Mexico City Social Innovation Bootcamp

Solve a local problem in Mexico City

Join our next cohort accelerating innovation towards the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by solving a social, health or environmental problem in Mexico City. Learn to apply a proven social entrepreneurship framework alongside a cohort of innovators. Receive 1-1 mentorship to design your solution and pitch, and receive initial investor feedback.

Teams that validate interest for their solution will be eligible to receive an investment offer from our partner fund.

Key Features

Apply MIT's "Disciplined Entrepreneurship", Google Venture's "Sprint", HubSpot's "Flywheel" and "Theory of Change" frameworks to design and test your solution.

Expert Mentors from BonBillo provide guidance to design your solution and pitch. Learn from successful local entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders.

Co-Working Space and

Work alongside local entrepreneurs in a vibrant environment with office space and amenities at Impact Hub Mexico. Accommodation with single rooms and an attached bathroom is included at Hotel MX Roma, a 10 minute walk from Impact Hub.


Understand and appreciate Mexico through a tour of the city, an excursion to the pyramids and visits to local startups and innovation hubs.

El Castillo - visit architectural masterpieces in Mexico
El Castillo - visit architectural masterpieces in Mexico
Mariachi band
Mariachi band
Mexico City Tour
Mexico City Tour
Explore the art and culture of Mexico
Explore the art and culture of Mexico
Visit the local landmarks
Visit the local landmarks
LULA Team wins Startup of the year - Africa
LULA Team wins Startup of the year - Africa
Social Entrepreneurship Framework
Social Entrepreneurship Framework
Mexico City Tour
Mexico City Tour

Program Overview

Local challenges, a proven entrepreneurship framework and mentorship to design and test your solution

We provide key elements social entrepreneurs need to solve a problem: Local context and challenges, a proven framework for rapidly designing and testing a solution, access to top advisors and industry experts, an accomplished peer group, a vibrant workspace, hotel accommodation and local excursions.

Day 1 & Day 2 - Participants arrive and Welcome Dinner

Participants arrive and check in to their hotel.

Welcome dinner in the city.

Day 3 - Program Introduction, Mexico City Tour

Program orientation and introduction.

Mexico city tour with lunch.

Day 4 - Select a Problem and Identify your Target Customer, Local Startup Visit

Apply “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” and “Sprint” frameworks to Select a Problem and Identify your Target Customer.

Visit a local startup during the afternoon.

Day 5 - Design your Solution

Apply “Sprint” to design and test your solutions with customers and “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” to define your value proposition, core and competitive positioning.

Day 6 - Design customer acquisition strategy, Visit to local startups and innovation hubs

Design your go-to-market and customer acquisition strategy and Business Model.

Visit to innovation hubs to meet with local startups and the innovation community.

Day 7 - Design your Social Impact and Pitch

Develop your Theory of Change with clear impact metrics to communicate your social impact with all stakeholders.

Design your pitch to the local innovation community.

Day 8 - Demo Day Pitches

Pitch your solution to the local innovation community in Mexico City

Day 9 - Excursion to the pyramids

All day excursion to the pyramids.

Day 10 - Participants depart

Participants check out and depart.

What participants say?

Jabulani Kunene,
Software Engineer, ParkUpp
The one thing I took away from Bonbillos incredible program is my new found confidence in global thinking... Throughout the whole program I was constantly surprised at how much I was learning. Proof that there is no one standard way to become a successful entrepreneur.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Palesa Moloi
Palesa Moloi,
Co-Founder, ParkUpp
Really awesome enjoyable experience. High learning environment mixed with a lot of fund and travel. Highly recommended. We had a lot of high impact, rapid fire rounds of lectures, activities and a pitch/demo day to potential investors. We also visited local startups: LULA and YOCO who shared their journey on how they built their companies. Every startup needs to go through a programme such as this where it gives exposure to international content on how to build a business with a mix of local startup learnings.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana,
Founder, Bizquad
The Bootcamp far exceeded any expectations I had. The quality of the content and the people delivering was top class and I feel I grew in ways I did not know I could...Collaborating with other start-ups and seeing the synergies in our respective journeys brought about great learning.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Xolile Xaba
Xolile Xaba,
Founder, Car Park
Working with BonBillo has been an amazing experience...
I really liked how they pushed me towards the right direction about the problem we are trying to solve. I also got a chance to learn a lot about my country's history and I also experienced the beauty of South Africa.
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Panya Chheng,
Founder, Medyear
Entrepreneurs, like the friends I made during this program, will be the ones who will shape the future.As for Medyear, we found out we could meet a niche need within the HIV/AIDS narrative...I had the best time and came away with so much. Big heartfelt thank you to the BonBillo team and SBC team, and others (Oliver, Papa Trill, etc).
Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020


International participants: $1,750 including accommodation.

Local participants: $1,200 excluding accommodation.

Who is the program for?

Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and innovators interested in solving Mexico’s problems, expanding into Mexico and building a team in Mexico.

University students interested in exploring a social impact startup focused on Mexico.