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Tech-Startup Ecosystem in Guadalajara

With the main purpose to share information about the tech startup activity in Guadalajara, Mexico I present a compilation that over time I’ve been gathering which shows a very simple mapping where you will find organizations like:

  • Community Enablers
  • Investors
  • Events
  • Meetups
  • Startups
  • Small business
  • Corporates
  • And more…

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Of course there are other sources that are essential to know in detail the local startup ecosystem movement as Startup Digest and Startup Genome. I just have this desire to share about I have known and experienced about public, private organizations or movements organized by volunteers with the momentum to push a city in the development of technology and entrepreneurship sectors.

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Mink Global
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Startup legal advice in Mexico: Mink Global?

Is a legal firm that offer their services to Mexico and United States focusing in Tech-Startups & Entrepreneurs.

Personally the only legal firm I know in Tijuana, actually in Mexico, that offers services for startups with ICT background and very involved to promote the innovation in business.

Some of their approach are:

  • Legal Informatics
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Entertainment
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Intellectual Property & Corporate Partnering
  • Technology and Knowledge Transfer
  • Consulting
  • Foreign investment, IMMEX & Mexico How

Web: minkglobal.com

Characteristics: Legal services

Address: Centura building, Blvd. Agua Caliente #10611-810 CP 22420. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Contact: info@minkglobal.com +52 (664).608.0005

Facebook: /minkglobal

Project start: August 8th, 2007

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University in Tijuana: UABC

Universidad de Baja California (UABC) is a public state University in Baja California with the principal campus in Ensenada, Mexicali and Tijuana.

With an enrollment of 21, 265 students. The most ICT industry’s highlights is the Center for Engineering and Technology located in Valle de las Palmas, created 4 years ago but dependent of the Tijuana campus.

 

The disadvantage are the majors distributed between the two areas, which decentralizes communication between teachers and students part of the same niche.

Some of the engineers are:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Bio-engineering
  • Semiconductors and Microelectronics Engineering
  • Space Engineering

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Web: citecuvp.tij.uabc.mx

Characteristics: University

Address: Blvd. Universitario #1000. Unidad Valle de las Palmas. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. | Calzada Universidad 14418 Parque Industrial Internacional ZP 22390. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Contact: web@uabc.edu.mx | damejia@uabc.edu.mx | +52 (664).676.8222

Foundation: February 28th, 1957

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Incubator in Tijuana: Mind Hub

MIND (Mexico Innovation and Development) Hub is a collaborative space for development, innovation and creativity for tech entrepreneurs that create products and services, at the same time bringing added value to their communities.

With a 10,000 sq. ft. facility, MIND Hub foster’s 8 startups that offer their services in different industries such as medical, education, business solutions and financial.

Lead by local entrepreneurs MIND Hub is certified by the Mexican Institute for Entrepreneurs (INADEM) as a high impact incubator and a part of Mexico’s national entrepreneur network.

Web: mind-hub.com

Characteristics: Hub, accelerator, incubator.

Address: Suchiate #13, Col. Revolución CP 22015. Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Contact: contact@mind-hub.com / MX: +52 (664).681.3494 / US: +01 (619).900.1164

Twitter: @mindhubtijuana

Facebook: /MexicoinnovationHUB

Project start: 2011

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Bit Center
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Cluster in Tijuana: Bit Center

Bit Center (Baja’s Innovation and Technology Center) or Centro Software de Tijuana, is a project that brings space to freelancers, small, medium business to corporates, from the Information and Communication Technologies (ITC) industry.

With a space of 5,000m2 with a capacity of 800 people. Currently it is at 25% of their capacity with the majority of local project and from BajaCalifornia. It attracts also market from NorthAmerica and Asia, this because the current industries that operates in Tijuana.

Counts with spaces for events like the Startup Weekend Tijuana, also some spaces for the community of Tijuana looking forward to learn computational skills. The spaces depends on the interest from $200dll to $14 the square meter aprox.

This is a project lead by CANIETI in Tijuana.

Web: bitcenter.mx

Characteristics: Cluster, co-working space

Address: Blvd. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz #12415, Fracc. El Paraíso, CP22106. Tijuana, Baja California, México.

Schedule: Lunes a Viernes. 7am a 6pm.

Contact: direccion@bitcenter.mx

Facebook: /BitCenterMexico

Project start: August 2nd, 2010

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In this moment to be a promoter of the entrepreneur ecosystem means to be part of the entrepreneurs.

Participate side to side with entrepreneurs.

To learn, not just reading methodologies, also because you are part of the methodologies. Participate with entrepreneurs to know them, to know the necessities and learn.

As to know your client, and to know them some way you have to understand and live same situations as them.

I believe as promoters, in any industry, must have an active participation and engage directly. We can not be just speakers and stay with the theory definitely should live and experience by yourself.

This has given me the ability to know the needs, problems and motivations of dozens of people I’ve met in the ecosystem of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in Guadalajara.

And I think I’ll never be tire of telling the story of a team that wanted to present their startup in iTuesday, visibility and networking event that brings together about 120 people per month, who I refuse to present in the event. Because their presentation was very lack of details and even spirit. And I was feeling very mad about how not serious they were by they project. Anyway I told them that this lack of effort it would not take them anywhere if they didn’t put their soul on this. Long short story they tock this as a attention call to work harder and have the opportunity to present their project with investors. I felt proud of them.




What it means to be a promoter of the entrepreneur ecosystem?

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Febrero 2013: Eventos de Tecnología, Innovación y Emprendedurismo en ZMG

Programa de Estímulos a la Innovación 2013

El Programa de Estímulos a la Innovación de CONACYT tiene como objetivo incentivar la inversión de las empresas en actividades y proyectos relacionados con la investigación, desarrollo tecnológico e innovación a través del otorgamiento de estímulos [económicos] complementarios.
Convocatoria cierra 28 de Febrero 2013

 

iTuesday

Fecha: Martes 5 de Febrero, 2013
Hora: 7:30PM
Lugar: UP. Calzada Circunvalación Poniente 49 Ciudad Granja, 45010 Zapopan, Jalisco, México (mapa)
Entrada: Sin costo, confirmar asistencia

 

Beer&Code

Fecha: Todos los martes del mes
Hora: 7:00PM
Lugar: Hacker Garage, Vidrio #2188, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (mapa)
Entrada: Sin costo, llegar directamente al lugar

 

Open House

Fecha: Martes 29 de Enero, 2013
Hora: 7:00 PM
Lugar: n/a
Entrada: Sin costo

 

Hackers&Founders

Fecha: Jueves 31 de Enero, 2013
Hora: 7:30PM
Lugar: n/a
Entrada: Sin costo, llegar directamente al lugar



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Enero 2013: Eventos de Tecnología, Innovación y Emprendedurismo en ZMG

Aquí les comparto los eventos del mes sobre videojuegos, startups, networking y programación.

Programa de Estímulos a la Innovación 2013

El Programa de Estímulos a la Innovación de CONACYT tiene como objetivo incentivar la inversión de las empresas en actividades y proyectos relacionados con la investigación, desarrollo tecnológico e innovación a través del otorgamiento de estímulos [económicos] complementarios.
Convocatoria cierra 28 de Febrero 2013

Beer&Code

Fecha: Todos los martes del mes
Hora: 7:00PM
Lugar: Hacker Garage, Vidrio #2188, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (mapa)
Entrada: Sin costo, llegar directamente al lugar

 

Global Game Jam

Fecha: 25 al 27 de Enero, 2013
Hora: sin confirmar
Lugar:  Sede Guadalajara: CUCEI, Blvd. Marcelino García Barragán #1421 | Sede Zapopan: TEC, Av. General Ramón Corona #2514
Entrada: Sin costo, confirmar asistencia con arcelia@globalgamejam.mx

 
 

Curso -Taller: introducción a Linux

Fecha: 12 de Enero al 30 de Marzo, 2013
Hora: n/a
Lugar: Hacker Garage, Vidrio #2188, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (mapa)
Entrada: $3,300

 

Open House

Fecha: Martes 29 de Enero, 2013
Hora: 7:00 PM
Lugar: Centro del Software (mapa)
Entrada: Sin costo, confirmar asistencia

 

Hackers&Founders

Fecha: Jueves 31 de Enero, 2013
Hora: 7:30PM
Lugar: por confirmar
Entrada: Sin costo, llegar directamente al lugar



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