“LatAm Startups represented everything I could imagine was possible to achieve. It exceeded my expectations by far. Now, with Global Startups, I’m seeking a broader view, where startups from Latin America and all around the world, especially emerging markets, find a good fit and a community where they continue thriving”Miryam Lazarte, CEO at Global Startups Accelerator
In the fast-paced world of startups and innovation, adaptability and evolution are key to success. The story of LatAm Startups, now rebranded as Global Startups, is a testament to this principle.
Over the last seven years of operation in Toronto, our organization has not only thrived but also build an impact on the Canadian startup ecosystem. With its new global approach, Global Startups is set to continue its journey of fostering innovation and growth, bridging emerging and mature markets delivering operational support and an entrepreneur-friendly environment enabling global growth.
A Glance at the Numbers: 10 Milestones Reached by LatAm Startups
Before delving into the details, let’s take a moment to appreciate the remarkable numbers that define LatAm Startups’ journey:
1. 220+ Startups Supported: Over the years, LatAm Startups has provided crucial support and resources to more than 220 startups, helping them navigate the challenges of scaling their businesses.
2. 30% Women Co-Founders: Championing diversity and inclusion, LatAm Startups has proudly supported startups with women co-founders, contributing to the empowerment of women in the entrepreneurial space.
3. 90 Startups in Acceleration Programs: These startups have had the opportunity to participate in intensive acceleration programs, receiving mentorship, guidance, and access to a global network of experts.
4. 70+ Alumni Companies: The success stories of LatAm Startups’ alumni companies serve as a testament to the effectiveness of their programs.
5. 2 Companies with Valuation $1B+: Two startups (from Brazil and Uruguay) that received support from LatAm Startups have achieved unicorn status, demonstrating the accelerator’s ability to identify and nurture high-potential ventures.
6. $500M Investment Raised: LatAm Startups has played a pivotal role in helping startups secure significant investments, providing them with the financial resources necessary for growth and expansion.
7. 200+ Jobs Created in Canada: The impact of LatAm Startups extends beyond startups themselves, as they have contributed to the creation of over 200 jobs all across Canada.
8. 2,000 Jobs Created Worldwide: Perhaps one of the most impressive statistics is the 2,000 jobs that have been created worldwide.
9. 30+ Countries: Our community spans more than 30 countries across 6 continents.
10. 15 Languages Spoken: LatAm Startups’ diverse and multicultural environment is reflected in the fact that participants and team members collectively speak 15 languages, facilitating global collaboration.
Nurturing Global Innovators
The transition from LatAm to Global was not just a change in name but a strategic shift in focus. By broadening the scope to emerging economies worldwide, Global Startups is embracing a more inclusive approach to fostering innovation. The accelerator’s success stories are a testament to the positive impact this shift has had.
LatAm Startups has been a launchpad for entrepreneurs, offering them not just financial support but also mentorship, access to global networks, and a nurturing ecosystem. This holistic approach has enabled startups to navigate the challenges of scaling their businesses, whether they are in fintech, healthcare, e-commerce, or any other industry.
The accelerator’s dedication to diversity and inclusion is evident in the significant number of women and BIPOC co-founders who have received support. This commitment reflects not only the global trend toward greater gender and race diversity in entrepreneurship, but also the accelerator’s belief in the untapped potential of diverse perspectives.
Global Reach and Impact
The global approach of Global Startups has resulted in the creation of jobs and the generation of substantial economic value. By working with startups from various countries and industries, the accelerator has contributed to the growth of economies worldwide. This ripple effect extends far beyond Toronto, positively impacting communities and regions across the globe.
Furthermore, the two startups that have achieved unicorn status after receiving support from LatAm Startups are shining examples of the accelerator’s ability to identify and nurture high-potential companies. These success stories not only demonstrate the accelerator’s keen eye for innovation but also highlight the potential for startups to scale globally with the right support.
As Global Startups embarks on this new chapter, it does so with a wealth of experience, a global perspective, and a commitment to making a lasting impact on the startup ecosystem. The transition from LatAm to Global is not just a rebranding; it’s a statement of intent. By continuing to support startups from emerging economies worldwide, Global Startups is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of entrepreneurship on a global scale.