The Bridge Accelerator is a binational training program designed for existing small to medium-sized supplier companies in the El Paso-Juarez region on the U.S.-Mexico border. We work intensively with our participants for 12 weeks, helping them grow their skill sets and produce a refined pitch for investors. Each cohort program culminates in Demo Day, where the companies present their pitches to regional manufacturing executives and production leaders.
But the Bridge doesn’t end on Demo Day. We and our Binational Founders Network of alumni companies continue to support our entrepreneurs as they navigate the journey to success.
About The Bridge Accelerator
What we do
The Bridge Accelerator Program was created with the goal of expanding connections between local supplier companies and manufacturers/maquiladoras in the Paso del Norte region. The Juarez – El Paso region has one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing output in North America. However, according to data from SIDE and COPARMEX, only 2% of current suppliers contributing to the region’s $39 billion USD manufacturing supply chain are locally based. We view this as a unique opportunity to create economic and collaborative growth through connecting and developing local talent with larger regional manufacturers.
Including figures from last year’s cohort up through the first quarter of 2020, The Bridge Accelerator’s total value to date is USD $4million in sales and 108 new jobs created.
After completing The Bridge Accelerator program, our alumni companies join the Binational Founders Network (BFN). A lifelong peer mentorship and support network in El Paso, Texas; Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; and the Paso del Norte region, the BFN facilitates long-term professional relationships through our programs and events and provides promotion through a marketing partnership with Technology HUB.
The Bridge Accelerator is possible due to major financial support from Microsoft TechSpark Program.
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Additional support for the program comes from: