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The ANDE Chapter in Central America & Mexico (CAM) works to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. The chapter leverages ANDE’s global connections in order to strengthen the local network, foster stronger relationships, and encourage collaboration between members. Of the 56 member organizations working in the region, 17 are headquartered in the region. The Chapter focuses on knowledge creating and sharing, networking and collaboration opportunities and trainings as well as learning from other like-minded organizations in the region.
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What we do
Knowledge Creation & Sharing
The chapter has worked in collaboration with others in the network to map entrepreneurial ecosystems across Central America. These snapshots aim to provide members with greater insight into who is doing what and where. Armed with this information members will be better able to partner in order to strengthen each local ecosystem.
State of Impact Investment Sector in Latin America
The CAM Chapter, in partnership with the Brazil Chapter, LAVCA, LGTVP and Universidad de los Andes , is currently conducting a study on the Impact Investment sector in Latin America with deep dives in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. This is possible thanks to the support of various partners across the region.
Global Accelerators Learning Initiative (GALI) in Mexico
With the support of Banamex, the chapter is working to deepen the understanding of startup acceleration in Mexico by recruiting local accelerators to participate in a program led by ANDE and Emory University: the Global Accelerators Learning Initiative (GALI). GALI aims to provide better insight on entrepreneurs’ growth and impact by collecting data on acceleration on more than 10,000 firms globally in the next three years.
Creating Opportunities: Strengthening the Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurs in Mexico
ANDE, in partnership with Value for Women, Fundación Banorte and IPADE, co-lead the study on the challenges and opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Mexico. You can also find a one page flyer on financial inclusion, a directory for Women entrepreneurs in Mexico, case studies and a white paper for policy recommendations.
Events & Meetings
Webinars available for ANDE members:
LEarning Labs & Joint Projects
ANDE, in partnership with Spectron Desarrollo, Promotora Social Mexico, Root Change & Universidad Anahuac del Sur, launched the Global Impact Investment MAP (GIIMAP) for Mexico and Central America in 2012. GIIMAP is a platform that provides a dynamic view of the relationships between ANDE members and the services they provide to SGBs in the region.
Learning Labs: Groups compromised of ANDE members in order to collaborate in a specific sector or area of interest.
One of the main activities of the ANDE CAM chapter is to strengthen capacities of our members and the ecosystem. In previous last years we have facilitated various capacity building opportunities for the sector and actively continue to do so. Some of these training opportunities are:
Who we are
ANDE Members active in Central America and Mexico
Click here to see the map of the ANDE members which are currently active in CAM
Steering Committee: The Steering Committee meets quarterly to discuss key aspects concerning the Chapter's performance and strategy. They provide support to the Chapter’s success and support the operation in various activities. The Operations of the Chapter are led by Katia Dumont and Rosario Uriarte.
Chapter Manager: Katia Dumont
Katia Dumont joined ANDE in 2012. Previously, Katia worked for two years at MTQ Consulting on social and economic development programs in her native El Salvador and the Central American region. While there, she proposed and evaluated a variety of projects focused on economic inclusion for at-risk youth and artisanal fishermen. Katia has an MBA in Creative Enterprises from the Complutense University in Madrid, and has a B.A. in International Affairs and Sociocultural Anthropology from George Washington University.
Chapter Program Coordinator: Rosario Uriarte
Rosario joined ANDE in July 2015 with six years of experience in entrepreneurship, leadership and economic development. Previously, Rosario worked in the Interactive Museum of Economics in Mexico City, where she coordinated an entrepreneurship program focused on innovation. In 2013, she worked at Yo Emprendedor in Costa Rica, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship in Central America. Before that, she was part of AIESEC for six years, an international organization that promotes youth leadership development, where she was National Talent Management Director of in Mexico in 2012. She also has experience in entrepreneurship with children and young people, coordinating the project “My first company”, which was promoted by Autonomous University of Sinaloa in Mexico, where she earned her BA in International Affairs.
Steering Committee Co-Chair: Marcos Mancini
Steering Committee Co-Chair: Peter Loach