Latin American IdEA Partnership (La Idea)

La Idea is a partnership that empowers entrepreneurs within the Latin American diaspora to cultivate and grow innovative businesses and start-ups that will generate employment and economic growth throughout the Americas.

Latin American IdEA Partnership (La Idea)

The Latin American IdEA Partnership (La Idea) is a business competition platform that fosters collaboration between entrepreneurs in the United States and Latin America with the goal of expanding innovative businesses that will generate employment and economic growth throughout the Americas. La Idea’s objective is to maximize the ongoing collaboration and shared expertise between U.S. and Latin American business communities to increase economic opportunity and jobs in Latin America. La Idea is a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, OPIC, the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Univision Networks, Boom Financial and WellSpace. The implementing partners of La Idea are ACCION, The U.S. Network, and FHI360.

The La Idea Business Pitch Competition is an opportunity for partnerships between entrepreneurs in the United States and Latin America to compete for up to $50,000 in grant awards and tailored business support services, valued at over $95,000. The La Idea Business Pitch Competition is a component of La Idea.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. They aim to bring about development in a sustainable,...

  • ACCION International

    Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    ACCION International is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty. By providing...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean
StatusCompleted
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2013
  • Sectors