The Bridge Accelerator opens registration for fourth cohort of its Binational Supplier Development Program
Businesses looking to become part of the international industrial supply chain and compete for up to $10,000 in seed funding should apply now
EL PASO, Texas — The Bridge Accelerator – Binational Supplier Development Program is looking for large and small companies with at least two years of commercial operation in the Paso del Norte binational region that wish to generate or increase their business history with large manufacturing companies.
Now in its third year, The Bridge Accelerator offers two cohorts per year. Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort are currently open through August 21, 2021. The program begins August 31, 2021. At the end of the Fall 2021 cohort, participating companies will compete for up to $10,000 in seed funding during Demo Day.
Applications are open to all companies with operations in the Paso del Norte Region, including El Paso, Juárez, Chihuahua City and Southern New Mexico, which have been incorporated in Mexico and/or the U.S. for at least two years, have a track record of doing business with large manufacturing companies or maquiladoras and can commit to involve up to three members of its executive staff in this exciting opportunity.
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Selected companies will participate in the Bridge Accelerator for 12 weeks, beginning August 31, 2021. Most sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The program will be delivered virtually, with Fall Demo Day expected to be held in-person. Each module includes the participation of innovative global and local leaders and experts who will share their perspectives and insights over the course of the accelerator program.
The Bridge Accelerator program was created in 2019 by Technology Hub (Juarez) and Pioneers 21 (El Paso) with major support from Microsoft TechSpark, Transtelco, Tecma and the Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development of the State of Chihuahua (SIDE) through Fundación Axcel. Thanks to the generous support of the program’s sponsors, the cost of The Bridge Accelerator has been subsidized by more than 80 percent and participating companies must only pay a $2,500 fee for the entire program, which includes workshops, lectures, networking events, working groups and panels.
If your company is looking for new and innovative ways to become part of the international industrial supply chain, The Bridge Accelerator is a highly specialized program that can help generate business connections and prepare your company to expand its participation as suppliers to large industrial corporations, all while competing for up to $10,000 in investment capital.
The Paso del Norte Borderplex region is growing, and The Bridge Accelerator can help your business expand along with it. According to data from SIDE and COPARMEX, only two percent of suppliers from the region are part of this $39 billion manufacturing supply chain.
Participants will gain an understanding of the unique requirements of the manufacturing industry and bi-national business culture; be able to identify different types of innovation and how it applies to the supply chain; gain an understanding of models of intellectual property protection; be able to articulate a value proposition and define competitive advantages and new go-to market strategies; and develop financial models and identify types and sources of funding.
Themes and topics include:
· Innovation Fundamentals and Tech Trends
· Customer Discovery and Value Proposition Design
· Marketing Strategy (Pitch Deck and Media Kit Preparation)
· Project Management Agile-Scrum
· Quality Systems and Compliance
· Sales and Financial Strategy
· Intellectual Protection and Alliances
· Capital Investment Fundamentals
· Business Model Innovation
For more information, contact Mariana Ramirez at email@example.com; or Laura P. Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 915-321-3121.
About The Bridge Accelerator – Binational Supplier Development Program
The Bridge Accelerator was created with support from Microsoft, Transtelco, Tecma Group, Chihuahua’s
Economic Development Agency through its Regional Innovation and Economic Development Center, City of
El Paso and Desarrollo Económico de Ciudad Juárez A.C., Seisa Medical, Hunt Family Foundation, NMSU’s
Foster Innovation Exchange (FIX), WestStar Bank, High Desert Capital, CIDER, FIDEAPECH, Juárez
Independente, The Borderplex Alliance, Detroit Axle, Fundación Axcel, Novamex, Workforce Solutions and
Desarollo Económica Heroica Ciudad Juárez.