is an initiative of ICEX-Invest in Spain, BID LAB and Endeavor to attract Latin American start-ups and scale-ups that aim to expand and establish themselves in Spain, as a gateway to the European market.

A selected group of Latin American startups will participate in a week-long immersion programme in the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem. For five days they will be able to meet first-hand the main players: institutions, venture capital funds, corporations, accelerators and the experience of other startups operating global technology businesses from Spain. Startups will receive key information about the business climate in Spain and will be able to discuss with experts the legal, operational and technological aspects necessary to approach the establishment in Spain as a bridge to a global expansion of their business.

Programme partners ___________________________________________




We are looking for startups that...

Originate from Latin America

Startups created in the 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that are members of the IDB, with legal/fiscal headquarters in this region and that carry out their main activity there. The geographical diversity of the participating companies will be valued.

Focus on sustainability and impact

Incorporate sustainability and impact criteria in its operations, measured through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Direct or indirect investments by IDB Lab

Alternatively, companies of interest within BID Lab's network of contacts may be considered.

Interested in Spain as an investment destination

Implementation and value creation plan in Spain as a gateway to the European market.




                                       the Spanish entrepreneurship ecosystem




2nd edition





Acreditta | Colombia/USA Coding Dojo | Chile ControlT | Colombia Cuéntame | México Datasketch | Colombia/USA Embryoxite | Argentina
Evoting | Chile Excuela | Perú Labor Financiera | Colombia Nippy | Argentina Personal2Travel | Brazil Pixdea | Costa Rica
Pluginbot | Brazil Preauth | Perú   Rapihogar | Argentina StreamShop | Brazil Ucrop.IT | Argentina

Second edition 2023         

Winning startups                           


ACREDITTA. Digital credential platform to certify skills and knowledge in a globally accepted, verifiable and socialisable standard, which is also recorded on blockchain. Coding Dojo Latam. Digital careers academy born in California and today operating in 7 LATAM countries. It has an extensive curriculum in areas such as data science, blockchain and cybersecurity, with the differential of transforming people with no experience into professionals ready for the job market in weeks. ControlT. Suite of software solutions for freight transport: we integrate data sources, give them value for decision making and facilitate transparent and timely information sharing between stakeholders. Cuéntame. B2B mental health platform for Spanish and Portuguese speakers that integrates a diagnosis powered by artificial intelligence to identify the mental health status of employees and the organisation, providing personalised treatment. Datasketch. It is a startup that democratises data science by enabling non-technical users to create graphs, dashboards and web pages by connecting spreadsheets. We turn information into actionable insights to optimise the use of data. Embryoxite. Its differential is a new diagnostic test based on embryo metabolism that increases the chances of pregnancy in IVF treatment by more than 75%. Evoting. They are dedicated to online voting for associations, universities and regional governments; as well as shareholder meetings and virtual assemblies for unions and companies in 9 countries in the region. Banco Santander, Engie and Telefónica are among its clients. Excuela. Scalable mobile learning system for operators and frontline workers. We merge technology and pedagogy, benefiting people with limited connectivity and poor study habits, promoting growth and social impact. Labor Financiera. Fintech specialised in helping pensioners to solve their financial problems, allowing them to recover their credit score and access banking services through loans or direct deductions from their pension payments. They also have a SAAS (software as a service) service.
Nippy. Workertech platform focused on the future of digital freelancers. Focused on creating benefits to impact productivity and quality of life.

Personal2travel. They help the travel industry (destinations and companies) to know travellers better and create a better journey for them through our hyper-personalisation, intelligence and sustainability solutions.

Pixdea focuses on two main fronts, the first is aimed at countering the epidemic of school violence through an artificial intelligence-powered application that guides and protects students, detecting and preventing situations of violence. The second vertical focuses on a virtual reality training platform that allows companies to improve and optimise their internal training processes.

Pluginbot. Technology startup that developed a platform for integrated management of multiple robots, AI and data intelligence applications for real-time decision making.

Preauth. They help businesses ensure that their customers honour their payment promises by pre-authorising their assets as collateral.

Rapihogar. Technology company specialising in the provision and marketing of assistance and claims management services for people, homes, property and pets. They offer innovative solutions to everyday problems through partners in the banking, insurance and corporate sectors.

StreamShop. New technology to humanise online business through video sessions in multiple formats adapted to different business models. They facilitate global sustainable agriculture by connecting farmers and agribusinesses to set and map sustainable goals from the field to the consumer, generating valuable evidence-based information.


First edition 2022         

Winning startups                           



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