Mexico City (April 05, 2021) — Visa Foundation and Village Capital – the largest organization in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups – are launching an investment-readiness program for Latin American startups that create solutions in agritech and foodtech.
Applications are directed toward entrepreneurs who build high-growth, scalable solutions that tackle the following challenges: increase access to agricultural finance and infrastructure to improve farmer’s livelihood, feed a growing population with focus on health and nutrition, prevent food waste, and strengthen agricultural productivity.
Participant entrepreneurs will benefit from Village Capital’s experience, which includes a strong network and personalized mentorships with potential clients, investors, and industry experts. The top peer-selected startups will receive grant funding of USD $15,000 to support operations.
The program, called Future of Food LatAm 2021, will convene two virtual cohorts that run from June to September of the current year.
Eligible startups must have legal incorporation and operations as a for-profit entity in at least one Latin American country, have at the minimum one full-time founder based in Latin America, be in compliance under local fiscal and business law, among others. Interested startups can consult all requirements and apply before May 14th, 2021 here.