Mexico
27 July 2018

What Is Startup Hub? Our New Collaboration With Facebook Mexico to Create Positive Change

On July 13th, we launched the Startup Hub in collaboration with Facebook Mexico.

 

What does this mean? What is Startup Hub?

 

The goal of StartHub is to contribute to the reduction of the existing skills gap in the digital economy. The program supports organizations that apply digital tools to help and develop more well-informed communities, skills in digital economy, and the use of data for the common good. 

 

Education for Talent and Data for Good

 

On May 3rd, we opened the application season for Startup Hub Mexico. Education for Talent and Data for Good were the two main branches of the selection of startups in the program. The first one is related to train talent for the new digital economy and to connect startups with talented people who could become their future coworkers.

 

Data for Good aims to implement new technology and work alongside partners to generate more productive outcomes for communities. In addition, startups get to integrate Facebook solutions to strengthen their business model.

 

Startups selected will have benefits such as a tailor-made 16-week sprint program coordinated by MassChallenge. During this period, startups will get orientation from mentors, speakers, and workshops. In case startups need to improve their core business, this program helps them find the best solution.

 

They will also have access to “Facebook for developers”, a specialized tool designed by Facebook that helps startups to adapt their services in this social media. 

 

This year, we are featuring 9 startups in this program. Check the awesome projects below:

 

Bancompara

Provides information to secure the best mortgage for each customer and execute mortgage process on behalf of the costumer.

 

Platzi

Offers online education on demand in Spanish using a course methodology and community centered process.

 

Fáctico Supercívicos App

Provides a citizen journalism video app that crowdsources data about public infrastructure and public services issues in Latin American cities.

 

Listopro

Helps companies hire vetted sales talents faster, while training candidates and increasing their likelihood of getting a job. They leverage a digital platform that connects the best vetted candidates with companies.

 

Blooders

Helps people in urgency to find blood donors easily. The hospitals can have access to the potential blood donors and book an appointment for donating in less time and with a better experience. 

 

Cívica Digital

Helps governments enable digital services and automate citizen support information through messaging apps. They strive to simplify and optimize processes for getting basic information on services and procedures.

 

Reto

Helps students study for any exam or academic certifications with the best methodology of study to practice and learn through a digital platform. 

 

Nenemi

Offers tourist solutions designed for Chinese speakers and visitors to discover activities and attractions wherever they travel in México. They can explore and book destination services at the best prices. 

 

Inmensity

Offers seminars and courses with world class leaders. Having two options like event tickets and online tickets; license live streaming events for companies who value their human resources and want to train and equip their staff members. 

 

 

Stay tuned to learn more about the startups and their way through Facebook + MassChallenge MX Startup Hub!

Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.