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Performance and impact progress metrics allow us to track progress together towards you startup’s goal.

Lean & agile entrepreneurship methodologies provide the framework for our strategy. 

Teamwork and collaborations allow us to accelerate faster.

Francisco Azcúnaga

Francisco has extensive experience in the startup and venture capital ecosystem, with over a decade of experience launching sustainable tech-enabled ventures, investment funds in a variety of verticals such as FinTech, PropTech, ConTech and EdTech.

Frequently Asked Questions

Powertrain Accelerator is different from other programs out there, since ours offers a collaborative approach to venture building, stemming from our DNA as impact startup studio.

Startups that are part of our early-stage program have access to services including  product development, go-to-market & company strategy. This work program is defined and led by founders.

Our Accelerator is an equity-free program for startups paying the full-fee . However, we are actively looking for top percentile startups to partner up with, and are open to reduce the program fee significantly in exchange for equity participation. You can calculate these details during the application process.

Early-stage startups solving big real-world problems, with early market validation, even if pre-launch. Teams with clear leadership skills and strategic capabilities to plough through the challenges and uncertainty startups typically face. We are looking for founders that can achieve significant sustainable and pósitive economic and social impact.

Some areas of focus are:

  • FinTech
  • PropTech
  • ConTech
  • HealthTech
  • FoodTech
  • EdTech

However we invite all startups to apply as we are interested in creating diversity in the cohort and portfolio.

Yes, we definitely can help you. Our program caters really well to founders that have not yet launched a product to market. The focus of our collaboration will be on early market validation and executing your product strategy by creating an MVP during the period. 

These startups can have a great deal of success if the founders have domain expertise and are already working on an early -possibly offline- version of their business model.

We are grouping the participations into a 4-month program. However, we are open to receive applications year round and find a place for you and your startup. 

The program is 100% virtual and can be attended from anywhere in the world. That being, said, we have our doors open for all founders in our offices in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México and encourage them to visit us during the 3-day bootcamp and other sessions.

For us, it doesn’t matter if you have a team or you are a single person looking for co-founders. We are here to help you and your startup. So, this should not be a reason for you to not apply. 

Yes, this is one of our requirements, if you want to take part in our program. 

The content of our program will be in English. We offer our life sessions in Spanish, as well as in English, depending on the applicants. 

The deadline for the program application is the 9th of December. 

Nevertheless, we want you to feel free to apply year round, since we want to help you. 

OUR Mentor Network

It is important to us to give you the opportunity to learn from the best.
Our mentors are professionals in what they do and want to share their knowledge with you.

We have mentors in each of the sectors we offer like in FinTech, Built World as well as in Life Sciences.

Get to know our team.

Pablo alvarez tostado

A versatile professional with specialties in design thinking, scrum, ERP integration, and data analysis. he excels in creative problem-solving and always focuses on solutions.​

Tero Moliis

A multi-talented business advisor, edtech & gamification specialist, keynote & TEDx speaker, and game designer author of “Life is a Sandcastle”.​

alejandra buendía

An innovation ecosystem developer and director of venture café monterrey. with a background in journalism and entrepreneurship, she is a skilled communicator and agile leader. her expertise in innovation management makes her an asset to any organization looking to drive growth and success. ​

Matthew Carli

A versatile professional with expertise in innovation, global business development, startups, and market strategy. He excels in identifying opportunities for growth and expansion, making him a valuable resource for driving business success.​

Guillermo baus

An experienced general manager with expertise in project planning, supply chain management, and logistics. He excels in driving process improvements for increased efficiency and profitability.​

Sara Segundo

An educational entrepreneur with a focus on innovation and prize, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. She is a valuable asset for anyone pursuing educational entrepreneurship​.