AFTER COMPLETING THE BRIDGE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM, OUR ALUMNI COMPANIES JOIN THE BINATIONAL FOUNDERS NETWORK (BFN). A LIFELONG PEER MENTORSHIP AND SUPPORT NETWORK IN EL PASO, TEXAS; CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO; AND THE PASO DEL NORTE REGION, THE BFN FACILITATES LONG-TERM PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AND PROVIDES PROMOTION THROUGH A MARKETING PARTNERSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY HUB.
The Bridge Accelerator is a binational training program designed for existing small to medium-sized supplier companies in the El Paso-Juarez region on the U.S.-Mexico border. We work intensively with our participants for 12 weeks, helping them grow their skill sets and produce a refined pitch for investors. Each cohort program culminates in Demo Day, where the companies present their pitches to regional manufacturing executives and production leaders.
But the Bridge doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and our Binational Founders Network of alumni companies continue to support our entrepreneurs as they navigate the journey to success.
About The Bridge Accelerator
What we do?
#TheBridgeAcceleratorProgram was created with the goal of expanding connections between local supplier companies and manufacturers/maquiladoras in the Paso del Norte region. The Juarez – El Paso region has one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing output in North America. However, according to data from SIDE and #COPARMEX, only 2% of current suppliers contributing to the region’s $39 billion USD manufacturing supply chain are locally based. We view this as a unique opportunity to create economic and collaborative growth through connecting and developing local talent with larger regional manufacturers.
Including figures from last year’s cohort up through the first quarter of 2020, The Bridge Accelerator’s total value to date is USD $4million in sales and 108 new jobs created.
About the program
The Bridge Accelerator’s rigorous 12-week development program is designed for existing successful companies with high growth potential and proven capabilities, providing them with the mentoring and assistance they need to further scale their businesses.
Program content includes:
12 week-rigorous training in El Paso and Juarez
Weekly sessions with experts
Speaker series with international professionals
Pitch training and development
End-of-program Demo Day event for companies to showcase their value propositions to leading manufacturing executives and investors.
Join our binational accelerator program
As a sponsor
Strengthening supply chain
Closer product distribution
Higher efficiency and productivity
Access to regional vendors
As a participant
Access to capital
New business opportunities