Why Mexico Is an ‘Undiscovered Opportunity’ for Entrepreneurs

January 20, 2015

1/15/2015 Inc.Magazine

businessIt was 2008 when Paul Ahlstrom from Alta Ventures chose Mexico as the next big opportunity to create and promote a venture capital industry. It’s been a long time since then. I was able to visit Monterrey, Mexico a couple months back and see a growing startup ecosystem in Mexico that was starting to become noticed. Here’s a brief overview of the last six years, during which Mexico developed into an operational entrepreneurship ecosystem and one of the best options for the entrepreneurs in Latin America.

For a long time the roadmap to success for anyone in Mexico was; go to a private university and get a job in a big company, climb your way up, and end up having a great and secure job. This has changed so radically that today we find that recently graduated engineers are looking to create a startups instead of accepting a job offer in the U.S. In a short time there has been the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that’s growing in every aspect: startups, funding and education. Recent statistics for Mexico show that:

  • Each year approximately 118,000 engineers graduate from college
  • 80 universities are focusing on engineering as their main area of knowledge
  • There are 45 venture capital funds
  • There are 100 accelerators and 20 incubators
  • 6.3% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 own their company.

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Map that shows economic ties between Mexico and the U.S.

May 22, 2014


Secretaria de Economia, 05/21/14

Did you know that  6 million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Mexico?

Find out more about the economic ties between Mexico and the U.S. on this map

The man from MIT: The brain behind President Peña’s bold economic reforms

March 21, 2014

PENA NIETO-OSCAR NARANJOThe Economist, 03/21/14,

TAKE the lift down from Luis Videgaray’s office in the National Palace and you enter a portrait gallery of past finance ministers stretching back to the 19th century. Mr Videgaray runs through the latest ones, pointing out, with a hint of rivalry, where they got their economics doctorates.

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New Poll on Attitudes Toward Energy in Mexico

September 20, 2013

Vianovo today released a new poll on Mexico energy reforms. In partnership with them we’ve highlighted some of the results in our latest info-graphic.

Read the press release here.

Vianovo Poll on Energy in Mexico

Vianovo Poll on Energy in Mexico

Did You Know: Mexico ranks 6th in the world in shale gas reserves

August 28, 2013

Shale Gas

Did You Know ?… Mexico has more shale oil reserves than Pakistan & Canada

August 14, 2013

Check out our latest Info graphic using data from the EIA.Shale Oil 2

Did You Know: 4 Reasons Why Mexico Is Becoming A Global Manufacturing Power

July 2, 2013

4 Reasons Why Mexico A Global Manufacturing Power

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