The Startup Programs is our flagship three-phase program designed for international startups entering the North American market.

The Startup Visa Program included in Phase 3: Acceleration. Information in Portuguese

AAAAAAA

AAAAALas

Last program of the year starts in September 2022.


Phase I: Market Validation

This is the first of three phases supporting your international startup establish in North America and connect with the ecosystem.

The Market Validation Phase is specially designed for companies expanding globally and having a market entry strategy starting in North America.

forest

This phase of the program helps companies to evaluate:

  • Legal framework to establish a company in Canada
  • Immigration process for co-founders and employees
  • Customer discovery in North America
  • Marketing in North America
  • Network and connect with partners and other allies
  • International Business Plan
  • Financial forecast in North America
  • Angel Investment forecast

Criteria

These are the basic criteria to be eligible for the Market Validation Phase.

  • Technology company with intellectual property (IP)
  • Financially stable
  • Coachable team
  • Willing to re-locate in Canada
  • All founders must have a business level of English proficiency

An interview with the LatAm Startups team will then be conducted to determine your participation in the program.

Cost of the Program

LatAm Startups accepts companies in this phase with a monthly cost of USD 2,500 up to 5 co-founders. Under COVID-19 restrictions, this phase is being delivered online. Minimum commitment 1 month.

Deliverables

checklist with one item marked

A group of professionals from LatAm Startups will provide a diagnosis of the company at the end of the first month of the phase.

Our mentors designated for this phase are in charge of approving companies for Phase II: Market Entry.


Phase II: Market Entry

globe with a magnifying glass around it

The Market Entry Phase is designed for companies that have already validated market. Companies should be launching in Canada as a point of entry to the North American market.


This phase of the program offers:

  • Focus groups to further validate with potential customers
  • Pitch sales decks and practice
  • Community building
  • Sales and negotiation
  • Complete International Business Plan
  • Selection of other complementary programs
  • Grants and investment plan
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Launching of a Canadian corporation

Criteria

These are the basic criteria to be eligible for the Market Entry Phase:

  • Phase I: Market Validation completed
  • Technology company with intellectual property (IP)
  • Financially stable
  • Coachable team
  • Willing to re-locate in Canada
  • All founders must have a business level of English proficiency


An interview with the LatAm Startups team will then be conducted to determine your participation in this phase.

Cost of the Program

handshake

LatAm Startups accepts companies in this phase with a monthly cost of USD 2,500 up to 5 co-founders. There is a minimum commitment 2 months.


Under restrictions of COVID-19 this phase is being delivered online.

Deliverables

Startups are expected to deliver a complete International Business Plan, focus groups, one pager, and sales deck for the North American market by the end of the program.


Upon mentor approval at the end of this phase, companies become eligible for Phase III: Acceleration (Startup Visa Program).


Phase III: Acceleration (Startup Visa)

finger sliding and accelerating

Companies accepted into our Acceleration Phase should have already validated market and have a clear market entry strategy. In this stage we expect companies to be increasing revenue and funding in North America.


This phase of the program offers:

  • Startup Visa Program acceptance
  • Talent acquisition and team building
  • Investment pitch decks
  • Meetings with investors
  • Event management and community growth
  • Grant and loan applications
  • Accounting and corporate taxes
  • Company valuation
  • Sales growth

Criteria

These are the basic criteria to be eligible for the Acceleration Phase:

  • Phase I: Market Validation and Phase II: Market Entry completed
  • Technology company with intellectual property (IP)
  • Financially stable
  • Coachable team
  • Willing to re-locate in Canada
  • All founders must have a business level of English proficiency
  • Completed International Business Plan

An interview with the Board of Directors of LatAm Startups will be conducted to determine your participation in this phase.

Cost of the Program

two people sitting across a contract

The cost of this phase is USD 9,500. The phase lasts 6 months plus 1 year of monitoring for up to 5 co-founders of the same company.

This phase can run in-person, hybrid or online depending on government restrictions under Covid-19.

Cohorts

Latam Startups accepts companies in cohorts.

  • January
  • June
  • October

Deliverables

Lunch with investors, investment pitch deck, supporting letter Startup Visa Program, sales projection, marketing strategy and advice in the creation of customized events.

Still have questions about our programs? Visit our FAQs.

Still have questions about our programs?
Visit our FAQs.