Investment Connection Program

A pioneering acceleration program for impact entrepreneurs that will help you develop your business and connect you with investors

Investment Connection Program

A pioneering acceleration program for impact entrepreneurs that will help you develop your business and connect you with investors

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Program description

CENPROMYPE, ASEGUA, Bridge for Billions, and CAPCA have joined forces to increase investment literacy, raise awareness of financing opportunities and provide ongoing structured support for entrepreneurs in the acceleration stage. A stage in which entrepreneurs often lack the entrepreneurial skills and access to social capital necessary to grow their businesses. 

Our acceleration program will train, mentor, and coach 70 impact entrepreneurs, owners of micro, small or medium-sized businesses in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras in the process of growth and/or restructuring.

We are looking for entrepreneurs operating in the Republic of Belize, the Republic of Guatemala, and the Republic of Honduras in order to accelerate the social impact and economic growth of these countries through entrepreneurship.

We are looking for entrepreneurs operating in the Republic of Belize, the Republic of Guatemala, and the Republic of Honduras in order to accelerate the social impact and economic growth of these countries through entrepreneurship.

How do you know if your project has an impact?

Social impact is the change experienced by individuals, groups, or communities as a result of the development of a specific activity, project, program, or policy that affect human conditions in the long term. These changes can be produced directly or indirectly by an intervention.

Something that businesses with positive impact have in common is that they are created to solve a really important problem that affects people’s lives.

What problem does your business project solve?

Why participate?

Step-by-step learning

An active learning program that provides step-by-step discipline and structure as you build, validate, and strengthen your business model.

Personalized mentoring

Support from a personal mentor to ideate, challenge and validate your project as you move forward on key aspects for your business potential.

Global entrepreneurship community

A community of entrepreneurs and mentors with similar goals, to connect and learn about investment and share experiences.

Methodology and structure

A methodology that helps you diverge and converge to make the most important decisions, as well as to visualize your financial projections or your 3-year growth and impact plan.

Access to investment

Through the program, you will have access to training on investment and future financing opportunities.

Flexibility and accessibility

Our program is fully online and 100% flexible. Work from wherever you want, choosing the time that best suits you to move forward.

Be part of the change and lead the future

Connect with like-minded profiles and work with courageous people who are working on some of the country's biggest challenges and opportunities.

Additional resources

10 workshops given by ASEGUA on sales strategy, marketing, legal, accounting, finance, and pitch preparation as well as access to a final pitch session in front of investors given by CAPCA, and more!

The program is perfect for you if:

Whether you have a validated MVP, want to make changes to the way your business operates, or are already selling your product or service but haven’t found a sustainable model, this program is for you! 

*The selection criteria for the Investor Summit and Demo Day will be tied to the scope and social impact of your project, potential expansion, viability of your business and commitment to the program.

Apply before

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June 14th 2022

Program’s timeline

Until June 14th
Until June 14th

Submit your application to apply to the program

Tell us more about you and your impactful venture by submitting your application below. Our team will evaluate the applications of the entrepreneurs who apply to the program.

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Late June
Late June

Final selection process

We will review the completed applications and select 70 participants for this first edition of the program. We hope to have equal participation of men and women.

Late June
Late June

Join the onboarding session

If selected, you will participate in an information session to welcome you to the entrepreneurship program. In this session we will cover the role of program participants, the use of business tools and more.

July
July

Choose your mentor

Go through the matching process, meet mentors from the Bridge for Billions global community and select who you want to work with. Once you have met several mentors, you will both submit your rankings to let us know who you want to work with and we will make the best teams. 

August - November (exact days TBD)
August - November (exact days TBD)

Incubation Phase

Start the online experience with personalized mentoring sessions, work tools and structured development. You will have 4 months to complete the entrepreneurship program and develop your validated business plan.

You will also enjoy workshops (on sales, marketing, legal, finance, pitch preparation...) and group sessions with the other entrepreneurs in the program provided by Bridge for Billions and ASEGUA.

In November
In November

Investors Summit and Demo Day

We will select 20 of the 70 projects to train them in pitching and to attend our Investment Summit. The program will end with a Demo Day given by CAPCA where entrepreneurs will be able to participate in a "speedating" session, a space where they will be able to learn about and pitch their business project in front of angel investors.

*The selection criteria for the Investor Summit and Demo Day will be tied to the scope and social impact of your project, potential expansion, viability of your business and commitment to the program.

Our methodology

The Bridge for Billions methodology is based on the development or restructuring of a business plan while you, as an entrepreneur, are surrounded by a supportive community. Our 100% online business modules will allow you to experiment, research and document your ideas step by step so that at the end of the program they can have a validated business plan. At the same time, you will receive the support of your personalized mentor and a team of entrepreneurship experts who will accompany you on a weekly basis throughout the program.

Thanks to our partners in this program and in order to increase the quality of entrepreneurial training in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, we also provide investment readiness workshops, additional resources, networking events, and much more!

Are you ready?

Frequently Asked Questions

The more time you are able to dedicate, the better the results you will get. We have structured the program so that you can complete all the activities in 6-8 hours a week, including a one-hour video call with your mentor and participation in the workshops. If you cannot commit to at least 6 hours a week for 4-5 months, this may not be the program for you.

Nothing! This is a free program funded by Cenpromype.

You must be able to use a laptop or desktop computer (not a tablet or cell phone) and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. We expect you to have a powerful and reliable Internet connection both for your weekly review on the platform and to participate in the calls with your mentor via videocalls.

Of course! Our program is made to collaborate with your entire team. You can easily invite your teammates to join your project and collaborate seamlessly in its development.

You can work at the same time as a teammate, but keep in mind, however, that our platform does not allow live collaboration like with Google Docs – you will only see a teammate’s edits after refreshing the page and you must be careful not to “override” each other’s entries.

We hope our reputation speaks for itself in this matter. We treat your application and program data as confidential information. They are protected by our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy, and your mentor will also sign a Mentoring Agreement that includes a confidentiality clause.

Your mentor is your guide throughout the program, someone who understands the ins and outs of your business. Week after week, your mentor will help you validate your strategy and design your growth plan. Mentors support you inside the platform and meet with you once a week outside the platform (usually via video calls).

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