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WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition 2024 for women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition. WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition seeks to identify the most innovative and dynamic STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean to connect them with potential funding opportunities.

Requirements

  • Startups with at least one woman in the founding or leadership team (C-suite).
  • Startups that are actively raising capital from seed rounds to series A/B or planning an investment round within the next 4 months from the start of the call for applications
  • Startups with a high technological component or where Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are key pieces, to includes sectors such as fintech, edtech, agtech, healthtech, biotech, e-commerce, transportation/mobility, logistics, digital security, cleantech, tourism, SaaS for SMEs, among others.
  • Legally incorporated startups with headquarters and operations in at least one country in Latin America or the Caribbean.
  • Startups with highly scalable business models at a regional/global level and high potential for social and/or environmental impact.
  • Founders who have not been selected as finalists in the last four editions, unless they apply with a new company.

Benefits

As a selected participant of this call you will be able to travel to Buenos Aires and present your business to investors and key players in the innovation ecosystem of Latin America and the Caribbean on October 31 and November 1, 2024, during the IDB Lab Forum, the IDB Group’s innovation event.

  • As a selected participant of this call you will be able to receive visibility, press and dissemination opportunities for your company.
  • As a selected participant of this call you will receive support to connect with venture capital investors.

Timeline:

Application period: May 22nd to June 30th, 2024. Applications will be submitted via Google forms.*Only applications that meet all requirements will be evaluated.

  • Selection process: The applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The announcement of the selected companies will be communicated via email no later than September 15. *IDB Lab reserves the right to request additional information, including the ability to request video-call interviews.
  • *Dates and times are subject to change without notice.
  • IDB Lab Forum 2024October 31st and November 1st, 2024. The woman entrepreneur / C-suite director of the company will pitch to regional investors and ecosystem players. The representative of each company must be available to travel within four days before and after the date of the event.*It is the responsibility of each selected participant to comply with the immigration and health requirements to travel to Argentina. IDB Lab will not be able to provide support with visa procedures.

More Info: WeXchange Women STEMpreneurs Competition

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