MECATE 2017

MECATE aims to identify public entrepreneurship projects around the world that are transforming the way education services are delivered.

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We have received some emails and comments concerning technical failures of the Socialab Platform.

If you are experimenting issues with the platform, you can apply directly with us.

As an offline alternative you can download the following form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/98tsbee6pi3ngaf/MECATE%202017%20Application%20Form-3.docx?dl=0 

Fill the form and send the document to betty.huerta@itesm.mx before April 25th at 23:59:59 hrs (GMT-5).

It will be considered as any other application and won’t affect your evaluation.

Trough an open call, we will identify six initiatives that aim to expand their project to Mexico.


 

Prize

The initiatives that succesfully fill the application, the interviews and the pre-work, will have a full paid week in Mexico, where we will enable available resources to help them consolidate a plan to launch a four-month pilot in the country.

At the end of the program, those initiatives that are successful on delivering a detail and viable strategy, will receive assistance to implement their initiative in an education institution in Mexico during 2018.

The Laboratory for Entrepreneurship and Transformation will provide assistance to implement a pilot test during 2018 for a period of four months. The details of the support granted (to be defined during the second semester of 2017) might include:

•Flight tickets

•Support for technological development

•Link to private, public and social sector representatives to enhance the pilot

•Human capital in the form of a team of students working for the Project

•Guidance on diverse topics by Tecnologico de Monterrey faculty.

Stages

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the 3rd generation of MECATE.

This is the first step to join a unique program that gathers entrepreneurs  from around the world.

This application closes on April 25th at 23:59:59 hrs (GMT-5).

Any doubts please contact us, we’ll be glad to help.

 

The following application form consists of three blocks:

1. Individual and Team information
2. Project information
3. Expansion to Mexico
4. Additional materials

Please take your time to complete all the fields.

We are interested in having a comprehensive knowledge about you, although we are not expecting very long answers.

Please note that all the information should be completed in English.

1
APPLICATION

Ends 29 de Apr, 2017

From April 26th to 28th the Evaluation Committee will select 10 to 15 teams that will move on to the next stage.

a. On May 4th, these candidates should make themselves available for an on-line interview with the organizers.

b. The interview consists of:

1) 2 minute presentation of the team;

2) 3 minute pitch of the project

3) 5 minute exposition of interests and plan to expand to Mexico

4) 5 minute Q&As.

2
INTERVIEWS

Ends 04 de May, 2017

From May 22nd to June 30th , the six initiatives that are selected to come to Mexico will go through a stage called “Pre-work” which is intended to ensure that the week spent in Mexico is highly productive.

During pre-work:

MECATE staff will:

•Provide more information on the education sector in Mexico.

•Assess the mentorship needs of each Project.

Participants will:

•Have the opportunity to exchange ideas between initiatives.

•Have the opportunity to ask for feedback, opinions or clarifications from the staff and/or mentors.

•Be asked to refine the scope of the pilot to be launched.

•Provide a list of technological needs, if any.

•Provide a list of their interest on specific potential partners for the Project.

These interactions will continue to happen through the main platform (Socialab).

3
PREPARATION STAGE

Ends 30 de Jun, 2017

During the week of the MECATE event, the teams will receive support in order to strengthen their projects and strategically plan how to implement them in the country.

Mentors, developers, experts in the political/public field, among others, will be part of the MECATE community engaged with the initiatives. At the end of the week, the projects that prove to qualify for implementation, will be connected to the private and public entities that will help them execute a 4-month pilot test in Mexico (particularly in Guadalajara) during 2018.

The criteria to evaluate if initiatives will receive support to run the pilot will be fully defined on May 22nd, but some guidelines to be considered are:

•Number of partnerships acquired during the week

•Demonstration of a viable and sustainable model for the Mexican market

•Progress in the engagement with policy makers or local authorities.

•Clarity on the scope and needs to run the pilot.

4
MECATE 2017

Ends 14 de Jul, 2017

Stages

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the 3rd generation of MECATE.

This is the first step to join a unique program that gathers entrepreneurs  from around the world.

This application closes on April 25th at 23:59:59 hrs (GMT-5).

Any doubts please contact us, we’ll be glad to help.

 

The following application form consists of three blocks:

1. Individual and Team information
2. Project information
3. Expansion to Mexico
4. Additional materials

Please take your time to complete all the fields.

We are interested in having a comprehensive knowledge about you, although we are not expecting very long answers.

Please note that all the information should be completed in English.

1
APPLICATION

Ends 29 de Apr, 2017

From April 26th to 28th the Evaluation Committee will select 10 to 15 teams that will move on to the next stage.

a. On May 4th, these candidates should make themselves available for an on-line interview with the organizers.

b. The interview consists of:

1) 2 minute presentation of the team;

2) 3 minute pitch of the project

3) 5 minute exposition of interests and plan to expand to Mexico

4) 5 minute Q&As.

2
INTERVIEWS

Ends 04 de May, 2017

From May 22nd to June 30th , the six initiatives that are selected to come to Mexico will go through a stage called “Pre-work” which is intended to ensure that the week spent in Mexico is highly productive.

During pre-work:

MECATE staff will:

•Provide more information on the education sector in Mexico.

•Assess the mentorship needs of each Project.

Participants will:

•Have the opportunity to exchange ideas between initiatives.

•Have the opportunity to ask for feedback, opinions or clarifications from the staff and/or mentors.

•Be asked to refine the scope of the pilot to be launched.

•Provide a list of technological needs, if any.

•Provide a list of their interest on specific potential partners for the Project.

These interactions will continue to happen through the main platform (Socialab).

3
PREPARATION STAGE

Ends 30 de Jun, 2017

During the week of the MECATE event, the teams will receive support in order to strengthen their projects and strategically plan how to implement them in the country.

Mentors, developers, experts in the political/public field, among others, will be part of the MECATE community engaged with the initiatives. At the end of the week, the projects that prove to qualify for implementation, will be connected to the private and public entities that will help them execute a 4-month pilot test in Mexico (particularly in Guadalajara) during 2018.

The criteria to evaluate if initiatives will receive support to run the pilot will be fully defined on May 22nd, but some guidelines to be considered are:

•Number of partnerships acquired during the week

•Demonstration of a viable and sustainable model for the Mexican market

•Progress in the engagement with policy makers or local authorities.

•Clarity on the scope and needs to run the pilot.

4
MECATE 2017

Ends 14 de Jul, 2017