What is Manos Accelerator?
What is your vision?
Manos Accelerator’s vision is to develop a generation of Latino entrepreneurs by accomplishing four complementary goals:
- Enable the brightest Latino entrepreneurs with innovative ideas through mentorship.
- Be recognized as an international hub for all Latino entrepreneurs from both U.S. and Latin American countries to launch their startups.
- Invest in Latino talent and equip them with today’s technical and business skills to turn their ideas into reality.
- Increase the number of Latino entrepreneurs in the creation process of the startup ecosystem.
What is your mission?
With a close-knit community of industry-leading mentors, organizations, and investors, Manos Accelerator aims to disrupt the traditional accelerator model by accelerating the growth of the technology ecosystem while filling a critical talent gap currently in the startup market: the development of Latino entrepreneurs.
How does the program work?
Manos Accelerator identifies and develops Latino entrepreneurs by offering an intensive 3-month mentorship program that nurtures skills and relationships to enable Latino entrepreneurs to build remarkable companies. It focuses on building innovative solutions serving both the Hispanic and general markets.
After an online application/selection process, 6 to 8 startup teams will be invited into our co-working space in downtown San Jose. Our program kicks off with an intensive design thinking and entrepreneurship bootcamp followed by a structured approach of design reviews, mentoring sessions, guest speakers, and workshops that build up to a final Demo Day.
The overall mentorship program is designed to provide “hands-on” guidance and coaching from highly engaged mentors, experts, and advisors in the areas of sales, product development marketing, and technology.