warshavsky
CEO / MindCET
Thiago Chaer
Thiago Chaer
CEO / Future Education
Norihisa Wada
Norihisa Wada
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer / EduLab Inc
Michael Golden
Michael Golden
Executive Director / Catalyst @ Penn GSE
Ruben Arias
Ruben Arias
CEO / Kalakai & Ludibuk
Renzo Casapía
Renzo Casapía
Managing Director, Latin America / Cengage
Marlon Souza
Marlon Souza
CEO / Playmove
Leonardo de la Fuente
Leonardo de la Fuente
CEO / Edoome
Juan Francisco Ocaña
Juan Francisco Ocaña
Product and Digital Strategy Director, Spain and Latin America/McGraw Hill Education
J. Eduardo Zambrano
J. Eduardo Zambrano
Spanish marketing manager / edX
Iván Cantú
Iván Cantú
COO / Kuepa
Ezequiel Carlsson
Ezequiel Carlsson
Co-Founder / Wisboo
Yves Lehmann
Yves Lehmann
Co-Founder / ed21
Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin
Director of Global Thought Leadership /Pearson
Sebastian Mackinlay
Sebastian Mackinlay
Co-Founder & COO / Digital House
Sourabh Ahuja
Sourabh Ahuja
Chief Product Officer/ GSVlabs
Mario Chamorro
Mario Chamorro
Senior Regional Manager, Iberoamerica / Coursera
Luis Garza
Luis Garza
CEO & Founder / Kinedu
Douglas E. Lynch
Douglas E. Lynch
Senior Fellow / USC Rossier School of Education
Ash Kaluarachchi
Ash Kaluarachchi
Co-Founder & Managing Director / StartEd

MEET 

OUR 

PARTNERS

Mindcet
Mindcet
USC Rossier EdVentures
USC Rossier EdVentures
Future Education
Future Education
START-UP CHILE
START-UP CHILE
Started
Started
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Ashoka
Ashoka
Catalyst @ Penn GSE
Catalyst @ Penn GSE

Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur,

Tecnológico, 64849

Monterrey, NL 

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