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Applications Open for Innovation for Ecosystem Restoration: LatAm 2023

The accelerator will support eight to ten startups championing ecosystem restoration throughout LatAm
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Mexico City (February 7th, 2023) Village Capital, with support from Moody’s, is launching a new catalytic accelerator for eight to ten entrepreneurs championing ecosystem restoration throughout LatAm.

Applications close on March 31st, 2023. Full details and eligibility criteria can be found here.

The call for applications is open to startups in Latin America that are building locally viable ecosystem restoration solutions in areas of focus such as: 

  • Land degradation
  • Efficient waste management
  • Sustainable fisheries and forestry management
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • ClimateTech
  • Agricultural resiliency
  • Coastal wetland preservation

From May through July 2023, the selected entrepreneurs will meet for three online workshops. The curriculum is focused on helping them develop the networks and tools they need to scale their impact. They will work closely with industry experts, investors, and ecosystem partners, and will work with an investment analyst who will coach them 1:1 on building a financial model, identifying unit economics, and using financial metrics to drive both the business and investor diligence.

All startups that apply to the program will be invited to join Abaca, Village Capital’s online global network that helps entrepreneurs articulate how ready they are for investment or their next big expansion. The network provides a diagnostic tool and then matches them with relevant investors and resources. 

For more information, reach out to Sofía Cándano at Village Capital (

About Village Capital

Village Capital is reinventing the system to back the entrepreneurs of the future. Known for its groundbreaking approaches to supporting founders who are building solutions to emergent social, economic, and environmental challenges, VilCap unlocks critical social and financial capital for early-stage companies to maximize business and impact growth.

Village Capital has operated in Latin America since 2015 by running over 16 accelerator programs involving more than 19 countries in the region including Bolivia, Guatemala, and Paraguay. VilCap has supported more than 170 locally-based startups working in sectors such as economic mobility, financial health, and sustainable agriculture. Learn more at and follow @vilcap_latam.

About Moody’s Corporation 

Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 14,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at