Our Community

Performance and impact progress metrics allow us to track progress together towards you startup’s goal.

Lean & agile entrepreneurship methodologies provide the framework for our strategy. 

Teamwork and collaborations allow us to accelerate faster.

Meet Our Team

Our accelerator team is composed of venture builders who encompass massive experience in crafting new business models, technologies and marketing strategies

Francisco Azcúnaga

CEO

Francisco has extensive experience in the startup and venture capital ecosystem, with over a decade of experience launching sustainable tech-enabled ventures, investment funds in a variety of verticals such as FinTech, PropTech, ConTech and EdTech

MARIFER LOZANO

Legal and finance

Marifer is an experienced lawyer with a strong focus on startups, venture capital, and corporate law. With years of legal expertise, she brings a deep understanding of the complexity involved in helping startups thrive in today’s landscape. Her background enhances her ability to navigate complex transactions and provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs.

Mack Meyer

Business Development

Mack’s professional experience is a dynamic blend of sports, business, and education. Mack’s personal and professional influences have shaped his vision of Latin America’s growth potential in technology. Mack’s prior experience with US startups focused in Fintech and Proptech verticals will help provide product prospective and inspiration with our portfolio companies.

Adrian Montemayor

Tech

Adrian is an experienced professional in the fields of web development, software development, startup ecosystem building, course design, and teaching. His comprehensive knowledge of web technologies and software development practices enables him to deliver exceptional solutions that meet the highest standards.

Our Mentor Network

It is important to us to give you the opportunity to learn from the best.
Our mentors are professionals in what they do and want to share their knowledge with you.

We have mentors in each of the sectors we offer like in FinTech, Built World as well as in Life Sciences.

Get to know our team.

Pablo Alvarez-Tostado

A versatile professional with experience in design thinking, scrum, ERP integration, and data analysis. he excels in creative problem-solving and always focuses on solutions.​

Tero Moliis

A multi-talented business advisor, edtech & gamification specialist, keynote & TEDx speaker, and game designer author of “Life is a Sandcastle”.​

Ale Buendía

An key player in the venture ecosystem, with a background in journalism and entrepreneurship, she is a skilled communicator and agile leader. Her expertise in innovation management makes her an asset to any organization looking to drive growth and success. ​

Matt Carli

An experienced professional with expertise in innovation, global business development, startups, and market strategy. His work in ConTech and PropTech is very extensive and ranges from some of the fastest growing startups to established multinational corporations.

Sara Segundo

An EdTech expert with a focus on innovation thats brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. She is a valuable asset for anyone pursuing learning-related ventures.

Rich Peniche

A versatile designer who excels in holistic problem-solving, creating comprehensive solutions for businesses. With expertise in branding, marketing, front-end coding, and backend understanding, he collaborates seamlessly with engineers to deliver stunning products.

Guillermo Baus

An experienced general manager with expertise in project planning, supply chain management, and logistics. He excels in driving process improvements for increased efficiency and profitability.​

Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

Experienced with helping companies with logistics operations achieve a successful digital transformation. Extensive experience in Supply Chain, Business Development and Innovation.

Frequently Asked QUestions

Powertrain Accelerator is different from other programs out there, since ours offers a collaborative approach to venture building, stemming from our DNA as impact startup studio.

Startups that are part of our early-stage program have access to services including  product development, go-to-market & company strategy. This work program is defined and led by founders.

Our Accelerator is an equity-free program for startups paying the full-fee . However, we are actively looking for top percentile startups to partner up with, and are open to reduce the program fee significantly in exchange for equity participation upon discussion.

Early-stage startups solving big real-world problems, with early market validation, even if pre-launch. Teams with clear leadership skills and strategic capabilities to plough through the challenges and uncertainty startups typically face. We are looking for founders that can achieve significant sustainable and pósitive economic and social impact.

Some areas of focus are:

  • FinTech
  • PropTech
  • ConTech
  • HealthTech
  • FoodTech
  • EdTech

However we invite all startups to apply as we are interested in creating diversity in the cohort and portfolio.

Our program caters really well to founders that have not yet launched a product to market and might be a good fit for you.

The focus of our collaboration will be on early market validation and executing your product strategy by creating an MVP during the period. 

These startups can have a great deal of success if the founders have domain expertise and are already working on an early -possibly offline- version of their business model.

The program is 100% virtual and can be attended from anywhere in the world. That being, said, we have our doors open for all founders in our offices in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, México and encourage them to visit us.

For us, it doesn’t matter if you have a team or you are a single person looking for co-founders. We are here to help you and your startup. So, this should not be a reason for you to not apply. 

No, we will develop one with you if needed for your first Pitch Day.

All our program’s live session and writtent content is in English. We offer our individual sessions in Spanish as well if preferred.

The deadline for the program application is the 9th of December. 

Nevertheless, we want you to feel free to apply year round, since we want to help you.