The first edition achieved that 31 technology-based startups, which belong to Balero's portfolio, knew each other and exchanged knowledge and contacts both among themselves and with the rest of the community made up of mentors and investors. During the convention there were panels dealing with topics such as corporate sales and the presence of Latino projects in Silicon Valley, where incubation and acceleration programs are offered to technology-based companies. The event counted on the testimonies of Ali Guarneros, a Mexican aerospace engineer working at NASA, and Darlene Bryant, director of Global SF, an entity of the San Francisco government dedicated to linking and generating business opportunities between San Francisco and the outside.
Balero is proud to work with Latin SF and Runway to host this year’s Investors Day. This half day event featured the top 6 investment opportunities from Balero’s startup portfolio and was an opportunity to network with established VC funds from Mexico. The startups featured were hand-selected out of a portfolio of 25 startups due to their unique characteristics and potential in the areas of growth, team valuations, and traction.
Ten technology-based companies, including six born in Jalisco, will begin incubation and pre-acceleration programs starting this week, with the objective of receiving training with mentors from the famous Silicon Valley technology ecosystem, and then, attracting resources from investors. from that region.
Ángel Bañuelos, president and co-founder of Balero, the accelerator of new companies that heads these programs, said his company will connect with Silicon Valley to 27 new companies, the vast majority of Jalisco.
With the aim of supporting and accelerating 15 new technology-based startups, the accelerator Balero and its business and government partners opened the call for the second generation of "100 startups", a project that seeks to create a similar number of companies of technological base in Jalisco.
The call, open until June 13, seeks "technology-based startups that are solving global problems and have international ambition," said Ángel Bañuelos, CEO of Balero
From Silicon Valley of San Jose California, the firm GSVLabs announced that it will install an incubator for startups in the Barracks of Ciudad Creativa Digital in Guadalajara. For this, it will disburse an investment of five million dollars. The incubator will be built in the old military installations in the Historic Center of the capital of Jalisco.
The business facilitator Balero, led by Ángel Bañuelos, will be responsible for managing the GSVLabs incubator as part of the collaboration agreement signed in mid-2016 with the Silicon Valley accelerator. The objective will be that each quarter incubate 10 to 15 startups.
The promoter of young entrepreneurs Balero, enabled a new free platform to all Mexico to boost the growth of startups and detect those with the potential to invest in them and take them to an acceleration process to Silicon Valley.
The idea is to digitally gather the key players of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem that a startup needs to be successful, in this way the startuplinks.mx platform aims to provide Mexican entrepreneurs with access to foreign capital, particularly from established companies. in Silicon Valley.