Frequently Asked Questions

WeXchange 2017

What is WeXchange?

When and where will WeXchange 2017 forum take place?

Who can participate in WeXchange 2017

What will be the official language of WeXchange 2017

How can I participate in WeXchange 2017?

How many entrepreneurs per company can participate?

Is this a free event?

How does registration work?



WeXchange 2017

What is WeXchange?

It’s a platform that connects high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean with mentors and investors. Founded in 2013 by the Multilateral Investment Fund, the innovation lab of the IDB Group, WeXchange seeks to unlock the potential of women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean. WeXchange organizes an annual forum, which in only four years has brought together more than 1200 entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and experts from 24 countries.

When and where will WeXchange 2017 forum take place?

In Santiago de Chile, on December 4th and 5th.

Location: IF ITALIA

Who can participate in WeXchange 2017?

  • Women entrepreneurs pioneering innovative businesses with a high technological component and high growth potential, interested in accelerating the growth of their companies.
  • Investors interested in the region.
  • Mentors experienced in advising businesses in the region.
  • Experts in the entrepreneurial world.
  • Socially responsible businesses and institutions that want to jumpstart the creation of a highly innovative production network spearheaded by women.

As an entrepreneur you have the opportunity to:

  • Be selected as a finalist of the Pitch Competition, featuring among the 6 female-led projects with the greatest potential in the region. An international judging panel will choose the region’s most innovative and dynamic entrepreneur.
  • If you win the Pitch Competition, you’ll win a trip to Silicon Valley.
  • Receive personalized and group mentoring to tackle key issues in your company.
  • Network with key individuals in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Attend hands-on training sessions led by international experts and experienced entrepreneurs.

As an investor, mentor, or special guest, you will have access to:

  • Innovative projects with high growth potential.
  • Investment opportunities.
  • The latest trends.
  • The entrepreneurs who will become the region’s next success stories.

What will be the official language of WeXchange 2017?

The official languages of the forum are English and Spanish. Most presentations will be translated into English or Spanish. During mentoring sessions, entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their company in English as well as in Spanish.

How can I participate in WeXchange 2017?

IN-PERSON: register to participate in the forum and start planning your trip to Santiago de Chile on the 4th and 5th of December. All applications will be reviewed by the WeXchange team.

VIRTUALLY: if you cannot travel to Santiago de Chile, you can still follow along online via live streaming or updates on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

How many entrepreneurs per company can participate?

There is no limit to the number of entrepreneurs from a single company who can participate in the forum. However, we suggest that members of the same company participate in the mentoring sessions together.

Is this a free event?

This year WeXchage is a free event. All you have to do is register.

How does the registration work?

Fill out the registration form available at www.wexchange.co, and, if you are approved to participate, you will be automatically registered for WeXchange.