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incMTY: A Platform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Latin America

The incMTY platform, a project of Tecnológico de Monterrey, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of events and initiatives that aim to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America. The platform, which started as a festival in 2013, has evolved into a year-round ecosystem that connects startups, investors, corporations, academia, and government.

Future Now: The Theme of incMTY 2023

The main event of the incMTY platform is the annual festival, which will take place from November 13 to 16, 2023, in Monterrey, Mexico. The theme of this year’s edition is “Future Now”, which reflects the platform’s vision of creating solutions and opportunities for the future in the present.

According to Rogelio de los Santos, president of incMTY, the festival will showcase the sectors of the future, including ‘Climate Tech’, ‘Health Tech’, ‘Retail & Food Tech’, ‘Manufacturing 5.0’ and ‘Fintech’. The festival will also feature speakers, workshops, competitions, networking sessions, and exhibitions.

“We connect innovation and talent with investment. We will be taking two steps forward to present solutions and future trends to position Monterrey as a true technology and sustainability hub,” de los Santos said.

Texas: The International Guest of incMTY 2023

Another highlight of the incMTY festival is the presence of Texas as the international guest. The goal is to create synergies between this U.S. state and the different actors of the incMTY platform business ecosystem.

 Platform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Latin America

Texas is one of the most dynamic and diverse economies in the world, with a strong presence in sectors such as energy, biotechnology, aerospace, and information technology. The state also has a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and a network of universities and research centers.

David Garza, rector and executive president of Tecnológico de Monterrey, said that Texas and Monterrey share many similarities and opportunities for collaboration.

“Texas is a natural partner for Monterrey and for Mexico. We have a long history of friendship and cooperation. We want to strengthen our ties and create new bridges for innovation and entrepreneurship,” Garza said.

incMTY Talent & Recruitment: A New Product for Talent Development

A new product that will be launched at the incMTY festival is the ‘incMTY Talent & Recruitment’, which aims to connect talent with companies that are looking for innovative profiles. The product will offer a platform where candidates can showcase their skills and competencies, and where companies can post their job openings and challenges.

The product will also provide training and mentoring programs for talent development, as well as events and activities to facilitate networking and recruitment.

“The incMTY Talent & Recruitment is a response to the needs of the market and the society. We want to help talent find their place in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship, and we want to help companies find the talent they need to grow and compete,” said Perla Melchor, director of the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute.

The Impact of incMTY in 10 Years

The incMTY platform has had a significant impact in the last 10 years, both locally and globally. According to its official website, the platform has propelled more than 1,500 projects and 500 startup accelerations, brought together participants from 47 countries, generated more than $100 million USD in investment deals, and created more than 10,000 jobs.

The platform has also received recognition from international organizations such as Startup Grind, UBI Global, MIT Technology Review, World Economic Forum, among others.

The incMTY platform is an example of how innovation and entrepreneurship can transform a region and create value for society. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the platform invites everyone to join its vision of creating the future now.

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