WeXchange organizes an annual forum, which in only five years has brought together more than 1200 entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and experts from 24 countries.
WeXchange offers women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean the opportunity to expand their networks, connect with mentors and investors, and participate in the Pitch Competition, a business competition that gives an award to the most dynamic and innovative entrepreneur in the region.
This sixth edition of WeXchange will be focused on women entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The forum will be held at the Universidad del Pacífico. Lima, Perú. In November 6 and 7.
In 2012, the BID Lab decided to apply a new outlook on gender to all of its operations. Implementing this new perspective, the Early Stage Equity Team decided to take an entrepreneurial approach to the future.
After countless phone calls to entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and other members of the industry, a clear focus for the intervention emerged: women entrepreneurs needed to strengthen their networks.
Armed with over 20 years in the venture capital industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Early Stage Equity Team had the international contacts necessary to make these goals a reality.
Partnering with NXTP Labs and Ellas2, the team developed the concept of WeXchange. Its first edition was held in Miami in 2013.
EmprendeUP the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Universidad del Pacífico promotes, articulates and promuldates all activities related to the development of the business culture in the country, the birth of new business initiatives and the strengthening of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that contributes to the growth of the country and the welfare of society.
To this end, it develops programs and new projects that seek to train entrepreneurs and promote innovation, employment generation, productivity and competitiveness in the country.