Womxn Lead CDMX
Acceleration and Mentorship from Founders and Experts
ACCELERATE your leadership and early stage venture
CONNECT with founders, executives, and investors
BUILD a network of peers and mentors
This hybrid accelerator is designed to equip women leaders to successfully lead and grow their business through the lens of U.S. entrepreneurship and innovation.
Learn strategies and methodologies employed by successful startups in the U.S.
Develop tactics to effectively assess business opportunities and access U.S. markets.
Demo Day Prize: ~$5,000 USD ($100,000 pesos MXN)
Dates: March 20th – June 1st, 2023
Location: Centraal, 187 Zamora, Mexico City
Commitment: 2-3 hours weekly + Demo Day
To apply, you must:
Identify as a woman (priority will be given to women of color i.e, of Latina, African and/or Indigenous Decent)
Be in the Idea or Early stage of your venture
English Language Learners Welcome!
Though intermediate conversational English is required to participate in the program, the following accommodations will be made for Spanish speakers:
Translated presentations sent before each session
Bi-lingual session presenter to faciliate questions in Spanish
Bi-lingual 1:1 mentor sessions
Ability to present at demo day in Spanish
Be able to attend weekly in-person sessions in Colonia Condesa
Commit to 8 weeks – 1.5 hr sessions, Wednesdays at 6 PM
Commit to 1 hr weekly mentorship (virtual)
In this program there are:
No age limitations
No degree requirements (high school diploma required)
No industry limitations
A CDMX Mentor is an experienced and thoughtful entrepreneur, executive, or startup advisor who is committed to investing their time and expertise to assist in the growth and development of women entrepreneurs in Mexico City, MX.
Throughout the course of the program, CDMX Mentors work one-on-one or with a small group of early stage founders to help them build capacity as business leaders. The CDMX Mentor offers a fresh perspective and an independent point of view, while guiding a process that fosters the growth and educational development of the mentee.
Adriana Tortajada Narváez
Susana Espinosa de los Reyes
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment for this program?
Participants must commit 1.5 hour/week to educational sessions and 1 hour/week to meeting with assigned mentor.
What kind of business do I need to apply?
All industries are welcome to apply, including non-profits. This program is specifically designed for founders that have developed a business concept but have generated minimal or no sales.
What are the session topics covered in this program?
Develop Effective Problem Statements, Aligned Solutions, Understand Your Customer & Market Opportunity, Positioning Your Product in the Market, Designing for Equity, Branding and Marketing Your Business, Grow Your Business and Check Progress with KPIs, and Master Your Pitch & Build an Investor Timeline.
Is this program in-person or virtual?
In Person and Virtual. Weekly sessions are hosted in person at Centraal (187 Zamora, Mexico City). Weekly mentor sessions are hosted virtually.
How much does it cost to participate?
This program is free!
How many founders can participate?
The full team is welcome to participate in weekly sessions however only one founder may participate in mentorship sessions, and should be the same founder each week.
Does my business need to be incorporated to participate?
About 3 Day Startup
3 Day Startup (“3DS”) is an international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas that teaches emerging leaders to leverage entrepreneurial thinking and experience inclusive innovation. Based on each country and community’s needs and opportunities, 3DS tailors their recruitment and training curriculum to ensure equitable learning opportunities for emerging leaders. Over the past 12 years, 3DS programs have developed entrepreneurial capabilities in more than 16,800 young leaders worldwide, resulting in hundreds of companies, $217 million raised by program alumni, and alumni accepted into top-tier global startup accelerator programs like Y-Combinator and Techstars. Our programs and partnerships support student leaders and underrepresented entrepreneurs in creating value and driving impact in their local ecosystems through new business development, job creation, civic engagement, and social innovation.