Campus Tec Acceleration Program

The Campus Tec Accelerator is a mentoring program that consists of weekly meetings for a period of 3 months during which a business can grow and receive the support of Campus Tec. Although there is a standard curriculum, the program is flexible depending on the needs of each entrepreneur and business.

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Because it is part of Campus Tec the accelerator is exclusively for tech businesses- software, hardware, applications, virtual reality and videogames, e commerces, social projects that incorporate technology, etc. We work with a range of clients from those who are starting with an idea to businesses that have been selling their products for five years.

Possible sessions include:

  • Creating a Product
  • Analyzing the Competition
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Looking for New Niches
  • Analyzing the International Market
  • How to Expand Internationally
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Strategy
  • Fundraising and Investment
  • Preparing for Competitions
  • UX/UI Design Flow
  • Managing Projects and
  • Leading a Team
  • Hiring employees and Creating a Culture for your Business

Materials of Study:

  • The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs use Lean Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses By Eric Reiss
  • From Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Invent the Future by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
  • Videos from the “How to Start a Startup” Series by Y Combinator

The coordinator of the program is Madeline Lusk, a fellow with Princeton in Latin America. She is from San Francisco and attended school in New York in addition to living and studying in Spain and Argentina. She has also completed studies with the INCAE Business Acceleration Program.

Madeline has experience in incubation and acceleration of businesses internationally, but if the business needs support en themes such as engineering, accounting, or law Tec can connect participants with experts. In addition to the accelerator, she is charge of teaching English courses for Tec entrepreneurs and planning conferences about key themes in entrepreneurship like raising money and developing products to provide opportunities for learning and networking.

Participating in the program costs 1200 quetzales (400 queztales/month) for members of Tec. The first meeting is free. To join the Accelerator, apply here or write to Madeline Lusk, aceleradora@tec.gt for more information.