We focus on working with entrepreneurs and stakeholders who are rooted in their community and directly impacted by the problem they are trying to solve. Part of our methodology is to get early stage entrepreneurs to engage in other ecosystems so that their companies can scale faster internationally.
Based in Oakland, CA we have been developing entrepreneurs and technologists in our community since 2002. We provide software and business development trainings, bootcamps, incubation and acceleration of software startups. We have developed a methodology to scale sales and be venture capital ready quicker. In Oakland have provided soft landing for companies from Arizona, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Jamaica, Venezuela, [buildathon photos]
In southern chile 700 km outside of the hub of Santiago we have been able to reduce the amount of time it takes for an entrepreneur to receive funding by 3 years. We have been working in Araucanía since 2012 and have worked with over 5,000 entrepreneurs and we have a healthy pipeline of high impact software companies and renewable energy projects. [photos proyecto]
We have developed relationships with stakeholders in the ecosystem of Medellín, Colombia so that our portfolio companies can get access to talent and markets. We lower the cost of talent acquisition by providing a softlanding and creating a network of stakeholders: chambers of commerce, universities, private companies and public institutions.
Kingston, Jamaica is our hub the English-speaking Caribbean. We worked with multilateral institutions and angel investor networks to lower the barriers for entrepreneurs to access capital and international markets. We have provided direct support and capital investment to companies in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Granada, Martinique, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Montserrat.