Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The EGADE Business School Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will bring students, entrepreneurs, corporations and investors together in an ecosystem that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship and generates important, complex knowledge.
We hope to have a strong impact on Mexico and Latin America’s economic development through business growth, by attracting innovative startup projects and established corporations and linking them to investors and venture capitalists who can bring about financial returns. We also help entrepreneurs and large businesses to process public financial support for innovation projects. We support developed technologies in applied research centers, and we are a catalyst and transmitter of entrepreneurial knowhow and experience for EGADE Business School students.
We firmly believe that Mexico’s potential for reaching new competitive indices lies in innovation. That is why we foster mechanisms that commit each of the entrepreneurial ecosystem players to a unique collaborative dynamic with high value added in Mexico. Students, mentors, investors, corporations, the government, startups, schools, and other organizations take an active part in creating value for entrepreneurs from their perspective through access to capital, networking, and knowhow.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will reach these goals through several high-impact projects and initiatives:
Monthly networking meetings through the Monterrey Investment Network, introducing startups/scale-ups to investors, corporations, and students.
Integration of a network of allied corporations that support innovative projects.
Student involvement in startups/scale-ups, as “entrepreneurs in residence,” to strengthen their growth.
Lectures, panels, and workshops on private capital, corporate venture capital, innovation, intrapreneurship, and other topics related to entrepreneurial development.
Creation of private-capital-fund-generating programs.
Providing forums for large corporations to share their needs with the entrepreneurial community, to seek creative solutions to their technological needs and new markets to bring the creativity and dynamism of startups together with technological and marketing road maps in large companies.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Corporate Venture Capital
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship within its ecosystem, maintains links with entities to support the entrepreneur through:
Mentors and Investors
Corporate and Government
Leadership & team
Dr. Félix Cárdenas del Castillo
Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
+52 (81) 8625 6183
Celina Garza Sánchez
Operations and Logistics
+52 (81) 8625 6311
Javier Gómez Bárcena
Link for Ecosystem Students and Communities
+52 (81) 8625 6187
Jesús Emmanuel Carrillo Gallegos
Corporate Network of Innovative Companies
+52 (81) 8625 6285